WiMAX-certified gear a year from widespread rollout: Yankee Group

Although the IEEE's 802.16e WiMAX standard has been approved, standardized mobile WiMAX will not be in place for at least another year, according to a market research firm.The Boston-based Yankee Group recently published

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Rival claims video system similar to but one-third price of TelePresence

Cisco Systems Inc. says its Telepresence line of video conferencing hardware provides an experience similar to an in-person meeting, but a manufacturer from Austin, Tex. claims it provides a similar experience for one-third

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

The supposed benefits of IP telephony are changing

In view of the results to date, why are enterprises continuing their migration to IP telephony? The benefits of open telephony systems and interoperability remain a dream. The expected cost reductions and productivity

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Ron Scott

Rollout of third-gen wireless is great but coverage is a bigger issue than bandwidth

With the rollout of high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) from Rogers Wireless, and the EV-DO service from Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility, third-generation wireless service is finally a reality, to those within range

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

There are only two IT network security issues

When looking at network security from a big-picture perspective, there are seven categories of perceived threats, but only two categories of real threats.The real threats fall into one of two categories: vandalism or

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Instant messaging can compromise security IS NOW KEY

Instant messaging can save time and money, but can also raise concerns about security and compliance. Although businesses can benefit from using IM within their own four walls or even to communicate with

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Instant messaging can compromise security

Instant messaging can save time and money, but can also raise concerns about security and compliance. Although businesses can benefit from using IM within their own four walls or even to communicate with

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Grant Buckler

The pros and cons of having a contractor do security

The need to manage security patches, monitor intrusion detection systems and update firewalls and anti-virus software have made some IT managers wonder whether they should outsource to a managed security service provider.Kees Vos,

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Luigi Benetton

Skills shortage, IP communications drive demand for outsourced WANs

Many firms are looking to selectively outsource specific management tasks, which they either don't feel competent in handling or may even view as a commodity.By turning to a managed service provider, they're hoping

Published on: December 9th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

B.C. Workplace Technology Services monitors application performance

Martin Webb has quite a network to look after. With about 4,000 endpoints, it extends all over the province of British Columbia, connecting government offices, schools and pharmacies.“We touch every community,” says Webb,

Published on: December 6th, 2006 Grant Buckler

Can the network carry the load?

When voice over IP first began appearing on business networks, many people expected to simply fire it up and start talking. But when they tried it, a lot of what they had to

Published on: December 6th, 2006 Grant Buckler

New Briefs – VoIP, Disk-based data protection, HL7

Sales of enterprise voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) lines are expected to increase 24 per cent per year, according to a private branch exchange sales forecast from the Dell'Oro Group. It its IP

Published on: December 6th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

University anticipates medical, engineering traffic will eventually need 10-Gig

Both will be equipped with fibre backbones and copper cabling capable of carrying traffic at 10 Gigabits per second to the desktop.That doesn't mean traffic will actually flow at 10 Gbps the day

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Grant Buckler

New Products – SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 includes browser, IM XGL Graphics

SUSE Linux enterprise 10 includes browser, im, xgl graphics WALTHAM, Mass. - Novell Inc. is shipping version 10 of the SUSE Linux Enterprise operating system, which includes Xen virtualization and application-level security. The

Published on: December 5th, 2006 CN Staff