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Content tagged with Mobile posted in October 2005
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Analysis: Symantec Leads the Drive for Better Self-Service
News  |  10/31/2005
If CRM is dead, as some speculated in the wake of Oracle's acquisition of Siebel, it may be in part because self-service is now the hot hand in providing customer service.
Stealing From Google
Commentary  |  10/31/2005
I have a confession to make: I've been stealing from Google. With $1.578 billion in revenue last quarter, the company is unlikely to miss the pennies I've denied it. Still, I feel I owe an explanation: I'm "adnorant," which is to say I ignore online ads.
Radware Offers Software To Detect Network Performance Problems
News  |  10/31/2005
APSolute Insite is meant to deliver comprehensive network management and security auditing, making it easier control user access to data.
Neterion, IBM Bring 10-Gbps Ethernet To xSeries
News  |  10/28/2005
IBM will begin offering Neterion's 10-Gbps Ethernet adapter as an option for use with its xSeries systems built around the X3 architecture and chipset.
Microsoft Does What The Others Didn't
Commentary  |  10/28/2005
Microsoft, according to a number of reports, is "evolving its position" on the OpenDocument format. Although Microsoft told the State of Massachusetts last month that Office 12 will not support ODF -- and state officials effectively told Redmond to shove off by endorsing the format anyway -- the company was apparently hedging its bets in a big way.
VoIP Risk-Assessment Tool Launches
News  |  10/28/2005
Based on a continuously updated threats database, VoIPaudit is promised to be both comprehensive and highly scalable.
SmartAdvice: Getting The Business Case Right For IT Portfolio Planning
Commentary  |  10/27/2005
Check out the seven C's for payback on portfolio planning, The Advisory Council says. Also, wireless upgrades could be the next "killer app" when a standard emerges.
Salient Zeroes In on Price and Margin for Performance
News  |  10/27/2005
Solution provider supports performance management decision-making for operations.
Kinaxis Focuses on Operational Performance Management
News  |  10/27/2005
RapidResponse helps operational activities and decisions keep up with change.
FCC Chair Pushes For Reform In Video, USF
News  |  10/27/2005
Kevin Martin calls for national TV franchises and champions a system for universal service contributions.
Q&A: Advice for BPM Neophytes
News  |  10/26/2005
Tips on where to start on BPM from analyst Connie Moore.
Put Plug and Play on the Process Checklist
News  |  10/26/2005
The latest analysis from Gartner holds that "pure-play BPM" is dead; the new game is "BPM suites."
Is Google Spreading Itself Too Thin?
Commentary  |  10/26/2005
Reading the recent news out of Google, I can't help thinking about Netscape. Like Google, Netscape had a dazzling entry into the world of business. At that time, Web browsers were still a new thing; there were literally two dozen commonly available, none of them with decisive market dominance. And none of them presented any significant competition to the Netscape browser, which was decisively smaller, faster and lighter. Later, Netscape launched the first superstar dotcom IPO. We all
VoIP Growing Astronomically, $23.4 Billion By 2009 Projected
News  |  10/26/2005
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.
EULA Be Sorry Someday
Commentary  |  10/26/2005
Most software licenses serve two purposes: They demand the right to do crazy things, so that the slightly less crazy things they really want to do look reasonable; and they discourage users from thinking too hard about this fact. There's a way to solve the second problem -- and if you own or manage a business, thinking about the first problem might be a very good idea.
Juniper Launches VoIP Protection System
News  |  10/26/2005
The hardware/software combo provides intrusion detection and prevention, and allows enterprises to respond individually to denial-of-service attacks.
VCs See Wireless As Investment Hotspot
News  |  10/25/2005
Wireless ventures get $3 of every $5 invested in telecom, MoneyTree Survey reveals.
SureWest Delivers First HDTV Service Over IP
News  |  10/25/2005
The company has linked more than 80,000 Northern California homes to a fiber-optic network, and plans to deliver 260 video and music channels as well as voice and broadband Internet access.
A Question For All Of You
Commentary  |  10/25/2005
Let's say a car dealer sells you a new set of wheels. Then, let's say they send a mechanic to your house six months later who yanks out the stereo, replaces it with an AM radio and a coat-hangar antenna, and tells you it's an "upgrade." Most of us would call this behavior insane, stupid, suicidal, or all of the above. Yet here in the tech industry, we call it something else: a business model. Here's my question for all of you: Just how common is it?
Aruba Unveils Wireless Access Products
News  |  10/24/2005
The new access points give mobile and home workers a more secure way to connect to the Internet and office systems.
Skype Aims For More Business Customers
News  |  10/24/2005
The new software will work from a centralized, Web-based management console and let employers provision premium Skype services like voice mail and external calling.
Group Announces VoIP Security Taxonomy
News  |  10/24/2005
By defining the kinds and nature of threats, the organization hopes to provide a common reference point to deal systematically with VoIP security issues.
Videocast: Firefox Heading For A Wall
Commentary  |  10/21/2005
My Web video debut describes how Firefox's stalled market share and the threat of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 could mean big trouble soon for the plucky, open-source browser. Download the video here (Windows Media format, 2 min., 7 sec, 7.3 MB), or, if you have your podcasting software pointing at this blog, the video should download automatically. Like I said, this is my first effort, so it's not exactly an awar
Analysis: VANs, Visibility and the Changing Supply Chain
News  |  10/21/2005
With the advent of XML, and with the more recent drive toward SOA, many have been predicting the demise of the VANs and a move to direct B2B integration.
Major Disruption In Level 3 Network Slows Internet Traffic
News  |  10/21/2005
Problems on Level 3's -- and the smaller NTT network -- slowed Internet response, a monitoring firm says
Business Technology: Respect For Customers Still Counts In The Virtual World
Commentary  |  10/21/2005
The best things to come out of the drive to virtualization, Bob Evans says, are the value and respect delivered to customers, not just the increased customer options.
Another Wi-Fi City Rollout, Another Headache For Telcos
News  |  10/21/2005
Madison, Wisconsin's Wi-Fi rollout will serve wireless users in city government, consumer, and commercial sectors.
Cisco Pledges $50 Million More For Bangalore Campus
News  |  10/21/2005
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.
Voice Over WLAN To Triple In By 2007: Report
News  |  10/21/2005
Infonetics Research claims that over the next two years, 31% of companies surveyed for its study will have implemented the technology, compared with 10% today.
Senate Panel Mandates All-Digital TV Broadcasts By 2009
News  |  10/21/2005
A Senate panel sets a deadline of April 7, 2009 for television stations to switch to all-digital broadcasts, and requires that the unused spectrum be returned to the government.
SmartAdvice: 'Big Iron' Returns With Push For Server Consolidation
Commentary  |  10/20/2005
Companies can save money by reducing the number of servers, but consolidation can take different forms, The Advisory Council says. Also, it's time to decide whether to just comply with RFID mandates or to invest funds to re-engineer and improve effectiveness.
Apple's Captive Audience
Commentary  |  10/20/2005
One year ago, Apple Computer dumped iTunes 4.7 on millions of unsuspecting customers. If that sounds like an ominous way to describe a routine software update, it's because this "update" -- or, if you prefer, "trojan horse" -- is more notorious for what it took away from users' systems than for what it added.
eBay CEO Says All Phone Calls Will Be Free
News  |  10/20/2005
Meg Whitman tells analysts that VoIP will drive down costs to zero, and that providers will make money by delivering ads and selling users other services.
Kurzweil: World-Wide Mesh In World-Wide Web's Future
Commentary  |  10/19/2005
If CIOs think they have a challenging job today, look what's on the horizon. In the fourth of a five-part interview, the IT innovator and futurist Ray Kurzweil sees the Internet rapidly evolving to a world-wide mesh, tied together by an unimaginable number of devices, including ones embedded in the environment, on our clothing, and inside our bodies. Devices now spokes on the network, such as cell phones and wireless PDAs, wil
Cisco Expands Security Push To LANs
News  |  10/19/2005
Cisco will target its NAC strategy on layer 2 of the network by offering support for its Catalyst switches as well as its wireless access points and controller platforms.
Report: 80% Of Enterprises To Upgrade Or Deploy New VPNs
News  |  10/19/2005
IPsec-based networks continue to be the most popular remote access technology, according to a new report from Forrester Research.
Yahoo Buys Whereonearth To Boost Local Search
News  |  10/19/2005
Whereonearth's services include a database of geographical locations that covers more than 90% of Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Business Makes the Rules
News  |  10/18/2005
Vendors promise to put business staff in charge of rules, but do you really want users messing with mission-critical apps? Here's how Freddie Mac, LexisNexis, STW Fixed Income Management and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona are balancing responsibilities for creating and maintaining business rules.
IBM Acquires DataPower To Speed XML And SOA Adoption
News  |  10/18/2005
IBM estimates building out enterprise infrastructures for Web services and service-oriented architecture will amount to a market "in the tens of billions" of dollars, and is looking to Data Power's XML message processing line to help get it there.
Analysis: As BPM Evolves Is the Focus Devolving?
News  |  10/18/2005
Upstart vendors still need to fill in voids to create end-to-end suites.
Cisco To Strengthen Its Security Framework
News  |  10/18/2005
The company is adding support for more types of network devices, and is making available client software to ensure antivirus and other protection is up to date.
A Majority Of Executives Plan Converged Networks, Says Survey
News  |  10/17/2005
Yet converged networking doesn't come without concerns. More than 60% of those surveyed see network security issues as a barrier to implementation.
Google Is Hiring
Commentary  |  10/17/2005
In a report issued last week, Susquehanna Financial Group said that Google's rapidly growing head-count could moderate its third-quarter earnings. Google's site currently advertises 587 types of job openings. SFG estimates that Google is hiring more than 10 new employees per day and notes that Google confirmed at the Web 2.0 conference two weeks ago that it had accelerated its hiring.
Migration Patterns Can Help Track Disease
News  |  10/14/2005
Data on migrations may help predict where a disease strikes next
Get Ready For The Ride: Wireless Technologies To Advance Quickly
News  |  10/14/2005
Fast, third-generation cellular networks, new business-class mobile devices, mobile Linux, and high-capacity cell phones are all on tap in the coming months.
The Observer: Treating Customer Data Like The Gold Mine It Is
Commentary  |  10/14/2005
Compliance rules may force companies to deal with 'gap management' and handle customer data the way it should have been treated all along, Lou Bertin says.
SmartAdvice: Best-Of-Breed Or Integrated Approach To Monitoring Tools?
Commentary  |  10/14/2005
Your company's size and needs will help determine which approach works best, The Advisory Council says. Also, it's often cheaper to retain good employees with small considerations than to replace them.
San Mateo County Agency Uses Stellent to Improve Service
News  |  10/13/2005
Employees now easily stay current on regulations, manage changes in government policy and streamline information management processes.
VoIP: Europe Not Really Interested, Study Says
News  |  10/13/2005
Fewer than half of the European organizations surveyed have spent anything on IP telephony, and less than a third expect to increase spending this year, according to a new Forrester study.
Corporate Users: IT Falls Short In Fighting Spyware
News  |  10/12/2005
Almost 40% of the U.S. respondents said their IT departments are not doing enough to defend against the threat, and 53% said that they need to be better educated.
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