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  • 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.
  • Wireless HD Video Standard Final, Promises 1080p Support

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    The Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) Consortium announced on Tuesday that their wireless technology specification has finally reached a completed state. The new standard will give consumers the ability to transmit high definition (HD) content around their homes wirelessly.
  • Cisco still open to IBM partnership

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    Cisco Systems tried to partner with major server vendors several years ago before coming out with its own blade servers earlier this year, and it's still open to a partnership with IBM, Chairman and CEO John Chambers said Tuesday.
  • Orange launches own mobile application shop

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    Orange will this month get on the mobile-application-store bandwagon and launch its own shop, the operator said on Wednesday.
  • Leading from a Distance: What Managers Need to Know

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    With the right skills and tools, virtual teams can be as effective as any traditional co-located teams, and in some cases, can be even more productive and efficient.
  • Nokia launches two new smartphones in the U.S

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Nokia today released two smartphone models in the U.S. where the worldwide leader still lags behind some rivals.
  • Wireless management presents unique challenges

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    From convergence to mobility to virtualization, every networking innovation that delivers convenience to end users also brings complexity for IT managers. Nowhere is this trade-off in complexity greater than in the migration to IEEE 802.11n wireless networks.
  • Cisco's new structure key to success, Chambers says

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Cisco Systems' whirlwind of activity over the past few months wouldn't have been possible without the company's spread-out management structure, in which about 650 people are involved in cross-functional 'councils' and 'boards' that search out potentially profitable new markets, Chairman and CEO John Chambers told a financial analyst conference on Tuesday.
  • Siemens enterprise group hires new CEO

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Siemens' Enterprise Networking group has tapped a Deutsche Telekom executive to serve as its new CEO.
  • Microsoft, NetApp ink three-year collaboration deal

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Microsoft and NetApp have signed a three-year development deal to better enable a single console management view of their respective software and hardware.
  • Nortel in '09: Dismantling of a tech stalwart

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 3:15 pm

    This year saw the slow, painful dismantling of Nortel. Its gradual exit from the tech scene played out the entire year, as each month brought news of more layoffs, markdowns or sell-offs.
  • Unified Tech Migrates to the Cloud

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 3:03 pm

    Unified communications is moving to a hosted model for small and midsize businesses, an In-Stat report says.
  • AT&T tops in 3G wireless speeds, study finds

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Although AT&T has been taking a pounding lately from Verizon ads and from customer satisfaction surveys, a new study suggests that the carrier can take solace in the fact that its 3G wireless network is the fastest in the nation.
  • Verizon updates Droid software; Users hope it fixes echo problem

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    An over-the-air software update to the Droid smartphone started yesterday, but it wasn't clear whether the 14 enhancements address a voice echo problem that hundreds of users complained about in online forums.
  • Top quotes of the year

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    As the year draws to a close, we thought about the memorable quotes related to IT and offer, in no particular order, 15 that stuck with us.
  • Review

    First Look: Google Goggles tries to ID your world

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Googles Labs' latest is a smartphone app that identifies whatever you take photos of. But Google Goggles is still very much in beta.
  • Orange says life is better on its mobile social network

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    Mobile phone operator Orange plans to open Life Is Better On, its take on mobile social networking, on Wednesday.
  • Ericsson to lay off up to 1,000 employees

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 11:40 am

    Ericsson plans to cut up to about 1,000 employees, and will in the process close its site in the Swedish town of Gävle, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
  • HP user group Connect looks online for growth

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 9:40 am

    The board of directors of the HP user group Connect were able to look back at a year of accomplishment and ahead to one of further growth as they met here last month for their annual meeting.
  • Infoblox, Neustar form alliance

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 2:40 am

    Infoblox and Neustar have inked a partnership that allows the two companies to resell each other's DNS products to enterprise customers and hints towards tighter integration of these offerings in the future.
  • Motorola to sell Droid-style phone in China this month

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 12:40 am

    Motorola will start selling a smartphone similar to the Droid in China this month, but the phone will use China's homegrown 3G standard and a China Mobile operating system.
  • Cheap WPA Wireless Cracking

    Posted December 7, 2009 - 8:31 pm

    Pay your money, and a cracker will break open a WPA-protected Wi-Fi network for you using an automated cloud-based hacking tool.
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