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  • New Online Storage Provider

    Posted September 13, 2007 - 4:18 pm

    You know about most online storage options, but how about online storage optimized for media? Those files and formats you hate dealing with, because users want unlimited storage, the files are too big, and you have to translate file formats?
  • Data tracking and management lags behind risk on mobiles

    Posted September 10, 2007 - 6:07 pm

    CIOs are increasingly concerned about the loss of vital company data held on mobile devices, but very few have the systems in place to either control or track that data.
  • Cleaner VoIP

    Posted September 9, 2007 - 9:01 pm


  • Microsoft technology may help it compete with VMware

    Posted September 7, 2007 - 4:15 pm

    VMware Inc. may have the market share and, with its recent successful IPO, all the momentum. But the server virtualization leader lacks one thing that second banana Microsoft Corp. has as of Thursday: a system management platform that gives IT administrators a single simultaneous view of their physical and virtual servers.
  • Trapeze plans to welcome Wi-Fi guests

    Posted September 7, 2007 - 3:45 pm

    Wi-Fi switch maker Trapeze has launched a stand-alone system to allow businesses to manage up to 10,000 visitors on their wireless network -- just in time to handle a surge in portable Wi-Fi devices.
  • Dunes unveils SMB-ready virtual appliances

    Posted September 5, 2007 - 10:33 am

    Automation software maker Dunes Technologies this week announced it would release two virtual appliances designed to help small-to-midsize business manage virtualization in their environments.
  • Microsoft sneaks Longhorn delay news in with SP1 details

    Posted August 31, 2007 - 9:27 am

    When Microsoft Corp. unveiled the long-awaited details of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 on Wednesday, the company also quietly pushed back the release date for another highly anticipated product, Windows Server 2008.
  • Budgeting for acquisitions

    Posted August 30, 2007 - 5:24 pm

    I have no idea if Cisco will play pricing games with WebEx current or future customers or if Acer buying Gateway will shakeup your desktop and laptop buying preferences. I do know that vice presidents will get more involved in these merged purchasing decisions, meaning technical details will give way to "business understandings." Be ready to change.
  • Trusting systems

    Posted August 27, 2007 - 3:06 pm

    Standard answers: Dog absolutely, spouse probably, boss maybe, but who thinks about trusting software? Smart, high performing companies. A leading vendor in this new space, SignaCert (.com), aims to automate software trust, audit trails, and best practices to enable more companies to reap the benefits of management automation reliability.

  • Skype woos SMBs with new deal

    Posted August 24, 2007 - 4:00 pm

    Skype has launched a package for small businesses that bundles up the company's software with call credits and subscriptions for multiple users
  • Microsoft revises anti-Linux campaign with new site

    Posted August 24, 2007 - 12:59 pm

    Microsoft Corp. has replaced its controversial anti-Linux "Get the Facts" Web site with a kinder, gentler site explaining how its Windows Server operating system compares to open-source Linux as well as other competitive OSes.
  • Cogent: Cable was attacked with saw and gun

    Posted August 24, 2007 - 9:15 am

    Guns, saws, and some very dim-witted thieves were all apparently involved in a network blackout that affected Internet users, primarily in the Northeastern U.S., earlier this week.
  • Paying Skype users get a week's free service

    Posted August 23, 2007 - 10:30 am

    Skype Ltd. is offering a week of free service to paying customers who may have been affected by the two-day outage of its Internet telephony service last week.
  • Gunplay blamed for Internet slowdown

    Posted August 21, 2007 - 4:20 pm

    Internet service providers in the U.S. experienced a service slowdown Monday after fiber-optic cables near Cleveland were apparently sabotaged by gunfire.
  • VOICECON: Microsoft plans unified communications as a service

    Posted August 21, 2007 - 4:02 pm

    Microsoft Corp. is working on a "service in the sky" for unified communications, an executive said Tuesday at the VoiceCon conference in San Francisco.
  • Verizon Business rolls out VOIP enhancements

    Posted August 21, 2007 - 3:46 pm

    Verizon Communications Inc.'s Business unit will launch a VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) service for customers of its Hosted IP Centrex package that will give users access to new features such as text messaging and calendar synchronization.
  • VOICECON: Microsoft, others scramble for spotlight

    Posted August 21, 2007 - 9:58 am

    Microsoft Corp. has licensed its RT Audio Codec for IP (Internet Protocol) voice calls to major hardware vendors including Intel Corp., Texas Instruments Inc. and Polycom Inc., the company is set to announce Tuesday at the VoiceCon conference. It joins several vendors using the event as a showcase for IP telephony advancements.
  • Skype offers more details of 'perfect storm' outage

    Posted August 21, 2007 - 9:32 am

    The situation that prevented millions of people from accessing Skype Ltd.'s Internet telephony service late last week was a "perfect storm" and should not reoccur, the company said Tuesday.
  • Skype says crash followed Windows security update

    Posted August 20, 2007 - 9:53 am

    The widespread failure of Skype Ltd.'s Internet telephony service last week happened when millions of Windows users tried to log in to the system at the same time, after downloading a software update from Microsoft Corp. and rebooting their machines, Skype said Monday.
  • Skype problems may continue throughout the day

    Posted August 17, 2007 - 9:19 am

    Skype Ltd. is still trying to restore service to millions of its customers almost 24 hours after they began to experience problems logging in to the VOIP service.
  • Bug hits Skype Internet telephone network

    Posted August 16, 2007 - 10:25 am

    A software bug has affected Skype Ltd.'s peer-to-peer network, preventing users in some parts of the world from logging on to its widely used VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) service.
  • Sun, IBM ink OS agreement

    Posted August 16, 2007 - 9:39 am

    Longtime rivals IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. have signed an agreement related to operating systems technologies, the two companies said Wednesday.
  • A pack of pages

    Posted August 14, 2007 - 4:21 pm

    While talking to some Xerox people about their printers using Solid Ink technology, they kept telling me about PagePack. At first I thought that was a clever marketing term for a ream of paper, but it's really their way to help companies manage and monitor printing costs by charging by the produced page. That's all you pay: a price per page, and for paper, and the price includes all supplies and support. This program applies to only certain copiers and printers, so check the details.
  • Towerstream update

    Posted August 14, 2007 - 4:08 pm

    With all the recent noise about WiMAX high speed wireless broadband and municipal WiFi, I decided to call one of the few companies actually servicing wireless broadband customers: Towerstream (.com). They started several years ago by using pre-WiMAX certified equipment to deliver high speed wireless broadband to customers in the northeast and now serve companies in Boston, New York, Miami, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Newport and Providence, R.I. According to CEO Jeff Thompson, they're doing great, but CEOs always say that. Let's have a test.
  • Oracle looks to broaden appeal of new data grid software

    Posted August 13, 2007 - 1:45 pm

    Oracle Corp. has brought out the first version of the Coherence in-memory data grid software since acquiring Tangosol earlier this year and over time hopes to dramatically widen the appeal of the product.

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