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Cool gadgets at Demo 2004

Feb 18, 20045 mins
Enterprise Applications

* Breaking news from Demo 2004 * Late news from ComNet 2004 * Links to upcoming trade shows * Links to free Network World Technology Tours

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Spring will soon be here; a time when a young network exec’s fancy turns to cool new gadgets! And there is only one place where the latest consumer and business innovations from some 70 developers can be seen, touched, debated and of course, tried: Demo 2004. Deep in Arizona this week, many of our editors are getting one of the first glimpses of many of the developments that are likely to shape the year to come. One favorite of our Cool Tools editor, Keith Shaw is Vulcan’s FlipStart PC, a fully functional Windows XP device that lets users Internet surf and navigate through documents. You can read more about the different products at the show by following Keith’s Weblog.

See you again next week for more Demo 2004 developments.


Network advances to shine at Demo, 02/16/04

The nearly 70 companies showcasing products at this week’s Demo 2004 conference will announce everything from instant messaging to Web services security to network management tools. Despite the variety of technologies at least one theme is expected to emerge: making enterprise networks run smarter and more securely.

Weblog: Demo coverage

Keep abreast of all the latest innovations being unveiled at Demo 2004 by following Keith “Cool Tools” Shaw’s Weblog.


Keep the digital home simple, says Intel, 02/17/04

Intel continued to expound its vision for the digital home Tuesday, calling for a simple consumer experience backed up by high-quality audio and video content.

Intel sheds light on 64-bit plans, 02/16/04

Intel plans to use its Developer Forum this week to unveil products and lay out its technology road map aimed at giving businesses tools to run more complex applications faster.

Intel prepares for future of computing, 02/09/04

With the IT industry apparently recovered from the downturn of recent years, Intel will spend its Spring Intel Developer Forum (IDF) talking about what it considers technology’s next era: increasing mobility, the digital home, and the “tera era” of large data sets and complex applications, executives said Monday.


Optimism pervades at quiet ComNet, 02/02/04

Snow and ice might have contributed to the ghost town that was ComNet 2004, but the hearty few who attended found interesting sessions and saw announcements from MCI and Sprint.

ComNet 2004 video: CIO roundtable, 02/02/04

At last week’s ComNet show, Network World’s John Gallant sat down with CIO’s Bob Galey of Amtrak and Dave Swartz of George Washington University to discuss what’s happening in their business and some of the trends they’re watching.

* UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS (March, April, May):

VoiceCon 2004

March 1-4, Orlando, Florida

One of the highlights at VoiceCon 2004 is an IP telephony debate with execs from Nortel and Cisco.

Cebit Europe .)

March 18-24, Hannover, Germany

(also check out Cebit America coming to New York in May

Novell Brainshare

March 21/26, Salt Lake City, Utah

CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association) Wireless 2004

March 22-24, Georgia, Atlanta

InfoSec World 2004

March 22-24, Orlando, Florida

Spring VON (Voice on the Net) 2004

March 29-Apr. 1, Santa Clara

Storage Networking World, Spring 2004

April 5-8, Phoenix, Arizona


May 4-7, Seattle, Washington


May 9-14, Las Vegas

Sapphire 2004

May 11-13, New Orleans

GigaWorld 2004

May 17-20, Orlando, Florida,5158,578,00.html

CA World

May 23-27, Las Vegas

Microsoft Tech Ed 2004

May 23-28, San Diego


Network Management: The new business focus

Feb. 3-Feb. 26, at a city near you

Today’s business demands more of network IT managers:  Maximize performance from current applications.  Optimize usage of available bandwidth.  Increase quality of enterprise services.  Model outcomes with greater accuracy.  Integrate operations with overall business objectives.

In today’s tough, competitive times, the spotlight is on network IT managers who know how to plan and perform up to new expectations of efficiency and effectiveness.  And Network Management:  The New Business Focus is the stage where you can master the secrets of success.  This unique all-in-one event brings together top experts and key cross-network vendors to help you deliver results the enterprise expects.

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Messaging and spam: From chaos to control

March 23 – April 1, at a city near you

Messaging is in crisis. Ever-escalating e-mail assaults now threaten core competencies of even the most sophisticated corporations. Leaving beleaguered network professionals challenged as never before.

Spam and spyware. Wireless access and remote users. Legislation and lawsuits. Today’s professionals face a confusing array of undifferentiated tools and technologies that can merely mask problems. Bouncing legitimate messages along with unwanted junk. Filtering essential content as well as damaging viruses.

It’s time for better, more aggressive answers that once again make messaging an efficient, effective, corporate-safe application. Solutions that ensure network integrity, data security, user productivity and return power and control to enterprise network managers.

It’s time for the new Network World Technology Tour event, Messaging and Spam : From Chaos to Control. Clear direction, real-world expertise, the latest product demos, and tools you can use presented by renowned messaging and security expert Mark Gibbs.

To register for this event: