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  • Enterprise SSDs to soar through 2015

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    A new report states that the number of solid state drives will grow by 50 times over the next five years in corporate data centers, driven by their lower overall cost of ownership and higher performance compared to spinning hard disk drives.
  • Apple slates WWDC for June 7-11, touts iPhone 4

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 1:57 pm

    Apple announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference will begin June 7, the likely date when the company will introduce its next iPhone.
  • Microsoft takes aim at Android with patent portfolio in hand

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 9:43 am

    Microsoft has licensed some of its patents to mobile phone maker HTC for use on the company's Android-based smartphones, it said Tuesday.
  • Weighing the Economic Impact of Net Neutrality

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:47 pm

    It seems that the battle for net neutrality has boiled down to an argument over economics. Dueling reports paint vastly different visions of the economic outlook for the broadband and Internet industries should the FCC be successful in imposing net neutrality guidelines.
  • Interop: Avaya CEO touts lasting impact of SIP

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    Session Initiation Protocol will remain the driver of innovation in unified communications for the next decade, putting it on par with TCP/IP as a networking game changer, Avaya's CEO told an overflow crowd at his Interop keynote address Tuesday.
  • A Sneak Peek at BlackBerry 6 OS

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:35 pm

    Following yesterday's announcements of the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis gave WES 2010 attendees a quick preview of BlackBerry 6 operating system. With cleaner graphics, a Webkit browser and some new navigation features, the OS update will definitely please existing BlackBerry users when it launches next calendar quarter.
  • Carriers flubbing femtocell

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:28 pm

    Femtocells have gotten off to a sluggish start so far because carriers have yet to sell customers on their benefits, says an analyst at Infonetics Research.
  • Broadcasting group defends its spectrum turf

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    U.S. television broadcasters are willing to talk about sharing their unused spectrum with broadband providers, but they should not be forced to give up spectrum or be taxed for the spectrum they have, said the head of a broadcasting trade group.
  • Nokia says its first Symbian 3 smartphone will be out in Q3

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 10:11 am

    Nokia on Tuesday announced that the N8, its first smartphone based on the Symbian 3 OS, will be out in the third quarter.
  • Cisco announces CleanAir for Wi-Fi interference on new access points

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Cisco Systems announced a new series of high-end wireless LAN access points with so-called CleanAir technology that is designed to give network administrators the ability to monitor Wi-Fi interference from a variety of devices.
  • India adds record 20 million mobile subscribers in March

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 3:40 am

    India added a record 20 million new mobile subscribers in March, as new operators cut tariffs to attract subscribers, according to data released Monday by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
  • New IPv6 testing tool ships

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 8:32 pm

    Mu Dynamics announced on Monday a test suite for IPv6 that custom generates tests based on the user's existing IPv4 network traffic rather than from pre-determined, standard test cases.
  • Groups make last pitches on net neutrality

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 6:11 pm

    Net neutrality rules proposed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission could upset a complex mobile telecom marketplace and lead to fewer handset choices and fewer smartphone applications, a mobile trade group said Monday.
  • Monitoring 10G links with 1G tools

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Many data center managers that need to monitor new 10G network segments can't currently justify the significant investment in new monitoring devices, but high density aggregation filtering systems make it possible to get the job done using 1G monitoring tools.
  • 40G Ethernet takes center stage at Interop

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Switching will once again be all the rage at this week's Interop conference in Las Vegas as the first 40Gbps Ethernet products are slated to be unveiled.
  • Rhapsody adds offline music play to iPhone app

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    Rhapsody today launched an updated iPhone app that lets users listen to music even when no Internet connection is available.
  • RIM continues its reach to consumers with new Blackberries

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    The smallest BlackBerry Pearl smartphones yet, the 9100 and 9105, will go on sale in May on various carriers, Research in Motion Ltd. announced.
  • Hackers target iPad owners with bogus update

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    Hackers are targeting iPad users with bogus update messages that dupe them into downloading malicious code onto their Windows PCs, a security researcher said.
  • Google's privacy afterthought

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    A few days ago, 10 privacy commissioners from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Israel, Ireland, The Netherlands and New Zealand wrote an open letter to Google's CEO Eric Schmidt asking for more proactive privacy protections in new applications. The commissioners are not objecting to Google's overall privacy policies, but to the way Google launches new services.
  • HP updates Network Mode Manager

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    HP has extended its Network Node Manager software into performance and virtualization management
  • Counties, M2Z propose free broadband network

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    County Executives of America (CEA), along with mobile broadband company M2Z Networks, has proposed to build a free wireless broadband network across the 700 counties that are members of the trade group.
  • Technology runs the Boston Marathon

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    The runners took center stage during the Boston Marathon Monday, but behind the scenes of the prestigious road race was an enterprise-class data center capable of accurately tracking more than 26,000 runners and relaying that information to a number of outlets.
  • F5 steers WAN optimization to virtual, cloud environments

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    F5 is announcing at Interop an enterprise cloud architecture that incorporates its existing load load balancing, WAN optimization and security products with new ones to address the requirements of virtualized environments.
  • Netgear Targets SMBs With New ProSafe Gigabit VPN Firewall

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Today, Netgear released the ProSafe Quad WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (SRX5308), a business firewall appliance that, at $500, is priced for the small- to medium-sized business IT budget.
  • Mobile phone tapping allegation disrupts Indian Parliament

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 8:40 am

    A session of India's Parliament was adjourned on Monday morning after the opposition protested against the government, citing a magazine report that the mobile phones of some of the country's top politicians were tapped by an Indian security agency.
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