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  • NYSE Euronext copes with booming traffic

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    NYSE Euronext, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, is already using 100-gigabit optical network connections for real work and may be close to deploying pre-standard 100-Gigabit Ethernet just to keep up with booming demand for rapid communication.
  • IT management aided by new appraisal technique

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    CIOs and other IT leaders have long struggled to measure and then demonstrate the business value of IT investments, and that challenge has generally become more difficult during the recession.
  • Will iPad Invade Enterprise as Quickly as iPhone Did?

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 5:45 pm

    An enterprise technology sales veteran predicts business users will walk right into work with the iPad before long -- and that CIOs better prepare.
  • Google's leading, but where do other Web giants stand on IPv6?

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    The most popular Web sites are under increasing pressure to add support for IPv6, a long-anticipated upgrade to IPv4, the Internet's main communications protocol.
  • Former Apple exec says iPad too big, 'smarted out'

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 5:37 pm

    The iPad is too big and lacks communication capabilities, says the former Apple exec who oversaw the demise of the company's iconic-but-flawed Newton more than a decade ago.
  • Wireless broadband: There's a gap for that

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Back in 2007, Nemertes Research predicted a "broadband access" gap that would begin affecting Internet connectivity by the year 2012.
  • Smartphone shipments hit new record in fourth quarter

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Smartphone devices continued to ship at record levels in last year's fourth quarter, reaching 54.5 million, or 39% more than last year.
  • White House, mobile carriers launch health texting campaign

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

    The White House and major mobile carriers have launched a text-messaging campaign aimed at improving the health of babies in the U.S.
  • Alcatel-Lucent offers way to increase mobile capacity

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 10:40 am

    A new product from Alcatel-Lucent aims to let mobile operators serve more customers using their existing radio spectrum, by offering faster mobile broadband services such as HSPA and LTE on frequencies currently reserved for GSM. Using software-defined radio technology, it will simultaneously support multiple mobile network technologies on one frequency, enabling operators to continue to serve customers with older phones.
  • Vodafone looks to smartphones for increased revenue

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Vodafone reported Thursday that revenue from data services exceeded £1 billion (US$1.58 billion) for the first time during the last three months of 2010, but that only partially helped offset lower voice revenue.
  • Cisco's Chambers sees economy on the mend

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Cisco Systems' results for its fiscal quarter ended last month indicate the world economy is entering a second phase of recovery, Chairman and CEO John Chambers said Wednesday.
  • Five Trends Influencing the CIO Smartphone Agenda

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Which is more important, the data or the device? MobileIron's Ajay Mishra tackles this and other key smartphone questions for CIOs now.
  • iPad's wireless performance tied to AT&T's boosting its 3G network

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    AT&T boasted that it would be ready to handle demand for the iPad's wireless connectivity through use of its Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities and a $2 billion increase in network improvements in 2010.
  • Twitter, TechCrunch, Digg execs make Forbes' Web Celebs list

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Several executives of top Web 2.0 sites are among the Internet celebrities in Forbes magazine's 2010 Web Celeb 25 list.
  • Apple patches critical flaws in iPhone, iPod Touch

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    Apple today patched five vulnerabilities in the iPhone's operating system, including one in a password-locking feature that's required attention before.
  • Will iPad Actually Chill Development of Mobile Web Pages?

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:05 pm

    The number of mobile websites designed for touchscreen devices has skyrocketed in areas like shopping and services, a new survey shows. But could the iPad cool development of these sites? Fact is, traditional Web pages look great on the iPad.
  • NASA satellite to send avalanche of Sun photos, data

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    NASA next week will launch a satellite that the space agency says will scrutinize the Sun and send back “a prodigious rush of pictures” about sunspots, solar flares and a variety of other never-before-seen astrophysical activities.
  • Lawmaker pushes for new broadband funding

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 10:24 am

    The U.S. government should spend more on broadband adoption by redirecting money from a fund that subsidizes traditional telephone service to high-speed Internet service, a U.S. lawmaker said Tuesday.
  • Media tablets like iPad will take over where MIDs failed, says researcher

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 10:09 am

    Bill Gates and others first envisioned that tablet computers would be the future of computing for everyone. So far, they have only caught on in niches, such as with e-readers or in specialized industries including healthcare or construction.
  • The cloud may not be the Internet

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 9:56 am

    In our last newsletter we distinguished between public and private cloud computing and discussed some of the challenges associated with supporting both forms of cloud computing over a WAN. In this newsletter we will continue that discussion and will also discuss how IT organizations intend to respond to those challenges.
  • Sprint's first WiMax smartphone called Supersonic, runs Android, say reports

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 9:49 am

    Reports and a photo of Sprint Nextel Inc.'s first WiMax smartphone, code-named Supersonic, have surfaced, but the company has not yet confirmed the device.
  • T-Mobile and Orange merger in UK hits a snag

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 8:10 am

    The merger between mobile operators T-Mobile and Orange significantly threatens to decrease competition in the U.K market, the U.K. Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said on Wednesday.
  • Japan certifies its first LTE modem

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Japanese regulators have certified the country's first data modem based on LTE technology, manufacturer LG Electronics said on Wednesday. The step takes the country a little closer towards the planned launch of its first LTE network.
  • Facebook sees need for Terabit Ethernet

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Facebook's data centers already need 100-Gigabit Ethernet and ideally could use 1-Terabit Ethernet, according to a senior network engineer at the company.
  • FAQ: Amazon vs. Macmillan -- The iPad wins

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 1:04 pm

    The uproar between Amazon.com and publishing house Macmillan over the price of e-books may be the precursor to more marketing battles as Apple's iPad enters the e-reader market. This FAQ sets the scene.

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