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Stories by Stephen Lawson

Facebook stands by its homegrown infrastructure

Facebook regularly reviews whether to continue using its own data centers or hand off its processing to a cloud service provider, and its operations remain on homegrown infrastructure.

Written by Stephen Lawson25 June 10 08:33

FCC group crafting plans to open up mobile spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission Spectrum Task Force laid out preliminary ideas on Friday for making frequencies now used for satellite services available for conventional mobile broadband.

Written by Stephen Lawson19 June 10 05:12

Verizon to tie cloud storage with computing

Verizon Business is set to announce a cloud-based storage service on Tuesday, leveraging the formidable Verizon Communications global data network as a draw for large enterprises to subscribe.

Written by Stephen Lawson16 June 10 00:39

ITU approves G.hn for home networking

The International Telecommunication Union on Friday gave final approval to G.hn, a standard for high-speed home networking that spans coaxial cable, electrical wiring and phone lines.

Written by Stephen Lawson15 June 10 05:45

Storage revenue on the rebound, IDC says

The storage business recovered strongly in the first quarter, showing clear signs that enterprises have shaken off the effects of the worldwide recession, at least when it comes to their fast-growing storage needs, IDC said Friday.

Written by Stephen Lawson04 June 10 14:06

Dell unveils Juniper gear, updates EqualLogic

Dell is set to roll out significant enhancements to its EqualLogic storage line on Wednesday, along with its first rebadged Juniper Networks products and other updates to its storage and networking lines, all part of a mission to carve out a place in the rapidly evolving world of enterprise data centers.

Written by Stephen Lawson09 June 10 23:04

WiMax Forum upbeat despite defections

The WiMax Forum has closed one office in the past several months and lost as many as 100 members, but it is not concerned about the 4G technology losing its footing as many mobile operators commit to using LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks instead.

Written by Stephen Lawson07 June 10 04:44

Microsoft admits Windows Phone 7 slide was wrong

Microsoft acknowledged on Friday that it used an inaccurate number to represent research company IDC's sales forecast for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform.

Written by Stephen Lawson31 May 10 05:46

Australia's CSIRO hits U.S. carriers on WLAN patents

The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) is suing three of the largest U.S. mobile operators, charging they infringed a patent by selling wireless LAN products.

Written by Stephen Lawson28 May 10 07:10

Internet Speedtest results going public

The operator of Speedtest.net is set on Tuesday to start providing statistics from its Web-based Internet measurement tool for free to consumers.

Written by Stephen Lawson25 May 10 22:06

NetApp hopes to catch virtualisation, cloud computing wave

The Pitch: Having data in silos makes storage complex, says Manish Goel, NetApp's executive vice president of product operations. Goel says the company's software allows enterprises to manage different types of storage systems, such as network-attached storage (NAS) and fibre channel storage area networks (SANs), as a single infrastructure. NetApp bets that its approach will give it an edge as customers deploy virtual storage or move their data to cloud providers.

Written by Stephen Lawson15 May 10 09:33

Cisco back to pre-slump growth in Q3

Cisco Systems emerged from the effects of the global economic downturn in its fiscal third quarter ended May 1, posting what Chairman and CEO John Chambers said was probably the company's best quarter ever.

Written by Stephen Lawson13 May 10 10:15

Cisco back to pre-slump growth in Q3

Cisco Systems emerged from the effects of the global economic downturn in its fiscal third quarter ended May 1, posting what Chairman and CEO John Chambers said was probably the company's best quarter ever.

Written by Stephen Lawson13 May 10 06:30

Wi-Fi, WirelessHD cozy up to WiGig standard

The Wireless Gigabit Alliance may be on its way to dominating the market for multi-gigabit in-room wireless networks after the powerful Wi-Fi Alliance said it would study the group's specification as part of Wi-Fi certification and a key rival announced it would include WiGig in dual-mode chips.

Written by Stephen Lawson10 May 10 13:07

Clearwire, partners name 19 upcoming WiMax US cities

Clearwire's WiMax mobile broadband will come to 19 more markets across the U.S. this summer, with partner Sprint Nextel reselling the service in all those areas and partners Comcast and Time Warner Cable coming on board in some of them.

Written by Stephen Lawson06 May 10 04:21
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