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20 years of networking, new threat to DNS and more

Mar 27, 20064 mins
Enterprise Applications

Here is this week's Editors' Choice; look for Readers' Choice later this week.


Network World 20th anniversary

We turn 20 this year and Look back at the network industry’s most important stories, people and products of the last 20 years – from 20 people who changed the industry and 20 paradigm-breaking products (also, 20 flops) to a look at what $20 would have bought you back then – and what it will buy you now.

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Native language domains threaten ‘Net

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has announced plans to run a test bed for internationalized domain names this summer. But experts say ICANN’s test bed may be too late for the domain name industry, which is under intense pressure from Internet users outside the United States to support native language domain names.

Network execs showcase IT plans, projects

About 500 network professionals gathered in Boston last week for Network World’s inaugural IT Road Map conference and shared their views on pressing technology challenges such as application acceleration, distributed network management and converged networks.

A new column and a new blogWireless Security

We’ve teamed up with the experts at Wireless Vulnerabilities & Exploits to help you address today’s pressing wireless-security issues. They’re taking names – and questions. Every other week, they’ll answer your questions on security your wireless nets; write them at This week, WVE Editorial Board member Devin Akin looks at some of the more prevalent threats out there.

Alpha Doggs

Few fields change faster than enterprise networking. Our lean, mean, growling Alpha Doggs (Network World editors Bob Brown, Linda Leung and Neal Weinberg) sink their teeth into the newest of the new, giving you a head’s up on what networking innovations are coming out of universities and research labs.

In depth

SyncML links communications devices

Synchronization Markup Language (SyncML), also known as data synchronization and device management, is a platform-agnostic synchronization standard from the Open Mobile Alliance that enables information stored on network servers and multiple user devices to be easily and automatically synchronized.


Look ma, no tapes

What’s a virtual tape library and how can it benefit your storage needs? Sepaton’s Miki Sandorfi explains in the Network World Hot Seat.

From the blogs

Adam Gaffin explains why nobody should be allowed near the Web without a license. Paul McNamara allows as how WeatherBug seems to have actually saved somebody’s life. Linda Musthaler attends the birth of a new international standard. Mark Gibbs is busy compiliing lists of geek presents and tests.

More news

Force10 touts 10G Internet switch

Force10 this week is expected to announce an all-10G Ethernet stackable switch targeting super high-end computer clusters and corporate data centers deploying 10G connections to servers and storage boxes.

EMC readying storage arrays for small, midsize businesses

EMC is expected to announce as soon as next week two arrays designed to make setting up and maintaining IP and Fibre Channel storage-area networks easier.

Novell preps users for move to Linux

Novell used its BrainShare conference last week to elaborate on its product migration path to Linux, and included an assurance to customers that it will support NetWare well into the next decade.

Verizon gains regulatory relief on pricing

Regulatory relief for Verizon could mean price hikes.

HP design shift gives its AMD servers more speed

HP last week began sales of PC servers with faster processors, using the latest line of dual-core offerings from Advanced Micro Devices.

Higher education slowly embraces shared network services

Colleges and universities can no longer afford go it alone in meeting campus demand for network and IT services.

But wait, there’s more!

Our This Week page will also link you to: Novell preps customers for move to Linux; Carrier CEOs: We won’t block ‘Net; Stratus extends fault-tolerance reach; Higher education embraces shared net services; Microsoft plays games with Vista ship date; Usage-based pricing is a catchy tune; Software cleanses documents of unwanted data.