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Mar 22, 20065 mins

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Q&A: Cisco’s Mike Volpi discusses the edge router market, 03/21/06

Cisco 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, 03/21/06

AT&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, 03/20/06

Fresh 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.


IT Roadmap showcases tech plans for 2006, 03/21/06

Network 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 …


Novell announces workgroup collaboration, management package, 03/21/06

At 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, 03/20/06

Novell 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’s proprietary NetWare operating …


Manufacturing show to spotlight wireless, network automation in plants, 03/20/06

Wireless 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.


The bugs in the carpet are RFID, 03/17/06

One 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, 03/17/06

More 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, 03/15/06

The 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 …


Use numbers to fight cybercrime, PartnerWorld attendees are told, 03/16/06

Statistics 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’, 03/15/06

Painful 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.


Microsoft to offer more Windows Live details, 03/16/06

Microsoft 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’s lifeline, 03/16/06

When 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, 03/15/06

Verizon 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, 03/15/06

Qwest 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, 03/15/06

BellSouth’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 Summit

April 3-5, Orlando, Florida

Forrester’s IT Forum 2006: GigaWorld

April 3-6, Las Vegas

LinuxWorld Boston

April 3-6, Boston

CTIA Wireless 2006

April 5-7, Las Vegas

Broadband Wireless World 2006

April 26-28, Las Vegas

Interop Las Vegas 2006

April 30 – May 5, Las Vegas

Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2006

May 14-18, San Francisco

JavaOne 2006

May 15-19, San Francisco

Inbox – The E-mail Event

May 31 – June 1, San Jose

Microsoft Tech Ed 2006

June 11-16, Boston

Burton Group Catalyst 2006

June 14-15, San Francisco

C3 Expo 2006

June 27-29, New York


IT Roadmap

Chicago: June 27

It’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 Mobility

April 18-27, various cities

Today, wireless technology not only avoids the wall socket, it’s as capable as the wired LAN. Creating a seamless world of integrated, responsive solutions that form the new architecture of the truly agile enterprise—if you are ready …

Need to get ready? Attend Wireless LANs & Enterprise Mobility: Know No Limits. A new Network World Live Technology Tour where you’ll learn today’s best practices and see the latest tech in action.