Window on WANs:

June, 2009

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June 30, 2009  3:59 PM

A year of networking dangerously: Security breaches at the brink

Tim Scannell Profile: TScannell

Ask network administrators what their biggest concerns are over the next several months, and most will quickly rattle off such things as bandwidth optimization, network reliability and remote access management. When the day is done, however, and they are sitting in the comfort of their homes,...

June 24, 2009  6:20 PM

Social computing goes enterprise mainstream

Tim Scannell Profile: TScannell

Imagine holding an Olympic high diving event where there wasn’t a drop of water to be found. Or, a professional baseball game with no bases, bats or (gasp!) cold beer! That is a little what it’s like today at the Enterprise 2.0 conference and social networking gathering taking place this week...


June 22, 2009  6:53 PM

Timing, or lack of it, is everything to Nortel

Tim Scannell Profile: TScannell

News this week that Nortel Networks Corp. is selling its CDMA and LTE wireless telecom division to Nokia Siemens Networks for a cool $650...


June 16, 2009  2:11 PM

Reading the writing on the WAN wall

Tim Scannell Profile: TScannell

One of the more vexing issues facing network managers today is how to cost effectively tweak a WAN to keep up with the rising number of remote workers and increasing reliance on branch office activities and technology capabilities. On the one hand, companies are trying to centralize IT and...


June 9, 2009  8:49 PM

Email’s Sting: Moving beyond the buzz of ‘killer apps’

Tim Scannell Profile: TScannell

Of all the overused and inane buzzwords in the IT industry, the phrase "killer application" has to be right up there in the top five. Vendors peddling superfluous technology and latest add-on add-in kudzu always seem to truck out this term when they talk about future strategies and market share, as...


June 5, 2009  4:54 PM

Color my (IT) world…green

Tim Scannell Profile: TScannell

The Great Recession apparently hasn’t put too much of a damper on corporate green IT initiatives. The reason? Most likely because these efforts can dramatically cut costs (by reducing the number of servers in an organization’s network, for example), and environmentally-sensitive efforts can...


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