Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in August 2005
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IT Sales Could Slow In Aftermath Of Katrina
News  |  8/31/2005  | 
The cascading impact of rising oil prices caused by Gulf Coast devastation could curb corporate revenue, causing a slowdown in IT spending.
Analysis: Microsoft Moves Deeper Into VoIP
News  |  8/31/2005  | 
Its acquisition of VoIP start-up Teleo moves Microsoft deeper into the burgeoning world of Internet communications as the software company said it will combine Teleo???s technology with its existing MSN
Network Security Appliance Market To Hit $6.4 Billion By 2008
News  |  8/31/2005  | 
The network security appliance market continues to expand, according to a new report from Infonetics Research, which found that revenues from security appliances and applications rose 4% in the second
Skype Insists It Is Not For Sale; IPO Another Question
News  |  8/30/2005  | 
VoIP provider Skype Technologies is actively seeking to quell rumors that the company is for sale.
Cable Modem Sales Will Reach $1 Billion In 2008: Report
News  |  8/30/2005  | 
Revenues from cable modem termination system (CMTS) sales recovered last quarter from the slight seasonal slump at the beginning of 2005, and will continue to rise over the next few
Distributed Management Revisited
Commentary  |  8/29/2005  | 
Few have accused systems management vendors of making revolutionary technology innovations. However, in an industry where incremental technology advances really do add up, there are clear signs that genuine progress is being made toward dramatically reducing support costs and freeing up IT for more strategic pursuits.
Opposition To Google Library Project Intensifies
News  |  8/29/2005  | 
Google Inc.'s book-copying library project has come under fire by two more publishers' groups, with one raising the possibility of legal action.
McAfee Wireless Home Network Security
News  |  8/29/2005  | 
Home wireless users, and the companies they work for, will find peace of mind thanks to this easy-to-use security pacakge.
Ten-Minute Guide To Network Security
News  |  8/29/2005  | 
Keeping your network secure is a tough, time-consuming job. But it needn't be that tough --- for help, follow our ten-minute guide to get you started on keeping your network
Intelsat Acquires PanAmSat For $3.2 Billion
News  |  8/29/2005  | 
Creating a powerhouse in the satellite arena, Intelsat Ltd. said that it has acquired PanAmSat Holding Corp. for $3.2 billion in stock.
Cisco Upgrades Switch Operating System
News  |  8/29/2005  | 
Breaking the operating system into modules will improve its reliability, security, and efficiency, the company says.
Enterprise Router Revenue Slides In 2Q
News  |  8/29/2005  | 
Infonetics finds that revenue was down 4%, due largely to price erosion; Cisco remains market leader.
Power Up With Utility Computing
News  |  8/29/2005  | 
IBM realizes the benefits of appealing to smaller companies with a useful on-demand model to sell services, build loyalty, and get an edge in functionality.
CTO Interview: AT&T's Hossein Eslambolchi
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
The President of AT&T's Global Networking Technology Services contends that IP will consume everything.
Friday Freebies
Commentary  |  8/26/2005  | 
Today's first Friday Freebie is a website. LinuxQuestions offers LQ ISO for all your Linux ISO download needs. LQ ISO allows users to find and rate fast local download mirrors. The site currently allows you to download almost 120 different...
IP PBX Sales Outstrip Traditional PBXs For First Time
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
In-Stat report says that by 2009, IP PBXs will account for 91% of total PBX shipments.
VoIP Carrier Equipment Sales Will Hit $5.7 Billion By 2008: Report
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
Infonetics report also finds revenues were up 18% in second quarter of 2005, reaching $614 million.
Is Wireless VoIP Ready to Take Off?
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
While there's keen interest in this technology, the wireless VoIP market is still more promise than reality.
X1 Technologies' X1 Enterprise Edition 2.0
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
This search engine lets admins and users in Windows environments find missing information quickly, no matter where it was misplaced.
Hosted CRM Software
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
CRM hosts promise top-notch customer service plus better access for mobile salespeople. Of the six we examined, our Editor's Choice impressed us with its well-designed interface.
FUDBusters: Wi-Fi: Not Just for Internet Access Anymore
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
Most consumers still see Wi-Fi as an easy way to hook to a printer or access the Internet, but they are unaware of the many new Wi-Fi apps coming on
Midsize Businesses Finding Too Few Tools
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
Why are most systems and network-management vendors all but ignoring the midsize business niche?
Symantec Acquires Sygate's Network Access and Security Compliance Biz
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
Symantec will use Sygate technology to offer a line of antivirus and network utility products that make security compliance cheaper and pain-free.
All-In-One Gateways
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
A single gateway that can handle all routing, switching and security functions is the Holy Grail of network infrastructure. We'll help you attempt to grasp it.
Gambit Communications' Mimic Virtual Lab CCNA
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
Virtual Lab provides a simulation environment in which to practice configuration scenarios without messing up the live network.
Report: Layer 2-3 Ethernet Switch Revenue Continues Strong Growth
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
Ethernet layer switch revenue gained between the first and second quarters this year with Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch revenue jumping 10 percent to $3.4 billion.
VoIP Promises Are Overhyped: Forrester
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
New survey says that despite all the publicity, 70% of consumers have no interest in switching to a VoIP service.
Panda Releases VPN Security Tool
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
Panda Software has announced a new application which ensures that remote systems connecting to a company network over a virtual private network (VPN) comply with established security policies.
Cable Operators Hold Slim Lead On Telcos In Broadband Growth
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
U.S. cable companies held a slim lead over telephone companies in subscriber growth for the second quarter, but commanded their lowest market share ever.
Analysis: Google Unlikely To Change Fragmented IM Market
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
In launching Google Talk, the search engine called for interoperability with the major networks built by AOL, MSN and Yahoo. Experts say it's unlikely.
Skype Opens VoIP, IM Platforms
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
Announcement by Skype Technologies, the VoIP leader, comes on the heels of announcement by Google that it will offer VoIP and instant messaging services.
Service Provider Router And Switch Sales Reach $1.68 Billion In 2nd Q
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
The worldwide market for service provider switches and routers equipment increased by 9% in the second quarter of 2005 to $1.68 billion, according to a recent study by Dittberner.
Google Unveils Instant Messaging, Phone App
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
Google Talk, for instant message and PC-to-PC phone calls, will use the open Jabber protocol, and it'll be ad-free.
Intel, Cisco To Partner On VoIP, WiFi Access
News  |  8/23/2005  | 
Intel and Cisco Systems have entered into a new partnership aimed at making it easier to connect to wireless and voice over IP (VoIP) technologies, the companies said.
U.S. Broadband Policy Exists -- And Works, Claims NTIA's Gallagher
News  |  8/23/2005  | 
Contrary to popular belief, the United States does have a coherent broadband policy and it is working, according to NTIA administrator Michael Gallagher.
Verizon Launches Low-Priced DSL, Partners With Yahoo
News  |  8/23/2005  | 
Verizon launches a low-priced, high-speed Internet service aimed at dial-up users reluctant to switch to higher-cost broadband.
IPTV Will Grow 1000% By 2010: Report
News  |  8/23/2005  | 
The number of IPTV subscribers will jump tenfold by 2010, according to a new report published by Informa Telecoms & Media.
Failure To Protect?
Commentary  |  8/22/2005  | 
Last week was just the latest in a string of nightmare runs for system administrators battling malicious code that infringes on their networks via viruses. With no less than three major worms hitting enterprises (link “no less than three major worms hitting enterprises†to: http://www.SystemsManagementPipeline.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=169500009) during the course of the week, systems administrators were caught up in a fierce battle against the viruses. And
Vonage Claims Price `Blocking? Of VoIP
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Vonage Holdings, the poster child in the debate about how open Internet services need to be, claimed that an unnamed service provider was forcing its broadband customers to pay a
Router Sales Rocket To $2.5 Billion In Second Quarter: Study
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
A report by the Dell'Oro Group says the router market had the highest quarter-over-quarter growth rate in more than four years.
Google Releases New Desktop Search Beta
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
The new version includes a sidebar designed to personalize the application, with mini-apps that return information from news, RSS and Atom feeds, photo sites, and other information sources, based on
Intel To Unveil Low-Power, High-Performance Processors
News  |  8/19/2005  | 
Intel will unveil this week a new dual-core datacenter processor code-named Sossaman; the company will also spill details on Yonah, an upcoming low-power battery-life-doubling mobile processor.
Why You Should Switch To Gigabit Ethernet
News  |  8/19/2005  | 
When it comes to networking, faster is better. Here's why you'll be making the switch to Gigabit Ethernet, if not today, then tomorrow.
Cisco Still Tops, But Juniper Advances In Router Market
News  |  8/19/2005  | 
Cisco Systems maintains its strong grip on the enterprise router market, but Juniper Networks has come virtually out of nowhere to capture the second place position, according to a poll
Report: Fibre Channel HBA Market Sizzling
News  |  8/19/2005  | 
Shipments of fibre channel host bus adapter port shipments jumped more than 40 percent during the second quarter, according to a report from Dell???Oro Group.
Acquisition of the Week
Commentary  |  8/19/2005  | 
It's been a while since an acquisition was worthy of comment, but this week's Intel-Sarvega acquisition is one that's very, very interesting. The XML/Web Services security/management space has been in flux for the past two years, with several vendors vying...
Friday Freebies
Commentary  |  8/19/2005  | 
You thought I forgot about you, didn't you? Nope, not at all. I've got two freebies for you this wonderful Friday morning. Freebie #1 The first is from a company down under. N4ME (Inform ME) allows users to receive download...
VoIP Port Shipments Jump 16.5% In Second Quarter: Report
News  |  8/19/2005  | 
Over 16 million units are shipped; Nortel is the market leader, followed by Siemens and Huawei.
Surviving the Windows Server 2003 Cluster Bomb, Part II
News  |  8/18/2005  | 
You've done the courageous thing and decided not to quit your Windows Server admin job. But, you still have a mess to fix. Here's how to do it.
At Long Last, Dual-Core Xeon Chips
News  |  8/18/2005  | 
Intel (finally) debuts its long awaited. But it's not too soon to wonder, "What's next?"
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