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Content tagged with Networking posted in June 2007
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Cybercriminals Playing Mind Games With Users
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
A study shows that spammers and phishers are playing on our biggest fears and our biggest desires.
Google Offers Cash For Gadgets
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
The catch is that the cash is available only to those with gadgets already garnering 250,000 page views per week or more.
High-End IP Phones: More than Desk Candy?
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
For companies where only the best will do, there's one motivator for high-end IP phones that trumps all ROI arguments: These babies just look better and are easier to use
Don't Get Greedy: Only Two iPhones To A Customer
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
Apple says customers buying the iPhone through one of its 164 retail stores in the U.S. will be limited to two on a first come, first served basis.
Cyberbullying Common, More So At Facebook And MySpace
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The most common form of online harassment was the forwarding of messages presumed to be private, experienced by 15% of teens surveyed.
Schools Lack Cybersecurity Training As Students Grow Cybersavvy
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The School Safety Index indicates that while 95% of districts surveyed are blocking Web sites, only 38% have a closed network that lets them control the content students can access.
IBM's Blade Seed Gets Some Fertilizer
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
IBM's forms a new advisory board designed to facilitate the development of products based on the Blade Center. Can it give the industry community the shot in the
What To Do When Windows Vista Crashes
Commentary  |  6/27/2007  | 
Because Microsoft's new operating system is bigger than its predecessors, it's more of a pain to reinstall. Here are some backup, repair, and monitoring methods so you won't have to,
Meet The People Waiting In Line For An iPhone
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
A small group of people began forming a line in New York City on Monday to ensure they'll be among the first to get their hands on an Apple iPhone.
Composite Software Bolsters Scalability, Virtualization
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
Clustering option supports location-independent data services strategies by meeting demanding service-level agreements and backup-and-recovery requirements.
Sun Aims High With Constellation Blade-Based System
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
In terms of density, the system designed for high-performance computing packs a maximum of 1.7 petaflops of computing power in a 48-blade rack-size chassis.
Boingo Offers Worldwide Wi-Fi For $39 A Month
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
"The days of per-minute charges and incremental roaming fees for Wi-Fi Internet access are over," says Boingo president and CEO Dave Hagan.
iPod Alternatives
News  |  6/23/2007  | 
iPods are the market leaders in media players today -- but are they necessarily better than their competitors? We look at 8 iPod alternatives and decide whether you should go
What is Enterprise 2.0?
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
RIAs and other new Web 2.0 communications technologies are hot, but applying them to the enterprise can be tricky. Six of the most active areas at this week's show were
Viva La BlackBerry? Je Crois Que Non
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
RIM is trying to quell fears among French officials that its BlackBerry devices are safe, secure and not being used to spy on them.
Analysis: Enterprise Search
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
New search appliances claim to be uniquely adapted to meet enterprise needs. We tested eight enterprise search products and analyzed the technology's security and architectural implications. Our take: The
Analysis: SOA-Aware Network Infrastructure
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
When it comes to your service-oriented architecture, do you really need an ESB, management, governance and specialized security? And how do you choose a vendor partner wisely? Which components
The Battle of Web 2.0 RunTimes
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
With the release of its AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) software, the company joins the list of vendors delivering Rich Internet Application runtimes.
NWC Interview: McAfee's Dave Dewalt
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
The CEO and President of McAfee dismisses Microsoft and Cisco, talks about opportunities in data-loss prevention and whether standalone security companies are an endangered species.
Rollout: Shunra Virtual Enterprise
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
Shunra's impressive transaction analysis should eliminate guesswork when it comes to planning network changes and predicting application performance on the WAN.
Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephony Arrives in U.S.
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
A relatively new cordless telephony standard in the United States, DECT is finally breaking into the communication market, thanks in part to offerings from Siemens.
Air Time: Upgrading to 802.11n: Better Late Than Early
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
Here's some advice for IT pros contemplating a short-term upgrade to 802.11n: Get back in touch with your risk-averse self.
Rolling Review: Cenzic's Hailstorm Enterprise Application Risk Controller
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
We continue our ongoing review of Web application scanners with a look at Cenzic Hailstorm. While it performed relatively well, Cenzic's ARC Web Interface could use some gussying up.
Microsoft Adds Web 2.0 Enhancements To SharePoint
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
Microsoft is unveiling a series of upgrades and additions to SharePoint that it believes will appeal to business users as well as to individual consumers.
Trojans Lurking In Fake Video Postings On YouTube
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
In the past week, two fake video postings have been set up on YouTube to infect users with a Trojan that includes pop-up porn ads, Secure Computing warns.
Microsoft Bows To Google's Complaint, Will Change Desktop Search In Windows Vista
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
Microsoft says it will change the way Vista's search product behaves when it releases the first service pack for the operating system, a beta of which is due out before
Who Will Cure Your Data Latency?
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
Data latency solutions are a popular offering at the 2007 SIFMA show.
Rollout: Windows Mobile 6.0
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
For pure mobile e-mail, the integration of Windows Mobile 6.0 and Microsoft Exchange 2007 maintains Windows as a serious contender to RIM. However, 6.0 still doesn't deliver a knockout
Rollout: Zenoss Core
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
The open-source Zenoss Core aims to be a complete systems-management tool for small and midsize enterprises. If it isn't, it comes awfully close.
SIP-Based Push-to-Talk Moving Into Enterprise Territory
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
SIP Push-to-Talk holds promise of using a VoIP infrastructure to streamline communication with two-way, walkie-talkie-like call functionality.
Lancope StealthWatch System 5.6
News  |  6/19/2007  | 
StealthWatch provides deep visibility into network traffic and can identify anomalies that may indicate malicious activity, such as worm outbreaks, or performance problems, such as traffic bottlenecks.
Enterprise 2.0 Users Want Easy Unified Communications
News  |  6/19/2007  | 
While integrating voice, fax, e-mail, pictures, and video is a white-hot subject, implementing their related applications has been elusive.
Younger Workers Demanding Web 2.0 Tech On The Job
News  |  6/19/2007  | 
Speakers at the Enterprise 2.0 conference say the next generation of employees will demand workplace access to blogs, wikis, and social networking sites.
Toshiba Reports Sony Battery-Related Notebook Fire
News  |  6/19/2007  | 
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has listed 16 reports of Sony lithium-ion notebook batteries overheating.
Safari 3.0 Beta
News  |  6/19/2007  | 
While not exactly a 98-pound weakling, Apple's new Windows browser doesn't yet have the heft to make it a real contender.
Nortel to Get Serious About SOTA, SMBs
News  |  6/18/2007  | 
Nortel got serious about mid-size business at its first major press and analyst day in three years, highlighting its partnership with IBM and its Microsoft relationship. But the
Put Your USB Drive To Work: 5 Strategies For Going Mobile
News  |  6/16/2007  | 
Your flash drive can do more than just hold data -- it can give you the ability to take your PC anywhere. Here are five strategies for making the most
Applications May Be The iPhone's Shortcoming
News  |  6/16/2007  | 
Questions of performance and security are raised over Apple's Web-based approach.
Apple Patches Three Bugs In Safari For Windows Beta
News  |  6/14/2007  | 
Just days after researchers started pulling up a plethora of vulnerabilities in Apple's Safari for Windows beta release, the company issued an updated version to patch three flaws.
Cyberattack Fools You Once, Evades Detection
News  |  6/14/2007  | 
The attacks represent a "quantum leap" for hackers in terms of their technological sophistication and pose a serious challenge to the IT community, one security firm reports.
Five Enterprise 2.0 Startups To Watch
News  |  6/14/2007  | 
To differentiate their products from companies like Microsoft and IBM, they'll have to do things differently.
Apple's iPhone Will Require iTunes Account, Too
News  |  6/13/2007  | 
Apple and AT&T stores have furiously been taking orders for the phone, building on Apple's success with its iPod music players.
PC Population Predicted To Surpass 2 Billion By 2015
News  |  6/13/2007  | 
While it has taken 27 years for the industry to reach 1 billion PCs, the next billion will be take considerably less time because of advancing technology, lower prices, and
Innotas Delivers IT Project Management on Demand
News  |  6/12/2007  | 
Vendor adds new application portfolio management capabilities to its project management suite.
Apple Reignites Browser War With Safari for Windows
News  |  6/11/2007  | 
Apple hopes that iPhone sales and Windows compatibility, not to mention faster performance on benchmarking tests, will boost Safari adoption by Windows users.
Apple Demos Leopard Before iPhone Debut
News  |  6/11/2007  | 
Steve Jobs teased the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference crowd with cool features of the upcoming OS and smartphone, even though they are well acquainted with the script.
Special Issue--IT Automation: Best Practices
News  |  6/11/2007  | 
Automating infrastructure can free up money and IT staff. With the arrival of new, better-integrated tools, it makes sense to begin the decision making process for optimum ROI.
Inside OS X Security
News  |  6/9/2007  | 
Mac expert John Welch takes you through the threats, holes, and exploits swirling around Mac OS X, and offers up some tips and tactics to protect your system.
Review: Camino 1.5
News  |  6/9/2007  | 
With version 1.5, Camino now has all the features it needs to really compete with other Mac browsers.
Special Issue: IT Automation: Server Configuration Management
News  |  6/9/2007  | 
Looking to make your network and IT staff more efficient? In this installment of our TCO series, we examine the costs associated with server configuration management, including predeployment planning, rollout
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