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  • Managing remote desktop management

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 9:46 pm

    Remote desktop management is parts of the nuts and bolts of managing IT infrastructure. Mark Gibbs has found a product that makes managing your remote desktop management manageable.
  • Inside dynamic workload management

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 9:34 pm

    Dynamic workflow management -- the ability to sense changes in demand and automatically invoke requisite application and server resources to meet new workloads -- is quickly becoming a fundamental requirement in the new data center.
  • MediaFLO TV coming to cars, MP3 players

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 9:01 pm

    Qualcomm's MediaFLO wireless broadcast network will soon be available on in-car and portable media players, and the company plans to bring it to other consumer electronics as well.
  • Unified Communications Promises Much, But Does It Deliver?

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 4:45 pm

    If you want to move forward with UC, early adopters have advice about planning projects and measuring returns.
  • 802.11n set for final approval

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 4:41 pm

    Sometime on Friday, at the sprawling Hyatt Regency hotel in New Brunswick, N.J., an IEEE group called the Standards Board is expected to approve the 802.11n wireless LAN standard.
  • How Lone Star Colleges Consolidated Services, Boosted Uptime

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 4:26 pm

    When Shah Ardalan joined Houston's Lone Star Community College System as CIO in February 2008, its information systems were an embarrassment. Network services were unreliable and the implementation of an ERP system for college administration had a habit of crashing during critical periods like student registration.
  • Feds to spend $5B on satellite services

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 4:12 pm

    The U.S. federal government has launched a 10-year, $5 billion program to provide commercial satellite communications services to military and civilian customers.
  • Is Microsoft abandoning XP security updates?

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 4:00 pm

    Microsoft really, really wants people to buy Windows 7, so it has long tried to retire XP. Now it appears Microsoft will no longer be releasing some security patches for XP. Coincidence?
  • Motorola Cliq coming in Q4 with Blur social service

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 3:32 pm

    Motorola on Thursday announced its first Android smartphone, which will ship in the fourth quarter with T-Mobile USA under the name Cliq.
  • Vodafone gets on mobile hotspot bandwagon

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 12:01 pm

    Vodafone said Thursday that it is getting set to launch Novatel's mobile hotspot, the MiFi, in Europe.
  • Zenprise Smartphone Mgmt Software Gets New Features

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 11:39 am

    The continuing spread of smartphones inside and outside of office walls is leading more and more corporate IT departments to consider third-party software offerings for assistance in managing and maintaining the integrity of their BlackBerry/iPhone/Palm device deployments.
  • Orange takes step toward better mobile voice quality

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 10:31 am

    Orange will launch what it claims to be the world's first mobile telephone service offering improved sound quality using the AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi Rate-Wideband) speech coding technology, it said on Thursday.
  • Review

    Have a Network? Get Network Magic Pro

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 9:21 am

    If you own or are involved with a small business with a peer-to-peer network, you need help. You'd rather run your business than get bogged down with network administration--and you most likely don't have the tools for administering your network. That's where Cisco Network Magic Pro ($50, 7-day free trial) comes in.
  • Juniper invests in data center switch vendor Blade

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 9:08 am

    Juniper Networks has invested in Blade Network Technologies, maker and supplier of switches for data center blade servers.
  • Review

    Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 9:00 am

    Travelers in need of frequent Internet access have more options than ever these days, but the choices aren't always satisfactory. You can try to find a Wi-Fi hotspot, but sometimes one isn't handy. You can get a mobile broadband USB modem from a major carrier, but that typically requires installing special software, which can be a hassle. Novatel Wireless's MiFi 2200, a pocketable gadget that marries the convenience of Wi-Fi to the ubiquity of mobile broadband, elegantly sidesteps these issues.
  • WiFi Fans Have Their Say

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 8:46 am

    So many people commented and sent e-mail about last week's column on WiFi I had to check and make sure I didn't accidentally insult Apple or claim Linux was better than Windows. Nope, I just said WiFi wasn't always the best way to network.
  • Faster 3G coming to six cities, says AT&T

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    AT&T is again upgrading its 3G high-speed packet access (HSPA) network by deploying HSPA 7.2 technology in six U.S. cities this year
  • Cisco fixes TCP denial-of-service bug

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 3:57 pm

    Cisco this week issued a patch for a denial-of-service vulnerability that affects multiple products.
  • Mobile carriers sign up to EU in-car accident alert system

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 3:01 pm

    E.U.'s mobile-phone industry on Wednesday signed up to eCall, a Europe-wide road accident alert system designed to reduce fatalities and serious accidents on the continent's roads.
  • Upcoming technology promises improved mobile TV

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    The GSM Association is getting behind the emerging mobile broadcast technology IMB (Integrated Mobile Broadcast), it said on Wednesday. The technology opens the door for more mobile TV channels and better picture quality, according to chip maker IPWireless.
  • Skype bungles software upgrade for the iPhone

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 11:31 am

    Take a deep breath: Skype isn't working so great on the iPhone right now. But a fix should be available by Wednesday evening in Apple's App Store.
  • Recession leads to sluggish global broadband growth

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 10:01 am

    Broadband growth is still reeling from the economic downturn, but there are also tentative signs of a recovery, according to market research company Point Topic.
  • China Mobile powers up app store with Symbian deal

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 9:01 am

    China Mobile and the Symbian Foundation have teamed up to promote the carrier's next-generation mobile standard and its application download store for handsets, the two said Wednesday.
  • China clears iPhone for network, puts picture online

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 11:40 pm

    The Chinese government has cleared a version of the iPhone to use the country's mobile networks and posted pictures of the handset online, just as carrier China Unicom prepares to launch the phone.
  • Vivendi to offer $2.9 billion for Brazilian telecom operator

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    Vivendi, the French communications and content provider, plans to buy Brazilian telecom company GVT in a deal that could be worth more than US$2.9 billion.

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