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  • Cisco's Linksys phase-out moving along

    Posted April 15, 2008 - 11:23 am

    Cisco Systems' Linksys brand may disappear sooner than expected, according to a top executive for small business at the company, although he wouldn't say how quickly.
  • Good aims to manage all enterprise mobile devices

    Posted April 7, 2008 - 9:49 am

    Enterprises don't want to have to use two different management systems to support mobile devices in the warehouse and smartphones for executives, and so Good Technology, with sister company Symbol, plans to offer products that can support all types of mobile devices.
  • There is no such thing as a "good" cell phone carrier

    Posted April 3, 2008 - 10:34 am

    Every time you pick up your cell phone and place a call, you're being hoodwinked into believing that you're getting the very best service available and the sad fact is, you're not. Instead, the cell phone carrier fat cats are getting fatter and tossing us scraps as they see fit. And if you ask me, there's something terribly wrong with that equation.
  • Comcast/BitTorrent agreement raises questions

    Posted March 28, 2008 - 9:58 am

    Thursday's announcement that Comcast and BitTorrent will work together to solve network management problems won praise from some quarters, including members of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, but some net neutrality advocates said the deal doesn't diminish the need for new government rules.
  • Comcast, BitTorrent to work together on network management

    Posted March 27, 2008 - 1:35 pm

    Comcast, under fire for slowing some BitTorrent traffic, will work with the P-to-P (peer-to-peer) vendor to come up with better ways to address media downloads and network management, the companies announced Thursday.
  • IBM pushes cloud computing to universities

    Posted March 26, 2008 - 9:37 am

    IBM on Wednesday said it was teaming up with two U.S. universities on initiatives that the company hopes will improve the self-healing and self-managing features of physical and virtual servers in a broad-scale computing environment.
  • EnterpriseDB open-sources GridSQL

    Posted March 25, 2008 - 2:20 pm

    EnterpriseDB announced Tuesday that it is open-sourcing GridSQL, its grid product for data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) applications, under the GPLv2 license. The product works alongside EnterpriseDB's main offerings, a PostgreSQL-based open-source database and an application server.
  • 3Com OKs merger with eye on breakup fee

    Posted March 24, 2008 - 3:14 pm

    3Com shareholders overwhelmingly approved a merger offer on Friday that had been cancelled the day before.
  • Protecting endpoint devices

    Posted March 20, 2008 - 1:50 pm

    Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are keenly aware of the need to protect their endpoints from exposure. Endpoint devices that are vital to business operations -- like servers, laptops, and desktops -- are increasingly being targeted by attacks designed to compromise and steal company data. And even as these threats are becoming more sophisticated and targeted toward endpoint devices, end users are demanding increased flexibility and access into the network (remote, VPN, web-based, telecommuting, use of unmanaged devices). When you add regulatory compliance mandates to the equation, SMBs are finding they must scramble to implement, monitor, and enforce controls that protect endpoint devices. How can SMBs protect themselves and their customers? Here are five tips for securing endpoints will help build a strong defense against the increasing stream on attacks and threats.
  • Microsoft releases feature-complete Hyper-V code

    Posted March 19, 2008 - 4:47 pm

    Microsoft has finished most of the major work on its Hyper-V virtualization technology and expects it will be available for Windows Server 2008 on schedule in August, the company said Wednesday.
  • Top 5 disaster recovery tips

    Posted March 19, 2008 - 1:21 pm

    With catastrophic events like Hurricane Katrina and the southern California wild fires affecting millions of Americans in recent years, it is no surprise that business continuity is top-of-mind for Small and Mid-Sized Business. Without proper preparation and planning, a natural or man-made disaster can ruin a business. These 5 tips will help you protect your data and ensure business continuity in the face of disaster.
  • EBay now letting Skype be Skype, exec says

    Posted March 13, 2008 - 9:49 am

    Two-and-a-half years after buying Skype, eBay has moved away from trying to create new, merged capabilities through the acquisition and is letting Skype be what it is.
  • BT partners on software-based SMB phone system

    Posted March 12, 2008 - 3:15 pm

    BT has partnered with a U.S. company, RingCentral, to offer an Internet-based phone system in the U.K. that's easy for small and medium-size businesses to configure and maintain.
  • 3Com adds virtualization to routers

    Posted March 12, 2008 - 10:12 am

    3Com has added a virtualization feature to its routers via a partnership with LineSider Technologies, a provider of policy-based network infrastructure control and management products.
  • IBM pledges $1 billion to unified communications

    Posted March 11, 2008 - 10:18 am

    IBM has committed to investing $1 billion in its unified communications strategy in the next three years as it sharpens its sword to do battle with Microsoft in a fast-growing market.
  • Panel: Who should bear cost of tomorrow's broadband?

    Posted March 6, 2008 - 4:45 pm

    As the volume of Internet traffic grows explosively, driven by factors like rampant demand for online video, a new question is arising: Who will get the bill for the mega-sized data-pipes of the future?
  • Cisco router comes with a water cooler

    Posted March 6, 2008 - 10:53 am

    When Cisco Systems introduced its latest big line of routers on Tuesday, it threw in something that's never come in a major platform from the company before: Fun.
  • AT&T plans $1 billion network investment

    Posted March 5, 2008 - 2:11 pm

    AT&T will spend US$1 billion in 2008 to expand its IP (Internet Protocol) networks for large businesses, driven by an 'explosive surge' in data, voice and video traffic, the company said Wednesday.
  • Cisco jams features into faster WAN edge routers

    Posted March 4, 2008 - 10:52 am

    Wide-area data networks, once the workhorses of e-mail and file transfers, now are expected to do a wide variety of things while being as steady as the old-fashioned phone system. On Tuesday, Cisco Systems expects to meet those new needs with a series of WAN edge routers that jump ahead of its current gear in speed and sophistication, and are based on a powerful new core processor.
  • Over 50% of companies fire workers for e-mail, 'Net abuse

    Posted February 28, 2008 - 7:53 pm

    Half of companies polled in a new survey say they've fired workers for violating e-mail and Internet policies.
  • McNealy: Telcos falling behind in Internet race

    Posted February 27, 2008 - 9:49 pm

    Telecommunication companies need to go beyond just providing bandwidth and look into acquiring Internet destination sites that are heavily trafficked, says Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy.
  • Ballmer launches Windows Server 2008, lauds user base

    Posted February 27, 2008 - 4:40 pm

    Besides launching a set of updated products Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer lauded the company's IT user base, calling them the 'heart and soul' of the industry.
  • Network Solutions sued over domain name policy

    Posted February 26, 2008 - 11:32 am

    A class-action lawsuit filed on Monday against Network Solutions alleges the company has unfairly profited from its domain name registration business.
  • New Windows Server will lead march to 64-bit OS

    Posted February 25, 2008 - 2:52 pm

    The launch of a new family of Windows server products this week will kick-start a broad shift among customers to 64-bit versions of Microsoft's server software, analysts and customers said.
  • EMC buys Pi to round out cloud computing unit

    Posted February 22, 2008 - 10:22 am

    Storage giant EMC continues to push into the consumer territory: Its latest move is to acquire Pi, a company whose software and services will help users keep track of their personal data.
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