Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Networking posted in September 2008
Some Countries Prone To Data Loss, Cisco Finds
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Only 42% of Chinese employees surveyed changed the security setting on their computers, while Brazilians are more likely to share private company information with friends.
Verizon Hits 100 Gbps In Optical Trial
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The tests, conducted over the Verizon network in Dallas, paves the way for faster commercial services.
Cisco Broadens Its Web 2.0, Communications Portfolio
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
The company takes a swing at Microsoft and IBM with updates to WebEx Connect, Unified Communications System, and a partnership with Verizon.
IBM Upgrades Tivoli Dashboard For Monitoring Computer Operations
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
Systems Director 6.1 can reduce system administration and energy costs in a typical data center by nearly 30%, according to IBM.
Interop: Wall St. Turmoil Won't Slow Network Spending
News  |  9/19/2008  | 
About half of the respondents at the New York show reported that their budgets for security and network performance management are slated for increases.
Cisco To Acquire Jabber For Enterprise UC
News  |  9/19/2008  | 
Jabber's open source instant messaging and presence technology is expected to help Cisco's fight with Microsoft to become the leading supplier of real-time voice communications and data.
Interop: Networkers Want Tools To Separate Network, App Issues
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
An attendee survey found that the biggest concern about the network was quality of service, followed by lack of information about problems and their causes.
VoIP Uptake Continues To Grow Among Smaller Businesses, Albeit Slowly
Commentary  |  9/18/2008  | 
Despite other pressing technology concerns, small and midsize businesses worldwide are creeping forward with their spending on VoIP communications systems, according to a new study from AMI-Partners.
Positive Security: Worth The Work?
News  |  9/17/2008  | 
New approach requires in-depth systems knowledge, but the payoff is substantial.
Whither Nortel?
Commentary  |  9/17/2008  | 
Like a rudderless ship, Nortel continues to drift from one strategic initiative to another with the hope of landing on firm ground. The company, which has struggled for several years, now is in the process of dumping some of its carrier equipment and refocusing its efforts perhaps on delivering corporate network equipment. So, the question arises, Is its new focus too little, too late?
Interop: Cisco Pushes Private Clouds
News  |  9/17/2008  | 
The company is bolstering existing services and consulting offerings for companies venturing down data center automation and virtualization paths.
Interop: Juniper SRX Chassis Means Network Flexibility
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
Rather than having standalone devices stacked up, the SRX 5600 and 5800 chassis provide redundant power and cooling, and a fast backplane for moving data between ports.
Data, Voice, and Video Convergence Drives New Switch Design
Commentary  |  9/16/2008  | 
Corporate networks now carry a variety of data, video, and voice traffic. Consequently, many small and medium businesses can have difficulty trying to manage such a wide breadth of applications. One vendor has packaged a number of convergence functions into a new family of switches so businesses can more easily support these complex networks.
Company Offers Smartphone Deployment Manager
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
InterNoded's latest service enables IT departments to push applications to their fleet of mobile workers, as well as upgrade, activate, or wipe handsets.
Interop: WAN Optimization Key To Cutting Costs
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
Wide area networks can help companies simplify branch management while increasing worker mobility.
CIO Values: Avid Modjtabai, Executive VP And CIO Of Wells Fargo
News  |  9/11/2008  | 
"Be open to change," she says, because "it's coming anyway, so you might as well be prepared."
Rolling Review Wrap-Up: Vendors' RFP Responses Make The Case For Switching
News  |  9/3/2008  | 
But revamping your network won't be easy, and Cisco casts a long shadow.
Adaptec Unveils 'Intelligent Power Management'
News  |  9/3/2008  | 
The RAID controller-based power management technology enables IT managers to custom-configure storage systems to reduce power consumption.
New Faces at the Top of Alcatel-Lucent
Commentary  |  9/3/2008  | 
Changes keep occurring in the network equipment market at a rapid clip. Vendors have been taking themselves private, merging, developing new product lines, and dumping old mainstays. Alcatel-Lucent is the latest supplier to undergo a metamorphosis. Weighed down by the markets intense competition and recent lackluster performance, the vendor has brought in a new management team to prop up its floundering market position.
Security Top Network Concern Among IT Pros
News  |  9/2/2008  | 
A new survey reveals that network security is top-of-mind for 33% of tech professionals.


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