Networks Generation:

April, 2009

April 23, 2009  4:26 AM

Network Management – 2009 And Still Being Reinvented

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Change management, CiscoWorks, netPrefect, Network management, NNT, OpenView, SNMP, Tivoli

I don't want to admit to how long I've been looking at network management products for.

I could say, ever since the days when you started computers up with a winding handle but, of course, that's the future not the past. Best part of 10 years ago I tried to start an industry body with...

April 21, 2009  2:09 PM

Where The Sun Don’t Shine

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead

Not at IBM that is, but it does so at Oracle.

Makes a lot more sense, of sorts, for Oracle to acquire Sun that it did IBM. Sun and Solaris are valuable platforms for Oracle, so it's asset protection as much as anything I guess.

Also - Sun gets a parent company with far more...

April 8, 2009  11:34 AM

Who Really Owns The 802.11 In Your WiFi?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
802.11n, D-Link, Dell, HP, Infra-Red, Microsoft, ProCurve, RF, Supergold, WLAN

Interesting news from our friend HP (especially since I'm testing ProCurve newly acquired from Colubris WLAN controller) in that it has settled confidentially with Australia's science agency CSIRO which has a longstanding patent claim against many of the well-known WLAN product vendors.

April 3, 2009  1:31 PM

How Much For A Cuppa Java?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Carrier Ethernet, Dell, EMC, Extreme, F5, IBM, Juniper, Servers, Storage, Sub

Back in the mid-'90's IBM dramatically increased the cost of business software when it paid $3.5bn for Lotus Notes (unlimited license mind).

And now it looks set to make Java worth around $6bn - so how much is Microsoft's .net framework worth? But looking seriously at this apparently...

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