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Content tagged with Networking posted in August 2006
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Microsoft Readies Fix For DRM Hack
News  |  8/30/2006  | 
Ignoring pleas for an end to DRM, Microsoft promises patch to prevent a software tool from removing the music and video player's copyright protection technology.
Google, Microsoft Online Apps Raise Security Questions
News  |  8/30/2006  | 
While the trend toward Web-based apps could send the traditional desktop computing model packing its bags, IT managers are just beginning to ponder how the security landscape might change.
Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 Will Launch Thursday
News  |  8/30/2006  | 
Firefox Beta 2 has been delayed several times to give developers more time to quash bugs in the browser.
Research: Security Issues Alarming But Fixable
News  |  8/30/2006  | 
A pair of security surveys released this week shows that protecting corporate and consumer data is sometimes easier than people might think, but the broader problem still is confounding far
Top 11: Happy Birthday You Bucket of Bolts!
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
This edition -- the Top 11 Top 11 Weird Ways to Celebrate the PC's 25th Anniversary with your favorite computer.
HP To Provide Integration Services For Cisco Systems Wireless Products
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
HP will provide systems integration services for a new range of Cisco Systems wireless products.
Fraudsters Jump On 'Ernesto' Domain Names
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
A security frm thinks possible fraudsters have been busy registering domains with the name "Ernesto," hoping to cash in on another disaster.
Wi-Fi Alliance breaks ranks on 802.11n testing
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
Broadcom has welcomed the decision taken by the Wi-Fi Alliance to speed up the testing process for 802.11n specification equipment despite the fact that the high data-rate wireless technology is
Motorola To Develop Mobile WiMax Chipsets
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
Motorola Inc. has announced a strategic initiative to develop mobile WiMax chipsets for the company's next-generation WiMax devices.
Google, EBay Sign Ad Deal, Plan To Integrate Internet Telephony Services
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
Financial terms were not disclosed, but the companies said both initiatives involved revenue sharing.
HP ProCurve Stacks Deck With New Switches
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve Networking by HP division this week plans to expand its lineup of stackable switches with three new series of Layer 2 Fast and Gigabit Ethernet products.
WAN Space Picks Up The The Pace
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
Startups and vendors aim to give LAN-like performance over the WAN to branch offices
IBM Expands Storage Offerings, Adds Quad-Core Servers
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
While the company is spending billions to buy software companies, it isn't neglecting its hardware products.
Only Time Will Tell With DOE Security Breach
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
Student loan recipients shouldn't rest easy, says former White House security adviser.
Google Tests Services Suite For Businesses
News  |  8/27/2006  | 
Google is making a collection of tools???e-mail, instant messaging, and web page creation tools--to businesses. Google Apps For Your Domain to take on Microsoft's proposed services bundle.
Secret Service: Inside Attacks Generally Launched By Problem Employees
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
The key indicator is a repeat "problem child" who continually argues with fellow employees, complains about salary or benefits, or is otherwise aggressive or hostile.
VoIP Systems Vulnerable To Attack
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
VoIP is well on its way to widespread adoption, but the fact that many companies haven't taken the necessary steps to toughen up security on their VoIP systems could make
Nokia Siemens Networks Names North America Head
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) fleshed out its business unit and named regional executives Friday. Mark Louison, currently senior vice president of North America for Nokia Networks, was named to lead
Acquisition of the Week: BEA and Flashline
Commentary  |  8/25/2006  | 
Yesterday BEA announced it would acquire SOA Governance vendor Flashline for an undisclosed sum....
Friday Freebie
Commentary  |  8/25/2006  | 
Happy Friday! Today's freebie is a product that's just been released as a service and provides IT analytic capabilities for free....
RollOut: Flashline Registry 5.2
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Registry 5.2's new engine, tight integration and excellent asset-usage tracking put it ahead of the competition.
XBRL
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Around the globe, businesses and regulatory agencies are embracing the Extensible Business Reporting Language, or XBRL, as the standard for business reporting. Discover how adopting this single language will help
Wide-Area Ethernet Services Advancing with Reliability Guarantees
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Certifications showing carrier compliance with MEF Ethernet services requirements demonstrate service providers' commitment and adherence to Carrier Ethernet. In addition, this development should help drive down provisioning costs.
Air Time: A Wireless Education
Commentary  |  8/25/2006  | 
Laptops and multipurpose cell phones are rapidly becoming the norm among students on campus. To support all these wireless devices and technology, however, schools must start offering serious network infrastructures
IBM, HP Bulking Up EMS
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Was IBM's recent purchase of asset management vendor MRO an attempt to leapfrog HP's acquisition of Mercury Interactive?
RollOut: Ekahau's Site Survey 2.2
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Wireless shouldn't be a guessing game, and Site Survey 2.2 provides a multitude of answers for wireless site surveys and support.
Review: SMB IP PBXs
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Although Voice over IP provides undeniable benefits, it comes with security and performance problems. Would it be worth the investment for our fictional 'widget' maker, NWC Inc., to spend big
Strategic Security: Identity Theft Protection
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Identity theft is a nightmare for companies and consumers alike. But, ultimately, the responsibility to protect against it falls solely on IT. Here's how to protect your data, your
Strategic Security: Can Encryption Exemption Save Your Job?
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
A provision common to nearly all breach laws, the encryption exemption lets organizations forgo notifying victims of data loss if the information was encrypted at the time of the breach.
Microsoft Tests New Wi-Fi Security, Locator Tools
News  |  8/24/2006  | 
Microsoft is testing a to-be-released service that helps users manage wireless connections when using public hotspots.
VoIP, Video, Wireless Provide Spark For Innovative VARs
News  |  8/24/2006  | 
A vast array of new opportunities is cropping up as VARs bulk up on technologies like VoIP, video and wireless to help customers do more with their networks. Here's a
Career Profile: Sun Microsystem's New CIO
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
Robert Worrall recently took the CIO reins from Bill Vass, who has been named President and COO of Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc. The new tech leader says career success is
Microsoft Nixes IE Repatch, Chides Researcher
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
Microsoft hasn't decided when to issue a revision for the MS06-042 patch, but it has gone ahead and blasted a security researcher for what is calls "irresponsible" disclosure of the
IBM's ISS Buy Smacks of Services Play
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
IBM's $1.3B purchase of threat-prevention pioneer Internet Security Systems instantly establishes Big Blue as one of the most formidable players in the IT security market.
IBM Brings Quad-Core Servers To The Entry-Level Market
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
The new servers come out ahead of Intel and AMD quad-core offerings that are in the works.
EarthLink Adds Anonymous E-mailing For Subscribers
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
EarthLink adds anonymous e-mail service as another way for its subscribers to steer clear of spam.
AOL To Use Radar To Search For Spammer's Gold
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
The company may use radar and sonar detection equipment to search for buried gold and platinum in the yard of a notorious Internet spammer.
Sun Overtakes Dell In Worldwide Sever Revenue
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
IBM is still the market leader, followed by Hewlett-Packard, but Sun was the only major server vendor to show an increase in worldwide revenue.
Report: Apple Fires Five For Downloading Leopard OS
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
Five workers at Apple Computer's retail stores have been fired for downloading preview copies of Mac OS X 10.5, according to an enthusiast's web site that closely tracks Apple.
Citrix, Microsoft Collaborate On Branch Office Appliance
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
Companies plan a family of offerings targeting branch offices of different sizes.
Verso, Shiron Tout Cell Phone-Over-Satellite Service
News  |  8/22/2006  | 
The firms are touting the successful completion of satellite-cell phone interoperability tests and the deployment of a GSM backhaul operation for a Columbia mobile phone service provider.
Worm Adds MS06-040 To Four-Bug Attack Kit
News  |  8/22/2006  | 
A network-aware worm that's added the MS06-040 vulnerability to its bag of exploitable bugs is on the make.
YouTube Dives Into Advertising
News  |  8/22/2006  | 
YouTube has launched an advertising strategy with online video billboards to give marketers and businesses more than contests and banners to reach consumers.
Cisco Buys Video Startup Arroyo, Brings on Novell Co-Founder
News  |  8/22/2006  | 
Cisco Systems Tuesday said it plans to acquire video startup Arroyo Video Solutions in a $92 million deal.
Lenovo ThinkPads To Include Cingular Broadband
News  |  8/22/2006  | 
Lenovo said Tuesday its ThinkPad T60 notebooks will include Cingular broadband connectivity services. The move makes Lenovo the first U.S. notebook vendor to provide the Cingular broadband built-in.
Samsung offers mobile phone with 8-gig hard disk
News  |  8/22/2006  | 
Samsung Electronics unveiled a mobile phone equipped with a 8-gigabyte hard disk.
Youth Are Key To Mobile Growth, Report
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
A new study delves into how young people are shaping mobile technology markets, and you won't believe how much cash today's 10-year-olds are expected to spend on mobile services.
Google Writely Reopens For New Business
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
Writely, the online word processing service acquired by Google in March, reopens for new subscribers.
Wikipedia "Vandalism" Entry Vandalized
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
The Wikipedia page on "vandalism" was vandalized Saturday, prompting the online encyclopedia to lock down the entry.
Analysis: Avaya's Quick Edition Upgrade
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
Avaya's announcement today that it will upgrade the small office capabilities in its peer-to-peer solution, addresses both the needs of its customers and provides a compelling alternative to Cisco Integrated
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