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Content tagged with Networking posted in July 2006
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Free Calling for Mobile Phones
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
A Swedish startup lets mobile users place and receive free international phone calls, albeit with a few headaches.
SOTAs: The Telephony Code
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
Service orientation simplifies the building of telephony-enabled applications, but pitfalls still abound. Here's what vendors are up to and what you should look out for.
F5 Debuts Web App Acceleration Technology
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
F5 Networks Monday unveiled new application traffic management products, spoils from its acquisition of Swan Labs last fall.
New Bot-Powered eBay Scam Uncovered
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
In the latest, crooks are using bots to create bogus eBay accounts that boast trustworthy profiles in a new scheme to rip off buyers.
Linksys Releases Wireless-N For Small Businesses
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
The local area network product line uses the 802.11n wireless draft specification, designed to better handle bandwidth-hungry apps like video and VoIP. Still, there's no assurance they'll work with other
New Cisco Suite Takes On Complicated Regulatory Issues
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
One product in the Cisco PACE suite, Network Compliance Manager, provides reports on compliance and changes and allows administrators to make bulk configuration and password changes.
Microsoft To Charge For Office Beta Download
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
Microsoft will soon charge $1.50 to users who download Office 2007 Beta 2.
AMD's Opteron Gains Ground Against Intel
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
Advanced Micro Devices keeps momentum going for its Opteron processor, growing its share of the x86 server processor market in 2Q.
Price War Makes Intel, AMD Chip Industry's Biggest Losers
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
While most chip suppliers grew revenue in the second quarter, the fierce competitors saw declines.
Seven Reasons You Need Web Conferencing
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
It's cheap, it's easy and it saves money. Web conferencing may have had a bad name in the past, but it no longer does. Top experts tell why you need
India Begins Trial IPTV Services
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
India's state-owned communications services provider, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) will reportedly offer Internet Protocol TV services (IPTV) under the Tri-Band name, with trial services to soon start pilot runs
Analysis: Is The World Ready For Open Source Networking?
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
Vyatta, Sourcefire, Groundwork, and the Asterisk IP PBX represent the open source push for networks. They're gaining traction, but it could take years to make significant headway.
Thin Phones Aren't Enough; Motorola Pursues Mobile App Market
News  |  7/31/2006  | 
A slew of new announcements demonstrates Motorola's efforts to position itself as the go-to vendor for businesses deploying wireless applications and services.
Web Brings War Home
News  |  7/28/2006  | 
Though it's not easy to upload large files to the Internet from Iraq, many soldiers are posting still and video images once they return home. The practice is gaining the
Multiple services hit with log-in problems
News  |  7/28/2006  | 
Multiple proprietary Web-based services experienced simultaneous log-in problems, raising the possibility that a distributed denial-of-service attack was underway.
Skype Releases New Toolbars For Office, Outlook Express, Thunderbird
News  |  7/28/2006  | 
Skype has released three new toolbars for Web, email, and desktop applications, which allow people to make VoIP calls from directly within from popular applications including Microsoft Outlook Express and
Linksys Rolls Out Two VPN Routers
News  |  7/28/2006  | 
Linksys adds two new virtual private network (VPN) routers to its Small Business Series of small office-home office networking products.
Friday Freebies
Commentary  |  7/28/2006  | 
That's right - freebies for your Friday. You know you missed them. Today's freebies are all about anti-spyware and online storage......
BuzzBites: Brokeback Biometrics
News  |  7/28/2006  | 
Tracking cattle with retina scanning technology. And could technology keep the best and brightest students engaged in science?
The Falloff in Tech IPOs (And What It Tells Us)
News  |  7/28/2006  | 
The absence of blockbuster IPOs isn't necessarily a bad thing. Innovation is still happening--it's just happening at big companies.
The Replacements
News  |  7/28/2006  | 
In our final print edition, we laugh at the Top 11 replacements for the Last Mile; a Nigerian e-mail scam gone wrong (for the scammer); and a salute to Last
IT-Business Alignment Prompting Tech Role Changes
News  |  7/27/2006  | 
Ever since the dot.com bubble burst the chorus has been to align IT with business goals. But alignment means change, especially when it comes to IT staff. To avoid being
Mozilla Patches 13 Firefox Flaws
News  |  7/27/2006  | 
Mozilla rolls out a Firefox security update that patches 13 vulnerabilities, 8 of them judged "critical." The overall update has been tagged as "highly critical."
The Small Penalty For Big Data Breaches
News  |  7/27/2006  | 
Confidential customer information is precious but many large public companies that have experienced data breaches in recent months pay only a small price in fines and the impact on their
VoIP Call Quality Takes A Nosedive: Survey
News  |  7/27/2006  | 
VoIP call quality has taken a nosedive over the last 18 months, with nearly 20 percent of VoIP callers experiencing unacceptable voice quality, according to a survey done by Brix
CA's AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler r7
News  |  7/27/2006  | 
This data modeling tool offers a complete toolset that supports nearly the entire database development lifecycle.
AIM Professional--Too Little Too Late?
News  |  7/27/2006  | 
The release of AIM Professional--despite encryption, antivirus support and access to extra content--may be a year late and a barrel of enterprise features short.
Home Office Owners Lead Consumer VoIP Charge
News  |  7/26/2006  | 
Study says income-generating or corporate-provided home offices are more likely to sign up for VoIP.
VoIP Makes Big Gains In Consumer Market
News  |  7/26/2006  | 
Study finds that the VoIP consumer market increased by 700,000 households, from 2.2 million in the first quarter of 2006 to 2.9 million in the second.
New Certification Sets Professional Standards For Outsourcing Experts
News  |  7/26/2006  | 
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals says companies will look to entrust their outsourcing relationships to individuals that have earned official certification.
Acquisition of the Week: HP and Mercury
Commentary  |  7/26/2006  | 
Rumors were flying last week about the possibility of HP acquiring Mercury Interactive and yesterday those rumors proved to be true when HP laid out $4.5b in cash for the troubled company....
Bringing A Business Sensibility To IT
Commentary  |  7/26/2006  | 
It goes without saying that the entire reason a company invests in technology is to support its business goals. But too often there is a disconnect between corporate operations and the IT organization. This is unfortunate because it prevents businesses from getting the maximum value from their technology resources.
Cognio's Spectrum Expert for WiFi 3.0
News  |  7/26/2006  | 
Wi-Fi spectrum analysis makes wireless LAN interference easy to track down, and Cognio's latest release includes new charts and enhancements to the user interface.
Zultys Technologies' MX30 3.0
News  |  7/26/2006  | 
MX30 3.0 adds advanced features such as scripted auto-attendant and automated call features like call recording to its IP PBX for small and midsize businesses.
Nearly $2 Billion Projected For Social Networking Ads By 2010
News  |  7/26/2006  | 
U.S. companies are expected to spend an estimated $1.8 billion at MySpace.com and competing social networking sites by 2010, up from $280 million this year.
Extreme Networks Targets Convergence With New Switches
News  |  7/25/2006  | 
Extreme Networks on Tuesday expanded its portfolio with new fixed-edge switches and new Gigabit Ethernet, Power over Ethernet (PoE) and security features for its modular edge/aggregation switch line.
How To Manage Skype in the Enterprise
News  |  7/25/2006  | 
Skype is many network manager's nightmare. But it needn't be. A well-known expert shows you easy ways to detect, manage, and bend the application to your will
Vyatta Takes On Cisco With New Open-Source Router
News  |  7/24/2006  | 
But an open-source product is no better than those who are working on its code, and that number is much larger for a company like Cisco than it is for
Softbank, Motorola Launch 2.5GHz WiMax Trial In Japan
News  |  7/24/2006  | 
Motorola Inc. has reached agreement with Softbank Group for the deployment of a WiMax (IEEE 802.16e-2005) trial network in Tokyo.
Microsoft Releases 'Feature Complete' Exchange Server 2007 Beta 2
News  |  7/24/2006  | 
Microsoft released its second beta of Exchange Server 2007 on Monday, a version that the development team said sports all of the features that will be in the finished product.
98 Percent of Managed Services Is Chaotic
News  |  7/24/2006  | 
The managed services market is in complete chaos, according to research conducted by N-Able, a provider of tools to enable managed services.
Nortel Teams With Microsoft For VoIP, Services
News  |  7/24/2006  | 
Nortel Networks is rallying its channel to push beyond the boundaries of its traditional service provider focus into both the SMB segment and larger enterprises.
Verdict's In: No One's Ever Completely Safe From The Inside Threat
News  |  7/24/2006  | 
Sys admin is found guilty in UBS logic bomb attack, and trial leaves a trail of advice to help companies protect themselves
New Disk-Lubricating Process Could Bring 1-Terabyte Laptops
News  |  7/24/2006  | 
Though still several years away, a disc drive manufacturer has patented a process that may bring about computer hard drives and handheld devices that can store as much as a
Voice Phishers Work Harder To Get Your Number
News  |  7/21/2006  | 
Scammers have begun using the telephone to harvest data for use in identity theft and credit card fraud, and VoIP is making it easier for them to cover their tracks.
Straitshot's Aim: More Bandwidth For Less
News  |  7/21/2006  | 
Maximum bandwidth at minimum cost. That's what Straitshot Communications' Intelligent Private Network (IPN) service is all about, and the company is looking to add solution providers who want to apply
Korea Telecom, PicoChip Push WiBro/WiMAX Access Points
News  |  7/21/2006  | 
Some see it as a harbinger of mobile broadband wireless things to come.
Wi-Fi Phone Market To Soar To $3.7 Billion By 2009: Report
News  |  7/21/2006  | 
The Wi-Fi phone market will double every year between now and 2009, and reach $3.7 billion by that year, according to a new report by Infonetics Research.
Analysis: SIPphone's Free VoIP Calling Plan
News  |  7/20/2006  | 
Read the fine the print on this Skype-competitor's offer for free international and domestic calling.
Mobile-Phone Shipments Show Healthy Q2 Growth Worldwide
News  |  7/20/2006  | 
Strategy Analytics and International Data Corp. said shipments increased by 26 percent and 22.5 percent, respectively.
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