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Content tagged with Networking posted in August 2007
Sum Of All Virtual Fears
News  |  8/31/2007  | 
Do virtualized servers???and, increasingly, desktop virtual environments that may circumvent corporate security standards???expose your applications and sensitive data to risk? We take the pulse of the marketplace and ask readers
OpenID: Single Sign On for the Web?
News  |  8/31/2007  | 
Upstart identity system has attracted major backers but faces low adoption and competition from Windows CardSpace and Novell's Bandit Project. Can it reach critical mass?
Rolling Review: N-Stalker Seeks, Doesn't Find
News  |  8/31/2007  | 
In the third installment of this Rolling Review, we found that not all scanners are created equal.
Time to Think of HP in Networking, Not Computer, Terms
Commentary  |  8/28/2007  | 
Looking for a high-performance, low cost Ethernet switch. Chances are names like Cisco, Nortel, 3Com and Extreme Networks pop into your mind when you start your search. Yet, the hottest company in the switch area is none of these companies; it is Hewlett-Packard, which sells the ProCurve product line. Surprised, surprise, surprise.
The VoIP Provider That Won't Stay Dead
Commentary  |  8/27/2007  | 
Ah, the wacky world of VoIP. First SunRocket, a VoIP provider closes its doors suddenly, leaving approximately 200,000 customers in the lurch. Now the company formerly known as dead is showing signs of life by suing Vonage, another VoIP provider, saying the company used its subscriber list without paying for it.
Instant Mess(aging) -- The Ongoing Battle Over Network Usage
Commentary  |  8/24/2007  | 
A friend of mine works for a large financial services firm. Recently, he told me that the company blocked employees' access to YouTube, MySpace and a few other "time-wasting" sites. My first reaction? Those meanies.
Baby Steps Toward CMDB Federation
News  |  8/21/2007  | 
CMDB interoperability is one small step closer to reality with the release of a draft specification for CMDB federation. However, much work still needs to be done before IT
Skype Recovers from Windows Smackdown
Commentary  |  8/20/2007  | 
Skype service is "back to normal" as of Saturday morning after an outage last week knocked out the popular VoIP service for two days and left many small businesses fuming.
A Look at POE Plus
News  |  8/20/2007  | 
Power-hungry devices will satiate their appetites with the IEEE's upcoming 802.3at standard.
Dell to push storage for small business
Commentary  |  8/20/2007  | 
Dell is apparently getting serious about promoting advanced storage for small and midsize companies. According to an email that just landed in my inbox, CEO Michael Dell himself is coming to San Francisco on September 10 to explain how Dell plans to change the economics of storage for smaller companies.
WLAN Entrant Aerohive Gets Cash, Makes Progress
News  |  8/10/2007  | 
The Wireless LAN vendor receives $20 million from investors to fund sales and marketing initiatives.
Rolling Review: In-Line NAC
News  |  8/10/2007  | 
We sent five in-line NAC vendor a detailed invitation letter with breakdowns of our equipment and made ourselves available for questions. We asked vendors to supply a solution they would
Product Analysis: Cisco Small Business Communications System
News  |  8/10/2007  | 
Cisco's SBCS brings big-enterprise features into an SMB-size package.
Rollout: WebLogic Server Virtual Edition, LiquidVM and Liquid Operations Control
News  |  8/10/2007  | 
By running in a Java VM directly on top of a VMware hypervisor, WebLogic Server Virtual Edition aims to make SOA more flexible.
Second Lifers Find God
News  |  8/10/2007  | 
A pixilated church in the virtual world Second Life is drawing a congregation.
Meat Space Still Matters in a Web 2.0 World
Commentary  |  8/8/2007  | 
It's important for enterprises to recognize the limitations of Internet-mediated communication and collaboration.
APM Rolling Review: App Monitoring Made Really Easy
News  |  8/2/2007  | 
For the first installment in our APM Rolling Review, we brought Indicative's Service Director into our lab and set it to monitor our document management application environment.
Intel Sees 2008 As Breakout Year For WiMax
News  |  8/1/2007  | 
Intel's carrier partners Sprint Nextel and Clearwire plan to offer the technology as a wireless broadband alternative to the 3G cellular networks.
Linux Vs. Mac: Which Is The Better Windows Alternative?
News  |  8/1/2007  | 
If you're a Vista-wary Windows user who would rather switch than fight, should you move to a Linux distro or Apple's OS X? We asked a Mac fan and a


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