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Content posted in July 2007
Viral Video of the Week: Now THAT's Jailhouse Rock
Commentary  |  7/31/2007  | 
Here's an interesting video that was making the rounds this week: over 1500 inmates at the Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Cebu City, Philippines performing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in their courtyard....
Twitter Turns Drivel to Cash
Commentary  |  7/31/2007  | 
Web 2.0 venture Twitter has discovered a simple formula for success: encourage users' conceit.
Andy Dornan podcast on NAC
Commentary  |  7/30/2007  | 
Andy Dornan and Andrew Braunberg of Current Analysis joins Alan Shimel and Mitchell Ashley from StillSecure, on a podcast discussing NAC. Much of the discussion is based on a user survey Network Computing and Current Analysis recently completed. There is...
$28 Million for an Old Idea?Part 2
Commentary  |  7/27/2007  | 
We have to kill the firewall in order to save it. That's the essential message from startup Palo Alto Networks (PAN)....
Data Practices Gone Bad
Commentary  |  7/27/2007  | 
Still think P2P file sharing is a major culprit of data loss?
John Chambers for President?
Commentary  |  7/27/2007  | 
Could politics be the Cisco chief's next move?
802.1X deployments affect IT process
Commentary  |  7/26/2007  | 
I received this email the other day: "I went through your article regarding NAC, and would like to ask you one question more to the part of the topic, which was not mentioned. When we internally discussed the possibility of...
P2P a national threat. Your tax dollars at waste.
Commentary  |  7/26/2007  | 
Can someone with a clue run down to Capital Hill and talk some sense to our Congress People, please? There is apparently a bru-ha-ha rising about P2P file sharing and how it is a National Security Threat and congress recently...
IBM and HP, old rivalries alive and well
Commentary  |  7/26/2007  | 
Earlier this week I had the chance to catch an HP briefing on data center efficiency. It's a hot area with surprisingly little groundbreaking technology. But that doesn't stop old rivals from taking a good jab at each other....
Pointing fingers
Commentary  |  7/26/2007  | 
Momma always said every time you point a finger, three more are pointing back at you. Well, there was a lot of finger pointing going on the last few weeks between IE and Firefox over a vulnerability in url handlers,...
Viral Video of the Week: Mortal Kombat -- The Musical?
Commentary  |  7/25/2007  | 
A couple of guys sparring/training in the middle of Central Park are completely oblivious to the group that has begun to surround them. Little do they know that the troupe is actually DeCadence, an A Cappella group from the...
NWC Interview: Charles Crouchman, Opalis
Commentary  |  7/25/2007  | 
In this podcast interview with Network Computing's Michael Biddick, Opalis' CTO Charles Crouchman discusses Opalis' software's scalability in enterprise environments as well as comments on recent acquisitions in the IT Process Automation market. Listen Now...
EMC Cuts to the Core
Commentary  |  7/25/2007  | 
Joe Tucci keeps his eyes on the storage prize
Performance Anxiety
Commentary  |  7/24/2007  | 
Whenever a new technology hits the streets, the question of whether it can keep up with network traffic quickly follows and with good reason. If a product becomes a network bottle neck or fails to process everything it should be...
YouTube's Reign of Terror
Commentary  |  7/24/2007  | 
The next leader of the free world may have stood on stage at The Citadel last night, but the real power in the room was YouTube....
Judge Hangs Fire on Reyes Case
Commentary  |  7/21/2007  | 
More legal drama for the former Brocade supremo
$28 Million for an Old Idea?Part 1
Commentary  |  7/20/2007  | 
You have to admire the chutzpah of startup Palo Alto Networks. The company has raised $28 million to sell a "next-generation" firewall based on ideas that are 20 years old....
Viral Video of the Week: Welcome Back, Potter
Commentary  |  7/20/2007  | 
We're just hours away from the release of the final Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." There's been a great deal of speculation as to whether Harry will be shuffling off the mortal coil (author J.K. Rowling...
Tape's Tally Is Up
Commentary  |  7/19/2007  | 
IBM reports a 19 percent increase in storage tape gear, while disk is flat
Would You Get Hooked By A Phisher? Test Your Smarts
Commentary  |  7/19/2007  | 
Think you're too smart to get duped by a phishing scam? Are you absolutely certain you'd be able to recognize an authentic site from a scam? The Anti-virus experts at McAfee aren't as convinced and so they've set up an...
Knowing What You Need
Commentary  |  7/19/2007  | 
Yesterday, I spent about four hours yesterday configuring a Cisco Aironet 1240AG access point, a Cisco 3750 switch, and an HP Procurve switch to authenticate hosts using 802.1X against a Windows 2003 Enterprise Server AD deployment. During the deployment I...
RIM goes dual mode with 8820
Commentary  |  7/17/2007  | 
Arguably, you can say that RIM has had Wi-Fi in its portfolio since 2004 when it introduced the Wi-Fi only 7270 into the market. However, where the real rubber meets the road for Wi-Fi and handheld devices is in the...
EMC's Thin Pickings
Commentary  |  7/17/2007  | 
EMC keeps its head below the parapet
What's Next, DNA Tracking Ginsu?
Commentary  |  7/16/2007  | 
An appellate court ruling is expected today on whether temporary logs kept in RAM should eligible for e-discovery. See Eweek's story here....
Storage Execs Scrap the Stodgy
Commentary  |  7/13/2007  | 
Get with it, Joe!
Viral Video of the Week: iBlend
Commentary  |  7/12/2007  | 
From writing and sending e-mail to watching videos (and of course making calls), the iPhone seems capable of doing just about anything. But will it blend? No, this isn't a trick question and I'm not using some fancy new techno-jargon....
Build An Entertainment Center For The Mac Or The PC
Commentary  |  7/12/2007  | 
If you've already got a Mac or a PC, you can build a home entertainment center around your current computer. Here are two sample systems to help show what can
No One Told Roger Clemens ...
Commentary  |  7/11/2007  | 
Everyone knows baseball is a game of numbers, and here's an interesting one: According to researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the average shelf life for a major league ballplayer is just 5.6 years. One in five will...
A Pox On Trialware
Commentary  |  7/11/2007  | 
Dell is taking aim at the SMB market with its new Vostro line, announced today. The Vostros come in notebook and desktop models, starting at $449 and $319, respectively. What caught our eye is what is not on these systems:...
Voltaire's IPO Plans Spotlight InfiniBand
Commentary  |  7/11/2007  | 
InfiniBand vendor finally takes the plunge
EMC Still Rules VMware
Commentary  |  7/10/2007  | 
VMware prospectus highlights Intel partnership but stresses EMC ownership
All NAC, all The Time
Commentary  |  7/7/2007  | 
Welcome to the NAC Immersion Center. The goal of this site is to cover the pertinent information about NAC technology, products, and practices. We will conduct product reviews, writing tutorials about the technology that drives NAC, and discuss trends to...
Revisiting Thin Provisioning's 'Firsts'
Commentary  |  7/7/2007  | 
It's time to set the record straight on who first introduced this technology
Making a Test Bed
Commentary  |  7/6/2007  | 
In setting up the test bed for a series of NAC reviews, I ran into some interesting issues some of which I want to lay out here and some I will explore more in depth later (at some point, I...
Viral Video of the Week: Must Love Jaws
Commentary  |  7/5/2007  | 
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water...this great mashup takes Jaws -- the action-packed, heart stopping blockbuster that made a generation afraid to go swimming -- and turns it into a feel good, 'Free-Willy'...
Raise the Flag for Compliance
Commentary  |  7/3/2007  | 
Canada Day, Independence Day spur thoughts of compliance
The Wireless Edge: 3GPP Technologies Make Impressive Strides
Commentary  |  7/3/2007  | 
3GPP's three prong approach of EDGE Evolution, HSPA Evolution and Long Term Evolution yields an impressive roadmap of continued performance increases.
Government & Green IT
Commentary  |  7/3/2007  | 
Should government dictate data center environmentals?
Forget the Stinkin' Vacuums
Commentary  |  7/1/2007  | 
iRobot, based in Burlington, Ma., announced last week that it's teaming with Taser International to develop robots armed with the Taser X26, which sports an integrated laser sight and internal USB data port. The new bots, tagged with the deceptively...


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