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  • CCTV Applications I Hadn't Thought Of...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 01 Jun 2009
  • Having recently written a white paper on IP Surveillance systems for D-Link, of the many applications I described within, none were related to that which has led to my morning cuppa being rudely ...

  • VirginMedia 50Meg Home Service - 3 month Trial - Week One

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 May 2009
  • I was the lucky person in the team selected to test VirginMedia's new 50 meg cable broadband service. I am right at the start of a 3 month trial, and I thought I would start the ball rolling with ...

  • Your Flexible (Software) Friend...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 28 May 2009
  • I know I'm an old bore, in that I keep banging on about certain stuff, but I'll continue to do so until that stuff happens as I want to see it.One such example is the software world and notably in ...

  • Swapping Staff For Vendor Partners

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 20 May 2009
  • Interesting to see that, just as HP announces more job losses - see front page of CW today - amounting to 6,400 in addition to the 7,500 announced last Autumn, at the same time HP is jointly ...

  • Virtual Time Travelling

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 14 May 2009
  • I couldn't help noticing that Microsoft - in a bid to compete with VMware's new world of Cloud Computing (i.e. new take on old variation) - is offering live migration with its hypervisor on a newly ...

  • Broadband Wideboys?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 06 May 2009
  • Interesting to hear that Virgin is piloting 200-400Mbps Broadband (in Kent, so they be hopful of a good result (bad spelling makes bad gags) without really knowing what applications it will be used ...

  • Network Management - 2009 And Still Being Reinvented

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 23 Apr 2009
  • 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 ...

  • Where The Sun Don't Shine

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 21 Apr 2009
  • 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 ...

  • Who Really Owns The 802.11 In Your WiFi?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 08 Apr 2009
  • 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 ...

  • How Much For A Cuppa Java?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 03 Apr 2009
  • 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 ...

  • The Wonders Of Wireless...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 28 Mar 2009
  • Folks who work in IT - like myself - often tend to take technology somewhat for granted.It's only when you get on a train at King's Cross, en route to Leeds and the mighty Elland Road, and find ...

  • The B****y Mobile Network... Or Is It?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 27 Mar 2009
  • Just started testing on mobile handsets, c/o one of our test equipment partners, Spirent.And already we're seeing some interesting results - handsets dropping calls unexpectedly in relatively ok ...

  • Cisco Serves It Up To Competition

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 18 Mar 2009
  • Remember the days when IBM tried to rule the world?Now, everyone seems to be trying to get in on the act, with Cisco being the latest this week to decide that networking alone is not enough. With ...

  • Lies, Damn Lies and Green-Washing

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 11 Mar 2009
  • Interesting to see a little Cisco video up on its website: CISCO video It talks about "green" networking being basically a load of b******s - "just paint a switch green and you have green ...

  • Mobile Phones - How Good Are They Really?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 06 Mar 2009
  • By one of those excellent fates of timing, I had a comment sent in by Paul Fennemore of Businesszone UK about mobile phone testing and a technology his company has, called m-Test. The same day as ...

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