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Wireless inside the enterprise

With the rise of PDAs, Blackberries and mobile phones, the demand for wireless service inside large buildings is increasing every day. Leila Nouri, director of product marketing at MobileAccess, discusses one wireless infrastructure option called Distributed Antenna Systems, or DAS, which is both scalable and cost-effective.

June 5, 2008 by

Google To Get A Lesson in Security, From the Pros

Google To Get A Lesson in Security, From the Pros

Having just read that Google is taking up residence at Moffett Field, a storied air base in Mountain View that is home to NASA's Ames Research Center, among others, I realized there's a great opportunity for Google to learn a little about high end security, at least the kind that secures a perimeter, fends off unwarranted access, and punishes miscreants with true Old Testament fervor.

June 5, 2008 by

Dumbing down our math tests?

Dumbing down our math tests?

The BBC is reporting on a trend in UK standardized math tests towards "easier, shallower and less demanding" examinations. Here in Massachusetts, I was working with our school psychologist to identify new interventions for special education students based on their standardized test scores.

June 5, 2008 by

DHCP usage policy

DHCP usage policy

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, also known as DHCP, is a networking protocol whereby IP addresses are handed out to computer clients (servers, workstations, tablets, or smartphones for instance) from...

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Ubuntu on Fujitsu Lifebook S6510

Ubuntu on Fujitsu Lifebook S6510

Having had so much success with Ubuntu on the older "test" laptop (Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S2110), and not expecting to want to try Vista on the newer Fujitsu Lifebook S6510 again anytime soon, I decided to try installing Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) on the S6510.

June 5, 2008 by

Leaked Pentagon doc slams Lockheed

Leaked Pentagon doc slams Lockheed

A leaked Pentagon report said Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, failed to "provide the requisite definition and discipline to properly plan and control complex, multi-billion dollar weapon systems acquisition programs." This allegation casts doubt on Lockheed's ability to manage large programs, including major IT initiatives, successfully. Lockheed should be the poster child for careful project management rather than a symbol of incompetence, greed, and waste.

June 5, 2008 by

How students really feel about technology

How students really feel about technology

I'm really ill at the moment, so I'll post this for the time being and see how I get along in the next few days. This is how students truly feel about technology; once it's become obsolete or worthless, it's time to give up and find something new.

June 5, 2008 by

IBM to cool chips with H20

IBM to cool chips with H20

Much like a Porsche boxer engine -- only much, much smaller -- scientists from the IBM Zurich Research Lab and the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin are working on a microchip that uses micro pipes of water to cool itself, IBM announced this morning.The chip's components are built in a three-dimensional stack instead of side-by-side on a silicon wafer.

June 5, 2008 by

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