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  • Scandinavian Airlines to offer in-flight wireless

    Posted July 2, 2003 - 6:47 pm

    Boeing has reached an agreement with Scandinavian Airlines to provide Wi-Fi Internet access on long-haul flights. The announcement follows on the heels of similar agreements between the aerospace giant and both Lufthansa and Japan Air. Can a US airline be far behind?
  • Wireless Internet in hotels surges

    Posted July 2, 2003 - 6:40 pm

    More and more, travelers are demanding wireless Internet connectivity in hotel rooms - and hotel managers are able to charge a premium for it. This article details the trend.
  • IAnywhere extends Pylon software

    Posted July 2, 2003 - 4:58 pm

    Sybase Inc. subsidiary iAnywhere Solutions Inc. has updated software designed to push e-mail out to wireless devices from enterprise servers, adding support for mail attachments, the company announced.
  • Wireless handhelds

    Posted July 2, 2003 - 2:15 pm

    At first glance, the PDA security problem doesn't seem all that different from securing PCs, but look closer. A whole new set of tools will be required.
  • Lowering WLAN TCO

    Posted July 1, 2003 - 3:42 pm

    You want to realize the productivity gains from a WLAN, but you need to have your project approved in a time of tight budgets. This article outlines how you can lower the costs of a wireless network and improve your chances of getting enough funds to put it together.
  • Do WLANs really pay?

    Posted July 1, 2003 - 3:36 pm

    With WLAN security woes finally being addressed, the interest of many IT managers is turning to the bottom line: are the advantages of a wireless network worth the ongoing costs? As this article explains, with costs so difficult to pin down, it's not an easy question to answer.
  • Corporates remain wary on mobile computing costs

    Posted July 1, 2003 - 3:33 pm

    According to a recent study by consulting group Analysys, many corporate offices are still wary on installing WLANs - and rightfully so. The study asserts that while the investment in WLANs are worthwhile in some specific cases, each installation needs to be studied carefully to ensure that it is money well spent.
  • WLAN benefits calculator

    Posted July 1, 2003 - 3:28 pm

    Is a WLAN right for your organization? The Wi-Fi Alliance offers this calculator to help you determine how much a WLAN would cost in your environment - and if you'd realize enough savings to justify it. (After you agree to the Wi-Fi Alliance's terms, you'll download the calculator in Microsoft Excel format.)
  • Wireless LANs cut costs

    Posted July 1, 2003 - 3:24 pm

    WLANs don't just get rid of cluttering wires: they also can reduce total ownership costs over wired networks. Read on to find out where the potential cost savings lie.
  • Network connectivity: WLAN ROI

    Posted July 1, 2003 - 3:20 pm

    Intel has been pushing WLANs heavily as it moves into mobile computing. This analysis from the chipmaker illustrates some of the costs - and returns - from installing a wireless LAN.
  • Optimize your WLAN investment

    Posted July 1, 2003 - 3:17 pm

    Many shops are installing WLANs - but aren't aware of the costs beyond equipment and installation. Read on to find out how much a WLAN will really cost you, and how you can cut that cost down with smart planning.
  • Making wireless dreams a reality

    Posted July 1, 2003 - 3:07 pm

    In a perfect world, a WLAN can only help your productivity and your bottom line - but in the real world, wireless costs can outweigh benefits. This article explains some of the perhaps unexpected costs of wireless LANs, and will help you decide if a move to a wireless infrastructure is right for you.
  • Sidestepping wireless LAN money pits

    Posted July 1, 2003 - 3:02 pm

    A wireless LAN might promise immediate cash savings - but don't underestimate maintenance and support costs. In this interview, wireless guru Jim Geier explains where the hazards lie. (Free registration required.)
  • Gartner projects rapid growth for hot spots

    Posted July 1, 2003 - 9:29 am

    The number of wireless LAN (WLAN) hot spots worldwide will more than double by 2005, but the services are unlikely to reach "critical mass" until three to five years from now, according to a Gartner Inc. analyst.
  • Fujitsu, Nokia team on enterprise mobility

    Posted June 30, 2003 - 9:32 am

    In yet another move to help enterprises introduce wireless-based corporate services, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. has forged a partnership with Fujitsu Ltd. of Japan. Under the deal, Nokia will provide several higher-end handsets based on Symbian Ltd.'s operating system, while Fujitsu will offer systems integration, consulting and managed services.
  • WLAN coming to almost all notebooks, IDC says

    Posted June 27, 2003 - 9:36 am

    Wireless LAN (WLAN) chips will plummet in price and show up in almost all notebook PCs by 2007, according to a new study by research company IDC.
  • Report: Competition alive in wireless

    Posted June 26, 2003 - 9:11 pm

    While much of the tech industry remains mired in a slump, the FCC recently spotlighted the wireless industry as a thriving sector. In particular, wireless phone providers are competing aggressively in a way that benefits consumers.
  • Wireless technology pushes further into the supply chain

    Posted June 26, 2003 - 9:07 pm

    Inventory management applications were some of the first to use wireless technology in the real world. Now, retailers like Walmart are pushing even further into the frontiers of wireless technology, using a slew of new gadgets to manage their supply chains. Read on to find out if this represents a bonanza to the wireless developer.
  • 3Com unleashes 802.11g wireless products

    Posted June 26, 2003 - 9:02 pm

    With the standardization of the 802.11g spec, more companies are releasing hardware to meet the growing demand for wireless equipment. 3Com is the latest to enter this market, with offerings aimed at small business users.
  • Sun hopes to cash in on wireless with Pixo

    Posted June 26, 2003 - 8:59 pm

    Sun Microsystems has long pushed its J2ME platform as a good basis for mobile applications on cell phones and handhelds. Now the company is moving aggressively into the marketplace with its purchase of Pixo, a company that sells Java-based software for downloading apps to mobile devices.
  • UN wants poor nations to use wireless Internet

    Posted June 26, 2003 - 8:55 pm

    UN Secretary General Kofi Annan recently billed Wi-Fi as a key technology to help infrastructure-poor developing nations get online. With the world hungering for connectivity, can a third-world wireless boom be far behind?
  • Sony Ericsson exits CDMA market in U.S.

    Posted June 25, 2003 - 9:23 am

    Users of mobile phones in North America will see less of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, following a decision to drop a key product line in the region.
  • Dell to offer GSM/GPRS card for notebooks

    Posted June 24, 2003 - 5:15 pm

    Dell Computer Corp. will offer its notebook customers the choice of WLAN (wireless LAN) or WWAN (wireless wide area network) technology under an agreement signed Tuesday with AT&T Wireless Services Inc. to let Dell customers connect to cellular data networks through an expansion card.
  • Orange joins Euro alliance, plans 3G services

    Posted June 24, 2003 - 8:50 am

    Mobile operator Orange SA will join an alliance of Telecom Italia Mobile SpA, Telef
  • PDA security

    Posted June 24, 2003 - 3:52 am

    This page features a host of resources on a variety of subjects related to PDA security. An excellent resource with links to stories and products.
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