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Content posted in January 2007
Don't Blacklist the Sex Offenders
Commentary  |  1/31/2007  | 
New legislation announced to combat sex offenders smacks more of online politicking than it does of providing real means of protecting our kids....
Greetings From Demo 2007
Commentary  |  1/31/2007  | 
This week finds me at Demo 2007. Chris Shipley now drives this show, and quite honestly, it's not an obvious fit for Network Computing. The technologies discussed tend toward the consumer side, or at least toward enabling B-to-C business. If...
Lifting the Iron Curtain
Commentary  |  1/30/2007  | 
It's a strange old career in the FBI
EMC Sucker-Punched by IBM
Commentary  |  1/30/2007  | 
Big Blue uses Softek acquisition to diss EMC
Extended Validation Certs don't help
Commentary  |  1/27/2007  | 
There has been a lot out the upcoming CA/Browser Forum???s Extended Validation Certificates. The certificates are supposed to increase users confidence that a web site is legitimate and also supposed to stop phishing....
On What Pretext?
Commentary  |  1/26/2007  | 
HP wins legal victory - will Mark Hurd be buying the drinks?
More on 10GBase-T
Commentary  |  1/25/2007  | 
Word from EMC and others on progress of the 10-Gbit/s Ethernet-over-copper spec
Well Played, Mr. Hurd
Commentary  |  1/25/2007  | 
Is the HP CEO from another planet?
The NWC Interview: Citrix Systems' Mark Templeton
Commentary  |  1/25/2007  | 
Listen as Robert Hertzberg interviews Citrix Systems' chief executive Mark Templeton about the capabilities he's been adding at a time when his company has passed the $1 billion sales mark. Listen Now...
Brocade Flushes Pill
Commentary  |  1/25/2007  | 
Lets down its guard against hostile takeover as it prepares to gobble McData
Top 100 iProducts
Commentary  |  1/24/2007  | 
In the bowls, so to speak, of Apple's skunkworks designers are hard at work on, err, the iPottie?...
Oops, They Did It Again
Commentary  |  1/24/2007  | 
Why did it take government officials more than four months to report loss of taxpayer records?
Room for Dessert
Commentary  |  1/24/2007  | 
No big acquisitions on tap, but EMC is still looking for a few good tucks
Don't Try This at Home!
Commentary  |  1/23/2007  | 
Sean Ginevan, one of our frequent contributors out of our Syracuse lab found a study that delves into the addictive nature of the BlackBerry. Anyone who's been around a gaggle of BlackBerry users has surely seen some of the phenomena...
Shell Game
Commentary  |  1/23/2007  | 
We've seen reverse mergers in storage before, and some have actually worked
Smile: You're Under Arrest
Commentary  |  1/23/2007  | 
New York goes Orwellian, but it's good news for storage vendors
Advice on Backup Services
Commentary  |  1/20/2007  | 
Online backup provider offers a range of suggestions if you're looking at services
The Techie Sound of Music
Commentary  |  1/20/2007  | 
Can you sing me slide 10 again, please?
Legal Brief: Communication Is Key to Security Compliance
Commentary  |  1/19/2007  | 
Technology is important, but communication is the key to protecting data, creating policies, and meeting business and legal needs.
Air Time: IT Support: Who You Gonna Call?
Commentary  |  1/19/2007  | 
How do you prevent system providers from becoming totally disengaged from the people who rely on their services? Here are several steps that can be taken to improve the status
Dueling Docs
Commentary  |  1/19/2007  | 
Two press releases reflect the difficulties of storage PR
Cashing In Its Chips
Commentary  |  1/18/2007  | 
InfiniBand startup Mellanox is poised to lead '07 IPO parade
To Grid or Not to Grid
Commentary  |  1/18/2007  | 
Storage grids: someone has got some explaining to do
The Wireless Edge: 802.11n for the Enterprise--Not a Trivial Upgrade
Commentary  |  1/17/2007  | 
IEEE 802.11n will bring huge performance gains for Wi-Fi. Unless you've planned carefully, however, deployment in the enterprise will not be as easy as just upgrading or swapping out access points.
BlackBerry Tips from the Field
Commentary  |  1/17/2007  | 
Ok, I'm done obessing over the iPhone. Five months is a long to drool over a phone. And like other, ahem, mature technologists - I'll probably wait for the second generation (yeah, right). As I mentioned previously, I got some...
Avaya Fills Enterprise Hole With Carrier-Centric Acquisition
Commentary  |  1/17/2007  | 
Avaya took a play from the carrier page book last Friday with its acquistion of Ubiquity Software, service provider supplier. The $144 million deal might sound like a move by Avaya into the world of carrier voice. In fact, the...
Betting Against Employee Monitoring
Commentary  |  1/17/2007  | 
It may not pay to be paranoid
Simple changes, big head aches
Commentary  |  1/16/2007  | 
Despite the best intentions, simple changes to infrastructure can turn into a Chevy Chase slapstick schtick. You know the routine???Chevy reaches for a glass on a table, knocks a candlestick, tries to catch it, knocks something else over, and so...
Apple's Top 10 iPhone Gaffes
Commentary  |  1/15/2007  | 
Having woken up from my spout of iPhone induced gizmo-lust, I've uncovered 10 ways Sir Jobs and co. have flubbed the iPhone introduction. And so without further adieu here they are......
Will Blades Cut Path for 10-Gig?
Commentary  |  1/15/2007  | 
IBM says blades will bring 10-GigE to the masses - but where are those masses?
Boot-Up Camp
Commentary  |  1/13/2007  | 
3PAR provides the Army with (thin) provisions; storage surge, anyone?
The Week of the iPhone
Commentary  |  1/12/2007  | 
It was a whirlwind, roller-coaster week for cell phone users, gadget buffs and curious onlookers as Apple's CEO Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone. With its futuristic, flat screen panel and promises of music playing, phone service and...
Strange Days in Storageville
Commentary  |  1/12/2007  | 
Beckham moves stateside and RFID goes Orwellian - is this for real?
Some iProduct iDeas
Commentary  |  1/11/2007  | 
I'm still obsessing on the iPhone. I promise I'll get back to the BlackBerry thing shortly, but Apple's newest creation has got me thinking about the company's overall business model. iPods, iPhones, iBooks, iTVs, what else might the company have...
Will You Join The Eco-Crusade?
Commentary  |  1/11/2007  | 
Get ready for another regulation-led shift in data center management
Switch Logic Favors QLogic
Commentary  |  1/11/2007  | 
When McData goes, the door opens for QLogic as Fibre Channel switch player
Wireless Propagator: BT: FMC Across the Pond
Commentary  |  1/10/2007  | 
The company already offers a fixed-mobile convergence service for consumers and SMEs and its enterprise version, Corporate Fusion, is only weeks away from launching. Here are some highlights of what BT is doing.
Lost Data? Call a Counselor
Commentary  |  1/10/2007  | 
'But how did it feel when you lost the Exchange server?'
My blog: Over Before It Started?
Commentary  |  1/9/2007  | 
So less than a week after I start my hip and trendy BlackBerry blog, Apple introduces the iPhone. Everything about the iPhone is interesting, to the point where you have to wonder why someone else didn't come up with at...
The Introduction
Commentary  |  1/8/2007  | 
A blog on a BlackBerry, well that's original, isn't it? Ok, it's not so original; Google reports over seven million hits for "blackberry blog". However I recently wrote a column on getting the thing, and received about ten times as...
Welcome
Commentary  |  1/6/2007  | 
NWC Editor Art Wittmann has a new Blackberry -- see if it makes or breaks him in this ongoing blog....
Short Ride to 1-Tbyte Drives
Commentary  |  1/6/2007  | 
They may start in retail systems, but 1-TByte drives are primarily an enterprise play
Dawn of the Tbyte Hard Drive
Commentary  |  1/5/2007  | 
Seagate, Hitachi circle one another, but who will be first to market with a product?
Cisco's Security Salvo
Commentary  |  1/4/2007  | 
IronPort acquisition is a milestone for email security market
Cisco Gets 2 for 1 with IronPort Acquisition
Commentary  |  1/4/2007  | 
Cisco Systems tapped into two robust markets???anti-spam and messaging compliance???with today's $830 million acquisition of IronPort....


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