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  • Cisco posts revenue, profit gains for Q4

    Posted August 9, 2005 - 4:36 pm

    Cisco Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported gains in revenue and net income for both its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year 2005, which ended July 30.
  • Boulder gets solar-powered Wi-Fi

    Posted August 9, 2005 - 11:23 am

    A solar-powered Wi-Fi system that was designed to work in remote areas is now happily serving customers in a Boulder mall. While the equipment is a bit pricey - $10,000 for the solar panels and the networking gadgets - upkeep costs are essentially nil.
  • Xirrus eases wireless network deployment

    Posted August 9, 2005 - 11:19 am

    If you want a high-density WLAN right out of the box, you might want to check out the Xirrus XS-3900. It includes multiple radios and a wireless switch in a single chassis.
  • MCI posts profit, but revenue is down

    Posted August 9, 2005 - 9:05 am

    Citing cost cuts, MCI Inc. posted a net income of $64 million for the second quarter of 2005, turning around net losses from a year ago and from the first quarter.
  • Home Networking: The Missing Manual

    Posted August 8, 2005 - 3:04 pm

    Author: Scott

  • Platform Computing preps grid foundation

    Posted August 8, 2005 - 2:06 pm

    Platform Computing Inc. wants to make the foundation on which enterprise computing grids are built. At the LinuxWorld show in San Francisco on Monday, the company began discussing a new platform it's developing to offer customers a centralized management system for disparate applications running across an enterprise grid.
  • Nortel doubles Q2 earnings

    Posted August 8, 2005 - 9:46 am

    Nortel Network Corp. more than doubled earnings in the second quarter as the Canadian supplier of telecommunications equipment benefited from higher sales of its enterprise and wireless gear.
  • IBM offers starter pack for grid computing

    Posted August 8, 2005 - 8:59 am

    IBM Corp. plans to unwrap a bundle of software, hardware and services called Grid and Grow at the LinuxWorld show in San Francisco on Monday. The company hopes the bundle will act as a starter pack for mid-size and large companies wanting to move into grid computing, according to an IBM executive.
  • Can spyware be stopped?

    Posted August 4, 2005 - 2:23 pm

    Spyware and adware not only clog up and slow down computers -- they also can collect information about an individual or organization without their knowledge and use it for malicious purposes, such as identity theft. While all eyes are currently on the government to see what effect recent legislation will have against spyware and adware, there are some things you can do to keep these security risks from affecting your computers.
  • Siemens spins out phones into new company

    Posted August 3, 2005 - 8:51 am

    After unloading its underperforming mobile phone manufacturing business to Taiwan's BenQ Corp. in June, German electronics giant Siemens AG has decided to spin out its customer premises equipment (CPE) unit into a new, fully owned subsidiary.
  • Who's listening in on your VoIP calls?

    Posted August 2, 2005 - 1:55 pm

    Broadband operators are falling over themselves to deploy VoIP as a way to increase revenue, provide new services, and just to keep up with the competition and stay in business. Bigger pipes and new QoS protocols have made VoIP telephony approximately equal to POTS (plain old telephone service) in terms of voice quality, but using IP to carry voice does bring up another factor: security.
  • Sun to open European data center for remote management

    Posted August 1, 2005 - 4:11 pm

    Sun Microsystems Inc. will open a European data center to remotely manage customers' systems within the next few months, according to the head of the company's services business. Sun is also considering establishing a similar facility in Asia-Pacific, most likely in China or India.
  • Avaya launches voice portals for Web services

    Posted August 1, 2005 - 3:41 pm

    Avaya has launched a service that integrates its voice over IP products into a service-oriented architecture, making voice services easier to roll out and integrate into existing IT architectures.
  • Scalix takes Linux messaging mobile

    Posted August 1, 2005 - 3:31 pm

    Scalix's Linux-based messaging software now supports a variety of mobile platforms, including RIM's BlackBerry, Palm OS-based Treo smartphones, and Windows Mobile-based iPaqs.
  • IBM, Avaya answer convergence call

    Posted August 1, 2005 - 8:48 am

    First it was Microsoft Corp. and Bell. Then early this week, IBM Corp. and Avaya Inc. sashayed to the convergence beat. The alliance with Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Avaya Inc. will enable IBM to integrate telephony capabilities into its enterprise collaboration tools -- at least that's the plan.
  • BT launches VOIP service

    Posted August 1, 2005 - 8:28 am

    Telco giant BT and Yahoo have launched a voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) service called BT Communicator available through Yahoo's popular instant messenger.
  • The wireless decision

    Posted July 29, 2005 - 12:08 pm

    As more and more employees bring smart phones, PDAs, and wireless laptops into the corporate environment, CIOs need to determine whether it makes sense to upgrade the entire organization to a wireless architecture.
  • Microsoft boosts efforts to beat Linux

    Posted July 29, 2005 - 8:32 am

    Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it is stepping up efforts to replace Linux with Windows, highlighting a new campaign aimed at specific kinds of server workloads.
  • Intel, IBM launch blade standards group

    Posted July 28, 2005 - 3:56 pm

    Intel and IBM, along with Brocade, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Network Appliance, Nortel, Novell and VMware, have launched the Blade.org community to advance blade server standards.
  • Single-mode Wi-Fi phones set for a surge?

    Posted July 28, 2005 - 2:00 pm

    Despite predictions of victory for converged Wi-Fi/cell phones, single-mode Wi-Fi phones are set for strong growth, according to a new report.
  • File sharers are 'biggest iTunes users'

    Posted July 28, 2005 - 1:57 pm

    Research firm The Leading Question Wednesday revealed new results that showed file-sharers spend four-and-a-half times more on legitimate music downloads than most music lovers.
  • BT profits boosted by new services

    Posted July 28, 2005 - 9:33 am

    BT Group PLC's revenue rose 4.7 percent and net profit rose 23.8 percent for the second quarter. A strong increase in revenue from "new-wave" services based on IP (Internet Protocol) compensated for a decline in BT's traditional voice telephony business, the company said Thursday.
  • Encryption guru returns with VOIP software

    Posted July 27, 2005 - 2:59 pm

    The man who almost single-handedly invented desktop encryption, Phil Zimmermann, is to announce a new telephony-oriented encryption venture at this week
  • Cisco to acquire Sheer Networks for $97 million

    Posted July 26, 2005 - 8:59 am

    Cisco Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire Sheer Networks Inc., which makes software designed to help service providers and large enterprises manage complex networks, Cisco announced Tuesday.
  • Linksys simplifies WLAN security setup

    Posted July 26, 2005 - 8:06 am

    A one-button setup technology that Cisco Systems Inc.'s Linksys division and chip maker Broadcom Corp. developed for secure wireless LANs finally hit the market on Monday, as Linksys also announced a travel router that includes the technology.
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