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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in May 2004
Linux Paces Strong Server Growth
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Linux server revenue and unit shipments have been growing at double-digit rates since late 2002.
Cisco Offers High-End Router For Carriers
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor says the technology eventually will make its way into business products
Business Technology: Words Are IT's Bridge To Credibility And Funding
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
We all know that IT matters and just as surely, so, too, does language matter. It might be comfortable to lean on the specialized internal jargon of our professions, Bob Evans says, but business-technologists need to continue making big strides in dropping the Soap and picking up the concepts, themes, and language of business.
Taking Stock: Novell's Linux Focus Could Lead To Growth
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor prominently pushes its Ximian and SuSE Linux initiatives.
Microsoft Shows Off Its Security Plans
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
The company outlined how it's implementing the protections within the company, as well as what users can expect over the next several months.
VoIP Inc. Files Patent For 911 Technology
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
It has asked for a patent on a technological process for a coding scheme that redirects certain call types to the public telephone network.
Prepared for Growth? Four Areas Of Focus
Commentary  |  5/26/2004  | 
Evaluating projects can be the springboard for assessing where your business is and what it needs to do to grow, says Michael Friedenberg.
Orders For Computer Products Rise In April
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Overall durable goods orders fell 2.9% last month, but orders for computer goods and related products grew 5.4%.
Cisco Debuts High-End Router For Telecom Market
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The carrier-class CRS-1 promises continuous uptime, higher throughput, and easier provisioning for service providers
AOL Readies Online Ad Blitz For Broadband
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The campaign, scheduled to start June 1, aims to show prospective members the value of its premium services as consumers continue their switch from dial-up to high-speed connections.
China Seeks To Develop Its Own High-Tech Standards
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
China wants to embrace technology--but on its own terms, so it's shunning foreign-invented tech protocols and inventing its own.
Lucent Acquiring Internet Phone Provider Telica
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
It will pay $295 million in stock and options to strengthen its Accelerate portfolio, which helps service providers deliver voice, data, and multimedia services.
PolyServe, Microsoft Pair On Shared Data Clusters
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
Users will be able to aggregate multiple Windows servers and manage them as a single entity, bringing application scaling to a Windows-based cluster.
Cisco: Source Code Theft Doesn't Boost Risk
News  |  5/21/2004  | 
The networking equipment maker says the publication of some of its proprieetary software doesn't create an increased security risk.
Windows Storage Server 2003 Adoption
News  |  5/21/2004  | 
It's readying Windows Storage Server 2003, offering tight levels of integration with general-purpose Windows servers.
Business Technology: Business Weather Forecast: Hot Or Not?
Commentary  |  5/21/2004  | 
There's lots of good news out there, along with some unsettling developments. What's going on? Bob Evans explores how our attitudes today will affect business down the road, and says keep an eye on objectives of business innovation, optimized processes, customer intimacy, and ever-increasing speed and opportunism.
Three Former Enterasys Execs Plead Innocent To Accounting Fraud Charges
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
Another former officer pleaded guilty in a fraud that federal prosecutors allege cost investors $1.3 billion.
Cisco Still Mum On Reported Code Theft
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
It's still not commenting on a report on a Russian Web site that a sizeable portion of the code for its Internetwork Operating System has been stolen and is circulating on the Internet.
RFID Could Be Boon To Small Businesses
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
Academics and industry executives at the E-Business Is Business conference were told that in time, RFID could help small, nimble businesses get an edge over bigger rivals.
Cisco And IBM Team On Voice Over IP
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
They're aiming to develop a multibillion-dollar business within a few years.
RFID Adopters Face Challenges
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Companies that want to use RFID must overcome technical and cultural hurdles.
Kimberly-Clark On RFID Trial: So Far, So Good
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
The company says its test shipments of pallets of RFID-equipped products to Wal-Mart have been a success in its early stages.
RFID Investment Will Grow, But ROI Will Take Time
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
A study released at the Retail Systems 2004 conference found that more than a quarter of those surveyed will spend more than $500,000 on RFID this year, but payback will take some time.
Analyst Watch: Broadband Boom
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
SEC Fines Lucent $25 Million
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
The penalty is a settlement of civil fraud allegations because the company failed to fully cooperate in an investigation of its accounting,
Microsoft Dumps Wi-Fi Gear
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
IBM Puts New Spin On Client Computing
News  |  5/14/2004  | 
Technology is a hybrid between thin-client computing and local-processing power
Taking Stock: From Extreme Highs To Extreme Lows
Commentary  |  5/14/2004  | 
The company should focus on cutting costs and reducing expenses.
Chambers: Networking Is Back
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
Cisco's CEO said in his keynote speech at NetWorld+Interop that IT spending is on the upswing, and that Investments In IT are helping to improve productivity.
IBM Unveils Systems For Companies Seeking Low-Cost Storage
News  |  5/12/2004  | 
The disk- and tape-storage products are aimed at companies that need inexpensive storage to hold data for regulatory and compliance applications.
Report Cites Broadband Boom
News  |  5/12/2004  | 
The market added 2.34 million new users in the first quarter, according to the Leichtman Research Group.
Cisco's Revenue And Profits Grow
News  |  5/11/2004  | 
Sales and net income for the quarter ended May 1 both rose more than 20%, and the company plans to add 1,000 new hires.
Microsoft Exits Wi-Fi Hardware Business
News  |  5/11/2004  | 
Software vendor plans to discontinue branded wireless hardware but will provide support for two years.
MCI And Microsoft Partner On Conferencing
News  |  5/11/2004  | 
Vendors launch conferencing services that use MCI's network and Microsoft's Live Meeting technology.
MCI Reports 1Q Loss, Plans 7,500 Layoffs
News  |  5/10/2004  | 
The carrier said it lost $388 million in its first earnings report since emerging from bankruptcy protection and will ax 15% of its staff.
Wi-Fi Phones Could Be Next Money-Saver In Telecom
News  |  5/9/2004  | 
With hot spots turning into "hot zones," the next wave may be drawing near--phones and gear that send conversations over wireless Internet networks for little or no cost.
Management: The New Wireless Challenge
News  |  5/7/2004  | 
Vendors roll out tools to help businesses manage growing networks
Veritas Moves Toward Simpler Infrastructure Management
News  |  5/4/2004  | 
It's unveiling integrated management software for storage networks and server clusters; CommandCentral Storage 4.0 and CommandCentral Availability 4.0 should be available in July.
Red Hat Desktop Launched With Backing From VMware, Citrix, Adobe, Macromedia
News  |  5/4/2004  | 
Based on updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 code due within weeks, it will be bundled with Red Hat Network security and management features.

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