Articles By Bob Brewin

Wi-Fi is emergency communications alternative in Florida

Wi-Fi is emergency communications alternative in Florida

Public access Wi-Fi hot spots have become a key communications alternative in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Charley, with...

August 24th, 2004 Bob Brewin
Courthouse, city pushing Wi-Fi networks

Courthouse, city pushing Wi-Fi networks

U.S. city and county governments are embracing Wi-Fi technology to provide high-speed data service to public safety agencies and Internet...

August 9th, 2004 Bob Brewin
HHS plans for adoption of electronic medical records

HHS plans for adoption of electronic medical records

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week unveiled a 10-year plan to create a new health information...

July 27th, 2004 Bob Brewin
Precautions offset potential Bluetooth security breaches

Precautions offset potential Bluetooth security breaches

Potential security risks posed by Bluetooth wireless technology are prompting some IT managers to rein in use of Bluetooth-equipped mobile...

June 30th, 2004 Bob Brewin
Fiber-optic network, Tablet PCs, Wi-Fi at G8 summit

Fiber-optic network, Tablet PCs, Wi-Fi at G8 summit

As official delegations from eight major Western nations began the G8 Summit on Sea Island in Georgia earlier this month,...

June 9th, 2004 Bob Brewin
Combo Wi-FI cell phone due out by fall

Combo Wi-FI cell phone due out by fall

Avaya Inc., Motorola Inc. and Proxim Corp. later this year plan to introduce what they have dubbed the "enterprise phone,"...

May 27th, 2004 Bob Brewin
Wi-Fi flaw discovered in 802.11b network protocol

Wi-Fi flaw discovered in 802.11b network protocol

Two security organizations have issued alerts warning of a flaw in wireless LAN equipment based on the 802.11b Wi-Fi standard...

May 17th, 2004 Bob Brewin
Update: Security threats raise concerns about Bluetooth

Update: Security threats raise concerns about Bluetooth

Potential security risks posed by the Bluetooth wireless technology are prompting some IT managers to rein in use of Bluetooth-equipped...

May 9th, 2004 Bob Brewin
Cisco releases WLAN security protocol

Cisco releases WLAN security protocol

Cisco Systems Inc. announced the availability of a protocol that's designed to defeat brute-force dictionary attacks that capture users' passwords...

April 13th, 2004 Bob Brewin
Consumer packaged goods firms: No quick ROI from RFID

Consumer packaged goods firms: No quick ROI from RFID

Major consumer packaged goods manufacturers don't foresee any quick return from adding radio frequency identification technology to their packaging and...

April 1st, 2004 Bob Brewin