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  • November 27, 2006 27 Nov'06

    Westminster to extend wireless network

    Westminster city council has approved plans to extend a wireless network across its area following its successful pilot.

  • November 27, 2006 27 Nov'06

    IT directors doubt quality of web telephony services

    Most IT directors are still worried about the quality of voice over IP services, as the trend towards converging voice and data traffic onto a single data network gathers pace, a survey of 300 large European enterprises has revealed.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Virtual SAN product specifications

    Product snapshots that highlight key specifications for a cross-section of VSAN platforms selected based on input from industry analysts and SearchStorage.com editors.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    San storage gets simple

    Sanbolic, a developer of software designed to simplify and share storage area network (SAN) storage, has unveiled Simple Information Lifecycle Manager (SILM).

  • November 20, 2006 20 Nov'06

    Act now to minimise VoIP risk, warns Ovum

    The security threat from voice over IP (VoIP) systems is still unknown, but the risk is real and enterprises must start planning now, analyst firm Ovum has warned.

  • November 20, 2006 20 Nov'06

    ICI set for big savings by switching internet traffic to DSL

    ICI is poised to sign a deal that could save it millions of pounds by allowing it to transfer non-­essential internet traffic from its wide area network onto a secure broadband link based on DSL consumer technology.

  • November 20, 2006 20 Nov'06

    IBM unveils RFID ‘privacy protector’

    IBM has introduced an innovative solution to solve privacy concerns about RFID (radio frequency identification): preventing the tags’ means of communication.

  • November 20, 2006 20 Nov'06

    IT directors still concerned about VoIP

    A survey of 300 large enterprises across Europe, published today, has found that 73% of IT directors are still worried about basic quality and reliability of Voice over IP (VoIP), despite a strong industry trend towards converging voice and data ...

  • November 16, 2006 16 Nov'06

    3 Group boosts mobile broadband content

    Mobile operator 3 Group has signed a number of content and access deals to make it easier for users to take advantage of 3G mobile networks.

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    Birmingham to deploy city-centre Wi-Fi

    Birmingham city council and BT are building a new city centre Wi-Fi network that will provide free access to council services.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Download Advanced Storage Guide Chapter: NAS

    A printable version of theAdvanced Storage All-In-One Guide. Download Chapter 4: NAS in .pdf format now.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    EMC launches Rainfinity 7.0

    EMC has launched version 7.0 of its Rainfinity global file virtualisation solution.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Northamptonshire Enterprise converges five IP networks

    Northamptonshire Enterprise, a group of economic development agencies, has implemented a converged Internet Protocol (IP) network, designed and built by SAS Group.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Broadcom flaw could allow hacker to control Wi-Fi PCs

    Exploit code for a security flaw in Broadcom Wireless drivers is in the public domain and could allow hackers to take control of PCs via a Wi-Fi connection, according to Symantec.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    M&S ready to start national roll-out of item-level RFID

    Marks & Spencer is planning to deploy item-level radio frequency identification (RFID) tags at almost all its clothing stores after successfully trialling the technology in selected stores last year.

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    NTL Telewest rebrands as Virgin Media

    NTL Telewest is to rebrand itself as Virgin Media from the first quarter of next year.

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    IBM peels insecurity off RFID tags

    IBM has developed a technology to limit the data breach threat in radio frequency identification (RFID) tags.

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    QLogic contiunues low-price strategy with SANbox 9000

    QLogic has unveiled a network platform for common storage and server area networking and a director-level switch, the SANbox 9000.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    Ofcom releases spectrum for wireless broadband

    Ofcom has today published provisions for opening up the 71-76GHz and 81-86GHz bands to licensed fixed wireless broadband services.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    Chip and Pin cuts fraud

    The introduction of chip and Pin technology has had a dramatic impact on payment card fraud, new figures have revealed.

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06

    Post-production house standardises network storage

    Rushes, a post-production house for CSI Miami, Match of the Day, Hard Candy and Arctic Monkeys, has standardised on a network storage system from Exanet.

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06

    Bluetooth rockets tenfold in three years

    Shipments of equipment with bluetooth wireless technology have rocketed tenfold in three years, a report from industry analysts has revealed.

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    GNER on track to complete Wan upgrade

    Rail operator GNER will complete its network infrastructure upgrade later this month when the final station, London's King's Cross, is connected to its wide area network.

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    Siemens launches centralised wireless Lan console

    Siemens Communications has announced a new centralised wireless Lan management platform.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    E-vaulting's many faces can confuse IT efforts

    E-vaulting is the process that describes how enterprise IT departments ship backup tapes and replicate data to remote disk arrays and VTLs. E-vaulting is not a new concept, but more recently it has grown to mean remote backups and replication for ...

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    IT greats: The soft machine at the heart of IT

    Productivity and communication are the functions that mark the software technologies voted the greatest in the past 40 years by Computer Weekly readers.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Essential practices for securing mobile devices

    In this lesson, Lisa Phifer examines inherent weaknesses in mobile messaging devices, and discusses how to lock down mobile platforms to protect against emerging threats and risky end-user behaviors and how to ensure Bluetooth-enabled handsets ...

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    QE2 Centre finds the time for VoIP

    The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre has implemented a voice over IP and wireless hotspot service, after taking three years to settle on a timeslot to carry out the upgrade.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    GNER claims world’s largest Wi-Fi fleet

    Train operator GNER has completed its Wi-Fi installation across its entire fleet of 41 electric and diesel passenger trains.

  • October 26, 2006 26 Oct'06

    Skype plays key role in BP's revamped emergency plan

    BP has put in place a multi-level communications strategy, which includes using Skype internet telephony, to keep in touch with staff in the event of a major disaster.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    Direct storage losing out to IP-based systems

    Users are set to move away from direct attached storage and on to IP-based storage as the cost of the technology falls.

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    IBM and 3Com launch single-server IP telephony

    IBM and 3Com have developed IP telephony to run on a single server along with a customer’s core business applications.

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    Big business is unimpressed with data services

    The UK’s large businesses are far less satisfied with advanced data services than with fixed line or mobile phone services, research from Ofcom has revealed.

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    Ethernet overtakes Sonet for Wans

    Ethernet networks will eventually dominate wide area networks covering metropolitan areas, as use of SONet/SDH declines over the next 10-20 years, industry analysts have forecast.

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    Alliance looks to virtual VoIP after BT deal

    Alliance & Leicester is preparing to exploit emerging technologies, such as web telephony, after signing a deal for BT to manage its voice and data services.

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    Comparing VoIP vendors

    For many companies, the tough decision isn't whether to use IP telephony or not -- it's which vendor to choose. We've collected some of Carrie Higbie's tips and tricks for vendor selection, garnered from her "Ask-the-Expert" section. Carrie ...

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    RFID system locates 100,000 flower trolleys

    FloraHolland, the word’s largest flower auction company, has implemented the pilot stage of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system from GlobeRanger and Atos Origin.

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    Framlington ups bandwidth with Gigabit Ethernet

    Framlingham Technology Centre is upgrading its fibre network to support Gigabit Ethernet.

  • October 18, 2006 18 Oct'06

    100,000 Orange broadband customers back online after outage

    Orange broadband customers are now back online after around 100,000 of them were hit by a network outage earlier this week.

  • October 18, 2006 18 Oct'06

    US National Guard buys RFID system to track equipment in the field

    The US National Guard has bought a radio frequency identification (RFID) system from supplier Savi Technology so that it can track supplies both in its armouries and in the field.

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    Virtual tape library specifications

    VTL systems use disk storage to improve backup and restore processes, allowing many organizations to move from tape to disk backups without disrupting current practices. High-end VTL systems can utilize almost 1,000 SATA drives, offering hundreds of...

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    BP spells out disaster recovery plans

    Petrochemical giant BP has put in place a multi-level communications strategy which includes using Skype, to keep in touch with staff in the event of a major disaster.

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    Anti-virus technique adds muscle to PC lock-down

    Sophos has developed an innovative anti-virus-based approach to locking down PCs.

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    Rolls-Royce fires up RFID trial

    Rolls-Royce's defence aerospace business is beginning a radio frequency identification (RFID) trial to help it comply with the decision by the US Department of Defense to use the radio tagging technology throughout its supply chain.

  • October 05, 2006 05 Oct'06

    Cisco addresses Wi-Fi interference problems

    Cisco Systems is offering a Wi-Fi tool that reduces the interference from rival networks and other competing wireless devices.

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Tiered storage becoming tried and true

    Tiered storage matches the value of data with the performance (and expense) of storage. Ideally, tiered storage can save money, while easing the access demands to any single storage tier. While tiered storage has clearly brought storage costs and ...

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    SAP and Cisco invest millions in RFID start-up

    Cisco Systems and SAP have ploughed millions of dollars into emerging radio frequency identification (RFID) supplier Reva Systems.

  • October 03, 2006 03 Oct'06

    Broadband boom will put focus on services

    New players could shake up the broadband market, which is set to make $75bn (£40bn) in worldwide total revenues this year, industry analysts believe.

  • October 03, 2006 03 Oct'06

    Space savers offer bandwidth boost

    Data compression: Buying more Wan bandwidth to meet expanding needs is still an expensive option. The smarter move is get the most out of what you already possess

  • September 26, 2006 26 Sep'06

    Voice over IP Fundamentals: Chapter 9, 'Billing and Mediation Services'

    Voice over IP Fundamentals: Chapter 9, 'Billing and Mediation Services'

  • September 26, 2006 26 Sep'06

    Fixed-mobile convergence service promises savings

    BT has unveiled a new enterprise fixed/mobile convergence service to help organisations merge their Wi-Fi networks with GSM mobile networks to cut costs.

  • September 14, 2006 14 Sep'06

    Three ways to create clustered storage, page 2

    Clustered storage systems run on storage servers, NAS gateways and hosts. Here's how to determine which clustered file-system architecture is best for your needs and storage environment.

  • September 13, 2006 13 Sep'06

    BT unveils new enterprise fixed-mobile deal

    BT has unveiled a new enterprise fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) solution to help organisations merge their Wi-Fi networks to GSM mobile networks to cut costs.

  • September 13, 2006 13 Sep'06

    IBM unveils Sametime 7.5 for unified collaboration

    IBM has announced the availability of Lotus Sametime 7.5, which helps businesses to extend collaboration beyond instant messaging and web conferencing to unified business collaboration.

  • September 12, 2006 12 Sep'06

    Dell and EMC: Five more years

    Dell leans on EMC for support in the face of an SEC investigation and possible delisting from NASDAQ.

  • September 12, 2006 12 Sep'06

    Ofcom promotes satellite broadband on trains

    Telecoms regulator Ofcom is making available a new spectrum license that will allow train operators to offer passengers broadband access via satellite links.

  • September 11, 2006 11 Sep'06

    Milton Keynes to trial public Wimax network

    Milton Keynes is to test a Wimax wireless network, in what its organisers say is the first trial of its kind in the UK.

  • September 11, 2006 11 Sep'06

    Nokia and Motorola join forces on mobile TV

    Nokia and Motorola are jointly promoting the wider adoption of broadcast mobile TV services with the interoperability of their DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast - Handheld)-enabled mobile devices and network services.

  • September 10, 2006 10 Sep'06

    Brocade monetises SAN Health tool

    For an annual fee of roughly $2,500, Brocade will provide more advanced features to its SAN Health tool; also new are updates to directors and file management software.

  • September 10, 2006 10 Sep'06

    ISCSI vs. Fibre Channel IQ

    What's your IQ when it comes to iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols? Take our iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel IQ quiz and find out.

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    RFID continues to raise security concerns

    As more applications are developed for radio frequency identification technology, CIOs need to pay closer attention to the potential security risks.

  • September 06, 2006 06 Sep'06

    Fast Guide: VoIP encryption

    A guide to encryption within VoIP networks

  • September 06, 2006 06 Sep'06

    VoIP startup untethers would-be mobile workers from wireline office phones

    VoIP startup DiVitas Networks has voice-over-WiFi-to-cellular technology in the works that gives endusers access to enterprise apps and puts dual-mode handset management in the hands of network administrators.

  • September 05, 2006 05 Sep'06

    ControlGuard targets rogue devices

    ControlGuard Access Manager is an effective tool for controlling what devices users can add to their workstations and how they are used.

  • September 05, 2006 05 Sep'06

    VoIP outsourcing: Save money and gain flexibility

    VoIP outsourcing is the way to go for organisations looking to deploy voice services quickly and flexibly without a major investment in skills and upkeep.

  • September 04, 2006 04 Sep'06

    Make your data work a lot harder

    Business intelligence: With so many similar tools available, what should firms look for to ensure they choose the most effective business intelligence technology?

  • September 04, 2006 04 Sep'06

    Microsoft and Citrix link to boost branch Wan apps

    Microsoft is teaming up with thin client supplier Citrix to offer an alternative to Cisco products for optimising the performance of branch office applications over a wide area network.

  • September 04, 2006 04 Sep'06

    Revamped Cisco WAFS worth the wait, users say

    Months late, Cisco has finally released a combined Wan optimisation and WAFS product, while startups like Riverbed have been snapping up the customers. But some Cisco beta testers say it has been worth the wait.

  • September 04, 2006 04 Sep'06

    Protecting wireless networks: Step 1

    Security testing expert Kevin Beaver covers the tools and techniques you'll need to find and exploit insecure wireless networks.

  • September 01, 2006 01 Sep'06

    Skype launches cordless VoIP phones that don't need a PC

    Skype, the internet telephony company, has announced a range of cordless phones that do not require users to run a computer to make or receive web calls.

  • August 30, 2006 30 Aug'06

    VoIP outsourcing: Save money while gaining flexibility

    VoIP outsourcing is the way to go for firms looking to deploy voice services quickly and flexibly without a major investment in skills and upkeep.

  • August 29, 2006 29 Aug'06

    AT&T breach affects 19,000 customers

    Online outlaws hacked into an AT&T computer system and stole credit card data on thousands of customers. AT&T has offered to pay for credit monitoring services for those affected.

  • August 29, 2006 29 Aug'06

    Next generation Wi-Fi standards take shape

    Industry body the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced the first phase of plans to certify the next generation of Wi-Fi products.

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    Kelly targets £1m savings in global net consolidation

    Recruitment consultancy Kelly Services is consolidating multiple networking contracts and technologies across 242 sites in 14 countries onto a single network from virtual network operator Vanco.

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    Online crime as ugly as ever

    Despite the increasing complexity of online scams and attacks, digital criminals are less about the technology and more about the crime.

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    Riverbed update offers users more bandwidth, better reporting

    Riverbed announced a package of hardware and software updates, which some customers say they've been waiting for.

  • August 27, 2006 27 Aug'06

    3PAR adds midrange array for secondary sites

    3PAR has introduced a smaller version of its InServ Storage Server, which it describes as a product-line extension into its existing customer base.

  • August 22, 2006 22 Aug'06

    VoIP applications fuel the next wave of VoIP innovation

    The first phase of VoIP is nearing the end and corporations: has VoIP improved the day-to-day for end users?

  • August 21, 2006 21 Aug'06

    Briefs: VoiceCon in the news

    This week at VoiceCon we saw everything from managed VoIP services to IP phones made to make mobile workers right at home, wherever they are.

  • August 18, 2006 18 Aug'06

    T-Mobile launches “super-fast” handheld

    Telecommunications firm T-Mobile claims to have launched the first new generation “super-fast” handheld device in Europe.

  • August 15, 2006 15 Aug'06

    Cisco says it can't reproduce PIX flaw

    Ever since a researcher at Black Hat outlined a flaw in the PIX firewall, Cisco has been trying to reproduce the security hole. So far, the company has been unsuccessful.

  • August 15, 2006 15 Aug'06

    Cisco boosts VoIP certification

    The upgraded CCNP midlevel Cisco certification now incorporates VoIP, security and wireless to boost converged network skills among enterprise professionals.

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    VoIP traffic set to double over coming year

    Voice over IP traffic is set to double over the next year according to a new study from research firm Infonetics.

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    Iridiacom launches mobile gateway

    Iridiacom has added a GSM gateway product to its portfolio to take advantage of the growing use of VoIP within UK businesses.

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    Red Embedded brings landline phone up to date

    Red Embedded Design has bought video technology to the landline phone for low-cost business and residential use.

  • August 10, 2006 10 Aug'06

    IBM unveils RFID system for secure prescriptions

    IBM has unveiled a radio frequency identification (RFID) system for the tracking and tracing of pharmaceuticals.

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    Digital passports can be cloned

    An expert has demonstrated how personal data can be easily extracted from passports embedded with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips.

  • August 03, 2006 03 Aug'06

    Wireless cards make notebooks easy targets

    Experts say flawed wireless cards are an industry-wide notebook security problem, thanks to weak device drivers and vendors who ship products without proper testing.

  • August 03, 2006 03 Aug'06

    Vendors reject preferential knowledge sharing

    While Cisco continues to investigate a potential PIX firewall flaw, it and other vendors say sharing security information quickly and indiscriminately is always the best policy.

  • August 03, 2006 03 Aug'06

    Security conference targets the Mac in Wi-Fi demo

    The Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas this week saw an Apple laptop used to demonstrate the latest Wi-Fi hacks.

  • August 03, 2006 03 Aug'06

    Intel patches Centrino laptop system

    Intel has been forced to issue security patches to protect its widely used Centrino Wi-Fi laptop system from attack.

  • August 02, 2006 02 Aug'06

    Possible Cisco zero-day exploit revealed at Black Hat

    Details of an alleged flaw related to SIP and PIX appliances, briefly mentioned in a Wednesday Black Hat presentation, are being kept under wraps as Cisco and US-CERT investigate.

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Web application security highlighted at Black Hat

    Researchers will shine a light on Web application security at this year's Black Hat USA 2006 gathering.

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    IBM moves to improve RFID take-up with free tools

    IBM has launched a free set of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) software tools and training resources.

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Keeping track of software licences

    If a company does not keep tabs on the software it is using it can get expensive - both in terms of wasting money and running foul of compliance law

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Wi-Fi attack to be shown at conference

    Delegates at this week's Black Hat 2006 IT security conference in Las Vegas will see a demonstration of a hacking attack targeting the 802.11 cards installed in Wi-Fi laptops.

  • July 27, 2006 27 Jul'06

    Unilever announces trial of new RFID standard

    Unilever is to be the first company to use a new RFID (radio frequency identification) standard developed by IBM and T3Ci.

  • July 27, 2006 27 Jul'06

    Ofcom backs 10km Wi-Fi reach

    Telecoms regulator Ofcom is planning to allow Wi-Fi systems in the UK which have a 10km range, instead of the short distances currently on offer to users.

  • July 26, 2006 26 Jul'06

    Blue Cross bears burden of 'no wireless' policy

    Blue Cross of Idaho had a "no wireless" policy on paper but never really enforced it. That is, until a team of auditors said the company had better do something.

  • July 24, 2006 24 Jul'06

    Cisco move may hit open access plan, says Gartner

    Cisco's acquisition of 802.1x supplier Meetinghouse is likely to weaken the Trusted Computing Group's Trusted Network Connect initiative to provide an open architecture for network access control, analyst firm Gartner has warned.

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