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  • Dell embeds Fibre Channel over Ethernet in server line

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Dell on Thursday announced it is shipping single-chip Fibre Channel over Ethernet network interface cards in a large range of PowerEdge servers. The move could bolster adoption of the nascent networking protocol.
  • Data centers drive Ethernet switch market in 2010

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    2010 promises to be an interesting year in the enterprise LAN switching market.
  • Dell aims management software, 10G Ethernet at data centers

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Dell added 10-Gigabit Ethernet to its EqualLogic storage line and introduced infrastructure management software in a set of product announcements Thursday to round out its data-center offerings.
  • DNS flaw fixed, Neustar claims

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Neustar, a provider of managed DNS services to e-commerce sites, says it has developed an innovative, low-cost fix to a well-known problem that prevents DNS updates from getting propagated quickly across the Internet.
  • Microsoft in 2010: Four Challenges That Lie Ahead

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    For Microsoft, 2010 will be a critical rebuilding year where the software giant must maintain Windows 7 and Bing momentum, resuscitate Windows Mobile and prevent businesses from "Going Google."
  • Droid Eris software update starts from Verizon

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Verizon Wireless started pushing an over-the-air update to its Droid Eris smartphones with eight software fixes designed to improve performance.
  • Postal Service extends AT&T managed VPN pact

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    AT&T's government marketing arm will announce today that it has received a four-year, $120 million contract extension that will allow the carrier to continue providing managed VPN services to the U.S. Postal Service.
  • WiGig fast wireless group finishes standard

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 10:40 am

    The Wireless Gigabit Alliance has completed its specification for a technology to deliver as much as 7G bps (bits per second) over a very high unlicensed frequency band.
  • Taiwanese operator forecasts strong Asian demand for Android

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 8:40 am

    The popularity of Google's mobile operating system, Android, will continue to grow next year with as many as 30 new handsets from Taiwanese manufacturers, and more app contests by mobile network operators throughout Asia, a mobile network executive said Thursday.
  • China Unicom's iPhone sales hit 100,000

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 4:40 am

    China Unicom has sold more than 100,000 iPhones since it launched the country's first official sales of the handset at the end of October, it said Thursday.
  • Acer plans up to 6 new Android handsets for first half 2010

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 4:10 am

    Acer plans to launch as many as six new smartphones with Google's Android mobile operating system in the first half of next year, a company executive said Thursday.
  • Clearwire network down for hours in handful of cities

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Clearwire customers in a handful of locations were unable to get online for several hours due to a network outage late Tuesday.
  • Businesses need to evaluate disruptive Google Goggles

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Amidst the slew of Google announcements this week, one that really made me sit up in my chair concerned a new mobile service called Google Goggles. Now, I don't have an Android phone and therefore have no easy way to try out this "visual search" technology, but I know some people who have, and they have confirmed it works -- at least some of the time. While Google Goggles promises to bring convenience and coolness to owners of Android phones, I am convinced there will be a disruptive impact on certain types of businesses and organizations, especially as Google improves the recognition algorithms and ports the technology to other mobile platforms. This futuristic
  • Microsoft getting better at Patch Tuesday updates, experts say

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    All told, Microsoft released 74 patches in 2009 and while some months were worse than others (such as October), security experts say the software giant seems to be refining and improving the process of explaining and pushing out patches.
  • Apple may ship tablet as early as March, analysts say

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Apple may unveil a 10.1-in. tablet as early as March, a pair of Wall Street analysts said today.
  • Intel nurses 'black eye' on Larrabee, as AMD, Nvidia get to work

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    While Intel nurses a self-inflicted wound after pulling the plug on its long-anticipated Larrabee graphics chip, analysts said rivals AMD and Nvidia need to make hay with the extra time they've been given.
  • Internet2 on prowl for CEO

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Internet2, the advanced networking consortium powered by educational and research organizations, has announced that it’s on the lookout for a new CEO.
  • 802.11ac Standard Will Bring Gigabit Speeds to WiFi

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Although the wireless 802.11n standard has just recently been made official, IEEE has begun work on the next iteration of WiFi. The coming upgrade may deliver speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second by improving on the efficiency of existing technology, according to Electronista.
  • AT&T wireless chief defends 3G network

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega today touted his 3G network's speeds and vowed that the company would continue to improve it until it was ready to transition to 4G technology
  • AT&T moves closer to usage-based fees for data

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    AT&T is moving even closer to charging special usage fees to heavy data users, including those with iPhones and other smartphones, according to Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.
  • Cisco sees room to grow, despite enterprise dominance

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 11:40 am

    With dominance in enterprise networking, Cisco still believes there's room to grow through innovation.
  • Network router cheat sheet

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 11:40 am

    It's been said that Microsoft Word users only exploit 10% of the software's capabilities. The same might be true of those managing enterprise LAN switches and routers, a habit that might be costing organizations in unnecessary purchases and manpower at a time when every penny counts.

  • IPv6 and VoIP – Friend or foe?

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 11:40 am

    Whether enterprise users are ready or not, it appears that implementation of IPv6 is in the not-too-distant future. The need for enhanced addressing is needed, especially as everything from your PC to your toothbrush (so your dentist can immediately know whether you're really brushing after every meal) becomes IP-enabled.
  • BT, Cisco to build global hosted unified communications service

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 10:23 am

    British Telecommmunications and Cisco Systems Inc. announced a global hosted IP unified communications service that includes building new data centers in Chicago and Manhattan to supplement operations in London.
  • Virtual SIM allows multiple connections on a mobile handset

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 3:40 am

    Comviva Technologies, an Indian vendor of technology for value-added services, is targeting poor people in India, Africa and other developing markets with its "Virtual SIM" technology that allows users to connect to their mobile service using a shared or borrowed handset.
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