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  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Stock exchange offers web service for SMEs

    The London Stock Exchange has developed a hosted web service to give firms with a small market capitalisation and those listed on the alternative investment market a cost-effective online investor relations presence.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Triple Eight takes a lead in the race for simpler networks

    Triple Eight Race Engineering has deployed what is believed to be the first "pair-based design" network infrastructure in the UK at its new VXR Performance Centre, due to open in 2006.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Panasonic dumps GSM for 3G Linux

    Panasonic is ending development of GSM mobile phones and will concentrate instead on 3G Linux-based phones, which are already popular in Asia.

  • December 07, 2005 07 Dec'05

    UCLH phone system now on mend

    University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Trust has teamed up with Telewest Business for an advanced communications infrastructure to efficiently handle incoming calls from the public.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    Improved VoIP is no fluke with Visual Networks takeover

    Fluke Electronics is buying Visual Networks for £45m, partly to offer companies a voice over IP (VoIP) network testing product.

  • December 02, 2005 02 Dec'05

    Anglian Water adopts VoIP in £25m deal

    Anglian Water has awarded Siemens Communications a five-year £25m outsourcing contract to manage its communications network and introduce Voice over IP services.

  • November 30, 2005 30 Nov'05

    Hardware failure takes down 120,000 Websites

    Broken hardware in Network Solutions’ domain name system led to 120,000 websites being down for over an hour earlier this week.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Pioneering projects all part of university's £10m VoIP deal

    The University of Salford has signed a 20-year deal with ntl Business to deploy an IP telephony system and a wide area network linking more than 30 university buildings at speeds of 1Gbyte a second and above.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Broadband boost as BT cuts local charge

    BT is reducing by 40% the charge it levies on competitors that want to use part of its infrastructure to provide broadband services to new customers. The move should lead to cheaper services for users.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    The next version of IP is making slow progress

    The internet is a great place for history. For example, search for "IETF RFC 791" and you will find the original specification document for version 4 of Internet Protocol, as edited by John Postel, who shepherded the internet through its formative ...

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Step 6: Configuring wireless clients

    With wireless networks proliferating it is a good idea to understand what it takes to build a VPN for a wireless gateway. Contributor and Microsoft MVP Brien Posey details the necessary steps in this step-by-step guide.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    MEPs propose one-year data retention for police

    The European Parliament's civil liberties committee has tabled a series of compromise proposals for the retention of communications data to fight terrorism and other serious crime.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Global news agency adds secure instant messaging to link to MSN and AOL

    Reuters, the global information firm, has launched a professional instant messaging service that will connect the financial community to the mainstream messaging services MSN Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger for the first time.

  • November 24, 2005 24 Nov'05

    The French come up with freeware ‘Skype-killer’

    A French software firm has come up with a ‘Skype-killer’ to deliver ’total eradication’ of Skype throughout an entire network amid corporate concerns that using Skype creates security holes.

  • November 24, 2005 24 Nov'05

    Salford signs £10m, 20-year VoIP

    The University of Salford has signed a 20-year deal with ntl Business to deploy an IP telephony solution and a Wide Area Network that links over 30 university buildings at speeds of 1GB and above.

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    Wireless security: Public Wi-Fi could open security holes

    A Michigan county is working to give everyone within its borders wireless Internet access. But when it comes to security, users are on their own.

  • November 20, 2005 20 Nov'05

    Wireless security crucial to railway safety

    A transportation firm uses wireless technology to keep the trains running on time. But securing mobile devices isn't easy when they're spread across the globe.

  • November 17, 2005 17 Nov'05

    Broadband users to get cheaper connections as BT cuts charges

    BT is reducing by 40%, the charge it levies on competitors who want to use part of its infrastructure to offer alternative broadband services to new customers.

  • November 16, 2005 16 Nov'05

    Wireless security: Companies deal with software updates

    A health care provider found it could use wireless technology to dramatically boost patient care. But first it had to figure out how to deploy security updates over a wireless network.

  • November 16, 2005 16 Nov'05

    Cisco enters municipal Wi-Fi market

    Cisco is trying to carve out a piece of the growing wireless municipal broadband market by launching a new range of wireless “mesh” network products.

  • November 16, 2005 16 Nov'05

    US wins battle to retain control of internet

    The US is to keep control of the internet after demands from other nations that it should share control came to nothing ahead of this week’s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Ofcom brings down cost of RFID

    UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has set aside free spectrum to allow users to introduce cheaper and more flexible radio frequency identification tagging.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Cisco alerts users to security flaw affecting large Wi-Fi networks

    Users have been warned of a security flaw in Cisco wireless local area network controllers that could allow attackers to send malicious traffic on secured Wi-Fi networks.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    WHSmith News cuts storage costs by 50% with three-tier EMC systems architecture

    WHSmith News, the newspaper and magazine wholesaler and distributor, has reduced storage costs by 50% and cut backup time from 13 to six hours by deploying a storage infrastructure based on EMC's technology.

  • November 11, 2005 11 Nov'05

    Cisco and Microsoft join forces to make VoIP easier to deploy

    Microsoft and Cisco Systems have joined forces to make it easier for firms to adopt voice over IP (VoIP) systems.

  • November 10, 2005 10 Nov'05

    Ofcom enables cheaper and flexible RFID

    UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has set aside free spectrum to allow users to introduce cheaper and more flexible radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging.

  • November 07, 2005 07 Nov'05

    Sun plans RFID system to track non-networked technology assets

    Sun is planning a radio frequency identification system that will combine the abilities of its existing IT asset management platforms with RFID to track IT equipment that is not connected to a network. The system can be applied to tracking other ...

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    Cisco patches Wi-Fi hole

    Cisco has closed a security flaw in its wireless Lan controllers could let attackers send malicious traffic to secured Wi-Fi networks.

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    Microsoft buys VoIP firm

    Microsoft is to acquire Swiss voice over IP company Media-streams.com to help boost its unified communications platform, Microsoft Office Live Communications Server.

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    Gartner and German government give VoIP warnings

    Gartner is advising business users to steer clear of IP-based voice services based on proprietary protocols.

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    Voice over IP services face security backlash

    It was certain to happen sometime. Voice over IP leader Skype’s admission of critical flaws in its software has provoked a minor storm over the security of VoIP in general; users who want to save money through deploying VoIP services could find ...

  • October 31, 2005 31 Oct'05

    News in brief

    Short takes from this week's news

  • October 31, 2005 31 Oct'05

    Dorset rolls out broadband links

    Dorset County Council is implementing a broadband network to connect 343 sites in the county.

  • October 28, 2005 28 Oct'05

    German body lists dangers of VoIP

    Germany's Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) has warned businesses of almost 20 threats when using voice over IP systems.

  • October 27, 2005 27 Oct'05

    Sun plans pervasive RFID

    Sun is planning a radio frequency identification (RFID) system that will combine the abilities of its existing IT asset management platforms with RFID to track non-networked items such as hospital equipment and office furniture.

  • October 27, 2005 27 Oct'05

    Avid claims storage revolution

    In a move that it calls a “changing of the rules” in storage, Avid has unveiled its next-generation shared storage solution, Unity ISIS

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Chatham Grammar solves data storage issues with low-cost San

    Chatham Grammar School for Boys has implemented a low-cost storage area network to cope with the growing volume of data being created by pupils' course work.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Skype fixes security flaws

    Skype has updated its voice over IP software to fix two security flaws, one of which allows a remote attacker to take over a user’s PC.

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    Waiting for the WiMax wireless revolution

    WiMax promises to reduce costs and extend the range of mobile internet access. But with many obstacles still to overcome, it will not be viable for business just yet .

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    Users look for better IT from logistics suppliers

    Users of third-party logistics companies are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with some of their providers' IT capabilities, according to a global study of 1,100 companies.

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    Market in RFID technology set to expand

    The world market in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for retail generated revenues of more than $400m (£2,265m) last year and are expected to increase to more than 10 times that figure by 2011, new research has revealed.

  • October 20, 2005 20 Oct'05

    Macromedia completes Mobile Innovation acquisition

    Macromedia has completed the acquisition of Mobile Innovation, which designs user interfaces for handheld devices, to create a mobile consulting arm for the company.

  • October 18, 2005 18 Oct'05

    Firms must defend against ISP clashes, warns Gartner

    The recent dispute between Level 3 Communications and Cogent Communications demonstrates why firms should use more than one ISP, says analyst Gartner.

  • October 17, 2005 17 Oct'05

    Cost main reason for slow adoption of internet telephony

    The take up of IP communications among large European firms is sluggish, with many companies put off by the costs, according to a report published by Forrester Research last week.

  • October 17, 2005 17 Oct'05

    Standard aims to boost voice over IP quality

    A specification that should improve the quality of voice and video data on wireless local area networks has received approval from the IEEE.

  • October 17, 2005 17 Oct'05

    Wireless guest access gets security boost

    An access control product from Bluesocket makes it easier for network admins to provide secure and differentiated guest access to wireless networks and manage traffic flow.

  • October 17, 2005 17 Oct'05

    Consortium wants standard for high-speed wireless Lans

    The Enhanced Wireless Consortium (EWC) has published its draft specification, designed to quickly bring to market higher-speed wireless Lans.

  • October 14, 2005 14 Oct'05

    Ericsson and Nokia promote new mobile frequency band

    Ericsson and Nokia are promoting the use of a new digital mobile frequency band to make sure operators can reach all mobile users.

  • October 13, 2005 13 Oct'05

    Instant messaging headache for IT

    Analyst firm Osterman Research has suggested that organisations are increasingly worried about the potential security threat of instant messaging

  • October 13, 2005 13 Oct'05

    Orange Customer Fact Sheet: Taylor Woodrow

    Taylor Woodrow is a leading developer of sustainable communities of high quality homes, employing over 7,000 people worldwide. .

  • October 12, 2005 12 Oct'05

    Quiz: What's your infosec IQ?

    We've collected our toughest questions to see how well you stand up to a challenge. Put your knowledge to the test and let us know how you do.

  • October 12, 2005 12 Oct'05

    BEA acquires RFID specialist

    BEA Systems has acquired radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware solutions company ConnecTerra for an undisclosed sum.

  • October 10, 2005 10 Oct'05

    Updated network configuration standard on way

    The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is about to ratify a new standard to help reduce the amount of misconfigured network equipment.

  • October 10, 2005 10 Oct'05

    Wi-Fi standards battle hots up

    Leading Wi-Fi chip manufacturers are to introduce a new transmission technology in an attempt to force through a faster solution via the standards process.

  • October 07, 2005 07 Oct'05

    Hackers take VoIP by the throat

    Hackers take VoIP by the throat

  • October 07, 2005 07 Oct'05

    Getting the blues from Bluetooth

    It seems as if security goes in one ear and out of the other when supposedly 'security- aware' office workers leave their buildings and turn on their mobiles and PDAs.

  • October 06, 2005 06 Oct'05

    WiFi voice and video quality standard wins approval

    A specification that should improve the quality of voice and video on wireless Lans has received approval from the IEEE standards body.

  • October 06, 2005 06 Oct'05

    Maspro extends WiFi range to rival WiMax

    A Japanese manufacturer of wireless communications equipment has developed a transmission system for 802.11-based WiFi networks that rivals the new long-range WiMax technology.

  • October 03, 2005 03 Oct'05

    VoIP tops IT agenda for Herefordshire

    Herefordshire County Council aims to be the first local authority to introduce a county-wide voice over IP system.

  • October 03, 2005 03 Oct'05

    News in brief

    Short takes from this week's news

  • October 03, 2005 03 Oct'05

    Windows helps Reckitt clean up its IT

    Household goods manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser, which makes cleaning products such as Dettol, Harpic and Finish, has claimed significant efficiencies by simplifying its IT infrastructure.

  • October 03, 2005 03 Oct'05

    Meadowhall takes control of wireless airspace

    Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield has enlisted wireless specialist Red-M to develop a wireless data operating policy to control the access and management of its airspace.

  • October 03, 2005 03 Oct'05

    Zultys launches push-to-talk WiFi phone

    Zultys Technologies will launch a new wireless voice over IP (VoIP) phone next month that supports instant messaging, push-to-talk conferencing with multiple users, and end-to-end encryption.

  • September 30, 2005 30 Sep'05

    Siemens buys Garderos for wireless integration platform

    Siemens has strengthened its wireless broadband offering to operators with the takeover of Garderos for an undisclosed sum.

  • September 30, 2005 30 Sep'05

    IT clean-up streamlines business at Reckitt Benckiser

    Household goods maker Reckitt Benckiser has claimed significant efficiencies from simplifying its IT infrastructure.

  • September 28, 2005 28 Sep'05

    Dixons offers a year of free broadband voice calls

    Dixons has launched a new voice over broadband service that allows free calls to any UK landline for the first 12 months.

  • September 27, 2005 27 Sep'05

    Product Roundup: VoIP and DP for SMBs

    Here's a collection of this week's product and service announcements about VoIP and DP for small and midsized companies.

  • September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    PDAs and mobiles left open to 'Bluesnarfing'

    Businesses are at risk of losing confidential data to hackers asoffice workers leave their Bluetooth-enabled PDAs and mobile phones unsecured.

  • September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    NHS trust creates wireless record

    University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Trust has created the UK's largest single wireless network to support 7,000 users across eight hospitals.

  • September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    Meadowhall takes control of its wireless airspace

    Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield has brought in wireless specialist Red-M to develop a wireless data operating policy to control the access and management of its airspace.

  • September 23, 2005 23 Sep'05

    Bluetooth-toting workers vulnerable to data attacks

    Businesses are at risk of losing confidential data to hackers as office workers leave their Bluetooth-enabled PDAs and mobile phones unsecured.

  • September 22, 2005 22 Sep'05

    Free Wi-Fi access firm launches

    Free-hotspot.com has launched this week to build a free Wi-Fi access network for business travellers and consumers.

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    AOL previews major Triton upgrade

    AOL is releasing a preview edition of a major upgrade to its instant messaging client this week.

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Avaya Nimcat buy boosts VoIP for SMEs

    Avaya has acquired Nimcat Networks to improve its enterprise VoIP (voice over IP) offering to SME customers.

  • September 20, 2005 20 Sep'05

    SAS drives product roundup

    Serial-attached SCSI (or SAS) drives offer significant storage capacity at a much lower cost, while maintaining reasonable performance. Find out who the vendors are in this market.

  • September 20, 2005 20 Sep'05

    Cisco integrates RFID into switches and routers

    Cisco Systems has unveiled plans to integrate RFID (radio frequency identification) capabilities in its switches and routers.

  • September 18, 2005 18 Sep'05

    Adopters highlight complex decisions behind VoIP

    Network architects guiding their companies through VoIP implementations say now may not be the right time to "rip-and-replace," and explain why cost savings isn't the key factor.

  • September 18, 2005 18 Sep'05

    Cisco revamps VoIP products for SMBs

    The networking giant, hoping to also become the VoIP giant, is offering a new line of SMB voice products and services that may increase its advantage against competitors like 3Com and Avaya.

  • September 16, 2005 16 Sep'05

    UCLH builds UK's biggest Wi-Fi network

    University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Trust has created the UK’s largest single wireless network to support 7,000 users across eight hospitals.

  • September 15, 2005 15 Sep'05

    BT launches London-wide metro ethernet

    BT has launched a London-wide metro Ethernet network to allow companies to link their sites together using familiar Ethernet technology.

  • September 15, 2005 15 Sep'05

    FCC investigates New Orleans comms breakdown

    The US Federal Communications Commission is meeting in Atlanta today to investigate why communication networks collapsed in the wake of hurricane Katrina.

  • September 14, 2005 14 Sep'05

    HP and Philips push global RFID standard

    HP and Philips have teamed up to promote the adoption of a worldwide standard for RFID (radio frequency identification) systems.

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    NHS Trusts roll out £1m VoIP system

    NHS Trusts in the London boroughs of Camden and Islington are rolling out IP telephony projects worth £1m to slash their phone bills and offer improved telephony features to users.

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    Italy rolls out Europe's biggest WiMax trial

    The Italian government is rolling out Europe’s biggest ever public trial of the WiMax long-range wireless broadband technology.

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    EBay to acquire Skype for up to £2.4bn

    EBay is acquiring the world’s biggest voice over IP operator for up to $4.1bn (£2.41bn) to improve connectivity between buyers and sellers on its network.

  • September 11, 2005 11 Sep'05

    VoIP turns up the heat on firewalls

    New research shows that many organizations are increasingly concerned about VoIP security and plan to augment their firewalls within the next year, changing the landscape of the firewall market.

  • September 09, 2005 09 Sep'05

    Google talks up new VoIP service

    Following months of speculation, Google has finally revealed its plans to enter the voice over IP market.

  • September 08, 2005 08 Sep'05

    Avaya and Equant pair up to offer IP services

    Avaya and telco Equant have joined forces to deliver products that provide customers with advanced IP communications.

  • September 06, 2005 06 Sep'05

    Business travellers spurn Wi-Fi

    Less than a fifth of UK business travellers use Wi-Fi hotspots to connect to the internet while travelling.

  • September 05, 2005 05 Sep'05

    Extending perimeters

    The news that, up until 2006, 70% of successful wireless local area network (WLAN) attacks will be because of the misconfiguration of WLAN access points and client software is disquieting on a number of levels.

  • September 05, 2005 05 Sep'05

    Storage demand keeps growing

    The global external disc storage systems market grew by 8.6% in the second quarter to $3.8bn (£2.23bn), according to analyst IDC.

  • September 05, 2005 05 Sep'05

    UK Broadband expands wireless service into London

    UK Broadband has announced the expansion of IPWireless’s UMTS TD-CDMA wireless broadband service from Thames Valley into parts of London.

  • September 01, 2005 01 Sep'05

    Suppliers must look beyond RFID compliance, analyst says

    Companies dabbling with RFID technology to meet compliance mandates must look at the broader picture to find ROI, according to an analyst at Boston-based Yankee Group.

  • September 01, 2005 01 Sep'05

    RFID secrets: SAP customers tweak systems for RFID, part 2

    Taylor Erickson, an SAP supply chain and ERP expert, explains how SAP customers are readying their applications and data architecture for RFID.

  • September 01, 2005 01 Sep'05

    RFID secrets: SAP customers tweak systems for RFID, part 1

    In part one of a two-part interview, Taylor Erickson, an SAP supply chain and ERP expert, explains how SAP customers are readying their applications and data architecture for RFID.

  • September 01, 2005 01 Sep'05

    Companies still seeking ROI in RFID

    Attendees at the RFID Journal Live conference in Chicago are trying to make a business case for deploying the technology beyond meeting compliance mandates.

  • August 31, 2005 31 Aug'05

    DefCon and Black Hat wireless hackers foiled

    Hackers at the recently held DefCon and Black Hat security conferences in Las Vegas failed to hack the wireless networks set up for the events, despite challenges from the organisers.

  • August 31, 2005 31 Aug'05

    Canary Wharf to offer full Wi-Fi coverage

    London business district Canary Wharf will go live with one of Europe's largest Wi-Fi zones, spanning a 97 acre site, at the end of September.

  • August 31, 2005 31 Aug'05

    EMC acquisition boost to customer support

    EMC is to acquire network virtualisation company Rainfinity.

  • August 30, 2005 30 Aug'05

    Cardiff Airport offers Wi-Fi access

    Cardiff International Airport has gone live with a Wi-Fi broadband wireless network.

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