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Content tagged with Mobile posted in April 2005
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The Networking World Gathers In Las Vegas For N+I
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Scores of vendors have disclosed plans to introduce new products at the show, which also features seminars on wireless, security, and VoIP.
Beware The VoIP Boom?
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
VoIP is growing worldwide, so what could be the problem? Quality of service and other issues loom.
Same Old Story
Commentary  |  4/28/2005  | 
It's déjà vu all over again - but is anyone listening this time? A panel of top-tier user companies this week once again sounded the call for software vendors to start delivering better quality products. They also made it clear that they long to be close to you - vendors that is. For all the endless marketing blather we hear about customer relationship management, it's clear that the only k
What's The Best Tech Device For The World's Poor?
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
A panel discussion at Software 2005 debated whether cheap laptop computers or some other type of device is best suited to help Third World children.
Aldon Announces Aldon Lifecycle Manager 5.0
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Enterprise software configuration and change management solution is available on Linux and UNIX.
HyPerformix Awarded Patent for Application Performance Solution
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Technology increases usability by using a non-proprietary programming language.
Three Ways To Prepare For The IT Impact Of New Privacy Laws
Commentary  |  4/27/2005  | 
In the wake of numerous high-profile customer-data breaches, companies that haven't previously been subject to information security and privacy regulation should expect new regulations to mirror elements from existing laws. For businesses that want to start planning now, there's no need to wait for implementation instructions on how to secure consumer data.
Venture-Capital Spending In IT Shows Slight Decline
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
VC investment in IT was $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2005, down from the $2.7 billion invested in the fourth quarter of 2004, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Analysis: Place Your Bets on a Process for Innovation
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Some companies manage intellectual property as if it's an arms race, stockpiling patents and trade secrets that may never be commercialized. Johnson Controls approaches ideas for innovation with a process that makes the company more like a shrewd poker player, knowing just when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.
Cisco's Strategy: Helping Businesses Go Wireless
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
Networking vendor is moving aggressively to integrate wireless LAN technology from Airespace into its product portfolio.
SmartAdvice: Follower Or Pioneer, X64's Time Is Near
Commentary  |  4/22/2005  | 
Look at what programs you'll be running and how long you expect to keep the hardware when deciding when to start buying 64-bit PCs and servers, The Advisory Council says. Also, vendors are developing self-healing wide-area file services for delivering data on a wide-area network.
Wireless Cloud Drifting Toward Sunny Monterey
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
California city plans to deploy a wireless network over the next two years to let 420 city workers transmit and receive data and even TV signals.
California Overnight Upgrades Wireless Data System
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Package-delivery company is retooling its wireless infrastructure to improve business processes and customer service.
Networking This Week: Broadband Pixie Dust And Service Provider Product Blitz
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Service providers took center stage this week, with alleged Enron broadband fraud, and a Cisco product blitz.
White House, Congressional Auditors At Odds Over Identifying IT Problems
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
GAO says Office of Management and Budget should keep a list of troubled projects, but OMB says it's not needed.
Outgoing CIO Raises Possibility Of Spin-Offs At Homeland Security
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
Steve Cooper envisions some IT-tied R&D activities being divested to other agencies and says the Homeland Security CIO post should be elevated within the department.
Service-Provider VoIP-Gateway Market To Hit Nearly $1 Billion By 2009
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
Report says worldwide revenue will grow from $165 million in 2003 to $986 million in 2009.
GAO Says Inefficient Homeland Security IT Puts Country At Risk
News  |  4/20/2005  | 
A congressional auditor tells lawmakers Homeland Security must strengthen strategic planning, develop an enterprise architecture, and improve IT management.
MCI To Extend Service-Level Agreements
News  |  4/20/2005  | 
In May, MCI will offer improved SLAs that also would be available to the customers of third-party providers.
Outsourcing Woes Trouble Leading Companies
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
A Deloitte survey reveals that 70% of large companies had dismal experiences with outsourcing projects.
U.S. Education Department CTO Tapped As Utah's CIO
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
Stephen Fletcher returns home to oversee the centralization of state IT services and workers.
Analysis: Arizona Bank Mixes Compliance and Efficiency
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
The 1st National Bank Holding Company has put a compliant "paper-trail" in place while eliminating the burden of paperwork.
New Tibco Platform To Detect Operational Changes
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
The tool identifies and responds to interrelated operational events that happen within an organization.
Cisco Expands Service-Provider Offerings
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
Networking vendor introduces new products, software upgrades, and claims telcom and cable-TV customer wins.
New Network Boosts Access Speed
News  |  4/15/2005  | 
Cascade Lumber and Manufacturing uses FineGround's Velocity-FS system to increase access speeds for users at its branches and remote sites throughout the Midwest.
Business Technology: The Biggest Threat To Your Career
Commentary  |  4/15/2005  | 
You're still spending 75% of your IT budget on maintenance, your CEO still treats you as a bit of an outsider, and the closest you get to strategic involvement is implementing it rather than helping develop it. If you don't see the interlinked connections among those three conditions, Bob Evans says, then it's time to wake up.
Verizon To Offer Starz Movies Over IP
News  |  4/15/2005  | 
Will provide movies over Verizon's Fios, Verizon's fiber-optic broadband Internet service.
SmartAdvice: Focus On Functionality And Requirements In Enterprise Software Contracts
Commentary  |  4/14/2005  | 
Price isn't the only key factor in negotiating a software contract -- look at how long before your company gets its best business advantage, The Advisory Council says. Also, your company can expect everything from cost savings to greater efficiency in a well-handled data-center consolidation.
Feds Abandon Vendor-Backed Cybersecurity Forum
News  |  4/14/2005  | 
Following the lead of an influential congressman, the White House announced the CIO Council's withdrawal from security-vendor-funded CISO Exchange.
Google Launches Video Service
Commentary  |  4/14/2005  | 
Google Inc. yesterday said it had begun accepting digital video files of any length for its Video Upload Program. Eventually, Internet users will be able to preview, play, and purchase video content through Google Video, the company's video search service, which debuted in January.
Atmospheric Center's Supercomputer Not Ready For Prime Time
News  |  4/13/2005  | 
National Center For Atmospheric Research employs its new IBM eServer Blue Gene supercomputer to evaluate applications, not to forecast weather. Immature technology requires extensive experimentation before system can be deployed for production, official says.
Point, Click, Kill: Not In These United States
News  |  4/13/2005  | 
Virginia congressman introduces bill to outlaw computer-aided hunting.
One-Third Of Large Enterprises Favor Managed VoIP: Study
News  |  4/13/2005  | 
Forrester finds that interest in the technology is greatest among companies with over 20,000 employees.
ERP Innovation
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
ERP vendors: innovate or die!
Eviscerating Microsoft Business Solutions
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
“Green” is a smokescreen.
Process Euphoria: IDS Scheer Style
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
ProcessWorld event brings orchestration of peer networking and best practices to process management.
IBM Builds On Integration And Middleware Lead
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
Worldwide among all vendors, new license revenue from application integration, middleware and portals hit $6.7 billion in 2004, up 5.8 percent from the year before.
In Focus: Avoiding Growing Pains in a Maturing BPM Market
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
Business process management (BPM) is headed mainstream. That was the consensus among several leading analysts speaking at IDS Scheer's Process World 2005 user conference, held last week in Hollywood, Fla.
Verisign Releases VoIP Service For Financial Services Industry
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
VeriSign, Inc.has launched a trial version of its PBX IP Connect managed voice over IP (VoIP) service tailored specifically to users in the financial services industry.
Process automation eliminates customized workflows, reduces errors and saves time and money
News  |  4/11/2005  | 
Field Report: Horizon Casualty, Newark, NJ
VoIP Security Chief Warns Of "Life And Death" Security Threats
News  |  4/11/2005  | 
VoIP Security Alliance Chairman says threats are increasing; emergency services, fire, and police may be targeted.
Cisco Gear Vulnerable To Denial-Of-Service, Intrusion Attacks
News  |  4/8/2005  | 
Company reveals two new Internetwork Operating System security holes and posts fixes.
Balancing Security And Privacy Is The Goal
News  |  4/8/2005  | 
New Homeland Security advisory committee on privacy looks at feds' use of personal data
Network Management Deals Pick Up; Micromuse To Buy Quallaby
News  |  4/8/2005  | 
Micromuse reveals plans to buy performance-management software vendor Quallaby for $33 million just two days after Computer Associates said it will buy Concord Communications.
Networking This Week: VoIP Hits The Big Time
News  |  4/8/2005  | 
VoIP isn't just for the early adopters anymore, as AOL's new service shows. There's more VoIP news this week as well.
SmartAdvice: Look Beyond Filtering Techniques When Evaluating Anti-Spam Products
Commentary  |  4/8/2005  | 
From blacklists to Bayesian learning, look at the kind of spam problems your company has and evaluate products based on business need, The Advisory Council says. Also, plan for the company's continuation when drafting disaster-recovery plans.
Reaching the Apex of Human Capital Management
News  |  4/7/2005  | 
Softscape Solutions takes on entire workforce management market.
Workstream Changes the Market Equation
News  |  4/7/2005  | 
New one dollar-per-employee model will change the Workstream market forever.
Can Electronic Passenger Data Help Contain An Epidemic?
News  |  4/7/2005  | 
Delta Air Lines is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to see if quickly providing electronic passenger data will help the centers track down sources of an illness to prevent an epidemic from spreading.
CA To Buy Network-Management Company
News  |  4/7/2005  | 
CA says it will acquire Concord Communications for about $350 million to bolster its presence in the market for network service management.
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