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Content tagged with Networking posted in September 2003
Best Worst Server Name Awards Compendium
News  |  9/27/2003  | 
Check out the complete compendium of server name submissions from our recent Best Worst Server Name Awards competition.
Playbook: Staying One Step Ahead of Performance
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Eliminating system or network failures is critical in today's fast-paced environment. Contributing Editor Eric A. Hall walks you through how to analyze and manage your applications performance requirements to help
Generation W
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Wireless LAN gear for the enterprise doesn't make the grade...but that's about to change.
Matrix Switch Management Made Easy
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Datacom's SCS centralizes switch, analyzer control.
VeriSign, Hero To the Spammers
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
VeriSign has been entrusted as the authoritative directory provider for all .com and .net domains, and its behavior this year has violated that trust.
New WLAN on Campus
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Seven wireless LAN vendors went back to school outfitting new digs for SU's School of Information Studies. But only Airespace earned our bid.
Telephony 101: Giving Voice to Your Network
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
The lines between voice and data infrastructures are starting to blur -- learning how to intergrate and support telecom devices and technologies is a must.
20/20 Foresight
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
InfiniStream provides high-end tracking of absolutely everything.
TechXNY: Nothing Doing
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
TechXNY used to be a killer show, with wall-to-wall attendance and tons of new-product announcements.
iSCSI SANs
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Fibre Channel isn't your only option. iSCSI SAN offers lower cost, easier deployment, and greater distance.
Monitoring the Big Picture
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
ProactiveNet 5.1 adds sources and solutions.
License To Surf?
Commentary  |  9/26/2003  | 
Certifying users might feel like we're advancing Internet literacy, but it wouldn't ensure knowledge or compliance.
Quick Takes
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
This Edition: InfoCyclone; Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold; Network Associates McAfee IntruShield 1200; Empirix e-Test Suite for Web Services.
Atheros Ups The WLAN Ante
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
Should Atheros wait for the IEEE to develop standards innovations and withhold features that solve real-world problems?
Top 11: Blackout Bingo
News  |  9/26/2003  | 
What happens when someone accidentally knocks out power across a large portion of the eastern seaboard? Scramble to check the UPSes or play Bingo? We suggest a read through the
The Straight and Narrow
Commentary  |  9/24/2003  | 
Take time to plan your gigabit-to-the-desktop trip, and watch the prices plummet by the time you're ready to roll.
Technology: Not as Easy as It Looks
Commentary  |  9/22/2003  | 
We've created many protocols to manage the OSI layers, but the layers haven't become any less complex.
Our World, Welcome to IT
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
We know you don't get Network Computing for the pictures, but we couldn't publish an entire issue about product testing without sharing diagrams of our own test labs.
DIY Lab Testing
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
As information technology gets more complex, it's essential to test new hardware and software thoroughly and systematically to ensure compatability, performance, scalability and more.
Tool Time
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
Does the thought of testing prospective network devices make you long to just drop the system into your live network and cross your fingers? Read on.
Testing To Go
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
Internal and outsourced labs can be used in balance to get the test done right. Your organization will benefit if you know how to choose the right partner.
Justify My Lab
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
Testing labs have real costs and benefits; they're just difficult to quantify. Be prepared to make your pitch in terms that management can understand.
Vendorspeak Exposed!
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
Don't let manufacturers wow you with sensational stats, inflated claims and empty promises. We shoot down some favorite vendor come-ons.
Solaris Boasts Improved Security, Performance And Virtualization
News  |  9/22/2003  | 
Sun Microsystems has some upgrades to its Solaris operating system designed to increase speed and flexibility in the offing, the company announced in mid-September.
In-House Innovation
News  |  9/17/2003  | 
Building applications without programming is a hotbed of activity.
The Un-Telephone Companies
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Vonage and other providers that deliver phone services over IP are renouncing the name "telephone company" and the regulations that go along with it.
Risk Taking: Time for a Comeback
Commentary  |  9/15/2003  | 
Risk taking has been replaced by risk assessment, risk analysis, risk management and, ultimately, risk avoidance.
Technology Troubles? Bring 'em On
Commentary  |  9/15/2003  | 
While spammers always have new tricks up their sleeves, legitimate developers are working just as hard, if not harder, to beat them at their dirty games.
McData's SAN Grab
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
McData recently announced intentions not only to buy two promising start-ups and invest in a third, but also to remain a serious player in the SAN market.
Wi-Fi Hotspots: Is Free the Right Price?
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
The good news is that the underlying wireless protocols are fairly robust.
Five Realities Of Linux
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Here are five realities of open source (in general) and Linux (in particular).
Dominion Over Remote Offices
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Raritan's appliance offers centralized remote management.
Simplifying SNMPv3
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
The Simple Network Management Protocol's new modular architecture and secure-management features in version 3 make adding onto the protocol easier, plus the protocol now encrypts management traffic so that SNMP
Do It Cheap, Do It Now
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
The mission: Build the Navy's knowledge-management portal quickly, inexpensively and without the help of staff technologists. Luckily, the Navy found an ally in its vendor.
A New Breed of Server
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
Procom's Taurus is a small, multifunction server appliance that does a big job.
Sea Change
News  |  9/15/2003  | 
The Navy's new knowledge-management portal gives sailors a collaborative training network to assess and sharpen their skills while keeping brass in touch with the rank and file.
Opportunity Knocks
Commentary  |  9/1/2003  | 
Most IT problems stem from a combination of technical and social issues--and so do the potential solutions.
The Dark Side of Metadata
News  |  9/1/2003  | 
It's hard to believe that metadata has a dark side, but it does.
Don't Be a 'Victim' of Globalization
Commentary  |  9/1/2003  | 
It's fruitless to resist IT globalization on the grounds that it's not 'fair' or even 'American.'
Quick Takes
News  |  9/1/2003  | 
Siemens OpenScape Suite 1.0; ISSS Stopzilla 3.0; Red Gate Software SQL Data Compare 3; and Neon Software CyberGauge 5.0.
Project Mad Hatter: More Secure Than Windows?
News  |  9/1/2003  | 
Project Mad Hatter: More Secure Than Windows?
Pushing the Wrong Button On Spam
News  |  9/1/2003  | 
The head of the Federal Trade Commission, Timothy J. Muris, spoke out recently against a proposed nationwide do-not-spam registry.
Stackable Switches for Low-End Needs
News  |  9/1/2003  | 
SMC's TigerStack III comes out of the consumer-class closet.
AD School of Hard Knocks
News  |  9/1/2003  | 
Here's a look at the school IT org's steps -- and misteps -- on the road to recovery.
Does QoS Deliver?
News  |  9/1/2003  | 
If you need your data packets in 30 milliseconds or less, it's time to implement network Quality of Service policies.
SecureLogix Encore
News  |  9/1/2003  | 
SecureLogix Encore
Innovation and Wireless Standards
News  |  9/1/2003  | 
Network standards are great, but they can have a negative effect on innovation.
Carryng On: Where Do Your IT Dollars Go?
Commentary  |  9/1/2003  | 
Take a good, hard look at how you spend your money. Force yourself to think, rethink and think again.
Intruder Alert
News  |  9/1/2003  | 
Arm yourself with Locks and Cameras.


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