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Content tagged with Networking posted in June 2005
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Hearings Spotlight Asia's Push To Adopt IPv6
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
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.
Microsoft Eyes Buying Controversial Adware Maker For $500 Million: Report
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
The New York Times reports that Microsoft has been in negotiations to buy Claria for half a billion dollars.
Health Care Industry Turns To Online Surveys
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
A new study by online survey software maker Zoomerang found that healthcare companies and organizations are replacing phone and mail research with online research
Congress To Study Slow Pace Of Migration To IPv6
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
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?
Hughes Extends Satellite Broadband To 50,000 Small Businesses
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Hughes Network Systems has extended satellite broadband coverage to 50,000 American small businesses in regions where digital subscriber line (DSL) and cable broadband are not available
Telecoms Target The Hispanic Market
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Telecom providers see gold in the 43 million members of the Hispanic population.
Managing Equipment: The Right Mix
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
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.
Frustration Over Lack Of Market Gains Led To AMD-Intel Suit
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
AMD has only around 10% of the x86 processor market, a figure that hasn't grown in three years, even though the company has introduced innovative products such as 64-bit capabilities
Level 3 Expands Emergency 911 For VoIP Services
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
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
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
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
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
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...
Microsoft Launches Telecom Partnership Plan
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Plan is designed to create synergy between itself and network equipment providers, independent software providers, carriers and systems integrators.
The Supreme Court Strikes Out
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
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
Supreme Court rulings raise concerns about broadband growth
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Two decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court had broadband service proponents wondering whether they'd just received a double-whammy that could have chilling effect on deployment.
The Supreme Court Strikes Out
Commentary  |  6/27/2005  | 
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
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
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
Secure Routing: Branch Gateway Includes Security, VoIP
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
NetDevices Inc. will launch a gateway platform for branch offices this week that combines local and intersystem routing functions with security and voice-over-Internet Protocol duties.
Can Cisco Systems Sell A Smarter Network?
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Company needs to convince customers of application-oriented networking's value
Sun Opens Up
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Sun's taking a part-open, part-commercial approach to Solaris and Java, as one way to respond to competitive pressures.
Next-Generation VPNs: Safer, Cheaper, Faster
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
New Ethernet VPNs promise cheap, multiprotocol, any-to-any connectivity in the WAN. Are the days of layer-3 services numbered?
Friday Freebie
Commentary  |  6/24/2005  | 
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...
CEO Minute: Interview with Juniper's Scott Kriens
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
Juniper's CEO shares insight on the acquisitions of Peribit and Redline, facing up to tough competition from Cisco, and more.
MCI Quietly Offers $29.99-A-Month VoIP
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
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
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
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
Coalition Urges Feds To Allow Municipal Broadband Networks
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
A coalition of high technology companies, local governments and consumer organizations have urged Congress to pass legislation that will ensure that local governments be allowed to provide broadband network access
Sex, Money, And Internet Search Sites
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
The cynics who say that the Internet is about sex and money will pleased at the news this week from Yahoo and Google.
Yahoo Chat-Room Decision Draws Fire
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
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
AT&T Unveils Plans To Expand Global Business Network
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Although it's still in the process of being acquired by SBC Communications, AT&T announced Thursday that it is making a sweeping expansion of its global networks, including IP VPN-based services
Traxi Unveils Software To Integrate VoIP, Enterprise Apps
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Traxi has unveiled a new member of its Volcrum product family designed to integrate VoIP with enterprise applications.
Sloan-Kettering Deploys 10 Gigabit Ethernet Throughout Campus
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Cisco hardware will support 8500 employees in addition to patients and visitors in 10 buildings and outlying clinics.
Hacker Boot Camp Helps Good Guys Out-Smart Internet Troublemakers
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
The number of IT security professionals is expected to grow to nearly 800,000 by 2008 and more of them need to think like hackers to be effective.
Broadband Growth Boosts Dwindling Telecom Revenues
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
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.
Artesyn, Wind River Partner On Linux For Blade Servers
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
Artesyn Communication Products and Wind River Systems Inc. have joined forces to offer the Wind River platform for network equipment, running on Linux, for Artesyn's AdvancedTCA telecom blade servers.
Coming Soon: Free Long-Distance Cell-Phone Calls Via Skype
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
A Norwegian company has developed technology that links cell phones with Skype Technologies' VoIP service in a configuration that enables users to make worldwide calls at local rates.
MCI Releases VPN For DSL Access to Networks
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
MCI Inc. has announced two new additions to its Secure Interworking Gateway (SIG) Services suite designed to help enterprises secure access to their networks.
SBC Adds Intrusion Protection To Managed Services
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
SBC Communications added a new intrusion protection service to its PremierSERV Managed Security Services portfolio.
Cisco To Integrate Applications With Networks
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
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
Cisco Rolls Out XML-Aware Network Architecture
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
Company chases the holy grail of networking -- the ability not only to integrate applications, but to embed integration directly into the network.
Skype Service Is Blocked In Middle East Country
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
Skype Technologies VoIP service has been blocked by the state telephone and Internet service monopoly in Oman, according to reports from the Middle Eastern country.
Router Sales Projected To Double By 2009
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
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
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
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.
Faster Errors
Commentary  |  6/21/2005  | 
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
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
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
Commentary  |  6/21/2005  | 
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...
TechWeb's 'The News Show' Takes Center Stage
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
A daily online TV news program, called The News Show, makes its debut today with an informative, fun, and often irreverent look at the world of technology and business.
Now Playing: 'The News Show'
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
Ready for an irreverent, inside look at the technology industry? Learn more about The News Show, our new media presentation featuring breaking news, technical reviews and trend analysis --
Are Ethernet Services The Next Big Thing?
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
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
Africa Remains World's Least-Connected Continent: Report
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
Lack of infrastructure blamed for problem, but cell phone usage skyrockets.
Protect Your Data Like The Asset It Is
Commentary  |  6/20/2005  | 
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.
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