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Content posted in May 2008
Size Isn't Everything
Commentary  |  5/31/2008  | 
At least, not when it comes to storage
FCC May Require Free Broadband Access
Commentary  |  5/30/2008  | 
Associated Press via SiliconValley.com
A Matter of Opinion
Commentary  |  5/30/2008  | 
Here's why we moved Crump's data de-dupe article off the news lineup
VMware Dives Into B-Hive
Commentary  |  5/29/2008  | 
VMware gets ready for its ThinStall relaunch
Would You Use Ad-Sponsored Software In Your Environment?
Commentary  |  5/28/2008  | 
Are you OK with banner ads flashing across one of your enterprise apps in exchange for a purchase price of $0?
Storage Lawsuits: Will You Foot the Bill?
Commentary  |  5/28/2008  | 
Consider the potential impact of increased IP litigation on storage customers
Companies Don't Need NAC. They Need PAC.
Commentary  |  5/28/2008  | 
PAC, as in personal access control. Getting unauthorized access to a company's assets is often child's play, and security pros know that.
Exinda Tunes Up WAN Optimization Appliance Line
Commentary  |  5/27/2008  | 
WAN optimization was once solely under the aegis of large corporations. Recently, vendors dropped the prices points for these products from tens of thousands to a few thousand dollars, so interest among small and medium businesses is picking up.
Plugging the Gap in Green IT
Commentary  |  5/21/2008  | 
There's more to saving power than 'spin-down' disks and flash memory
NAC Immersion Center Updates
Commentary  |  5/21/2008  | 
As part of our on-going coverage on network access control, InformationWeek???s NAC Immersion Center was recently updated with new content from recent Las Vegas Interop keynotes and presentations.
Lockheed Breaks WPA-Encrypted Wireless Network With 8 Clustered Sony PlayStations
Commentary  |  5/21/2008  | 
The blogosphere has reported recently that Jason Crawford of Lockheed Martin's Wireless Security Lab has managed to crack a WPA-encrypted network with a bunch of Sony PlayStations. Hopefully he didn't break them in the process. So what's the purpose? Read...
The BSM Debate
Commentary  |  5/21/2008  | 
My recent article on BSM generated more email than just about any other story this year.
Citrix Tries to Transition to The Virtual World
Commentary  |  5/21/2008  | 
Citrix has built a successful business by delivering solutions that minimize the amount of software that users run on their desktops. Because the industry is embracing virtualization, the company is in the process of dramatically retooling its lineup.
Storage Hits The Strip... Again
Commentary  |  5/20/2008  | 
Storage and Sin City are joined at the hip
Microsoft, Citrix Ease App Delivery to Branch Offices
Commentary  |  5/20/2008  | 
,a href="http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/server_virtualization/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=207801286">InformationWeek
Brocade Answers Your Questions
Commentary  |  5/16/2008  | 
Vendor spokesmen respond to queries on adaptive networking
Wanna Hear A Bad Idea? Wireless USB Thumb Drives.
Commentary  |  5/16/2008  | 
Word on the street is that a company called Touch360, a self-described company of "explorers, innovators, creatives, and researchers with a yen for adventure," has apparently developed a wireless USB thumb drive. Data thieves everywhere, rejoice, because soon your victims...
A Software Startup's Horror Story
Commentary  |  5/15/2008  | 
Beware of VCs bearing gifts, or this could happen to you
HP Hauls In EDS
Commentary  |  5/15/2008  | 
Making sense of the $13.9B EDS acquisition
802.1X: So Much To Learn, So Little Time
Commentary  |  5/14/2008  | 
802.1X is a relatively simple protocol once you understand how it works. It???s all the moving parts, like EAP, EAP Types, RADIUS, and RADIUS attributes, that get complicated. Sorting out how it all works and the shortcomings of 802.1X is well worth your time if you want to implement network access control.
Tenable Changes Nessus Licensing
Commentary  |  5/14/2008  | 
Tenable Network Security is changing the licensing model for Nessus. The new licenses, which go into effect July 31, replace the free Registered Feed option where users could update plug-ins after a seven-day period with a free Home Feed that offers updates with no delay and the current Direct Feed, which will be replaced with the Professional Feed.
Brocade Pushes 8-Gig Fibre Channel
Commentary  |  5/14/2008  | 
Offers 'adaptive networking' features with the move to faster FC
NASA's Hard-Drive Miracle
Commentary  |  5/13/2008  | 
Five years on, NASA recovers hard-drive data from the Columbia disaster
Should Smaller Businesses Twitter? Some Say Yes
Commentary  |  5/13/2008  | 
Social networking has met its match in Twitter, whose dedicated users are fixated on SMS-ing or IM-ing their "tweets" in the small space allotted by the messaging service. But what can a smaller business do with the 140 character limit to generate business? Apparently, a lot.
Does Your Organization Use Aggressive E-Mail Keyword Filtering Technology?
Commentary  |  5/12/2008  | 
Jeff Vance of Network World put out a great piece a few months back on how a data leak prevention tool running at George Washington University Hospital averted what could have been a major security risk to Vice President Dick...
Cisco's Ullal Is Leaving
Commentary  |  5/12/2008  | 
Jayshree's leaving after five years as data center and storage SVP
Neil Young's Optical Storage Archive
Commentary  |  5/9/2008  | 
Hey, hey, my, my... The ever-young Neil shills for Sun, prompting thoughts of archives to come
Data Loss Prevention Systems Help Battle Against Insider Threats
Commentary  |  5/8/2008  | 
If you're responsible for the security of your network and its data, you might want to shift your focus away from looking at your network from the outside in, and look at it from the inside out. From a threat...
Washington Gets E-Discovery Wakeup Call
Commentary  |  5/8/2008  | 
Federal agencies could learn a lot from local and state counterparts
Questioning HP's Innovation
Commentary  |  5/7/2008  | 
HP's new 'extreme storage' doesn't really break new ground
10G Ethernet Moving from Fiber to Copper
Commentary  |  5/5/2008  | 
Faster speeds are something that IT departments constantly desire. 10G bps transmissions have been relegated to backbone switch connections but are starting to make their way into servers and storage systems because of less expensive cabling.
News From Interop
Commentary  |  5/2/2008  | 
Interop 2008--less circus, more substance. The major themes revolved around data centers. Switching and virtualization were top of mind with announcements from Cisco, Extreme, and various software vendors supporting virtualization. Some interesting demos and road-mapped items were discussed as well.
USB Thumb Drives Are A Convenience, But Also A Major Threat
Commentary  |  5/1/2008  | 
If you're like me, then you have a drawer full of USB thumb drives that you've collected from vendors over the years. Whenever I'm in a rush, I pop one out, copy some data to it, and transport it to...
Interconnect Pricing Shows InfiniBand Advantage - for Now
Commentary  |  5/1/2008  | 
Per-port pricing turns up some surprising results
HP, Intel, NetApp, and Sun Win Green IT Awards
Commentary  |  5/1/2008  | 
>Sun, NetApp, and HP were among eight winners of Green Enterprise IT awards given at the Uptime Institute Symposium 2008
3Com Sends Mao to China
Commentary  |  5/1/2008  | 
Is the new China-based 3Com chief the shape of things to come?


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