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  • Cisco shutting down between holidays to save money

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 5:07 pm

    Cisco is reportedly shutting down during the year-end holiday season to save money, the first time it has done so in its history.
  • Judgment favors Novell in ongoing SCO case

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 10:19 pm

    A Utah court handed down a judgment this week in the long-running legal battle between SCO and Novell.
  • Virgin's in-flight Wi-Fi coming Monday

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 1:09 pm

    Virgin America's in-flight Wi-Fi service will launch on Monday for a beta test that is intended to last just one week before a planned commercial launch Dec. 1.
  • Visiting Adtran Support

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 12:35 pm

    I spent the last two days in Huntsville Alabama on a press tour of Adtran. Huntsville is nice, and the Adtran people are even nicer. The press tour was a good idea, because they're a good company with too low a profile.
  • Leadership - The Millennials Impact on Business

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 7:26 pm

    The Millennials, also known as GenY, are defined as those born between 1980 and 2000. According to a 2007 BSG Alliance Concourse Institute’s research study there are approximately 70 million Millennials in the U.S. today. For comparison, the boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, measures in at 79.6 million according to the 2000 U.S. Census. There is an odd fascination with this generation, its rapid adoption of technology and how they fit into the business world.
  • How do you visualize your traffic flow (NetFlow) logs?

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 10:05 am

    What are you doing with your traffic flow logs, such as NetFlow? How long does it normally take you to understand what exactly the log entries represent? What if you could generate a visual representation of the machines communicating on your network? Would that make your analysis work easier?
  • How do you prepare your security data for visualization?

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 1:46 pm

    Do you know how much traffic is transmitted on your networks? Do you know what protocols are in use and what machines are using them? Are there spyware infected machines on your network that leak information?
  • Enterasys, Siemens integrate WLAN gear

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 12:22 pm

    Enterasys this week is expected to announce integration of the Siemens Enterprise Communications WLAN portfolio with its switches and management systems.
  • Efficiency key to Avaya's success, Giancarlo says

    Posted November 15, 2008 - 4:24 pm

  • Meru looks to make Wi-Fi as reliable as Ethernet

    Posted November 12, 2008 - 5:12 pm

    On Monday, Meru Networks announced virtual ports, a technology designed to make Wi-Fi networks as reliable as wired Ethernet.
  • Cisco plans networked screens at Yankee Stadium

    Posted November 12, 2008 - 11:29 am

    The new Yankee Stadium will feature digital signs from Cisco that can show live game play all around the venue.
  • Defrag 2008, A Social Networking Conference

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 5:38 pm

    Defrag 2008 was held in Denver last week. Defrag is a social networking conference that brings together innovators, businesses and investors for a couple of days of robust dialoging on the business value of social networking tools, what is available in the market and what is coming down the pipe. The last day of the Defrag conference did a smooth transition into the Denver-Boulder Technology MeetUp, which made for an immersive, intensive, educational experience on the state of social networking.
  • Study: Viagra spam is profitable, but margins are tight

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 10:11 am

    Spam sent by the Storm network could be generating up to $3.5 million per year in revenue a year for pharmaceutical product sales.
  • Cisco posts solid financial report

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 5:59 pm

    Despite the worsening economic situation, Cisco Systems posted solid financial results for its first quarter, including sales of $10.3 billion.
  • Cisco VAR case signals changes to come

    Posted November 2, 2008 - 8:54 pm

    Cisco lost a court case brought by a reseller and was ordered to pay damages of over $6 million.
  • Ways to recession-proof your WAN

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 9:08 pm

    Unless you're in one of those rare industries that thrives in recessions, that means it's batten-down-the-hatches time. In anticipation of the grimness, here are some tips for keeping your WAN spending under control.
  • How to set up a cross-platform network

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 2:54 pm

    Linux, Mac OS, and Windows can communicate and coexist on a single network. By using suitable off-the-shelf networking equipment and the various operating systems' built-in tools, you can connect your heterogeneous hardware to the universe in short order.
  • Fans and skeptics argue on Fibre Channel over Ethernet

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 1:43 pm

    The Storage Networking World Europe show focused on Fibre Channel over Ethernet, which some see as a Trojan horse that Cisco can use to attack Brocade.
  • Efficiency drive moves to networks

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 9:05 pm

    Networks will be the next frontier in energy efficiency if a program kicked off by router maker Juniper Networks and test-equipment vendor Ixia gains a wider following.
  • WiMax is here: What you need to know

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 4:03 pm

    WiMax is often confused with Wi-Fi. But only the names are similar. For example, WiMax is 100 percent IP, whereas Wi-Fi is not.
  • More Messaging Moves to the Cloud

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 12:06 pm

    E-mail lends itself well to hosted services providing services to users across the Internet. All the early free e-mail services, like Yahoo and Hotmail used the hosted model.
  • Can the Web predict the next president?

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 8:12 pm

    Traffic analysis can be applied to the Web to understand a wide range of behavior patterns ranging from social media networks to suggestion systems in e-commerce to even the current hot topic: the presidential race.
  • Are taxpayer-funded networks a good idea?

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 8:01 pm

    Every now and then another municipality tries to put up its own ISP infrastructure. The latest to try -- Palo Alto, Calif. -- may fare as poorly as most previous U.S. cities and towns have, but if it manages to succeed, its approach could be a prototype for bringing high-speed Internet service to communities.
  • Quantix provide training courses on Juniper Technology

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 8:35 am

    Quantix has joined forces with a leading training specialist for Juniper Technology.

  • AT&T upgrades entire backbone network to 40Gbps

    Posted October 24, 2008 - 9:00 pm

    AT&T this week completed transitioning its IP traffic to a consolidated IP/MPLS backbone by deploying 40Gbps Ethernet technology over its entire U.S. ultra-long haul network.
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