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Content posted in October 2006
Equalizing IT
Commentary  |  10/31/2006  | 
Women can hobble their own progress in IT, says SNW speaker
Security Podcast - October 31, 2006
Commentary  |  10/31/2006  | 
This Week's Network Computing Security Podcast is brought to you by Radware Join Curt Franklin as he tells reviews the Kingston Data Traveler Secure and discusses Strategic E-Mail security. Click to listen...
Blades Cut Both Ways
Commentary  |  10/31/2006  | 
Servers join storage in blissful blade union, but what about users that want to see other vendors?
Bye-Bye Independent Managed Security Providers
Commentary  |  10/27/2006  | 
BT bought Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Counterpane this week for "tens of millions of dollars," according to Chuck Pol, president of BT Americas....
The Danger of Web 2.0
Commentary  |  10/26/2006  | 
Chances are your organization is clamoring to jump on the Web 2.0 bandwagon. Spurred by the popularity of slick applications such as Google Maps that look more like desktop apps than Web sites, Web 2.0-enabling technologies including Ajax and mashups...
SGI Rediscovers NAS
Commentary  |  10/25/2006  | 
Pins hopes to new chapter on enterprise storage
Will DOD Catch Flu?
Commentary  |  10/24/2006  | 
There are lessons for other organizations in the DOD's pandemic preparations
Extreme Consulting Lite
Commentary  |  10/24/2006  | 
Extreme Networks is trying to strengthen it???s play in the mid-size market with two limited engagement assessment services, a Mid-Size Networks Security Assessment, $6000, and a Convergence Readiness Assessment, starting at $9500. The two day on-site assessments aimed at assisting...
'Did You Call Me Last Week?'
Commentary  |  10/24/2006  | 
Why are some suppliers so hard of hearing these days?
SANs Encompass iSCSI
Commentary  |  10/21/2006  | 
EMC offers iSCSI alongside Fibre Channel, proving IP SANs are catching on
Flirting With Storage Services
Commentary  |  10/20/2006  | 
Yipes CMO predicts growth in Ethernet services
Beyond Print 13 - Tag, You're IT
Commentary  |  10/20/2006  | 
Beyond Print 13 Podcast - Tag, You're IT (download here) - Social bookmarking and tagging have grown in popularity during the past few years. It brings a human element into search, by allowing the collective power of the Internet to...
Strategy Session: The Perils of Simplicity (and the Value of Testing)
Commentary  |  10/20/2006  | 
Face it: You can analyze any technology to any degree you like, and you'll still be surprised when implementation issues arise.
The Cloak Moves Closer
Commentary  |  10/19/2006  | 
Will 'invisibility cloak' make pretexting a thing of the past?
It's About Damn Time
Commentary  |  10/18/2006  | 
Finally, regulators bare their teeth
Teaming up for Leak Prevention
Commentary  |  10/18/2006  | 
Major vendors are partnering with start-ups in the emerging Information Leak Prevention (ILP) market to spice up their products and tap into compliance dollars....
Riverbed's on a Roll
Commentary  |  10/17/2006  | 
Investors love money-losing WAFS firm
The October Country
Commentary  |  10/14/2006  | 
Ray Bradbury's concept rings a bell on Friday the 13th
Bonus Plans
Commentary  |  10/13/2006  | 
Kelley's $1.1 million payout is nothing compared to what others got
The Search for User Group Enlightenment
Commentary  |  10/11/2006  | 
Time and money, that's what it's all about
Wireless Propagator: T-Mobile Catches Lucky 3G Break
Commentary  |  10/11/2006  | 
Despite a long delay in entering the 3G marketplace, T-Mobile rolled the die and won big in the AWS auction. The company also has vendors on deck to supply the necessary hardware.
Schwartz Shines His Blog Light
Commentary  |  10/7/2006  | 
Sun CEO wants to use his company blog to do more than brag about tape or server breakthroughs
Beyond Print 12 - Culture of No
Commentary  |  10/6/2006  | 
Beyond Print 12 Podcast - Culture of No (download here) - IT departments have a reputation of saying 'no' to any and all requests. Want to set up a blog server? "No, you're not allowed." Normally I would say that...
Reality IT: The Auditor: Friend and Foe
Commentary  |  10/6/2006  | 
Internal and external audits are about as welcome as dental surgery, but surviving them isn't impossible--and you might even learn a couple of things along the way.
Strategic Info Management: Wide Area File Services
Commentary  |  10/6/2006  | 
WAFS sound like a good idea. But before you invest, separate fantasy from reality.
InfiniBand Goes Mainstream
Commentary  |  10/4/2006  | 
QLogic's purchase of SilverStorm is a landmark for InfiniBand
Air Time: Mobile ESPN: A Blowout Loss
Commentary  |  10/4/2006  | 
The idea seemed compelling. ESPN as a brand dwarfs all other providers of sports content, in both scope and breath. With the emergence of broadband cellular networks and smartphones, the delivery of rich content to sports nuts had become a...
The Rise And Fall (And Rise?) Of AOL
Commentary  |  10/4/2006  | 
AOL, which recently abandoned its 'pay to play' model, is now trying to succeed as a free service in a very crowded marketplace. Can it succeed? We look at
The Wireless Edge: Mobile Computing Policy and De-Perimeterization
Commentary  |  10/3/2006  | 
On September 20, I chaired a meeting of the Portable Computer and Communications Association on the topic of "Mobile Computing Policy and Network Access Control." The PCCA meets quarterly to address developments in wireless and mobile computing, and meetings have...
Barracuda Networks Responds
Commentary  |  10/3/2006  | 
The following post contains the correspondence between Barracuda Networks and Frank Bulk in response to Frank???s blog on Barracuda???s representation of its Spam Firewall e-mail capacity....
Quad-Core Processor Forecast
Commentary  |  10/3/2006  | 
Here's a quick guide to help you sort through the blizzard of CPU information spewing forth from Intel and AMD as they preview their respective quad-core plans.
Sun, Hitachi Talk Storage
Commentary  |  10/3/2006  | 
Sources say Sun storage could soon set in the East
Truth vs. 'Truthiness' in Vendor Claims
Commentary  |  10/2/2006  | 
Veteran IT buyers know that vendor promises about performance or capacity tend to be aspirational rather than factual. But Barracuda, maker of the Network Spam Firewall, has stooped to a new low: eight times lower, that is....


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