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August 31, 2007  7:31 AM

Microsoft To Launch Unified Communications in October



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IP communications, Microsoft Windows, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, Office LiveMeeting, Telecommunications, Unified Communications

Microsoft has set an October 16 launch date for their Unified Communications initiative. Unified Communications are products and services that- as the name implies- are designed to bring various forms of communication together and allow them to work in conjunction with each other. The live webcast...

August 29, 2007  7:48 AM

Cisco At Fault for Duke’s “iPhone Issue”



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, Cisco, Duke University, iPhone, Networking, wi-fi, Wireless

The iPhone had already developed a fanatic, cult-like following before it was even released. Although there are some shortcomings (lack of 3G wireless being a big one), that popularity has just grown since its release. However, the Apple iPhone evangelists were dealt a setback last week...or so it...


August 26, 2007  8:32 PM

Cisco Forecasts Exponential Growth of IP Traffic



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Broadband, Cisco, Internet, IP, IP communications, Networking, P2P, Peer-to-Peer, YouTube

Cisco has released a report detailing their forecasts and predictions for the world of IP communications. In a nutshell, they see the continued adoption of broadband Internet access, and...


August 24, 2007  9:42 AM

Net Neutrality



Posted by: Tony Bradley
AT&T, Comcast, Internet, Net neutrality

The issue of Net Neutrality has been a hot topic lately. Some major Internet providers, such as AT&T and Comcast, propose that they own their networks and that they should be able to block or throttle content. In other words, if Company A pays more than Company B, maybe Company A's data gets...


August 20, 2007  6:01 AM

BT Undertakes Massive Global Network Overhaul



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Alcatel-Lucent, BT, Cisco, Fujitsu, Huawei Technologies, IP communications, Telecommunications

One of the downsides to being a dominant provider of telecommunications around the world is that it also makes you the owner of legacy telecommunications hardware and networking equipment around the world. Even dominant global providers have to upgrade though. BT has begun a project dubbed 21CN...


August 15, 2007  1:20 PM

NAC Continues To Struggle



Posted by: Tony Bradley
NAC, Network Access Control, Networking

A couple of years ago the concept of network access control (NAC) was introduced and many touted it as the next shift in network security technology. A product that sits between the client and the network and ensures that devices are clean and safe and meet with the prescribed network security...


August 13, 2007  8:02 AM

Cisco Web Site Offline



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Networking

The web site for the company that makes much of the hardware that other companies around the world rely on to ensure their data centers are available and their network connectivity is reliable was unavailable last week. Last Wednesday, at 2pm eastern, the Cisco web site that customers and partners...


August 8, 2007  8:31 PM

IPv6 Growing Pains



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Internet, IPv4, IPv6, IPv6 Consortium, Networking

IPv6 has been the "emerging" standard for a couple years now. IPv6 was developed to replace the current IPv4 standard (what happened to IPv5?) and help to address some of the shortfalls in security and reliability with the protocol as well as to expand the available address space. It hasn't taken...


August 7, 2007  8:20 AM

IEEE Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG) Resolves Differences



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Ethernet, HSSG, IEEE, Networking

IEEE created the HSSG (Higher Speed Study Group) to work on developing the next generation Ethernet standard. The current standard top speed is 10Gbps. Originally, the group set out to develop a 100Gbps standard, but factions within IEEE fought for an interim 40Gbps standard as well. The battle


August 4, 2007  9:44 PM

Cisco and EMC Encrypt SANs



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, EMC, Encryption, Networking, SAN

Beth Pariseau, a News Writer for SearchStorage.com, reports that Cisco and EMC have agreed to partner on encrypting SAN data, and that the two companies "announced that Cisco's encryption keys will be compatible with EMC's RSA Key Manager, though Cisco also plans to offer its own key management...


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