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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in October 2005
Google's patent portfolio -- representing important clues to its future plans -- are being made available on CD.
Wi-Fi is no longer just a wireless technology: it's now an official word, too, because it's included in the new edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
A European trade union saluted the Microsoft chairman for accomplishing the "rare feat of reaching 50 and still working in the IT sector."
The two companies will work on promoting 802.16e technology for both fixed and mobile applications.
The collaboration will "advance the state of the art in mobile computing and communications technologies," the partners said.
Only 48% of small and medium businesses interviewed in a survey trust IP telepony security today.
Overall IT salaries will increase 3% in 2006 compared with a 0.5% average increase in 2005, the report from Robert Half predicted.
Helping VoIP make strides is a huge marketing push by cable providers in recent months, an Infonetics analyst says, who adds that the telcos are not quite as far along.
The fight pits two prominent Democrats, who now oppose the OpenDocument approach favored by state IT staffers, against the Republican governor. Hearings will be scheduled.
The family of three security chips are designed to improve security on networks while freeing up some of the processing load on host processors.
The University of Massachusetts in Amherst has been named Microsoft’s first “IT Showcase School,” garnering an $11 million donation for various initiatives as part of the award.
Madison, Wisconsin's Wi-Fi rollout will serve wireless users in city government, consumer, and commercial sectors.
CEO John Chambers peels off another $50 million for a new R&D campus in Bangalore, one day after announcing plans to spend up to $1.1 billion in India over the next three years.
Nokia easily kept the top spot. Growth was driven by new products and new form factors, say analysts at IDC.
A recent survey of Europeans found overwhelming support for open source software. Meanwhile, a new software industry alliance looks to represent vendors' interests.
Microsoft is cracking the tough Japanese wireless handheld business with a new smart phone by Sharp Corp. that uses Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system.
Existing satellites with minor modifications to CDMA 2000 and base station gear were used to show that Mobile Satellite Ventures's planned hybrid wireless network works.
Particularly hard hit, according to a new Input report, are some segments of the Department of Homeland Security.
Technology promises to bring satellite-based broadband communications to cruise lines and the maritime industry.
Shipments rose more than 17 percent in the third quarter, and Dell and Hewlett-Packard did very well indeed.
A week-long test allowed airline passengers to sample high-speed, real-time Internet service including four channels of live TV and the ability to make and receive calls on mobile phones.
The device is built to military specifications, but it's for everyday use, the company claims.
The city of Mannheim is gradually moving its 110 servers to Linux software from its current Microsoft base.
The device lets mobile consumers find hotspots and Wi-Fi connections without having to power up their notebooks.
To collect, the state's Attorney General is looking for Leo Kuveyev, the leader of the spam ring, who's believed to be in Russia.
Spending on wireless LAN and IP telephony will double in four years, with government spending the most.
The $130 phone allows Skype users to make free VoIP calls.
Intellisync Corporation has announced availability of its "always-on" instant message solution for users of Symbian OS smartphones.
Lucent will help a European telcom implement the protocol next year, as Global Crossing reported that it has deployed IPv6 natively across its network.
The nationwide service, to be launched next year, is aimed at organizations with broadly distributed office locations.
The public sector will be particularly hard-hit, he says. One increasingly popular solution, he suggests, is for ITers to retire and then return as consultants to new posts that are more interesting and less stressful.
The technology Intel is buying plays a part in many consumer electronics devices, enabling them to receive a digital signal and extract the audio and video streams, among other things.
Ingram Micro, the world's largest wholesale computer products distributor, has begun selling an open-source desktop software package from Linux distributor Linspire.
The network, which debuted in Manassas, Va., covers a 10-square-mile area and is available at about $29 a month.
With several WiMax firms crowding the starting gate for formal introduction of the wide area wireless technology, equipment from at least five firms are being evaluated by the WiMAX Forum's Cetecom Labs in Spain.
The goal is provide government agencies with a secure, interoperable "architectural approach to integration and information-sharing," the companies said.