Spyware Plagues Online Ad Networks
The black sheep of the Web-advertising business is the product of a flawed system that distributes ads through companies far removed from the original advertisers.
A 10-Minute Guide to Deploying VoIP
Thinking of rolling out VoIP? It's tougher and more time-consuming than you think. But this 10-Minute guide will give you the rundown on everything you need to know before you
Cisco Spending $12.5M To Buy Nemo
Cisco Systems on Friday said it plans to acquire Nemo Systems in a deal that will add network memory technology to its portfolio and enhance its core switching platforms and
Down-on-its luck FEMA is under fire yet again, this time for its technology limitations. Fingers are now being pointed at the beleagured Federal Emergency Management Agency's overtaxed computer system, which is being blamed in part for the department's less-than-stellar response to Hurricane Katrina and the hurricanes that slammed into Florida last year. So a job posting for an information technology specialist may not soun
Today we have just one Friday Freebie, but it's a good one. CLAM AV is a GPL'd anti-virus package available on a plethora of operating systems - Linux (SuSE, Fedora Core, Slackware, etc..), Debian, FreeBSD, MacOS, Windows, and even BeOS....
VoIP On The Go: New Wireless Solutions
Want the cost savings of Voice over IP but don't want to be chained to your desk? These six VoIP Wi-Fi phones can help your VoIP connectivity roam right along
Skype Updates Windows VoIP Offering
Skype Technologies released its Skype Windows version 1.4 on Thursday, as the VoIP provider moved to add features in the wake of its acquisition by eBay.
Recently, I was talking to a network manager who had survived a terrible VoIP implementation, if just barely. The deployed system failed to scale, and as a result, the mortgage company he worked for suffered through numerous outages, poor voice quality, and a lack of functionality on even the best day. The implementation was such a disaster, the network manager abandoned the incumbent VoIP solution and installed another, far more scalable and proven IP telephony system which had been his initi
Cisco Promotes Network-Centric Utility Computing
Cisco introduces an InfiniBand-based server fabric switch portfolio that, when combined with its VFrame 3.0 data-center-virtualization software, will bring a new approach to utility computing.
The Zen of Password Management
Stage 1: Denial They don't really mean that I have to change my password. It's just a suggestion, really, more of a guideline than a hard and fast rule. Really, that warning will go away if I ignore it. Stage...
Mobile Users Are Lax On Security: Survey
A survey of attendees at the CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association) Wireless IT and Entertainment conference in San Francisco suggests that even savvy mobile telecommunications users have been slow to
Mobilizing Business - And IT
Right before our very eyes, the world is changing, and the way we do business is evolving right along with it. As we individuals, we are cutting our ties to conventional wired networks, and increasingly relying on their wireless counterparts. And business is following suit, with the adoption of more
Cisco Bolsters Network Security
The newest offerings are part of Cisco's Self-Defending Network security strategy, launched a few years ago to deliver real-time response to threats based on internal and external network intelligence.
Lies, lies and more lies
For the second time in two months the rumormill brings me word of some rather naughty vendors spreading lies. I won't name names, you know who you are, so knock it off. Look, if you decided not to participate in...
Firms Struggle To Meet FCC VoIP Mandate
With the FCC???s order mandating Enhanced 911 (E-911) compliance for VoIP providers looming, many firms may not be able to comply completely with the order by the Nov. 28 deadline.
Ten-Minute Guide To Deploying VoIP
Thinking of deploying VoIP? It's tougher and more time-consuming than you think. But our ten-minute guide will give you the rundown on everything you need to know before you get
Rita largely spared Houston and many of the more populated areas of the Gulf Coast region, though try telling someone in the smaller communities in Southwestern Lousiana how lucky they are. Still, a number of Houston customers were still without power this morning.
BellSouth says that more than one half of million are without landline service Sunday. Cell service was also hindered in much of southeastern L
Wireless Security: What's Good Enough?
Despite strong advances in WLAN security, a survey found that many organizations don???t take even basic precautions. Here are some wireless security best practices to allay your concerns.
The Strangeness that is San Francisco
Maybe I just have a twisted, warped sense of humor, but a number of things struck me as funny while in San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld earlier this week. The strangest thing I heard Tuesday, 10am. Stockton Street. "And that's...
To make up for last week's single freebie, we have three freebies for you this week. Enjoy! Opera Yes, this one has always technically been free, but in the past that "other" browser has been free at the cost of...
Ready For Rita?
Here we go again. Less than a month after the Gulf Coast was slammed by Hurricane Katrina, her nasty cousin Rita is approaching Texas and Louisiana with similar fury. If there is any good news in this, early indications are that Texas at least, save for the Houston evacuation plan, is better prepared with businesses and hospitals executing
Letters: The Big Picture
Dante Papini gripes, "My department constantly battles with managers who want the world but won't accept any risk."
Verizon Tunes In With IPTV
The move marks the start of the telecommunication company's head-to-head competition with cable and satellite TV operators.
U.S. Hosting Firm Readies For Rita
A major Web hosting firm in Houston is taking no chances. It has hunkered down in preparation for Hurricane Rita, boarded up its data centers, and sent a small technical
Writers Guild Confident In Suing Google
Despite contrary opinions from some legal experts, the Authors Guild says it can win its copyright-infringement lawsuit against search engine giant Google.
MCI Powers Up New VoIP Suite
MCI has announced two additions to its suite of enterprise voice over IP (VoIP) solutions intended to give organizations a cheaper and more flexibly path to deploying IP voice.