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December, 2009

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December 23, 2009  5:17 PM

Avaya hangs onto Nortel data networking gear — what’s next, a Flip cam?



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Avaya-Nortel acquisition, data center architecture

While we're all twiddling our thumbs and waiting for Jan. 19 -- when Avaya will announce which of Nortel's acquired unified communications products are staying and going --...

December 11, 2009  7:42 PM

New wireless standard with speed that slaughters 802.11n … in a very small world



Posted by: rivkalittle
60 GHz channel model, 802.11n, beamforming, WiGig 1.0, WiGig Alliance, Wireless Gigabit Alliance, wireless specification

A new wireless standard that outpaces 802.11n in speed by tenfold -- but at a much shorter range -- was approved by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance this week. The Multi-Gigabit Wireless...

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December 9, 2009  3:30 AM

Kensington MicroSaver Alarmed Computer Lock review: Will it protect your laptop?



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Laptops, Locks, Network security, Network testing and hacking, Networking, Security, USB port blocking

After watching this video on how to pick a tubular Kensington lock with a toilet paper roll, I had some serious doubts about my laptop's safety: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/as-CPdf-rKI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Had I watched this video...


December 3, 2009  6:28 PM

IDC: IBM will buy Juniper in 2010



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center networks, HP ProCurve, IBM, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions, Routing and switching

IBM will step back into networking in a big way in 2010 by buying Juniper Networks, according IDC.  The New York Times "Bits" blog says IDC will unleash some of its year-end predictions for...

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December 3, 2009  5:11 PM

Motorola brand to disappear? I don’t think so



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
mergers & acquisitions, Mobile, Motorola, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

On the blog 24/7 Wall Street, Jon Ogg boldly predicted this week that Motorola is one of 10 brands that will disappear in 2010. It's time to break up the company and "scuttle a brand with a bad...


December 2, 2009  10:43 PM

Port blocking: Why corporate computers need disabled USB ports



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
network device management, Network devices, Network security, Networking, USB, USB port blocking

CableOrganizer.com asked me to review a few products as part of a data theft prevention promotion they were advertising. One such appliance was a USB port block. You may be wondering why you would want to block ports on your laptop, and if...


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