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Content posted in April 2007
Let's All Kickback
Commentary  |  4/28/2007  | 
More legal drama in Palo Alto
The Bare Metal Facts
Commentary  |  4/27/2007  | 
Bare metal restoral is vital to SMBs. Why is it tough to get?
Skip a security check, do not pass go, go directly to suspension
Commentary  |  4/27/2007  | 
A University of Portland student was suspended for writing a program to bypass the Cisco Clean Access NAC system on campus. Apparently this incredibly dangerous activity is a Patriot Act violation. Or, at least, it is if you believe the...
Strategy Session: Cell Phones With Real Smarts
Commentary  |  4/27/2007  | 
In an ideal world, cell phones--particularly smartphones-- should be able to support at least two numbers.
VMware Closer to IPO
Commentary  |  4/26/2007  | 
Its S-1 heralds the year's most interesting tech IPO
Bycast Casts Out
Commentary  |  4/26/2007  | 
Further details of IBM deal emerge
Information Strategist: Rightsizing Data Protection
Commentary  |  4/25/2007  | 
Substituting a high-availability architecture for conventional disaster recovery seems to be the latest thing, but it's just one approach in a spectrum of potential strategies and is by no means
Nice Town You Got There
Commentary  |  4/25/2007  | 
It wasn't my breath or bad haircut that got me kicked out of SNIA's town meeting last week
RIM's Puzzling BlackBerry Windows Play
Commentary  |  4/24/2007  | 
Today, Research In Motion said it is developing a new software application suite that will let BlackBerry applications run on Windows Mobile-based devices. RIM said they would begin offering the new software suite later this year. Once installed, the software...
Getting Off the InfiniBandwagon
Commentary  |  4/24/2007  | 
Users bypass vendor hype and go straight to tire-kicking
Air Time: Neutrality On the Wireless Internet
Commentary  |  4/24/2007  | 
IT pros have long enjoyed the benefits of standards-based network device interoperability and the innovation, competition and low prices it spawns. But in today's mobile broadband market, it's like the
1-Tbyte Bragging Rights
Commentary  |  4/24/2007  | 
HGST isn't holding back in its enterprise race with Seagate
The Fast Track Podcast: April 16, 2007 Issue
Commentary  |  4/23/2007  | 
In this episode, we talk with the writer of our cover story and review on automated code scanners, take a look at the state of application performance monitoring, get a sneak peak at the Blackberry 8800 and talk to Extreme...
Mac Attack
Commentary  |  4/21/2007  | 
Security in OS X is a pretty interesting topic to watch on the web. For every stereotypical Mac user, perfectly smug in the invulnerability of their operating system of choice, there is a detractor who claims Macs only seem secure...
The Cost of Staying Connected
Commentary  |  4/20/2007  | 
A new question for IT pros: Whose life is it, anyway?
Web 2.0 Expo Brings Shows Peeks of the Future
Commentary  |  4/19/2007  | 
Highlights from the conference in San Francisco.
The Wireless Edge: Leveraging QoS and VoIP with 3G: Not an Easy Marriage
Commentary  |  4/19/2007  | 
There's lots of confusion out there about QoS, VoIP, and 3G, especially as these don't work quite the way many people think. This is an area I've been studying intently as it pertains to various projects, and after hearing QUALCOMM...
The Wireless Propagator: The Dual-Mode Choke Hold
Commentary  |  4/19/2007  | 
Conspiracy theories abound regarding a variety of topics, from alien crash sites in Roswell, N.M., the true perpetrator of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and Microsoft's domination in the consumer and enterprise desktop market. So it should come as no...
Air Time: Let the Most Scalable Wireless Network Win
Commentary  |  4/19/2007  | 
As the movers and shakers in wide-area wireless converge on Orlando for the CTIA conference and exhibition this week, much of the hype will focus on new wireless devices that run over cellular broadband networks, new mobile services and the...
The SNIA Subtext
Commentary  |  4/18/2007  | 
SNIA-administered survey says as much about the association as end-user respondents' concerns
Memory Fails
Commentary  |  4/18/2007  | 
How a big storage vendor's big plans drew little more than a yawn from eHarmony
Kumar's Bad Day in Court
Commentary  |  4/14/2007  | 
Say goodby to the Ferraris and the yacht, Sanjay
VMware IPO in the Offing
Commentary  |  4/14/2007  | 
Time's a-wasting, but EMC insists the VMware IPO is still on track
Jumping to Conclusions on BIOS, Phoenix and Windows
Commentary  |  4/12/2007  | 
A friend of mine IMed me a link to Digg the other day congratulating me on getting voted to the front page. Curious, I checked it out and I was found out it wasn't directly to my article, but to...
Green With Envy
Commentary  |  4/11/2007  | 
Chinese firm tops environmental charts
The NWC Interview: Mark Canepa, Extreme Networks
Commentary  |  4/11/2007  | 
Mark Canepa, CEO of Extreme Networks, talks about making life easy for it and building a development community....
Cash and Burn: Of Standards and 'Marketecture'
Commentary  |  4/11/2007  | 
Without the collaboration of competing vendors, UXcomm's SOMA looks less like a solution to managing the virtualized data center and more like a marketing move at short-lived media attention.
FCOE Not Routable
Commentary  |  4/11/2007  | 
Cisco sources confirm that proposed FCOE spec can't be routed without FCIP
Eye Candy or Smart Presentation
Commentary  |  4/10/2007  | 
Let's face it, network monitoring is not fun or interesting. It's downright boring. Scanning line graphs, bar charts, pie charts, and (ick) tabular data is tedious....
Nice Talking to You
Commentary  |  4/9/2007  | 
The quest for user comment can take ridiculous turns
He Said/He Said/He Said: Cracking on WEP
Commentary  |  4/6/2007  | 
Our tech editors debate the security flaws -- and competitive alternatives -- to WEP, the much-derided security protocol for wireless local area networks (WLANs) defined in the 802.11b standard. We start with this note from Sean Ginevan:...
A Key to Security
Commentary  |  4/4/2007  | 
NeoScale's backing RSA's PKCS#11 and trying to create links between multiple key managers and encryption devices UPDATED 4/4 2:50 PM
Is Cobia Open Source?
Commentary  |  4/3/2007  | 
Thomas Ptacek challenged Alan Shimmel recently on whether StillSecure's Cobia??? Unified Network Platform??? is really Open Source. Alan's response is that essentially most folks only care that open source means free, and the source code comes with it. After all,...
Storage Bubble Wrap
Commentary  |  4/3/2007  | 
All these storage IPOs aren't necessarily indicative of a vibrant, robust market
Web 2.0 Inherently Insecure?
Commentary  |  4/2/2007  | 
When I first heard a number of claims that AJAX applications were inherently more insecure than standard web applications, I thought that was ridiculous. After all, as long as you don't do anything stupid like do validation of user input...


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