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  • The 5 essential patches of 2009

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 7:40 am

    A panel of security experts helps Computerworld come up with the top five patches that users should have deployed over the past 12 months -- or should deploy as soon as possible.
  • Software development's winners and losers, 2009 edition

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 7:40 am

    The year that loved smartphones, scripting languages, the cloud, and open source was not always kind to developers
  • SF Bay's BART tube gets cellular ... almost

    Posted December 22, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    After months of complaining about 3G coverage on their iPhones, AT&T subscribers in San Francisco got some good news on Tuesday: Their mobile operator, along with Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA, had extended their networks to the Transbay Tube, the underwater tunnel that Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) subway trains take across San Francisco Bay.
  • Stimulus money: Much approved, little deployed

    Posted December 22, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    The U.S. Congress poured billions of dollars into three technology-related programs when it passed a huge spending bill designed to stimulate a sluggish U.S. economy. Ten months later, two of three programs have spent a small fraction of what they've been allocated.
  • Nine Tech Things I Won't Do This Holiday '09 Vacation

    Posted December 22, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    CIO.com blogger Thomas Wailgum has identified nine "technology traps" to avoid this holiday season, and he's taken the pledge to do so himself. But does he really stand a chance?
  • China Telecom to offer BlackBerry services

    Posted December 22, 2009 - 6:10 am

    China Telecom plans to offer service for the popular BlackBerry handset from Research In Motion (RIM), the company said Tuesday, making it the second Chinese carrier to do so.
  • Texting drivers are more dangerous than talkers

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    You obviously don't need to be told that texting and driving are two complex tasks that don’t mix well. But a new study by University of Utah researchers sheds light on why and explains that this activity is even more dangerous than talking on a cell phone while driving.
  • Avaya credit rating dropped to junk status in wake of Nortel buy

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    Avaya is now the undisputedly largest unified communications vendor, but its purchase of Nortel’s enterprise business has dropped the company’s investment rating to junk status, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
  • Google races to speed up the Web

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    Google is in a really big hurry to make the Web experience faster.
  • Avaya drops wireless headsets

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    Avaya, which promotes itself as a software company, is trimming back even more on its line of hardware with the elimination of wireless headsets to go with its unified communications infrastructure.
  • Meru files for enterprise Wi-Fi IPO

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    Enterprise wireless LAN vendor Meru Networks has filed for an IPO (initial public offering), looking to raise as much as US$86.25 million that will help it prepare for what is expected to be rapid growth in the industry.
  • Free Wi-Fi Guide for Holiday Travelers

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    McDonald's says it will offer free Wi-Fi starting in January, Google is giving free Wi-Fi for the holidays at 47 airports across the country, Yahoo has free Wi-Fi at Times Square in New York City and Microsoft is getting in on the Free Wi-Fi too (if you use Bing to find it). But where else can you get free Wi-Fi? If you're driving home for the holidays or in an unfamiliar city, here's a list of Wi-Fi friendly chains that can keep you connected in many places across the U.S.
  • India's 3G spectrum auction on schedule

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    The auction of 3G spectrum and operating licenses in India will be held as planned on Jan. 14, the country's Minister of Communications and IT, A. Raja told reporters in Delhi on Monday, according to media reports.
  • What's next for MPLS?

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    A look at the new variations of MPLS coming in the near future.
  • Ford Plans Wi-Fi On Board

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Ford, one of the failing auto industry's big dogs, announced it will nerd-out and bring Wi-Fi to a line of its vehicles. Starting in 2010, SYNC-equipped Ford cars and trucks will use not only currently available communications technologies (such as hands-free calling, audible text messages, and real-time traffic), they will also be "rolling Wi-Fi hotspots." This is perfect for when your school-age offspring needs to hop on the Internet for last-minute research, or -- more likely -- for businesspeople hacking out e-mails without paying much attention to the road.
  • Android for Business? 5 Reasons to Think Again

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Businesses considering Android as a corporate handset standard should consider the decision carefully, because it may prove hard to justify later on.
  • Cell phone cancer warning proposed by Maine state legislator

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    A Maine state legislator wants cell phones in the state to carry labels warning of brain cancer risks due to electromagnetic radiation. And the proposal could come up for debate and vote in early 2010.
  • Philadelphia plans to buy its Wi-Fi network

    Posted December 18, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    The city of Philadelphia plans to buy a controversial Wi-Fi network that was built by EarthLink in 2006 but sold only two years later as the struggling ISP pulled out of the municipal wireless business.
  • Gov't broadband project to compete with existing service

    Posted December 18, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    A US$33.5 million broadband project in northern Georgia, funded by the U.S. government and touted by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden as bringing huge new benefits to the region, will instead compete with existing service in large parts of the area.
  • Nortel carrier VoIP bids expected next week

    Posted December 18, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Telecom vendors are expected to bid on Nortel's Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions business next week, according to an analyst's report.
  • Global video news recap, World Tech Update, Dec. 18

    Posted December 18, 2009 - 10:10 am

    Click here to watch this week's World Tech Update.
  • Cisco's UCS powers Taser police video service

    Posted December 17, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    Cisco Systems' UCS data-center architecture provides the backbone of a service from Taser International that collects and stores video from police cameras.
  • White House awards first broadband stimulus grants

    Posted December 17, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    New broadband projects, funded by the U.S. government, will open up economic and educational opportunities in rural northern Georgia and other states, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday.
  • Unified communications making cosmetics firm look good

    Posted December 17, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Kroma Makeup went from using plain old telephone service lines supplemented by cable Internet access to running all its voice, data and Internet traffic over an integrated T-1, saving money and using unified communications to improve sales.
  • Raytheon BBN gets $81M to build huge network research center

    Posted December 17, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Looking to be a one-stop-shop for network science research, Raytheon BBN Technologies this week was awarded an $81 million contract by the Army Research Laboratory to build what the company, which is involved in myriad network research projects for the military, called the largest communications lab in the country.

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