Wasted network spending estimate tops US$130B

Wasted network spending estimate tops US$130B

When most people find more money, it’s good news. When Bob Hafner finds money, it’s bad. That’s because the Gartner...

December 4th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Six quizzical VoIP issues

Six quizzical VoIP issues

Previous pages: Can I trust Microsoft with VoIP?Reliability: Microsoft and the fifth 9What really happens when I dial 911?How secure...

July 3rd, 2007 Phil Hochmuth

Transportation authority speeds up WAN with Silver Peak accelerator

Transportation authority speeds up WAN with Silver Peak accelerator

Sound Transit in Seattle unclogged slow WAN links that hindered railway-improvement projects by using WAN-optimization gear that made traffic run...

March 29th, 2007 Tim Greene

Virgin scores with VoIP

Virgin scores with VoIP

Virgin Megastores has 17 locations in the U.S., where it sells music, electronics and fashion products. But the retailer is...

January 10th, 2007 Phil Hochmuth

Local access nets must stay neutral

Local access nets must stay neutral

Net Neutrality, a hot topic south of the border, but, until now, mostly dormant in Canada, has raised its ugly...

December 14th, 2006 Michael Martin

Neutral on neutrality

Neutral on neutrality

When I started to pen this column on network neutrality -- thenotion that all content on the Internet should continue...

August 9th, 2006 Gary Beach

And you think you’ve got security problems!

And you think you’ve got security problems!

Next time you’re tempted to fret about the security issues your company is facing, pause a moment to reflect on...

June 2nd, 2006 David Carey

VoIP performance: more than a bandwidth issue

VoIP performance: more than a bandwidth issue

Typically, IT managers will try to solve degradation in performance by boosting bandwidth. However, unlike data networks, VoIP performance problems...

May 25th, 2006 Brad Masterson

Supercomputing turns toward productivity

Supercomputing turns toward productivity

To IT managers, high-stakes supercomputing may seem like the land-speed record: a freak show, amusing but hardly relevant. Oh, a...

March 16th, 2006 Steve Ulfelder