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March, 2008

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March 30, 2008  1:53 PM

SHARKFEST: Open source network analysis fans churn up the waters with the Father of the Internet and Mother of Invention



Posted by: SusanFogarty
IT conferences and events, Network, Network analysis, Open source

Shark Just when you thought it was safe to go into the NOC….da, dum….da,...

March 21, 2008  8:21 PM

Grading the analysts



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
analysts, Forrester Research, Gartner, Network

Chances are you deal with industry analysts pretty often, whether your company pays for their services or whether you meet with them at conferences. And if you don't talk to them, your boss probably does. As a tech journalist, I talk to a lot of industry analysts on a daily basis. I rely on them...


March 20, 2008  9:07 PM

Verizon Wireless wins prime C-block spectrum



Posted by: Michael Morisy
700 Mhz, FCC, Google bombed, It's the network, Network, Verizon

In networking news on a larger level, Verizon Wireless has officially won the coveted C block in the FCC's closely watched wireless auction. From a statement Verizon issued:

"We are very pleased with our auction results. Specifically, we were successful in achieving the spectrum...


March 19, 2008  7:26 PM

Cisco at VoiceCon Orlando 2008



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, IT conferences and events, Network, Networking, social networking, Unified communications, VoIP

Cisco has been relatively quiet at VoiceCon Orlando 2008. Well, they did make a bit of a splash today with a keynote address that featured CEO John Chambers and former vice president Al Gore discussing how communications technology can do its part to fight global climate change. I'll have...


March 19, 2008  4:00 PM

The IT Guy: Disaster recovery



Posted by: 2020viip
Cartoon, disaster recovery, Geek culture, IT humor, The IT Guy

disaster recovery cartoon
The other bad news is that the backup systems in the data center were not yet...


March 17, 2008  6:09 PM

Tools for finding tools: Find the right networking products for your enterprise



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Network, Software Quality

Whether you get bombarded by vendors at a conference or have to sit through a sales pitch in a meeting, it seems getting a clear, apples-to-apples comparison of networking products is impossible. Even Googling a company's website points us to a bullet list of...


March 10, 2008  7:04 PM

iPhone SDK, enterprise features: Nice, but not enough



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
iPhone, Mobile

Let me just say, I have no horse in this race. I'm no BlackBerry crackhead and I'm no iPhone fan boy. When Apple announced its iPhone enterprise play last week, I started working the phones. My plan was to talk to a handful of...


March 8, 2008  12:09 AM

iPhone targets the enterprise with new apps, Cisco VPN client



Posted by: 2020viip
Cisco, iPhone, Mobile, Networking, VPN, Wireless

The iPhone was already doing a pretty good job creeping into the enterprise, despite early concerns about its security and manageability. Now, Apple is taking steps to allay those fears; yesterday, the company


March 5, 2008  5:54 PM

Nokia’s Morph travels back from future to save world, prepare lunch



Posted by: 2020viip
Mobile, Technology

I'd like to share a piece from Kate Dostart, associate editor for the networking group. She wrote this for SearchMobileComputing.com's newsletter, and I thought it might be of interest. Please feel free to post comments here or

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March 3, 2008  2:20 PM

‘Fourth Generation’?! Cisco responds to Wi-Fi whippersnappers



Posted by: Michael Morisy
802.11n, Cisco, Extricom, Meru, Networking, Wi-Fi, Wireless networking

A few hours after posting my story on Extricom's and Meru's approaches to wireless networking, I got an e-mail from Cisco expressing their disappointment in not getting to tell their "side of the...


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