Articles By Stephen Lawson

Cisco to offer free TelePresence client?

Cisco Systems is taking several steps to extend its TelePresencevideoconferencing technology beyond enterprise meeting rooms,introducing two endpoints and a free client application for ad hocparticipants to download. To mark the fifth anniversary of

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

IPv6 transition will be

The looming depletion of Internet addresses has split the networking world into "IPv4 diehards" and "IPv6 purists," but the real needs of businesses lie somewhere in between the views of these extremists, a

Published on: May 8th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

RIM push WebWorks for phone, PlayBook development

Research In Motion's BlackBerry WebWorks Application Platform lets developers use standard Web tools to create applications that work like native programs on RIM's smartphones and PlayBook tablets, company officials said Thursday. WebWorks, a

Published on: February 8th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

IPv6 transition hazards

With the last IPv4 addresses about to be allocated, the good news is that IT managers -- at least in the U.S. and Europe -- don't suddenly have to get the next Internet

Published on: February 1st, 2011 Stephen Lawson

LG shows off Wi-Fi Direct on Optimus smartphone

Wi-Fi Direct, a wireless LAN mode that doesn't require a hotspot, is starting to emerge in handsets and will be demonstrated on an LG Electronics smartphone this week at the International Consumer Electronics

Published on: January 7th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Cloud workers grow in importance

Online labor by independent "cloud" workers probably represents nearly US$1 billion per year in earnings in the U.S., said Elance President and CEO Fabio Rosati, who expects the federal government to consider gathering

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Are users ready to drop phones for videoconferencing?

In a famous exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, AT&T Bell Labs demonstrated the Picturephone Mod 1, a small, oval device with a camera and a screen that allowed

Published on: November 26th, 2010 Stephen Lawson

No hands texting with Android texting app

A free Android application to be unveiled on Thursday at the Mobilize conference in San Francisco will let mobile phone users send and receive text messages without touching or looking at the phone.AdelaVoice,

Published on: October 1st, 2010 Stephen Lawson

Cisco pushes IPv6 for SMB switches

Cisco Systems is updating parts of its product line for small businesses, a world where IT needs have grown up over the past few years. In a broad product rollout set for Wednesday,

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Stephen Lawson

RFID to ensure timely delivery of world mail

One of the world's newest communications technologies soon will be used to track one of the oldest. The Universal Postal Union (UPU), an arm of the United Nations that coordinates international postal mail

Published on: August 14th, 2009 Stephen Lawson

Open mobile platforms vulnerable to attacks

The opening up of the mobile industry is great news for application developers but not so good for IT security professionals who want to sleep at night, executives from the security industry said

Published on: September 15th, 2008 Stephen Lawson

Wireless traffic at U.S. political conventions expected to create havoc

U.S. presidential nominating conventions used to be criticized as "smoke-filled rooms" because of the cigars that party politicians smoked while they decided on a candidate. Now the delegates are toting Blackberries instead of

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Stephen Lawson

Americans could elect first ‘BlackBerry president’

The next U.S. president could shape cybersecurity, government research initiatives, intellectual property laws, and wired and wireless communications services in ways that affect both enterprise IT executives and average citizens. Yet some experts

Published on: August 15th, 2008 Stephen Lawson

Will MacBooks move to 3G?

Banners hanging at Macworld Expo on Monday read, "2008: There's something in the air," suggesting wireless news to come in CEO Steve Jobs' keynote Tuesday morning.Faster cellular service for the iPhone is already

Published on: January 16th, 2008 Stephen Lawson

Massive data growth propels SMBs towards networked storage

As small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) save more data and rely on it more, they are turning to networked storage even under the burden of limited budgets and IT expertise. Regulatory requirements, more

Published on: January 14th, 2008 Stephen Lawson