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  • Transformative technologies for the 21st century

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 10:46 am

    Have a look at just three technologies that have the ability to completely revolutionize IT from the ground up: memristors, nanowires and OLEDS.
  • 8 ways to expense an iPhone

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 10:14 am

    Management vendors have gotten wise to the fact that most in IT can't sit in front of monitoring consoles to detect problems and potential failures. Now several have designed their applications to run from the graphical user interfaces of iPhones and other smartphones. Here is just a handful of iPhone-friendly management tools.
  • Alcatel integrating network layers for efficiency

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 7:31 pm

    Alcatel-Lucent on Wednesday set a course for tighter integration of the two main components of long-haul service-provider networks, saying it will help carriers streamline their infrastructure and run it more efficiently.
  • Alaskans seek $1.3 billion of broadband funds

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Alaskan organizations have applied for US$1.3 billion in broadband deployment stimulus funding from the U.S. government, out of a total of $4 billion in funding available in the first round of grants and loans.
  • HP extends data center, campus Ethernet switches

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 9:06 am

    HP this week unveiled enhancements to its data center and campus switching portfolio designed to increase density and tightly integrate switching with blade server systems.
  • Downloads for Managing Your Network

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 8:50 am

    Ten great networking downloads--many of them completely free--that will allow you to manage your small office or home network effectively, solve wireless-networking problems, gain remote access to your network, and more.
  • Want to make BI pervasive? It's the culture, stupid

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 8:46 am

    Business intelligence software may have been around for several decades, but it remains an esoteric niche in most companies, according to an analyst.
  • China Mobile iPhone killer will not be cheap

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 8:01 am

    Lenovo Mobile is designing handsets for China's national 3G mobile standard that will sell for as little as US$150, but its high-end handset made to rival the iPhone is not one of them, the company said Wednesday.
  • Checking the Status of Your NICs

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 6:21 pm

    Sun's BigAdmin System Administration Portal provides an extremely useful tool for reporting the status of your network interface cards. Using ifconfig and a seriesof ndd (get driver parameter) and kstat (display kernal statistics) commands, the script prepares a summary of the network interface settings in table form.
  • Ubiquisys and Fon to let users share mobile broadband

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 1:12 pm

    Ubiquisys and FON are working on a femtocell that will let mobile users share a broadband connection, they said on Tuesday.
  • Companies patch OS holes, but biggest priority should be apps

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 9:32 am

    Corporations appear to be much slower in patching their applications than their operating systems, even though attackers are mainly targeting application vulnerabilities, according to a new report based on data from TippingPoint, Qualys and the SANS Institute.
  • MediaTek app store to serve Chinese mass market

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 5:31 am

    MediaTek has started shipping a new generation of its widely used mobile phone chips with support for an application download store that will first target China's masses of mobile subscribers, the store developer said Tuesday.
  • Recession hasn't slowed global Internet traffic

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    Not even the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression could slow the ongoing explosion of traffic over international Internet connections, and service providers are still building to accommodate it.
  • Making the switch to VoIP

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 5:13 pm

    How do you know if a VoIP telephony system is right for you? Here are four factors that lead businesses to make the switch.
  • BlackBerry users get iPass client

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    Global Internet access aggregator iPass on Monday finally introduced a software client for Research In Motion BlackBerry handsets, giving users of the popular business devices a way to hop on faster networks and avoid expensive cellular roaming charges.
  • Avaya wins Nortel enterprise business for $900 million

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 11:25 am

    Avaya has emerged as the winning bidder for Nortel’s enterprise business, beating out Siemens Enterprise Communications over the weekend.
  • Ethernet switch vendors propose data center collapse

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 11:05 am

    Cisco and other Ethernet switch vendors explain shift from three- to two-tier data center networking architectures.
  • How registrars tackle domain name abuse

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 10:30 am

    Some rogue registrars are happy to turn a blind eye to domain-name abuse; others are fighting back.
  • 802.11n Proves Standards Aren't What They Used To Be

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 10:23 am

    802.11n is the poster child for a standards process gone wrong. Seven years after it began and at least two years after 802.11 "draft" devices arrived, the IEEE has finally adopted a final standard for faster, stronger, more secure wireless.
  • Domain-name abuse proliferates; rogue registrars turn a blind eye

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 9:32 am

    Domain names are a key part of botnet and phishing operations, and cyber-criminals are plundering domain-name registrars around the world to get them.
  • Need for speed: A tale of two college WiFi networks and 802.11n

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 9:01 am

    If IT managers at two U.S. universities are any measure, 802.11n WiFi networking has a bright future on college campuses.
  • India schedules 3G license auction for December

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 12:01 am

    India's auction of 3G and WiMax licenses is now scheduled to be held in December, according to a notice on the Web site of the country's Department of Telecommunications.
  • Superfast Wi-Fi Standard 'n' Official: Consumer FAQ

    Posted September 12, 2009 - 1:01 pm

    A new standard for Wi-Fi communication, 802.11n, is now official paving the way for faster, more reliable, and more efficient wireless networks. That means improvements to streaming of HD content, better performance for applications running on a Wi-Fi network such as VoIP, and longer laptop batter life given 802.11n chips use less power.
  • Palm Pre to be unveiled in UK next week

    Posted September 12, 2009 - 1:01 pm

    The Palm Pre smartphone is set to be officially unveiled in the UK on Tuesday. The touchscreen smartphone, dubbed this year's iPhone killer, will make its UK debut on 15 September.
  • Business iPhone apps finder adds new category, products

    Posted September 12, 2009 - 8:13 am

    InfoWorld broadens its Web-based iPhone apps catalog to include communications apps
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