Stories by Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Comcast to IPv6-enable commercial broadband service

Comcast plans to expand its IPv6-based offerings for business customers with the launch of commercial broadband and Metro Ethernet services that support the next-gen Internet Protocol later this year.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan12 April 13 13:04

Which tech degrees pay the most from day one?

Young technologists have a variety of undergraduate degrees that they can pursue at the collegiate level. But which degree is going to produce the most job offers and the highest starting salaries? Should college students major in computer science, software engineering, IT or some other niche in order to snare the top prize four years from now: a six-figure starting salary, perhaps with stock options?

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan05 March 13 12:04

Hybrid technology degrees emerging

As demand for college graduates with technical degrees soars, new majors are emerging that are hybrids of computer science, information systems and computer engineering.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan05 March 13 12:04

Hughes wins its first satellite-based telemedicine deal

Hughes Network Systems will provide broadband satellite services to the New England Telehealth Consortium under a four-year contract that the satellite ISP says is its first deal in the area of mobile telemedicine.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan11 Jan. 13 21:11

Best tech colleges are harder than ever to get in

Results from the early application rounds at the nation's best technical colleges indicate that it will be another excruciatingly difficult year for high school seniors to get accepted into top-notch undergraduate computer science and engineering programs.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan03 Jan. 13 19:13

Best IT resolutions for 2013

It's that time of year when IT executives' thoughts turn to setting resolutions for the new year. We've talked to CIOs, IT analysts and other industry experts about the major trends for 2013 to come up with our own list of suggested IT resolutions.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan02 Jan. 13 12:04

IETF vs. ITU: Internet standards face-off

A battle is brewing between two standards bodies - the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - over which group will be the primary source of the underlying communications protocols that allow the Internet to operate in the future.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan03 Dec. 12 14:20

U.S. government honored for pioneering work in IPv6

The IPv6 Forum on Tuesday presented a special award to four U.S. government officials for their pioneering work in promoting IPv6, an emerging upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan14 Nov. 12 16:42

ISOC honors Facebook, Comcast execs for IPv6 work

The Internet Society last night awarded its highest honor for work related to IPv6, the next generation Internet Protocol, to executives from Facebook and Comcast. Recipients of the award were Paul Saab and Donn Lee, software engineers at Facebook, and John Brzozowski, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for IPv6 at Comcast.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan08 Nov. 12 17:53

Apple seeks standard to appease angry university net managers

Under fire from its customers in the higher education market, Apple has proposed creating a new industry standard that would fix problems with its Bonjour zero configuration networking technology that is causing scalability and security problems on campus networks.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan08 Nov. 12 16:48

'World's largest' telecom deal turns out to be a dud

Originally billed as the world's largest telecommunications purchase, the U.S. government's Networx contract is turning out to be chump change for the five carriers involved in the deal. Halfway through its 10-year term, the contract has driven around $2 billion in revenue compared to projections as high as $34 billion for this stage of the program.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan05 Nov. 12 11:47

Carriers to feds: Fix current telecom deal before starting follow-on

Carriers aren't excited about the General Services Administration's plans for a follow-on contract to Networx -- tentatively dubbed Network Services 2020 -- because they want to see the U.S. government's procurement arm take steps to make the current contract more profitable for them.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan05 Nov. 12 11:47

New Akamai service optimizes content delivery for device, network conditions

Akamai Technologies will announce on Tuesday a new service for improving website performance that determines the type of device and network a user has -- and whether the device has an IPv4 or IPv6 address -- and then improves the delivery of Web content accordingly.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan09 Oct. 12 13:07