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  • EnKoo adds support for Microsoft Active Directory

    Posted March 7, 2005 - 2:31 pm

    EnKoo has released a free software upgrade for its remote access appliances that provides additional authentication features for Microsoft's Active Directory.
  • SPRING VON: VOIP players gear up for fast-growing market

    Posted March 7, 2005 - 10:18 am

    Vendors and service providers this week will celebrate VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) breaking into the mainstream of telecommunications with a slew of new and upgraded products at one of the young industry's biggest trade shows.
  • 64-bit Windows client and server coming late April

    Posted March 3, 2005 - 12:19 pm

    Microsoft Corp. plans to release the delayed "x64" versions of Windows Server and Windows XP at the end of April, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.
  • Report: Security fears won't hold back Wi-Fi

    Posted March 3, 2005 - 10:36 am

    Datacomm Research has released a report on the next five years of Wi-Fi. The company concludes that despite enterprise fears about security, faster throughput will tempt both business and home users, leading to a tripling of unit sales by 2009.
  • IBM and Cisco work together for business WLANs

    Posted March 3, 2005 - 10:32 am

    IBM is rolling a suite of products and services for WLAN management that it's dubbing the Secure Wireless Networking Solution. Big Blue is using Cisco products for much of the infrastructure of the offering.
  • Grid computing for business markets hits mainstream, says Insight Research

    Posted March 2, 2005 - 3:27 pm

    A new market research study by Insight Research, which examined grid spending in 14 vertical industries, predicts that worldwide grid spending will jump from $714.9 million in 2005 to approximately $19.2 billion in 2010.
  • SPRING IDF: Intel improving server performance to a 'T'

    Posted March 2, 2005 - 10:16 am

    Intel Corp. is preparing several technologies that will help IT managers secure their networks against external threats and manage increasingly complex combinations of client and server hardware, the company said Tuesday at the Spring Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.
  • Skype One-Upped by Teleo

    Posted March 2, 2005 - 10:08 am

    Aren't hot technologies fun? I talked two months ago how the peer-to-peer voice service Skype (.com) puts a spin on the idea of presence by allowing voice communications anytime anywhere with a laptop or PDA. Enter a new company, Teleo (.com) that almost matches Skype's presence and raises the bid on business use for peer-to-peer voice.
  • New Bagle variant combines spam, Trojans

    Posted March 1, 2005 - 5:00 pm

    Antivirus software companies are warning their customers about the appearance of at least one new version of the Bagle worm that doesn't try to spread, but installs malicious remote monitoring software on systems it infects.
  • Enterprise grid group expands

    Posted March 1, 2005 - 2:05 pm

    The Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA) is now 30 members strong, with Unisys, Univa, Voltaire, and analyst firm The 451 Group among the newly announced additions. Notably still absent are IBM, Microsoft, and BEA Systems
  • IDF: Marvell leverages PCI Express in network controller

    Posted February 28, 2005 - 4:53 pm

    Marvell Semiconductor Inc. will announce and demonstrate at the Intel Developer Forum this week a server network controller that takes advantage of PCI Express' multilane capability for high-speed throughput.
  • The great antenna debate

    Posted February 28, 2005 - 11:26 am

    Does the abbreviation MIMO ring a bell? Probably not, but this technology is finding its way into common use as so-called "pre-N" WLAN equipment hits the market. The future of the 802.11n standard - and the definition of MIMO itself - isn't totally clear yet, but both are destined to play a big role in the wireless space.
  • Home Office launches security alert site

    Posted February 25, 2005 - 12:17 pm

    The U.K. Government has launched a new Web site designed to warn home and small business users of virus and computer threat alerts in real time.
  • Fujitsu packages QoS for system monitoring

    Posted February 25, 2005 - 11:24 am

    Fujitsu Ltd. claims to have produced the first device that can automatically predict server problems and SLA (service level agreement) breaches before they occur.
  • Sidestep Smart Clients

    Posted February 23, 2005 - 11:36 am

    Microsoft can't ship software on time, but their machinations are clockwork. We're 18-24 months away from Longhorn availability and the squeeze is starting.
  • When hackers attack

    Posted February 22, 2005 - 10:45 am

    A Web site hack that results in stolen credit card numbers can have a devastating impact on an SMB. ScanAlert, a "Hacker Safe" site certification service can help.
  • Fujitsu to boost bandwidth of Europe-Asia cable

    Posted February 22, 2005 - 10:22 am

    Fujitsu Ltd. will upgrade portions of the world's longest fiber optic submarine cable, installing new equipment that will give the system more bandwidth. The upgrade will be completed in about 10 months, Fujitsu said Tuesday.
  • Insiders, not hackers, are main cause of data breaches: Survey

    Posted February 18, 2005 - 3:01 pm

    Of 163 companies surveyed by the Ponemon Institute, a think tank, 75 percent of companies reported they had experienced a significant security breach in the last year, and 69 percent said their data breaches were caused by malicious employee actions or innocent employee errors.
  • Spam spawns stock 'blowing' scam

    Posted February 17, 2005 - 10:44 am

    Spam is now being used to push up flailing stock prices so dubious share traders can make a quick and often profitable dollar.
  • IP Telephony: A Long Way from Two Tin Cans and a String

    Posted February 15, 2005 - 12:41 pm

    The nature of communication has changed rapidly over the past century; and even faster over the past decade. When I was young, you got a black rotary dial phone from the phone company. Just one. If you were extravagant, you put an extension in; but nobody ever had more than a single line. Long distance calls in my household were never made, they were just too expensive; we had to write letters if we wanted to talk to someone in another state. Today, IP telephony continues to make a big impact on how we communicate.
  • Gridless enterprises should be talking to the EGA

    Posted February 15, 2005 - 11:35 am

    The Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA) knows it has a lot of work to do to foster enterprise grid adoption. Issues of security, establishing a way to compare vendors' offerings, and component provisioning are high on the EGA's agenda.
  • CEO: Labor costs to plummet with utility computing

    Posted February 15, 2005 - 11:09 am

    In this interview, David Martin, CEO of Qlusters Inc., instructs companies considering utility computing to focus on standardization and virtualization and warns IT workers that they may need to update their resumes.
  • Grid gaining enterprise traction

    Posted February 15, 2005 - 10:32 am

    At the GlobusWorld 2005 conference, enterprise adopters of grid computing shared their success stories. Read in their own words why the time is right for grid.
  • Grid computing worth a long look

    Posted February 15, 2005 - 10:17 am

    With average system utilization at 15-20%, the time is right for grid. So why are we not there yet? Standards play a role, but the real story is economics.
  • RSA: Microsoft, eBay, Visa form Phish Report Network

    Posted February 14, 2005 - 11:13 am

    To make it easier to identify and react to new scam Web sites, Microsoft Corp., eBay Inc. and Visa International Inc. are launching a program to share information about online identity theft scams known as "phishing attacks," they said Monday.
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