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  • Stealthy start-up backed by VMware founder Diane Greene looks to virtualize networks

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 10:15 am

    A start-up with financial backing from VMware founder Diane Greene is developing a network operating system designed to virtualize networks and create networks ideal for cloud deployments.
  • Panasonic takes swing at rugged rivals as it launches latest Toughbook tablet PC

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 10:09 am

    Panasonic released the latest model in its 13-year-old Toughbook line, a rugged Windows tablet PC with a power-sipping Intel Atom processor.
  • India discussing 4G mobile services even as 3G is delayed

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 9:40 am

    India's telecom regulator has initiated discussions on the introduction of a fourth-generation (4G) mobile standard in the country, even as the auction for spectrum for 3G (third-generation) networks has been delayed by over a year.
  • KEMP Technologies Offers Load Balancing For SMBs

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:51 pm

    Most small businesses typically outsource their Web and e-commerce hosting needs to a dedicated hosting operation rather than host it on-site, because it's cheaper and more reliable than hiring someone full-time to do it themselves. However, small businesses that instead choose to bring their own Web servers, or have other application and terminal servers prone to overloading, might want to look at a dedicated load-balancing appliance that can help them deal with more traffic while minimizing service slowdown and outages. Enter the LoadMaster 2000, a $1590 load balancer by KEMP Technologies aimed at SMBs with overworked servers.
  • Google Nexus One fee cut follows broad FCC inquiry

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:31 pm

    Google has seemingly acknowledged that $350 is a bit too much to charge consumers for ditching its Nexus One smartphone.
  • Broadcom adds Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct to Android

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    Broadcom increased its bet on the Android mobile operating system on Tuesday, announcing additional capabilities for its software stack and a new chip for navigation in Android-based devices.
  • Paranoia and Chinese High-tech Espionage

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 7:47 pm

    Is it paranoia when they really are out to get you?
  • SUPERCOMM Shelved: More Death of the Landline?

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    First it was COMDEX. Then shows like VON, ComNet, and others went lights-out. Now SUPERCOMM. Is landline equipment dying? Whatever happened to 'carrier class'?
  • Rome trial tackles piracy responsibility of telecom carriers

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    A trial is due to open in Rome Wednesday that pits a major antipiracy organization against Telecom Italia and the national Privacy Authority over who is responsible for policing the Internet.
  • Cisco, Juniper push new mobility-focused products

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    The two biggest router companies are focusing their attention on mobility this week with products to address operator needs for rich 4G multimedia services.
  • Juniper to integrate mobile networks and edge routers

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:40 am

    At next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Juniper Networks will launch products that integrate mobile networks into its MX 3D Universal Edge routers and let third party vendors integrate their applications into mobile networks.
  • Cisco picks up where Starent left off

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Cisco on Tuesday will show just how serious it is about mobile data with the introduction of its first product derived from its Starent acquisition, the ASR 5000.
  • Microsoft, Google team with MediaTek in smartphone push

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 7:10 am

    Microsoft and Google have turned to Taiwanese chipset vendor MediaTek to boost their traction in smartphones aimed at China and other emerging markets.
  • Juniper execs share network vision

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 9:30 pm

    Juniper Networks has always been about high performance and, since it straddles the carrier and enterprise markets, has an interesting perspective on where these worlds intersect. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Kim Perdikou, EVP and GM of the Infrastructure Products Group, and David Yen, EVP and GM of the Fabric and Switching Technologies Business Group, to discuss converging needs, tech trends and the company's Stratus project, a single-layer network architecture.
  • Dell looks to buy clustered storage vendor Exanet

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    Looking to extend its storage sales into NAS systems, Dell today put in a bid to purchase financially-troubled Exanet Inc., which sells clustered NAS software.
  • Mass. city becomes testing ground for boosting broadband adoption

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 9:18 pm

    Increasing broadband adoption isn't just about building out networks in underserved areas -- it's also about telling people who don't use broadband what they're missing.
  • Enterprise IT: The top priorities

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:59 pm

    Cautious optimism is the anecdotal sentiment we hear most often when discussing the health and demeanor of enterprise IT, and data from a recent study bears that out.
  • The deepening data center skills crisis

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:57 pm

    With a state-of-the-art data center recently opened in Atlanta, PricewaterhouseCoopers is on the prowl for a few good people. The challenge looms just about as large as the 80,000-square-foot building housing the IT infrastructure.
  • 10 recession-proof IT skills

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    The enterprise data center has become the corporate center of attention. If you want in, here are the skills you need to have.
  • Six Great iPhone Apps Flying Under the Radar

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    The most popular apps in the App Store aren't always the best. Here are six cool apps you might not have heard about - and why they haven't broken into the bigtime yet.
  • Weak forecasts kill Supercomm trade show

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Supercomm, a U.S. telecommunications trade show that has taken on different forms and names over the past several years, has been canceled for 2010 due to lack of interest.
  • From sea to shining data center: One IT exec's rise to the top

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 10:19 am

    Plying the world’s oceans may seem an odd start for someone who now oversees data center planning at one of the world’s financial powerhouses, but that’s precisely Jim Carney’s professional pedigree.
  • How to become a data center top dog

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 10:17 am

    Top dogs in the data center come into their positions from all sorts of starting points.
  • ShmooCon: P2P Snoopers Know What's In Your Wallet

    Posted February 7, 2010 - 10:19 pm

    People send their most sensitive personal information out over P2P networks, and the bad guys are watching.
  • NASA: Back-to-back shuttle, satellite launches build space buzz

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 10:57 pm

    The Space Shuttle Endeavour, which is set for a 4:39 am launch on Sunday Feb. 9. Then sometime before 10:30 am on Feb. 9, the launch of the sun exploring satellite, Solar Dynamics Observatory will blast off.
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