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Friday, March 27, 2009
IETF to explore new routing technique; Solid-state flash products hit market en masse; NetFlow rap
Skype For Asterisk vs. Skype For SIP; Wireless LANs: The Race for Number Two
By Carolyn Duffy Marsan The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is forming a new working group to address scalability issues in the Internet's routing system caused by companies splitting their network traffic over multiple carriers, a practice called multihoming. Read full story
Products of the Week Our round-up of intriguing new products from HP, Cisco, Microsoft among others.
Solid-state flash products hit market en masse Solid-state drives based on flash memory are turning up in products from seemingly every hardware vendor these days, signaling that the technology may be inching closer to mass adoption.
Skype For Asterisk vs. Skype For SIP Nickasch: After this week's announcement by Skype of their "Skype for SIP" business service, rumors speculating the longevity of the previously-released "Skype For Asterisk" product are flying about.
The Cisco NetFlow rap Reese: Mix Master Mitch Wilson - a sales engineer for network performance measuring vendor Plixer International, has written and performed a hilariously funny hip-hop rap masterpiece, the Cisco NetFlow Rap, that you can now enjoy by watching this video.
Bucking a trend, security appliance market grows The security appliance market in Western Europe grew 14.4% in 2008 and is expected to continue to expend this year, albeit at a slower rate, according to the latest figures from analyst firm IDC.
Committee questions lack of support for cybersecurity office The Senate Homeland Security Committee's senior-most Republican is asking DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to explain why the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), set up within the department last year, has seemingly been marginalized by the agency.
Extreme makeover, wireless edition Corporate reorganizations are becoming almost commonplace in this difficult economic climate. Even the largest, most storied institutions are finding themselves parties to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and downsizings they probably didn¿t envision.
5 trends that challenge technology offshoring IBM is an international company that happens to have its HQ in the United States. After this latest round of outsourcing, the WSJ reports that 70% of the company's employees will be located outside the U.S. Having your job get shipped overseas sucks and having it shipped away in a cruddy economy is a double whammy, but calling for boycotts or trying to legislate job security is not going to work. That horse is already out of the barn. Tech vendors will put jobs where they can get an acceptable (note, not necessarily the best) work done at the lowest rate.
Obama's Web 2.0 experiment draws 92,000 users Two days after members of the White House press corps asked President Barack Obama questions about the state of the union, more than 90,000 citizens from across the country had the chance to do the same thing Thursday.
Cold-boot attacks: The 'frozen cache' approach Part one of this pair of columns described "cold boot attacks" and their security implications, in particular for software-implemented full-disk encryption. Security expert Jurgen Pabel continues with part two.
Podcast:Hey kids, what's Colonel Klink up to? Jason and Keith discuss possible IBM layoffs, Baby Boomers finally adopting technology, and why Keith has 87 episodes of Hogan's Heroes on his DVR.
Juniper pounces on Cisco proposals A link on Juniper's Web site encourages buyers with proposals from "Goliath" Cisco to instead consider what can be offered by Juniper's "David."
Give your Outlook the power it deserves! Ron Barrett is constantly scouring the Web looking for new exciting tools for Windows that make things work faster, more efficiently and if possible make sitting at your computer all day a bit fun! He has found it in Xobni.
Podcast:Crowd wisdom or mob mentality? Carla and Keith discuss whether peer pressure caused Facebook's about-face on its redesign, whether some industries are not suited for social networking, and why Keith can't find a good pair of blue jeans. (20:49)
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