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Podcast: Free software we hate

Rick Vanover and Jason Perlow talk about the risks of specific "free" software that can cause issues on computer systems through adding pop-ups, sending information or proxy serving other traffic.

February 18, 2014 by

Brocade pushes SDN strategy with new products

It launches Ethernet switch and new enhancements to meet rising trend toward software-defined networks and expects service producers to lead adoption--though, those in Asia-pacific will largely adopt a wait-and-see approach.

September 13, 2012 by

BBC plans ISP net neutrality warning system for iPlayer

The BBC is working on software to alert users if their ISP degrades the quality of iPlayer, the corporation's future media and technology chief, Erik Huggers, said on Wednesday.Speaking at the FT World Telecoms Conference, Huggers said the software would use a traffic-light-style red, amber and green system to tell users if their service providers are "behaving appropriately", according to a report in the Financial Times.

November 19, 2010 by

Brocade releases new family of switches

Brocade brought out a new switch family on Monday as part of its Brocade One converged datacentre strategy.First announced in June, the new VDX switches come in two variants and combine 10Gb Fibre-channel over Ethernet (FCoE) networking technology with a Brocade-developed software layer called Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS).

November 15, 2010 by

Netgear ProSafe GS110TP

Whether used in 'dumb' or 'smart' mode, Netgear's ProSafe GS110TP offers good value for smaller businesses looking to add traffic management and/or power-over-Ethernet capabilities to their networks.

October 7, 2010 by

Net neutrality or protection racket?

If peer to peer traffic is clogging the Internet and slowing down Skype calls, why not mark it as lower priority and do the download overnight? The software updates and Word of Warcraft files that use P2P quite legally aren't hugely urgent and that kind of 'when you’re not busy' bandwidth usage is how Microsoft makes Windows Update polite (the Background Internet Transfer Service doesn't work quite like P2P but some of the principles are similar).

January 25, 2010 by

IBM launches sensor data analysis software

IBM on Tuesday launched software that navigates data from sensors and triggers automated business responses.The software, dubbed WebSphere Sensor Events, aggregates data from sensors that monitor air quality, traffic, water flow, energy usage and other items via RFID tags.

August 17, 2009 by

From the Catbird seat - VMshield 2.0

The traditional leaders in security software along with many startups are trying to be the "go to people" when it comes to security in a virtual world. Each has its own agenda, of course. Catbird has taken one of the more innovative approaches, that is monitoring network traffic to dynamically learn what is happening on the network. This non-intrusive approach means that it is not necessary for organizations to install clients or agents on every physical system and in every virtual machine. It also means that Catbird has the capability of securing the environment even if other forms of virtualization, such as access virtualization or application virtualization are deployed as well as virtual machine software.

March 19, 2009 by

Omniture sees growing pains, but weathers economic storm

Web traffic optimization and analytics company Omniture delivered a solid fourth quarter, but did highlight a few growing pains including "some rare latency issues" due to an upgrade and customers that are struggling amid a weak economy.Omniture's software--SiteCatalyst is the best known--is delivered as a service and is designed to optimize online advertising and marketing.

February 6, 2009 by

Apple, not Gear, deserves the blame for iTunes crashes

It’s now been a week since Apple’s botched release of iTunes 8, which caused a tidal wave of Vista crashes before it was hastily rolled back. Judging from traffic on Apple’s support forum, pulling the new Apple USB driver and replacing it with the file from iTunes 7.7 succeeded in quieting most of the complaints from most Windows users, although a handful of customers report that they’re still having problems. After looking more closely at the other driver, from Gear Software, I've concluded that it was unrelated to these crashes and might even be an innocent bystander in another iTunes support headache involving missing CD and DVD drive letters.

September 17, 2008 by

Akamai: Broadband consumption clouds outlook

Akamai said Wednesday that broadband speeds may have as big of an impact on its financial results as the slowing economy.Akamai, which makes software that caches content to speed up Internet traffic, reported net income of $34.

July 30, 2008 by

Comcast, Cox block BitTorrent 24/7

Comcast and Cox are blocking BitTorrent traffic, regardless of the time of day or day of the week, students from the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems report.And despite suggestions that BitTorrent blocking is widespread across ISPs, the Institute's Glasnost test found that the two cable networks accounted for vast majority of BitTorrent blocking in the U.

May 15, 2008 by

NComputing X300

NComputing's X300 provides a cost-effective way to hang up to six terminals off a single desktop PC using low-power, secure, easy to administer and quiet access terminals. It's not for power users, but is well suited to schools, business workgroups, libraries, internet cafés and suchlike.

February 14, 2008 by

Managing research instruments on the Web

Telescopes, supercomputers or microscopes can cost millions of dollars. The research institutions which bought them often try to share the costs with other laboratories. And they're also tempted to use Internet to allow remote control of their expensive systems. But Internet traffic is not reliable enough to control a multi-million-dollar experiment in real time. So, Ohio State University (OSU) researchers have developed RICE (Remote Instrumentation Collaboration Environment) to do a better job. The software has already been successfully tested by various research institutes in Columbus, Ohio. And it will soon become publicly available.

October 11, 2007 by

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