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  • WiGig Alliance to push for fast wireless streaming

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 2:22 pm

    A group that includes Intel, Microsoft, Nokia and Panasonic plans to introduce a specification for short-range, gigabit-speed wireless networking by the end of this year.
  • IPv6 security guru fields questions

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 1:38 pm

    Although he acknowledges that businesses have yet to embrace IPv6, security guru Scott Hogg says that doesn't mean IT executives can ignore the security problems that the next generation Internet protocol can present. After all, he notes, operating systems such as Microsoft Vista and Linux are already IPv6 capable and thus any networks that use them might be handling IPv6 traffic without their operators' knowledge.
  • Interference, latency, security issues for wireless networks

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 9:45 am

    For a year Oklahoma City has operated a 620 square-mile 802.11g wireless network for mobile computer access for the city police and fire departments. As convenient as this Tropos Networks-based meshed 802.11g is, interference problems are significant enough that mobile public-safety units have also been given Sprint mobile cards as a connectivity backup.
  • Swedish man indicted in 2004 Cisco code theft

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 9:10 am

    A Swedish man was indicted on Tuesday in connection with the alleged 2004 theft of source code for Cisco Systems' IOS (Internetwork Operating System) software.
  • Demand for bandwidth grew 64% in 2008

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 8:11 am

    According to a new report, bandwidth usage grew 64% in 2008. How are networks going to meet this increased demand?
  • Alcatel-Lucent losses grow as revenue shrinks

    Posted May 5, 2009 - 8:52 pm

    MPLS routers are moving faster, but sales of DSL access equipment are slowing.
  • NYSE to implement 100Gbps network

    Posted May 5, 2009 - 8:24 pm

    NYSE Euronext, the company that operates the New York Stock Exchange, will soon implement a 100Gbps data network with help from network equipment vendor Ciena.
  • 25 random things about Las Vegas

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 4:25 pm

    For those who attend Interop this month and think they have some free time, here are 25 quintessentially Vegas things to consider while visiting the city of lights.
  • The Network World Interop 2009 Planning Guide

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 4:14 pm

    Interop Las Vegas runs from May 17-21 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Here's a handy list of the must-see sessions.
  • Interop soldiers on in face of bad economy, swine flu

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    Interop Las Vegas faces challenges because of restricted IT budgets nationwide, the poor economy and the unpredictable impact of a swine flu epidemic, but the show is forging ahead with new programs including a segment dedicated to cloud computing.
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 now available

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 2:35 pm

    Research in Motion 's latest version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which features a Web-based interface for device management, is now available.
  • Juniper bolsters branch router, switch lines

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 2:14 pm

    Juniper Networks this week will extend its branch office line with routers and switches designed to enable remote workers to securely access enterprise resources at lower cost.
  • Infiniband vendor catches Ethernet wave

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 2:11 pm

    Infiniband data center switch vendor Voltaire this week plans to unveil an Ethernet architecture for data centers that builds on the capabilities of its traditional large-scale Infiniband fabrics.
  • Emulex rejects Broadcom’s hostile takeover bid

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 1:53 pm

    Emulex has rejected a hostile takeover bid from Broadcom for the second time this year, saying a $764 million offer "significantly undervalues" the company.
  • Open source cloud platform is commercialized by its creators

    Posted May 2, 2009 - 8:35 pm

    The creators of Eucalyptus, an open source platform for building private clouds, have launched a company to sell products based on the software and have landed $5.5 million in first-round funding.
  • Expand A Small Network With an Ethernet Switch

    Posted May 2, 2009 - 8:24 pm

    Most home-office networks start with a PC, a router, and a modem. But when a small single-user network grows into a larger multiuser network, your original Wi-Fi router can run out of free ethernet ports to connect various PCs, networkable printers, small-business servers, and other essential hardware. That's when a switch comes in handy.
  • Agency tightens IPv4 address procedure

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 8:24 pm

    Expecting the supply of IPv4 addresses to dry up soon, the organization that assigns Internet addresses in the U.S. plans to raise the bar for getting them.
  • Report: Nortel looking to exit LG venture

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 1:30 pm

    Nortel is reportedly looking to sell off its stake in a joint venture with Korean telecom company LG in an effort to raise cash.
  • Review

    Iogear MiniView KVM switch saves space, money

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 10:51 am

    You would think there was nothing at all interesting about a KVM switch. But if you run multiple computers and need quick access to them, a KVM can prove very handy by letting you use just one monitor, one keyboard and one mouse to control two or more systems. If you need any more convincing, meet Iogear's MiniView GCS1784 4-Port Dual Link DVI KVMP switch.
  • Microsoft targets Windows, Linux management

    Posted April 28, 2009 - 5:17 pm

    Microsoft Tuesday opened its annual management confab saying it would ship the next version of Operations Manager by the end of June and laying out its efforts to manage data centers and virtualized environments.
  • IBM to resell Brocade’s Foundry switches

    Posted April 28, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Brocade has extended an OEM relationship with IBM to include its recently acquired Foundry switches.
  • Long Island to get "nation's fastest downstream broadband"

    Posted April 28, 2009 - 12:29 pm

    Long Island, NY ISP Cablevision is rolling out a new high speed service plan for homes and businesses starting in May. How fast? Let's just say its time to upgrade to a gigabit router.
  • What Every Business Should Know about File Sharing

    Posted April 23, 2009 - 7:33 am

    Unless you work for a university, chances are you haven’t thought much about file sharing. In the business world, file sharing is often lumped together with “collaboration.” It’s a business tool. It boosts productivity. It keeps all of your employees connected.
  • Wireless sensor system measures, analyzes energy use

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 1:58 pm

    Arch Rock has created a special version of its wireless sensor networking product line to monitor enterprise energy use and identify changes to make it more efficient and to save money.
  • Broadcom makes bid to buy Emulex for $764 million

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 10:44 am

    Following a rejected offer in January, Broadcom on Tuesday made an unsolicited bid to purchase Emulex for $764 million.

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