Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in June 2006
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Q&A: New Linksys Chief Passionate About Home Integration Market
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Michael Pocock, the new manager of Cisco's Linksys divion, says solution providers are central to the company's big plans in the home.
Channel Change Clarification
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
South Korea's RFID Market To Reach $500M, Says Report
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
South Korea's radio frequency identification (RFID market will exceed $500 million this year, a major private RFID-related organization predicted.
Fired Up for Web 2.0
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
BuzzBites: Lord of the Leaks
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
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.
Third Beta Released For Internet Explorer 7
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Microsoft on Thursday released the third beta of its upcoming Internet Explorer 7 browser for Windows XP.
NTT Com Launches 100Mbps Global Ethernet Service
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
High speed Ethernet service , to be inaugurated July 3, will be to reach major cities in the U.K., Europe, Japan, and the U.S.
Foundry Rolls Out High-Speed Switches For VoIP, Triple Play
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Foundry Networks has launched a new line of ultra-high-performance application switches optimized to meet the needs of service providers offering new triple-play services as well as enterprise data centers
Another Microsoft Departure (For Google)
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Another Microsoft long-timer, this time 15-year veteran Vic Gundotra, is leaving the company for (gasp) Google.
3Com To Cut 250 Jobs, Reports Narrower Q4 Loss
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
3Com Wednesday reported a narrowed fourth-quarter loss and unveiled a restructuring plan that will result in 250 job cuts.
HP Expands Integrity Virtualization, Oracle Capabilities
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
Around half of all HP Integrity servers being shipped are used for Oracle database installations, so the vendor believes that making it easier to create and manipulate virtual environments will
Verizon Business Launches Managed Wireless LAN Services
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
Verizon Business on Wednesday unveiled plans for a new managed wireless LAN service aimed at large corporate and government customers.
Nokia Sues Chinese Companies For Allegedly Copying Phones
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
Nokia has sued two Chinese companies for allegedly manufacturing and selling mobile phones based on Nokia's designs.
Crash Course: 802.1X: The Great Authenticator
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
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.
Vivisimo Offers Targeted Search Service For Mobile Phone Users
News  |  6/27/2006  | 
Vivisimo has teamed up with Japan's Bitratings to create a clustered search service for mobile devices.
LG-Nortel, Microsoft team on IP phone
News  |  6/27/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/27/2006  | 
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?
Commentary  |  6/27/2006  | 
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.
Federal Agencies Slow To Move On IPv6 Implementation
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Federal agencies have a ways to go before implementing the sixth version of the Internet Protocol (IPv6), according to a survey commissioned by Cisco Systems and conducted by Market Connections.
Good Technology Aims Messaging Service At Lotus Domino Users
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Good Mobile Messaging for IBM Lotus Domino, which also covers Lotus Notes users, includes two-way synchronization that addresses popular Lotus functions including e-mail, calendar, contracts, journals and to-do features.
IBM Expands Compute On-Demand Capacity
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
The expansion gives customers access to Unix-based capacity, as well as utility computing capacity of more than 15 teraflops.
Intel Wows With Dual-Mode WiMax Chip
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Intel Corp. is set to announce a client chipset that supports both the fixed and mobile versions of the WiMax wireless broadband technology.
Why Businesses Aren't Yet Convinced IM Is For Them
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Security is the biggest worry. But many also haven't had great demand from employees.
Review: E-Mail Outsourcing Services
News  |  6/24/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
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.
High Definition To Help Cable TV Ward Off IPTV, Say Execs
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Cable multisystem operators needn't fear the claims of IPTV dominance by telcos, provided they are aggressive in rolling out their own switched digital video plans, cable executives agreed at panels
Three of Four U.S. Homes Have Broadband
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
The number of broadband-connected homes increased 15 percent over the same month a year ago.
Intel Ups Stake in Mobile WiMAX Startup
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
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
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
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.
Wireless USB finally coming out of the labs
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
With chip sets and single-chip solutions now being sampled, and the software drivers and utilities being qualified, wireless USB system hardware won't be far behind.
Boeing's Connexion May Be On The Block
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Cheaper technologies have emerged since Boeing's ambitious in-flight Internet Connexion venture was launched and Connexion may now be fizzling.
Packard Bell Rolls Out "Skype Edition" Notebook
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Packard Bell and Skype have announced the launch of the "Skype Edition" notebook, which allows users to make or receive Skype calls with a single touch.
Companies Up Spending for Wireless Infrastructure, Apps
News  |  6/21/2006  | 
Companies are building on-campus networks and seeking a secure way of supporting remote workers.
Cisco Adds Integrated Wireless To Stackable Switches
News  |  6/21/2006  | 
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.
Ohio U. Suspends IT Managers Over Data Breaches
News  |  6/21/2006  | 
More than 200,000 identities of current and former students, alumni, and faculty were exposed in a trio of data breaches at the school.
Change Is The Hardest Thing
Commentary  |  6/21/2006  | 
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
Microsoft And Yahoo Get Instant Messaging Ready To Carry Heavier Freight
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Microsoft and Yahoo's upgraded IM apps include calling, video, and easier sharing of files. It could make them even more tempting for business use.
Cisco: Catalyst 6500 The Most Successful Switch Ever
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Sales of Cisco Systems' Catalyst 6500 switches have topped $20 billion, making it the most successful networking product ever, the company said Tuesday at its Networkers 2006 conference in Las
Germany Rules RoboCup
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Germany dominates the world of soccer-playing robots.
Security Vendors Spot Second Excel Bug
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
After security vendors reported a second zero-day bug in the popular business application, Microsoft is recommending several different defensive strategies.
Opera Beats Mozilla, Microsoft To Release
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Opera rolls out the final edition of Opera 9 for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, and BSD.
Most Microsoft Workers Search With Google
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Do employees at Microsoft, Yahoo and Google use their own search engines? Apparently, some do and some don't.
Nortel Adds Brocade WAFS To New Switch
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Nortel Networks is adding wide-area file services (WAFS) to its new business-continuity system with help from Brocade Communications Systems.
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