Hearings Spotlight Asia's Push To Adopt IPv6
In Congressional hearings on the Internet upgrade to IPv6, much attention was focused Thursday on the presumed lead over the U.S. by Asian countries, which are boldly moving to the
Metro Ethernet Market Set To Skyrocket
Survey says metro Ethernet equipment sales reached $1.7 billion last year, and will continue to rise at a 26% compound annual growth rate through 2009.
Congress To Study Slow Pace Of Migration To IPv6
Whither IPv6? Internet Protocol Version 6, an Internet upgrade, promises a virtually limitless number of Web addresses and tighter security. Other countries have embraced it. But why not the U.S?
Managing Equipment: The Right Mix
Wall Street firms are applying portfolio management techniques to IT hardware and software, focusing on managing leased and purchased servers and other IT equipment efficiently and creatively.
Level 3 Expands Emergency 911 For VoIP Services
Responding to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recently-announced E-911 requirements, Level 3 will extend emergency number coverage to more than 70% of the United States this year and will add
BT opts for Microsoft's IPTV platform
BT has chosen Microsoft's Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) software platform to deliver TV over broadband in the U.K. The operator plans to trial a service early next year , with
Acquisition of the Week
Today's peek into the shopping cart of large ISVs takes us to California, where early (VERY EARLY for me) this morning Sun Microsystems announced its intention to acquire integration and SOA vendor See Beyond. The acquisition of See Beyond at...
The Supreme Court Strikes Out
For those who care about technology, freedom, and competition, this was perhaps the worst week in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court this week handed down two
The Supreme Court Strikes Out
For those who care about technology, freedom, and competition, this was perhaps the worst week in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court this week handed down two rulings which will stifle broadband competition, infringe on intellectual freedom,...
When Good Security Goes Bad
You've installed all the right hardware, and so your network is safe, right? Wrong! Too many administrators have found out that security is about more than hardware alone. Here's what
Sun Opens Up
Sun's taking a part-open, part-commercial approach to Solaris and Java, as one way to respond to competitive pressures.
Yes, that's right, there's only one again this week. No arguments, it's been a very busy week with testing and articles due and The News Show. This week's freebie was discovered while I was trying to test Systinet's Business Service...
MCI Quietly Offers $29.99-A-Month VoIP
Still in the process of being acquired by Verizon Communications, MCI has quietly launched a consumer VoIP service that could compete with Verizon's VoiceWing VoIP service.
Alcatel Forms Venture Capital Fund In China
Alcatel has announced a Corporate Venture Capital Partnership Program to stimulate the development of IT and telecom technologies in China and the delivery of broadband services to Chinese users
Yahoo Chat-Room Decision Draws Fire
Yahoo's decision to pull the plug on perhaps hundreds of chat rooms following reports that some of them were used to promote sex with minors was an "overreaction" by the
Broadband Growth Boosts Dwindling Telecom Revenues
Revenues from traditional telephone services are negatively affecting telecom providers, but will be partially offset by the growth of broadband, according to according to an In-Stat report released Wednesday.
Cisco To Integrate Applications With Networks
No longer content to just help move packets around, Cisco Systems now wants to let its networking hardware talk directly to the application information inside those packets -- which the
Router Sales Projected To Double By 2009
The combined edge and core router market is forecasted to more than double to $8.4 billion in sales from 2004 to 2009, according to a report released Tuesday by In-Stat.
Apani Debuts Mobile VPN For Cisco Gateways
The software allows mobile devices running Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 SE and Windows Mobile 2003 Phone Edition to make secure wireless connections with the Cisco gateways.
Everyone always said that when computers made it to common use that we'd just be making errors faster than ever. That's definitely true in the BPM (Business Process Management) game, where exception handling has been propelled into its own subset...
Solving Africa's Woes Using The Internet
When economic big-wigs congregate to discuss why much of Africa remains a political and economic basket case, they neglect one big piece of the problem: Much of the continent has
The First Hit's Free, Baby
IONA today announced its intention to launch an open-source ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) project. The ObjectWeb open-source middleware consortium will host the project, which will be known as Celtix. Celtix will be based on IONA's existing ESB product, Artix, and...
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Are Ethernet Services The Next Big Thing?
With some research firms estimating the metro Ethernet services market will surge 276% to $22.2 billion by 2009, many say it's the wave of the future for service providers. But
Protect Your Data Like The Asset It Is
Who'd of thunk it? That happy-go-lucky fella you pass every evening on your way out the door -- and whom you believed was the janitor -- is actually a data thief. How does he go about his dark deeds? Armed with an innocent-looking iPod, he's able to download thousands of Microsoft Office files in minutes.