Channel Change Clarification
Tom Zeller contends, "It's true that a set of APs using a particular channel appear as a single AP to the client. However, another set of APs in the same
BuzzBites: Lord of the Leaks
We know competition drives business, but organizations today are engaged in a perverse contest: to see who can lose the most confidential data.
F5 and Reactivity Get Cozy
If done right, both vendors and customers will benefit from this new partnership. XML will be parsed once instead of twice, and there will be only one intermediary setting up
The Downside of All-in-One Security
There's a general assumption that Unified Threat Management products reduce management hassles by reducing the hardware in your security infrastructure. But you know what happens when you assume.
Fired Up for Web 2.0
The rise of Web-based collaboration tools means more companies will gain access to applications normally available only to the largest organizations. That's good news for smaller businesses.
Product Analysis: Network Access Control
NAC providers such as Cisco, Microsoft and Trusted Computing Group are struggling to innovate and differentiate themselves in a tempestuous marketplace. We take an in-depth look at this evolving market
Crash Course: 802.1X: The Great Authenticator
802.1x is a versatile protocol that provides network access control at the network edge and ensures that users are validated. We give you a detailed explanation of how 802.1x works
Palm's Treo 700P
The 700P will please Palm fans with its enhanced connectivity, but its limitations and cost for a
large-scale deployment will give skeptics pause.
Dell Expands Support Services For Business
The premium service is available to a broader set of customers than Dell's previous premium service, which required a minimum of 200 servers. Platinum Plus will require only 100 servers.
LG-Nortel, Microsoft team on IP phone
South Korea-based LG-Nortel Co., Ltd. announced it will team with Microsoft Corp. to develop a business-enabled IP desktop phone built on Microsoft's newly-announced unified communications platform.
Chinese Hotspots Set To Boom: Report
A new study commissioned by the Wi-Fi Alliance predicts that the Chinese enterprise Wi-Fi market will balloon fourfold, at an annual growth rate of 45% over the next three years.
IM: A Poor Fit For The Enterprise?
In the get-it-done-yesterday world we live and work in, instant messaging may sound like the perfect enterprise communications tool. After all, speed rules these days. Yet in spite of an enterprise push by the biggest IM platform providers, a lot companies are resisting the urge to dive in head first into deploying instant messaging as a corporate application.
Review: E-Mail Outsourcing Services
Outsourcing your e-mail can streamline IT operations and cut costs. We sent an RFI to hosted e-mail providers on behalf of our fictional engineering services firm. The highest marks went
AMD To Build Fab In New York
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is expected to announce plans that it will build a 300-mm fab in upstate New York, according to the Times Union in Albany.
Storage Vendors Get Behind Interoperability Standard
A day after pulling out from an IBM-led open storage management initiative, Sun Microsystems joined other top-tier storage vendors in renewing their pledge to interoperability through the Storage Networking Industry
Nortel Debuts New "IT-Thin" Branch Office Architecture
Nortel Networks has launched a consolidated data networking management platform designed to allow enterprise customers to migrate to an "IT-Thin" branch office architecture, reduce costs and increase network efficiency.
Intel Ups Stake in Mobile WiMAX Startup
Intel Capital, the investment arm of the world's No. 1 chip maker, has increased its stake in portable wireless broadband network solutions Navini Networks, which said it has successfully secured
CEOs earn 262 times the pay of workers
The average chief executive in the United States earned 262 times the pay of the average worker in 2005, according to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a non-profit think tank.
Cisco Adds Integrated Wireless To Stackable Switches
Cisco Systems on Wednesday expanded its wireless networking portfolio by adding an integrated wireless LAN controller to its stackable switches and upgrading its controller software with new mobility features.
Change Is The Hardest Thing
It is human nature to resist change, or at the very least be overwhelmed by it. Yet the phrase adapt or die has never been more relevant than it is to the IT organization where change is the one constant with new devices, systems, and applications constantly appearing in the enterprise either organically or by acquisition. Unfortunately, as many businesses have discovered over time, keeping up with infrastructure changes is an ongoing battle of which too many companies find they are on the losin
Security Vendors Spot Second Excel Bug
After security vendors reported a second zero-day bug in the popular business application, Microsoft is recommending several different defensive strategies.