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Friday, March 13, 2009
Broadband stimulus: Where fiber, wire options fit; Are router prices lower? Kundra probe may widen
"Star Trek: TNG" actors discover social media; Lost Xbox 360 Worth $1,000,000? Sale of key Nortel assets may be inevitable
Are router prices lower? Odom: My big theory, which we're testing in this blog space this spring, is whether the economy has created a buying opportunity for CCNA and CCNP lab gear. Looks like there are some opportunities, but maybe not across the board of different models. So, I'm going to list some prices, from 2009 vs what I found around the same time this year.
FBI probe of Kundra's former D.C. technology office may widen FBI agents have charged two men, one a staffer in the D.C. IT department run by Vivek Kundra, the Obama administration's CIO, with bribery, fraud, and money laundering. While Kundra has not been implicated, FBI documents show at least five others may be involved.
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" actors discover social media Monash: I recently blogged that non-tech celebrities are increasingly active on Twitter. Subsequently, I got into a meaning-of-life kind of Twitter chat with LeVar Burton, only to find out at that moment that my house was on fire. (I'm not making either part of that up.) Actually, it turns out that three different Star Trek: The Next Generation actors are active online. Perhaps you might be interested in what they have to say.
Network Management That Doesn't Suck Purser: Based upon the comments I received on the last NMS Sucks blog, this should the shortest blog ever! In researching various NMS options, one of the best NMS products I tested was the Network Analysis Module 2. I love that hardware! Now I have tested the NAM1 a few years back and truthfully, I just classified it as a distributed packet sniffer for the 6500 which is cool for sure. I do not know about y'all but it is hard for me to drop some nickels and dimes on a product I feel I can build myself with optimized hardware and TCPDump.
If your model relies on Google, you'd better have a Plan B Colbin: No, Google isn't about to go under. Yes, Google's search share continues to grow (72% of US Internet searches in February, or so says Hitwise. No, Twitter hasn't begun to monetize yet. So why should you be considering your options?
Confessions of an iPhone Game Maker Joel Rosenberg isn't exactly a household name, but if you goof around on your iPhone, you've probably downloaded his addictive puzzle game, Blocked. The increasingly brain-busting block-shifter sells for $0.99. Have you ever wondered what goes into making, marketing, and selling an iPhone app? Rosenberg, an online citizen journalist for the Sacramento Press and coder by night, took the hot seat to answer a few questions.
Lost Xbox 360 Worth $1,000,000? Just how much is a lost Xbox 360 worth? Could it be $83,333 per week? $11,111 per day? $463 per hour? Make that $1 million total, or how much either an extraordinarily irate or incredibly enterprising Yale film major is suing US Airways for, after someone with the airline allegedly swiped or lost his Xbox 360 on or around December 17, 2008 during a flight from New Haven to Cincinnati. $1 million is the maximum amount allowable by law.
The stateful LAN: Layer 7 visibility and control Enterprises have seen an explosion of new applications, devices and classes of users on their LANs, which makes it harder than ever for IT to ensure network performance, secure corporate assets and comply with regulations. In response, next-generation intelligent LAN switches are emerging that are designed to provide stateful, deep-packet inspection up through Layer 7, providing granular user- and application-level controls.
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Webcast: Data center server selection. Forrester Research's Brad Day helps IT professionals refine their server selection criteria in this informative Webcast, "Beyond Systems Performance." Ensure you will make the right decision for your next-generation data center. Get Day's tips on creating a cost-efficient environment that delivers the performance and long-term resiliency you require. Watch this Webcast now.
The Need for an Adaptive Threat Management Architecture - Live March 31. Create a more secure and efficient network. Find out how in this Live Webcast, "The Need for an Adaptive Threat Management Architecture." Join us on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. Get real-world advice from Jon Oltsik, senior analyst at consulting firm Enterprise Strategy Group. Register today for this Live Webcast.