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December 1, 2008  3:38 PM

Overheard – Who wants to be Obama’s National CTO?

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
CTO, National CTO, Technology

elizabeth_corcoran.jpg Silicon Valley is chattering about who will get tapped to be the nation's first "chief...

December 1, 2008  2:51 PM

Overheard – Replacing Infiniband with 10GE

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
10GE, Ethernet, HPC, Infiniband, Technology

dan_tuchler.jpg Sure, it's proven, and a lot of people use it. But like many proprietary technologies, it also has some...

November 26, 2008  3:27 PM

Overheard – Disruption Tolerant Networking Protocol

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
DTN, protocols, TCP/IP, Technology

alan_boyle.jpg By the time astronauts make humanity's next giant leap, they may well be getting their e-mail via a dot-space...

November 24, 2008  1:30 PM

Overheard: 62% of rural America is still dialing up

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
broadband Internet, FCC, Technology, white space devices, white space spectrum

arik_hesseldahl.jpg According to a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, released in July, only 38% of...

November 18, 2008  1:17 PM

Overheard: USB 3.0 is on its way

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
FireWire, Technology, USB 3.0

tuan_nguyen.jpg According to official specifications, USB 3.0 will officially be known as SuperSpeed USB and carry with it a...

November 17, 2008  10:28 PM

Overheard: net neutrality

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Net neutrality, Technology

julian_sanchez.jpg In print and TV, we see a range of models for divvying up the cost of getting content to the...

November 13, 2008  12:05 PM

Overheard: The Microsoft Operations Framework is ITIL-lite

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
ITIL, Microsoft, Microsoft Operations Framework, Technology

niel-nickolaisen2.jpg The Microsoft Operations Framework? I call it ITIL-lite. Same idea of a set of best practices but...

November 12, 2008  8:39 PM

Overheard: We don’t need no stinkin’ credit card. Give us your e-mail address book.

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
corporate espionage, cybercrime, identity theft, Security, Technology

gunter_ollmann.jpg Elite cybergangs can no longer make great money stealing and selling personal identity data. Thousands...

November 12, 2008  1:19 PM

Overheard: How will power-line broadband work?

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
broadband Internet, modems, power-line broadband, Technology

rural.jpg International Business Machines Corp. said it has been hired to work with rural electricity cooperatives to...

November 12, 2008  12:43 PM

Overheard: The future of SaaS is in appliances?

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology, virtual appliance, Virtualization

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