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  • Mobile DNS Isn't Boring

    Posted December 4, 2009 - 3:38 am

    There is no service more basic to Internet performance and security than DNS -- the set of functions that turns names users can remember and type into addresses that the computer uses to find stuff. There's only one part of the entire mobile enterprise infrastructure that gets less attention than DNS. (Which part is that?
  • Pogoplug: A wolf in sheep's clothing

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 11:09 pm

    The Pogoplug from Cloud Engines looks like its just a giant wall wart but underneath that bland exterior lies a powerful and dangerous beast.
  • Wall Street Beat: Cautious optimism reigns for tech

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 9:39 pm

    Despite lingering concerns about global economic stability, analysts for the most part remain confident that IT will continue to lead markets out of the recession.
  • NHL looks to Web video, mobile to further popularize game

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 9:09 pm

    NHL CTO Peter DelGiacco discusses how technology can enhance the hockey viewing experience.
  • FCC wants all-IP voice networks

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission this week started laying the groundwork for switching to an all-VoIP phone system by seeking public comment on whether to transition from the current system to an IP-based system.
  • Verizon dances on grave of AT&T lawsuit

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 5:41 pm

    Verizon wasted no time gleefully mocking AT&T after the rival carrier dropped its lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of Verizon's "There's a Map for That" ads.
  • Comcast, NBC Universal venture eyes anytime/anywhere content

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Comcast and General Electric announced a $37 billion joint venture today that combines Comcast's cable programming and online content with NBC Universal's varied businesses, including broadcasting, online content and cable programming.
  • Google launches alternative DNS resolver

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Google has created a new system to resolve DNS (domain name system) queries that the company claims will speed up Web browsing for end users, as well as make it more secure.
  • Windows 7 Starter includes hidden wireless feature, says sleuth

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Microsoft may have buried a wireless networking feature in Windows 7 Starter, the edition installed on most netbooks, but it did not actually disable the ad hoc wireless feature, as the firm's marketing materials claim, a noted Windows blogger said today.
  • BlackBerry-Maker RIM Hit With Another Patent Complaint in US

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    RIM, maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone, has been served yet another patent-related complaint, and the motion could potentially lead to the barring of sales of certain BlackBerry products and/or services in the United States--though that outcome is unlikely.
  • European research backbone gets more money and bandwidth

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    GÉANT, a backbone network for Europe's research and education community, has received €186 million (US$281 million) in new funding that will, among other enhancements, add support for 40G bps technology.
  • Telenor introduces mobile services in India

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Norwegian telecom operator, Telenor, rolled out Thursday mobile services in the very competitive Indian mobile market, starting with seven telecom circles, or service areas.
  • Alcatel offers to streamline mobile app creation

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Alcatel-Lucent is helping mobile operators bring their network resources to developers so they can build a richer set of applications.
  • Two weeks, 5 iPhones sold in Chinese online store

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 9:10 am

    China Unicom has sold just five iPhones through a big online retail site in the two weeks since it opened the virtual store, the latest sign that the handset is suffering in China from its high price and lack of Wi-Fi.
  • Sybase to rent analytics Web app for high-speed stock trades, says CEO

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 9:10 am

    More than a year after surviving an investor demand to break apart the company, Sybase is thriving and its stock is surging, says its CEO.
  • Huawei adding 2,000 staff in India

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 5:10 am

    Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies plans to add about 2,000 staff in India in the next 18 months to two years, as it sees its opportunities growing in the country.
  • With 3G ad lawsuits pulled, so too are more punches to AT&T's eye

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    Attorneys for AT&T and Verizon Wireless agreed today to drop two federal lawsuits over Verizon advertising about its 3G network. As a result, AT&T avoids giving itself an even bigger black eye.
  • Sprint downplays report it shared GPS data with feds

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    Sprint Nextel is downplaying a blog report that it provided law enforcement authorities with customer GPS location data more than eight million times between September 2008 and October 2009.
  • Groups urge changes to broadband stimulus programs

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Two U.S. government agencies distributing $7.2 billion in broadband deployment grants and loans over the next year should make big changes before a second round of funding starts, several groups have told the agencies.
  • A Linux answer to Windows SBS: ClearOS

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 4:44 pm

    While Linux is most often used as a server, for some reason it's seldom seen as a small business server except by Linux experts. The Clear Foundation's ClearOS tries to open Linux up as a small business server for everyone. Oh, and did we mention it's free?
  • AT&T: Not As Lousy As Everyone Thinks?

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Is it possible that AT&T is getting a bad rap? It is hard to be sympathetic to such an unsympathetic company, but suppose AT&T isn't quite as bad as everyone assumes? Or more likely, that other carriers aren't much better?
  • AT&T, Verizon drop suits

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Expect to see more of Verizon's "there's a map for that" advertisements.
  • Skype opens up SIP business service to everyone

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 3:22 pm

    Any business that has a corporate VoIP system can now use Skype's SIP trunking service as a way to cut the cost of corporate phone bills.
  • Sprint Admits Giving GPS Data to the Government

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    There was a time, I suspect, when this news would've been a very big deal: Sprint turned over customers' GPS whereabouts to law enforcement 8 million times over the last year. But today, very few people seem concerned about the revelation.
  • The IT-Lite branch office

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 2:40 am

    This is the third in a series of three newsletters intended to demonstrate that the next generation branch office represents a multi-year migration away from branch offices that are IT-heavy to ones that are IT-lite and that as part of this migration, the WAN plays an ever increasing role in application delivery. This newsletter will look ahead and will discuss the IT-lite design towards which most IT organizations are migrating..
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