Vonage settles Verizon patent dispute; Cisco certification questions answered; Is Fibre Channel dead?

Vonage settles Verizon patent dispute

There are worse things in life than getting bopped in the head with a heavy orange box. Paying $120 million to settle a patent dispute is likely one of them.

Cisco certifications: Everything you need to know

With the Nov. 6 deadline looming, author and certification expert Wendell Odom answers readers' questions about Cisco technology, training and new certifications.

Is Fibre Channel dead?Are users satisfied with iSCSI?

iSCSI over 10G Ethernet ultimately will dethrone Fibre Channel, experts predict, so it's not too early to start planning a migration. Plus:

SCO has a buyer, pending bankruptcy approval

Embattled SCO Group is offering the bankruptcy court a deal it could be hard to refuse.

FBI, police community warns of Calif. Wildfire fraud

The FBI, Better Business Bureau and California prosecutors Thursday separately issued warnings concerning potential disaster related fraud schemes in connection with the ongoing Southern California wildfires. Many of these schemes are Internet-based scams representing themselves to be disaster relief charities, the groups said.

NEC launches fastest vector supercomputer

NEC is selling what it says is the fastest vector supercomputer in the world.

IBM boosts storage products, services with acquisition

IBM bolstered its line of storage products and services Wednesday by acquiring NovusCG, a software and consulting firm.

Globalization poses major risks to enterprises

Globalization is posing major risks that enterprises simply aren’t prepared to handle. More than 60% of enterprises with at least $5 billion in revenue suffered from a major risk event in the past three years, and a large number were not prepared to deal with the consequences, according to an IBM study issued Wednesday.

Data encryption’s adoption grows

Large security vendors are buying up encryption start-ups. Venture capitalists are putting money into young companies to spur the development of encryption products. New companies are launching products to help manage and simplify encryption.

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Cairns City Council to unify communications

Cairns City Council is installing a 1000 user IP telephony system as part of a three year project to roll out unified communications across its entire legacy network.

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High-tech wages climbing in 2007

New research shows that technology professionals this year earned about 5% more in wages during the third quarter than they did during the same period in 2006.

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ISPs want to rule the world

Jason and Keith gab about Comcast's broadband meddling, the Facebook / Microsoft love affair, and whether the Internet can be a good substitute for a significant other.

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Buzzblog: Vonage settles with Verizon for at least $80M

There appears to be no easier way for a carrier to turn a quick $80 million these days than to trot out the patent lawyers and sue the pants off of hapless Vonage.

Today on Layer 8, where we worry about what our PCs can catch here on Earth, never mind in space:

If you want to be part of space exploration from the comfort of your own home, you might want to sign up with a developing distributed-computing project that lets you participate in cutting-edge cosmology research.

Today on Microsoft Subnetkiller Q1, profits surge, beats estimates; Plus, Microsoft snags another equipment maker for Microsoft IPTV, Calix; And an exasperated Sue Hanely, asks, "Folders: can we ban them from SharePoint deployments?" 

Microsoft has

Today on Cisco Subnetthrows punches at Cisco, and makes a good impression during Interop New York.Plus, a Cisco-centric open source community hosts dozens of free useful admin tools. Blogger Raj Tolani shows you how to secure your router by limiting your VTY access.

Tiny Linux router maker ImageStream

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