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  • Microsoft says turn off Windows feature to protect Windows

    Posted September 20, 2009 - 5:01 pm

    If you can't fix it, and Microsoft can't, rip it out is Microsoft's advice for Windows' SMB2 bug.
  • Engineering Judgment III: Account Management

    Posted September 20, 2009 - 2:43 pm

    A non-traditional approach to account management
  • What makes a carrier green?

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 10:59 pm

    Analyst Aditya Kaul discusses the metrics that ABI Research used to create its green carrier ratings, which carriers fared best in the study, and the benefits of green IT to consumers and businesses.
  • Nortel users should hope for best, prepare for worst

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 10:46 pm

    Users should chart the progress of Avaya's purchase of Nortel's enterprise assets carefully, so that they are spared any unpleasant product integration or rationalization surprises.
  • Remaking the data center

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 9:26 pm

    A major transformation is sweeping over data center switching. Over the next few years the old switching equipment needs to be replaced with faster and more flexible switches.
  • Report: New net neutrality rule coming next week

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 9:09 pm

    FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will propose new network neutrality rules during a speech at the Brookings Institute on Monday, the Washington Post reports.
  • Report: FCC will formalize net neutrality rule

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 7:33 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is planning to create formal rules against Internet providers selectively blocking or slowing traffic, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
  • DOJ on Google, PC demand takes off

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 7:32 pm

    The big news of the week is still to come at this writing, with the U.S. Department of Justice expected to weigh in on the Google book-search deal. We were otherwise taken by the astounding percentage of spam and malware posted by "users" at blogs, chat rooms and message boards. The main news of note for a whole lot of people who love "Star Trek" and Macs, perhaps in equal measure, will undoubtedly be found at the bottom of our list, though.
  • BI gives fashion jeansmaker a leg up

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    With more than 62 True Religion stores supplying copious point-of-sale data, True Religion has embraced business intelligence software to help it reach its goal of $1 billion in annual sales.
  • The Pirate Bay plugs defense fund for former ISP

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 10:01 am

    File-sharing site The Pirate Bay is urging its users to support Open Internet, a newly formed defense fund that is collecting money for its former ISP Black Internet.
  • China Mobile to run e-book service like Amazon

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 4:01 am

    China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier by subscribers, will offer over 100,000 e-books for download on upcoming wireless e-readers, a maker of the devices said.
  • Clearwire Woos Developer Crowd with Free WiMax

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 5:28 pm

    Clearwire, the foremost flag-bearer for the WiMax flavor of 4G wireless service worldwide, has launched a free WiMax network for the developer community in Silicon Valley.
  • Cisco forms smart grid ecosystem

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 5:26 pm

    Cisco is lining up partners in its smart grid initiative, an effort to upgrade utility information infrastructures with Cisco routers and switches.
  • Cutting through Clutter for Unified Communications

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 4:47 pm

    Device confusion is bad enough for individual professionals, but it also has bottom line implications for businesses as IT hardware budgets continue to shrink.
  • Sprint willing to fill Clearwire's coffers

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Sprint Nextel is willing to invest more money in Clearwire, the WiMax operator it helped create last year, and plans to maintain its 51 percent ownership in the company, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said Thursday.
  • Tips for SMBs when Choosing VoIP Providers

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Navigating the many VoIP choices on the market can be difficult. Here are some tips to help find the best solution for your company.
  • Internet pioneer Cerf urges IPv6 migrations

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 10:56 am

    Predecessor IPv4 is running out of available addresses, Vinton Cerf warns at industry event.
  • 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.

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