PC Power Costs -- Should You Care?
Energy costs to power and cool the data center are a top concern for IT these days, but what about all those laptops and desktops in your organization? Does their power consumption matter?...
Cordless Skype Phone Cuts Ties To PC
The Dualphone 3088 lets users plug a broadband and a landline connection into the phone's base station, giving them the option of using either mode to make calls.
Grid, redundancy, and home-cooked management tools help site survive
Cisco Vs. Meru: The Vendors Speak
When we pitted Cisco Systems and Meru Networks to a head-to-head review of WLAN gear, we knew things could get volatile. But we didn't expect the vendors to give us
GE VoIP Phone In The Works
Equipment maker Thomson plans to offer a General Electric-branded VoIP phone and work with service provider SunRockets, which sells residential Internet phone service for a flat rate of $200 a
Analysis: Physical/Logical Security Convergence
Physical and logical security staffs, both tasked with protecting enterprise assets, are seeing increased technology and budgetary overlaps. Now, technological shifts, budgetary realities and a major government initiative are adding
Wireless Network Head-to-Head: Cisco Vs. Meru
We compared wireless gear from Cisco Systems and Meru Networks in our Real-World Labs. The performance results are valuable, but the real story is whether Meru deviates from the 802.11
SIP Trunks Find a Niche
Although not the first VoIP trunking technology available to small and midsize companies, SIP trunking may be the first to have a widespread impact on phone communications for these enterprises.
Rollout: Fluke Networks' NetTool Series II Pro
Though clearly designed to excel in an all-Cisco environment, this device provides an easy-to-use method for gathering nearly all the key measurements and parameters from your VoIP installation.
First Look: Microsoft Zune
If you find a certain air of geeky awkwardness appealing, then you might like this first try at a media player from a company not famous for its hardware design.
New BlackJack Smartphone Debuts
The phone is powered by Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, comes with "direct push" e-mail technology, and can browse the Internet.
VARs Hop On Wi-Fi And Cellular Convergence
With more and more vendors laying groundwork to make the convergence of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies a reality, VARs say they are getting ready for a communications shift that will
Blog: Google Vs. Yahoo
Blogger Ben Tompkins gives his take on how Yahoo CEO Terry Semel is responding to some of Google's recent competitive thrusts. Not so good, he says.
With technological innovations such as venous palm scanning, the time may be coming when biometrics actually meets user expectations. Fujitsu hopes to lead the way with its palm-reading system.
BuzzBites: Detect This; Selling iCrack
Call centers are relying on speech-analysis and emotion-detection software. Plus, the software expert who broke Apple's iTunes copy-protection software plans to make a little scratch.
Are You Ready for Vista Graphics?
Windows Vista will offer varying levels of functionality depending on what kind of video card you have. When you upgrade, will your PC be up to the challenge?