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November, 2007

November 30, 2007  5:44 PM

Projected Network Infrastructure Spending For 2008

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What are your plans for your network infrastructure for 2008? Do you have a holiday wish list or some New Year's resolutions regarding the technologies you want to implement or the changes you plan to make? TechTarget's SearchNetworking site conducted a survey of over 1,200 respondents and they...

November 29, 2007  2:17 PM

LAN Security: What Hackers Don’t Want You To Know

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This blog is titled "Connectivity" because it deals with all aspects and issues of network connectivity. That includes how to ensure your network connectivity is secure and available, and how to make sure that malicious attackers can not intercept or disrupt your network connectivity. Do you know...

November 28, 2007  3:16 PM

BitTorrent Grows Up

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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networking is sort of the "red-headed step child" of the network world. It is almost universally condemned by network administrators and security experts. It is blamed for a good chunk of software piracy, and illegal music and movie downloads. Files downloaded may contain spyware...

November 28, 2007  4:00 AM

Merging Wired & Wireless Network Management

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Managing wired networks is pretty old school. It is a mature field of information technology with many capable and stable tools. Administrators have experience and the utilities available to proactively monitor network performance, simplify management, allow them to allocate network resources and...

November 26, 2007  2:49 PM

Cisco Jockeying To Lead IP Video

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You may have heard of this quaint site that lets users create and share videos with one another. I think it is called "YouTube". OK, if you haven't heard of YouTube, you are new to the planet or something. YouTube is just one example of the recent explosion of IP video on the Internet though. Movie...

November 24, 2007  2:57 AM

Google Rumored to Develop 10Gbps Switches

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When you're an Internet juggernaut like Google, you can't let simple things like the fact that a technology hasn't been invented get in your way. Google has to transport a lot of data from Point A to Point B within their data center very quickly in order to work all of the magic they do that keeps...

November 19, 2007  2:59 PM

Virtual Replacement for FTP

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Do you remember FTP (File Transfer Protocol)? It used to be one of the more common methods of transferring files and data. However, as email became the communication method of choice, file attachments have more or less replaced FTP for transmitting data. Normal FTP also posed some technical and...

November 14, 2007  5:32 AM

XSS Vulnerability Plagues VoIP

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Voice over IP, or VoIP, communication is still relatively new. Being a bleeding edge technology has its pros and cons when it comes to security. On the down side, developers are in such a hurry to be the first to market, and they want to maximize performance, so security is not a priority. On the...

November 12, 2007  8:24 PM

The Promise of UCC

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UCC. Get used to it. You will see the term a lot. It stands for Unified Communication and Collaboration. In a nutshell, it represents combining and merging virtually all forms of communication to enable real-time communication and collaboration. Currently, a manager who has a question while...

November 11, 2007  4:31 AM

Running a “Green” Network

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If you have gone through the exercise of architecting the power needs for your data center, or doing the math to determine how much power your backup generator needs to produce in the event of a data center power outage, then you know just how much juice it takes to keep the lights on in that room....

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