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EMC expands RSA consulting services

EMC is expanding its security consulting services to help enterprises tackle the complexities of securing their data and complying with regulations in virtualized computing environments.

Written by Stephen Lawson02 March 10 06:05

Cisco-HP split may not be too painful for customers

Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard probably won't force their mutual customers to take sides after the end of their partnership, though the vendors are deadly serious about competing against one another, analysts said on Friday.

Written by Stephen Lawson20 Feb. 10 12:13

Skyfire buys Kolbysoft to make an Android browser

Skyfire plans to extend its browser to the Android mobile platform after acquiring Kolbysoft, the maker of the Steel browser interface for Android.

Written by Stephen Lawson12 Feb. 10 07:15

Broadcom adds Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct to Android

Broadcom increased its bet on the Android mobile operating system on Tuesday, announcing additional capabilities for its software stack and a new chip for navigation in Android-based devices.

Written by Stephen Lawson11 Feb. 10 09:29

Mobile traffic helps push up optical demand

Demand for high-speed links to cell sites and homes will rejuvenate sales of optical network equipment this year and help to create a US$16.6 billion worldwide market for it by 2014, according to research firm Dell'Oro Group.

Written by Stephen Lawson08 Feb. 10 06:45

Patent office to review VoIP patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review a controversial patent issued in 2001 that is claimed to cover much of the technology underlying VoIP.

Written by Stephen Lawson08 Feb. 10 08:42

Apple's iPad marketing sparks complaint

Apple's iPad, announced Wednesday, has already led to one complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in which a consumer charged Apple with false advertising by showing Adobe Flash working on the device.

Written by Stephen Lawson01 Feb. 10 06:21

Cisco's McCool sees growing data-center role

While Cisco Systems branches out into consumer electronics, video, mobile data and other areas, one of its biggest areas of focus today is enterprise data centers. The dominant LAN provider thinks the transformation of data centers through virtualization calls for new kinds of connections and a broader role for network technology and intelligence. John McCool oversees this push as senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Data Center, Switching and Services group. IDG News Service talked with McCool recently about the company's own role and its partnerships with other vendors in this arena.

Written by Stephen Lawson23 Jan. 10 12:03

Alcatel hikes optical speed with less energy

Alcatel-Lucent will try to tackle the growing volume of traffic on carrier networks with an optical switch that can handle 4T bits per second (bps) while consuming less power per bit than today's equipment.

Written by Stephen Lawson22 Jan. 10 06:09

Wireless for power utilities uses WiMax guts

A Silicon Valley startup has combined the technology underlying WiMax with a software-defined radio to build smart grids for electric utilities.

Written by Stephen Lawson15 Jan. 10 06:58

Alcatel kicks off green networks group

Alcatel-Lucent wants the telecommunications industry to turn a little more green by developing new equipment that cuts power consumption by a factor of 1,000.

Written by Stephen Lawson12 Jan. 10 01:37

Mobile DTV goes Wi-Fi to reach iPhones

Among the devices supporting mobile digital TV at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week will be a small box designed to bring over-the-air broadcasts to iPhones, BlackBerries, laptops and other devices with Wi-Fi.

Written by Stephen Lawson05 Jan. 10 10:42

Cisco's UCS powers Taser police video service

Cisco Systems' UCS data-center architecture provides the backbone of a service from Taser International that collects and stores video from police cameras.

Written by Stephen Lawson18 Dec. 09 07:47
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