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  • WinXP SP2 adoption slow in enterprise, picks up in SMB

    Posted November 10, 2004 - 1:19 pm

    Deployment of the Windows XP SP2 security patch is picking up steam among SMBs, which have fewer applications to test under the OS upgrade and also have greater vulnerabilities.
  • Skype comes to Siemens' cordless phones

    Posted November 10, 2004 - 11:16 am

    Skype Technologies SA is teaming with Siemens AG to offer cordless phone users the ability to make Internet telephony calls, in addition to traditional calls, from their handsets.
  • Dell opens another call center in India

    Posted November 10, 2004 - 11:08 am

    Dell Inc. is setting up a third customer contact center in India, in the Chandigarh metro area in the north of the country, the company announced Wednesday. Operations at the center are likely to begin by March next year with about 300 employees.
  • Proxim charts fixed wireless path to WiMax

    Posted November 9, 2004 - 9:02 pm

    Proxim has released a suite of fixed-wireless broadband products that are ready for the coming WiMax standard.
  • What's the best wireless network for limited multimedia use?

    Posted November 9, 2004 - 8:59 pm

    802.11a, b, g - what's the best standard for a limited wireless multimedia network? Network World's experts offer their opinions.

  • Beyond the Site Survey: RF Spectrum Management for Wireless LANs

    Posted November 9, 2004 - 11:15 am

    Unintentional signal interference from devices operating on the same frequencies is becoming a concern as the installed base of wireless LANs and related devices multiplies. This white paper looks at what can be done at the physical (radio) layer to improve the performance of wireless LAN systems.
  • Advanced Wireless Technologies: MIMO Comes of Age

    Posted November 9, 2004 - 11:04 am

    Due to growing application requirements and user demands there is likely never to be enough performance in any network, and the provision of higher throughput is especially challenging in wireless LANs. This white paper will introduce you to one technique that may help. It's called MIMO
  • The Next WLAN Challenge: The Emerging Requirement for Multi-Site Management

    Posted November 9, 2004 - 10:56 am

    With wireless LANs now seeing significant application in enterprises, it
  • VoIP realities

    Posted November 8, 2004 - 1:00 pm

    Although VoIP users say they are seeing a return on the investment, they're not blind to its problems. Expect tradeoffs in quality, reliability and manageability, they say.
  • Two-thirds of global businesses will deploy VoIP to the desktop by 2006

    Posted November 8, 2004 - 12:59 pm

    Just over one-quarter -- 26 percent -- of "Global 2000" companies have rolled out VoIP at the desktop, according to a Deloitte Research survey of 131 CIOs and other executives. Of those, 79 percent are either "mostly" or "highly" satisfied with the results, and two-thirds of all Global 2000 companies are expected to offer employees desktop VoIP by 2006.
  • Covad adds new VoIP markets

    Posted November 8, 2004 - 12:58 pm

    High-speed service provider Covad has launched V0IP services for SMBs in 14 new markets, including New Orleans and Salt Lake City. The vendor now offers service in 71 markets.
  • IP telephony replaces a century of tradition

    Posted November 5, 2004 - 9:46 am

    Voice over IP and IP telephony is set to revolutionize 100 years of traditional telephone communication but it could also prove to be the weakest link in a secure and robust enterprise.
  • Hacking -- do the pros now rule?

    Posted November 5, 2004 - 6:51 am

    Robert Graham, chief scientist for Internet Security Systems, believes that hackers are graduating into the pro ranks. In this Q&A he discusses the new breed of hacker, lines of defense and the next security frontier.
  • gets a little help from its friends

    Posted November 4, 2004 - 4:05 pm

    At's annual user conference, industry luminaries touted the software-as-a-service model and on-demand computing. "We are moving from a serial world, where we do one thing at a time to an on-demand world. Forget the to-do list - let's do it now," said ex-Oracle president Ray Lane.
  • IBM improves on autonomic toolkit

    Posted November 2, 2004 - 3:42 pm

    IBM's new Autonomic Computing Toolkit 2.0 includes embeddable components, usage scenarios, and more detailed documentation, making it easier for developers to integrate autonomic functions into existing applications.
  • Utility computing in a heterogenous data center

    Posted November 2, 2004 - 3:22 pm

    Dave Roberts of Inkra Networks and Jim Metzler, of Ashton, Metzler and Associates weigh in on how you can reap the benefits of utility computing in a hetergenous data center environment, including 6 key questions to ask your utility provider.
  • Linksys adds voice and range to 11g

    Posted November 2, 2004 - 2:12 pm

    Linksys is to give the voice-over-IP business a fillip, with a range of VOIP products due by the end of this year. It is developing both IP adapters for existing analogue corded and cordless handsets, and wireless IP phones.
  • NEC advances to cut cost of fiber-optic equipment

    Posted November 2, 2004 - 10:19 am

    NEC Corp. has made advances in the technology of tunable lasers that will cut the cost of fiber-optic equipment and help communications carriers deliver more efficient communications services, the company said.
  • CA releases wireless site manager, Ingres database

    Posted November 1, 2004 - 5:10 pm

    Computer Associates International Inc. today released a new tool for managing and securing wireless networks that attracted significant customer interest when it was previewed earlier this year.
  • Wireless subscribership grew by 14.5%

    Posted November 1, 2004 - 3:10 pm

    The CTIA Wireless Association's Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey finds that wireless subscribers increased 14.5 percent between June 2003 and June 2004, that the number of minutes used was up 35 percent, and that capital investment in the wireless industry grew 17 percent.
  • Mobile industry in flux

    Posted November 1, 2004 - 3:09 pm

    Two reports presenting seemingly conflicting statistics on the mobile device industry point to a transition underway. While the CTIA Wireless Association uncovered a 14.5 percent increase in subscribers to wireless services, an IDC study shows the PDA market in an ongoing decline.
  • Consumers may dictate future of data centers

    Posted November 1, 2004 - 11:32 am

    "We see big changes coming in software, services, operations and hardware ... driven by big changes in consumer IT," said Gartner Inc.'s global head of research, Peter Sondergaard at the Symposium/ITxpo conference and show in Cannes.
  • Study: Grid computing ready to hit the big time

    Posted November 1, 2004 - 11:20 am

    A new survey by researcher IDC finds that grid computing is likely to find widespread mainstream success, despite barriers that have so far limited its adoption to technical circles.
  • Sun to launch next version of Solaris on Nov. 15

    Posted November 1, 2004 - 10:21 am

    Sun Microsystems Inc. will formally launch the next major release of its flagship Solaris operating system at a press event Nov. 15 at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, company officials confirmed Friday.
  • Unix Tip: Configuring NTP

    Posted October 28, 2004 - 4:39 pm

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