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Content tagged with Networking posted in July 2005
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WiMax Market To Hit $124.5 Million This Year: Report
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
Infonetics says the WiMax market will jump from $16.4 million last year, to $124.5 million in 2005.
Friday Freebie
Commentary  |  7/29/2005  | 
This Friday's Freebie is for application developers and is from Watchfire. Watchfire® PowerToolsTM is a set of free web application security developer tools comprising the following utilities: HTTP Proxy - An HTTP intercepting proxy which allows users to stop, edit...
Poor Demand for Mobile Video Could Slow Wireless Advancements
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
Until the demand begins to shift, enterprises may find some wireless technologies painfully slow to develop.
Air Time: The Internet as a Legacy System
Commentary  |  7/29/2005  | 
The private sector alone is not capable of addressing the Internet's architectural flaws. Government and quasi-governmental organizations must play a bigger role.
Users May Benefit From HP Cuts
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
Recent slashes in staff were alarming, but a closer look suggests that HP is retooling its business processes in a way that could benefit both customers and shareholders.
Bumblebee Wi-Fi Spectrum Analyzer
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
Berkeley analyzer precisely discovers wireless and RF interference but lacks full-spectrum support.
Vulnerability Detection
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
This edition looks at a network vulnerability solution from Cambia Security, data recovery software from Ontrack and more.
FUDBusters: Telecom Boom? Not So Fast
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
A new report predicts a fast rise in telecom expansion, but history paints a different picture.
Proposed Change to Daylight-savings Could Affect U.S. PCs
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
Congress is considering a new bill that would lengthen daylight savings time by about a month. If approved, it could prove to be a headache for IT.
VoIP Is Tougher Than You Think
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
VoIP is easy, isn't it? Fiddle with a few configurations, buy a little extra hardware, and voila, you can start saving money fast --- and get new applications in the
Skype 1.3 VoIP
News  |  7/28/2005  | 
Increasingly popular service offers free Internet calling to individuals, plus interesting for-pay add-ons.
VoIP Is Tougher Than You Think
Commentary  |  7/28/2005  | 
VoIP is easy, isn't it? Fiddle with a few configurations, buy a little extra hardware, and voila, you can start saving money fast --- and get new applications in the bargain. Ah, if only life were so easy....
Level 3 Inks Deal To Aid Comcast VoIP Service
News  |  7/28/2005  | 
Level 3 Communications, Inc. has begun providing cable operator Comcast Corp. with backbone support for its new Digital Voice VoIP service.
Broadband Bill Would Deregulate Video Services, Spur VoIP
News  |  7/27/2005  | 
Telecommunications overhaul legislation would roll back current restrictions on providing video services and assure consumer access to Internet-based phone service.
Cisco 'Cover Up' Ignites Black Hat Controversy
News  |  7/27/2005  | 
A deal between Cisco and Internet Security Systems to pull a talk about Cisco vulnerabilities at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas Wednesday has attendees crying cover up and
Vonage Partners With Motorola On VoIP Gateway
News  |  7/27/2005  | 
Vonage has announced that it will begin offering the Motorola VT2442 Voice over IP (VoIP) gateway to subscribers this fall.
Sun Suffers Net Loss, Revenue Down For Fiscal Year
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
Not all the news was bad, though: Its x86-based server shipments more than doubled, and overall server shipments were up.
Motorola, Cisco Team On Cellular Wi-Fi
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
Motorola Inc. has teamed with Cisco Systems to deliver a seamless enterprise mobility solution that will include wireless local area networking (WLAN) Internet protocol (IP) telephony and cellular phone technologies.
Cisco To Acquire Network Management Vendor for $97M
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
Cisco Systems is bolstering its high-end network management portfolio with the $97 million acquisition of privately held Sheer Networks.
The Changing Threats Facing Today's Networks
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
The days when distributed computing just meant users on different floors sharing the same server are long gone. Thanks to the advent of IP, wireless, and a host of security
The Changing Threat
Commentary  |  7/26/2005  | 
The days when distributed computing just meant users on different floors sharing the same server are long gone. Thanks to the advent of IP, wireless, and a host of security technologies that have expanded the bounds of the enterprise, a distributed corporate network can wrap around the block or around the world. With that expansiveness comes an incredible flexibility that has spawned entirely new business models.
Brix Debuts Quality Assurance Tool For Residential VoIP Service Providers
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
Brix Networks has launched a new quality measurement and reporting solution for residential VoIP service providers.
The Five Biggest VoIP 'Gotchas'
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
Deploying VoIP on your network can be a tricky business. Take into account these big five dangers, though, and it should be smooth sailing.
Review: Skype 1.3 VoIP
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
The increasingly popular service from Skype offers free Internet calling to individuals, along with some interesting for-pay add-ons.
Linksys Brews Up Hotspot To Go
News  |  7/25/2005  | 
Travelers can now set up their own portable Internet cafes with an 802.11g travel router offered by Linksys.
3Com Lauds 'Responsible' Disclosure Of Security Flaws
News  |  7/25/2005  | 
Data networking group 3Com is planning to reward security researchers who reveal information on newly discovered vulnerabilities as part of an initiative run by its TippingPoint division.
SonicWALL Unveils New SSL VPN Line
News  |  7/25/2005  | 
SonicWALL has released a new line of SSL VPN appliances designed to support an unlimited number of concurrent users at no additional cost.
Microsoft Logs Success In IT And Consumer Sales
News  |  7/25/2005  | 
Microsoft reported solid sales growth across its core software product lines in its fiscal fourth quarter.
Marketers Gearing Up For Mobile Spam
News  |  7/22/2005  | 
As companies build databases of millions of mobile phone numbers to use in sending advertisements, the jury is out about whether users will be able to protect themselves against the
VoIP Hits The SMB Market
News  |  7/22/2005  | 
Voice over IP (VoIP) technology was originally targeted largely at the enterprise, but recent trends suggest it has traction at the lower end as well.
A Lot's Cookin' In The VoIP Pot
News  |  7/22/2005  | 
Recent product announcements and vendor-development plans illustrate how Voice over IP is expanding its capabilities and reach. Resellers in the VoIP space say demand for the technology is picking up
10-Gigabit Ethernet Stretches To Meet VOD Needs
News  |  7/22/2005  | 
The wholesale move to 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) is accelerating, as telecom suppliers race to beef up their offerings to meet the growing needs of video-on-demand.
Microsoft Dubs Longhorn "Windows Vista"
News  |  7/22/2005  | 
Microsoft has a new name for its next major operating system, and the software giant has set aside its long practice of using release years or acronyms to describe its
Forty Six Percent Of Consumers Favor VoIP: Survey
News  |  7/22/2005  | 
Forty six percent of people who have heard of VoIP would likely switch to the technology from traditional land lines, according to a survey just released by the National Consumers
Friday Freebie
Commentary  |  7/22/2005  | 
This week's Friday Freebie, which you get a few hours early because I'm in meetings and on the road all day tomorrow, is a cool set of tools from Talkr. Talkr is inviting all bloggers to convert text-only, English language...
Pittsburgh Area To Get Pilot Broadband Power Line Program
News  |  7/21/2005  | 
The latest test pilot for broadband over power line (BPL) is scheduled to roll out next month in Monroeville in suburban Pittsburgh.
Hosted IP Telephony Market May Hit $5.9 billion in 2010: Report
News  |  7/21/2005  | 
U.S. enterprise purchases of hosted IP telephony could grow from $310 million in 2005 to $5.9 billion in 2010, according to a new study by InfoTech.
Fight Back Against WiFi Bandwidth Vampires
News  |  7/21/2005  | 
Don't let WiFi bandwidth vampires steal your WiFi signal. Here's a few strategies on how to protect a small wireless network.
Vonage Offers Cordless VoIP Handset
News  |  7/20/2005  | 
The 5.8 Ghz phone plugs directly into customers??? broadband connections or existing routers.
VoIP Market To Hit $4 Billion By 2010: Report
News  |  7/20/2005  | 
Phenomenal growth will be driven by the pervasiveness of broadband Internet access and the availability of low-cost VoIP services.
Do You Really Need A Super-Fast Network?
News  |  7/20/2005  | 
Building fast networks is easy. Building effective networks is hard. Too often, though, network architects confuse speed with efficiency, and the result is a money pit and a network that
Otellini Says Intel Will Win Legal Battle With AMD
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
Intel CEO denies wrongdoing in Japan and says it settled charges there to avoid disruption for customers.
IBM Readies Its Next Mainframe
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
IBM will announce a new version of its zSeries mainframe next week, after disappointing sales for its mainframes this quarter.
Telecom Market To See Huge Boom
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
Report predicts the market will double from $123 billion in 2004 to $282 billion by 2010.
Yipes Launches Boston Point Of Presence
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
Yipes Enterprise Solutions, Inc. is expanding its managed, end-to-end Ethernet solutions into Boston, and will launch a point-of-presence there by the end of the third quarter of 2005.
Report: Telecom Services Up, But Future 'Tepid'
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
Research finds that just under half of the U.S. residential market has purchased multiple telecommunications services as a package from a single provider.
Trusted Computing Group Releases Trusted Server Spec
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
The Trusted Computer Group released its specification for trusted servers that the group said will strengthen protections for data and transactions.
Why You Shouldn't Implement Gigabit Networking
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
Faster is always better, right? Wrong! Check out our advice on why sometimes a slower network is better than a faster one.
Sprint Offers Wireless Broadband To Replace Landlines
News  |  7/18/2005  | 
Sprint announced Monday that enhancements to its PCS Data Link service will enable customers to replace or back up their existing landline data services with new wireless offerings.
Work Without Wires
News  |  7/18/2005  | 
Most companies are content with a couple of Wi-Fi conference rooms, but Capital One thinks a wireless campus will spur game-changing brainstorms. Is it time to reconsider the potential of
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