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  • Mac sales to set another record, says analyst

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Apple will post fourth-quarter sales of 3.3M Macs, up 43% over 2008.
  • 3G vs. Terrestrial Broadband

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Phil Kunde wants to know if the 3G Internet access available through his cell phone provider makes a viable alternative to conventional broadband such as cable or DSL.
  • Outlook 2010 IT skills checklist: The vertical climb

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Security, virtualization and cloud computing skills will help IT pros woo hiring managers, but the real advantage to candidates comes by way of industry specific-knowledge that helps them boost the business’ bottom line with their high-tech talent.
  • What's hot in the high-tech hype machine?

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    It can be hard to separate the high-tech hype from reality, especially when the hype-machine at times is so loud.
  • Giving Cisco a makeover

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Cisco and Microsoft are two of the most powerful companies in the IT industry and it seems everyone has strong opinions about them. We’ve assembled several of our top bloggers from Network World’s Cisco Subnet community and asked them what they would change if they could give Cisco a makeover. (See related story, Giving Microsoft a Makeover).
  • 2020 Vision: Why you won't recognize the 'Net in 10 years

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

    As they imagine the Internet of 2020, computer scientists across the U.S. are starting from scratch and re-thinking everything: from IP addresses to DNS to routing tables to Internet security in general. They're envisioning how the Internet might work without some of the most fundamental features of today's ISP and enterprise networks.
  • Engadget says Google's Nexus One is no iPhone killer

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

    An Engadget.com review of Google's upcoming Nexus One smartphone found that it's 'not really very different' from Motorola's Droid technology.
  • How to use outsourcing to boost your IT career in 2010

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

    IT professionals that know how to best source work could make points with hiring managers in 2010.
  • 10 fool-proof predictions for the Internet in 2020

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

    There are many views about how to fix the Internet’s architecture, but there's widespread agreement about many aspects of the future Internet. Here's our list of 10 fool-proof predictions for what the Internet will look like in a decade.
  • New Model Reinvents How IT Gets Funded

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

    The CIO Executive Board proposes a radically new, business-centric way of allocating IT costs to the business units.
  • 10 start-ups to watch in 2010

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

    It's a rough economy for established vendors and start-ups alike, but the IT industry has plenty of interesting newcomers. These 10 companies to watch are tackling pressing problems related to virtualization, the cloud, smartphones, network management, security and power and cooling.
  • The requirement for a dynamic IT infrastructure

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 5:40 am

    In a recent newsletter we introduced the concept of Application Delivery 2.0, a major component of which is virtualization. This is the second in a series of newsletters that discusses how we think that virtualization will dramatically shape 2010 and beyond. The last newsletter discussed how the use of server virtualization will increase in 2010. This newsletter will discuss how one of the key benefits of server virtualization will be difficult to achieve in 2010.
  • O2 admits that network struggles to cope with iPhone apps

    Posted January 1, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    The success of the iPhone has had an effect on mobile operator O2, causing the network to under-perform.
  • The Best Tech-Nostalgia Stories of 2009

    Posted January 1, 2010 - 12:40 am

    Remember, back in the day, when cell phones had the same dimensions as bricks, laptops were unheard of, and Windows 95 introduced that newfangled Start menu? Back when parents got mad at their teenagers for tying up the phone line ("landlines," I believe they were called), people bought music on CDs, and "Google" was a misspelling of 10 to the power of 100? Ah, yes, the good ol' days.
  • UTStarcom to pay US fines for bribing Chinese carriers

    Posted December 31, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    Telecommunications equipment vendor UTStarcom will pay a total of US$3 million in fines for violating U.S. bribery laws by giving employees of Chinese carriers free U.S. vacations that were reported as training programs.
  • 4 reasons Apple will launch a tablet in 2010

    Posted December 31, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    It's the one product everyone just knows Apple will unveil in the coming year. It's also the one product no one really knows anything about.
  • Clearwire stayed ahead in big year for WiMax

    Posted December 31, 2009 - 10:10 am

    2009 was a very big year for Clearwire, as the wireless Internet provider took its ambitious rollout of mobile WiMax from just two cities to nearly 30 markets.
  • India delays mobile number portability plan to March

    Posted December 31, 2009 - 8:40 am

    The Indian government has delayed the implementation of its mobile number portability (MNP) plan to March 31, it said Thursday.
  • NASA WISE telescope satellite pops cover, starts taking pictures

    Posted December 30, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    NASA today said its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft successfully popped the cover off its infrared telescope and began “celestial treasure hunt” mission of sending back what will be millions of images of space.
  • Google Chrome OS may be security hotspot in 2010

    Posted December 30, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Google's Chrome OS will be "poked" by hackers in 2010, in large part because it will be the "new kid on the block," a security researcher predicted Wednesday.
  • FCC moves toward net neutrality rules

    Posted December 30, 2009 - 11:10 am

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission, in taking the first step toward creating net neutrality rules earlier this year, has reignited a contentious debate about government regulation of the Internet.
  • Better business process is No.1 driver behind RFID

    Posted December 29, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    While 2009 was a tough year for IT budgets, enterprises are recognizing the value that radio frequency identification technology (RFID) brings to business process efficiency, according to a recent ABI Research study.
  • O2 Joins AT&T in Blaming iPhone for Network Issues

    Posted December 29, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    O2, one of the leading providers of wireless service in the United Kingdom, has apologized to customers for recent network issues including the inability to make or receive calls, or transmit data. Like AT&T, the United States exclusive iPhone provider, O2 blames the excessive data demands of the iPhone for crippling the network.
  • The Limits of Cellular Data

    Posted December 29, 2009 - 2:52 pm

    Sometimes I think I just don't get some of the major business models. Here's how I see the model the major cellular phone/mobile data carriers in the U.S. are using: You develop a service; you heavily advertise the service; you accept customers for the service; you punish (and publicly scold) customers who actually use the service.
  • Maybe AT&T Really Should Limit iPhone Sales

    Posted December 29, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Is it just me, or is it not morally wrong for a company to sell products it can't support? I mean, if AT&T is unable to provide good iPhone service in New York City, shouldn't it stop selling the iPhone there?

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