Latest Trade Show news* NEWS FROM TELECOMNEXT CONFERENCE:Q&A: Cisco's Mike Volpi discusses the edge router market, 03\/21\/06Cisco has been challenged of late in carrier edge routing, with overall revenue declining 17% and IP edge aggregation revenue dropping 25% in the third quarter of last year, according to Synergy Research. Yet the company is still the leading provider ...AT&T chairman: Merger not a referendum on net neutrality, 03\/21\/06AT&T pledged not to block access to any Internet content despite concerns that its impending merger with BellSouth might give it the power to do so.Telecom industry to convene amid consolidation, controversy, 03\/20\/06Fresh off another announced megamerger and with microscopes dissecting controversial topics like 'Net Neutrality, the telecom industry will convene in Las Vegas this week at TelecomNext 2006 amid a rapidly changing landscape.* NEWS FROM NETWORK WORLD IT ROADMAP CONFERENCE:IT Roadmap showcases tech plans for 2006, 03\/21\/06Network professionals and industry experts gathered in Boston this week at Network World's inaugural IT Roadmap conference to share experiences and insight into today's most pressing technology challenges such as VoIP, application acceleration and ...* NEWS FROM BRAINSHARE:Novell announces workgroup collaboration, management package, 03\/21\/06At Novell's BrainShare user conference this week in Salt Lake City, the company launched a suite of Linux software for workgroups in the enterprise.Novell announces availability of SuSE Enterprise Server 10, 03\/20\/06Novell at its annual user conference BrainShare in Salt Lake City Monday announced the availability of SuSE Enterprise Linux Server 10 and made a variety of announcements aimed at getting users to migrate from Novell\u2019s proprietary NetWare operating ...* NEWS FROM NATIONAL MANUFACTURING WEEK:Manufacturing show to spotlight wireless, network automation in plants, 03\/20\/06Wireless technologies - from RFID to 802.11 - as well as supply chain management and machine-to-machine communications will be among the top IT issues at the National Manufacturing Week show in Rosemont, Ill, opening on March 20.* LATE NEWS FROM CEBIT:The bugs in the carpet are RFID, 03\/17\/06One of Germany's best-known makers of vacuum cleaners and carpets aims to tap a new market: intelligent flooring embedded with wireless chips.Vendors flunk wireless security test, 03\/17\/06More than half of the wireless networks deployed at the Cebit technology show in Hanover, Germany, last week had no encryption enabled, making the systems behind them prime targets, according to Kaspersky Lab, a security vendor.Low power is future for high-powered servers, 03\/15\/06The electricity consumed by a server over its lifetime is likely to cost as much as the server itself if energy costs continue to rise, according to one analyst. That should make energy efficiency a key concern for data center managers -- and its a ...* LATE NEWS FROM IBM PARTNERWORLD:Use numbers to fight cybercrime, PartnerWorld attendees are told, 03\/16\/06Statistics could prove a handy ally in helping companies large and small to ward off cyberattacks, according to one security expert.IBM PartnerWorld panel discusses dealing with 'the unimaginable', 03\/15\/06Painful lessons learned from crises in 2005 include the importance of communications and picturing the very worst scenarios that might occur. These issues were the hot topics of a panel discussion held Tuesday at IBM's PartnerWorld conference.* LATE NEWS FROM SPRING VON:Microsoft to offer more Windows Live details, 03\/16\/06Microsoft plans to announce details of its Internet communications plans for Windows Live on Wednesday at the Spring 2006 VON Conference & Expo in San Jose, the company said in a statement.New Orleans' crime-fighting Wi-Fi network is now the city\u2019s lifeline, 03\/16\/06When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the only communication system that hadn't broken down was the wireless mesh network deployed in the downtown area to support surveillance cameras credited with reducing the city's pre-storm violent crime rate.Verizon offers VoIP SLAs, 03\/15\/06Verizon announced at Spring 2006 VON Wednesday that it is providing service-level agreements on the quality of its VoIP services.Qwest chief promises not to block Internet traffic, but makes no quality guarantees, 03\/15\/06Qwest will not block any type of traffic traveling through its network as it crosses the Internet, the company's CEO promised at the Spring 2006 VON conference Wednesday, but that came up shy of supporting the notion that all Internet access customers ...BellSouth to support Web services on its network, 03\/15\/06BellSouth's roadmap calls for developing an application services infrastructure (ASI) that combines Web services with standardized network infrastructure in an effort to provide a platform for new blends of voice, video and data.* UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS (April, May, June):Gartner Outsourcing SummitApril 3-5, Orlando, FloridaForrester's IT Forum 2006: GigaWorldApril 3-6, Las VegasLinuxWorld BostonApril 3-6, BostonCTIA Wireless 2006April 5-7, Las VegasBroadband Wireless World 2006April 26-28, Las VegasInterop Las Vegas 2006April 30 - May 5, Las VegasGartner Symposium ITxpo 2006May 14-18, San FranciscoJavaOne 2006May 15-19, San FranciscoInbox - The E-mail EventMay 31 - June 1, San JoseMicrosoft Tech Ed 2006June 11-16, BostonBurton Group Catalyst 2006June 14-15, San FranciscoC3 Expo 2006June 27-29, New York* FREE NETWORK WORLD SEMINARS:IT RoadmapChicago: June 27It's where you'll hear IT strategies delivered direct to you from Network World editors six months ahead of outsiders even knowing about it. Where you can meet personally, one-on-one, with an IT all-star to discuss how coming technology will reshape your enterprise. Where you can accomplish a year's worth of vendor analysis among more than two dozen solution providers all in one day.Technology Tour: Wireless LANs & Enterprise MobilityApril 18-27, various citiesToday, wireless technology not only avoids the wall socket, it\u2019s as capable as the wired LAN. Creating a seamless world of integrated, responsive solutions that form the new architecture of the truly agile enterprise\u2014if you are ready ...Need to get ready? Attend Wireless LANs & Enterprise Mobility: Know No Limits. A new Network World Live Technology Tour where you\u2019ll learn today\u2019s best practices and see the latest tech in action.