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posted in March 2006

Globalization, Or Sailed Ships And Election-Year Politics

3/30/2006
The car's left the driveway on the globalization of IT, but the United States apparently still thinks it has the keys. International deals of all sizes have been coming under increasing scrutiny over supposed security questions, and the atmosphere doesn't seem to be getting better anytime soon. Well, at least until after November.

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Skype Founders Sued For Racketeering

3/27/2006
The suit claims that peer-to-peer client maker Kazaa, also founded by Skype founders, violated StreamCast's exclusive rights to the technology behind Kazaa by selling it to a shell company.

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Cisco Enters The Ring On Net Neutrality

3/14/2006
Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers has joined the carrier echo on network neutrality. Blocking and impairing is bad, freedom to manage crowded networks and create quality-of-service agreements with content providers is good (and different from the first). Don't legislate against hypotheticals.

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Ch-Ch-Changes At CA

3/7/2006
This week's cover story on CA portrays the company formerly known as Computer Associates as a work in progress, transitioning from brute force to a kinder, more innovative machine. Yet it also shows customer opinion often lags behind major shifts in the way vendors do business.

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Cisco Sees The Light On VoIP Protocol (Finally)

3/3/2006
The Session Initiation Protocol delegates how VoIP phones establish contact and use call waiting, among other things. It also could take sales away from Cisco by allowing customers to mix and match VoIP products--believed by some to be the real reason Cisco for years only dabbled in the standard.

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