George Ou

George Ou, a former ZDNet blogger, is an IT consultant specializing in Servers, Microsoft, Cisco, Switches, Routers, Firewalls, IDS, VPN, Wireless LAN, Security, and IT infrastructure and architecture.</p>

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VoIP and open source, the next great frontier

VoIP and open source, the next great frontier

As the commoditization and open sourcing of operating systems and applications continue to disrupt the software companies, telephony vendors have so far enjoyed a relative calm in the closed and proprietary phone systems market with substantial profit margins. That could now all be turned on its head with the proliferation of open source VoIP and PBX software.

January 9, 2005 by in Networking

Will utility grid computing really make MIPS a commodity?

Will utility grid computing really make MIPS a commodity?

When people start referring to MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) being turned into a commodity due to utility and grid computing, it sounds like the best thing since sliced bread. But if you really start to think about it, the idea becomes more and more ludicrous.

December 9, 2004 by in Telcos

Wireless VoIP: An arranged marriage made in the cradle

Wireless VoIP: An arranged marriage made in the cradle

VoIP and Wi-Fi were never designed to work with each other, but the strong demand for it has resulted in an arranged marriage of children. Both technology are barely out of their infancy and just beginning to enter in to the main stream of everyday life, but there are serious obstacles to the success of this marriage.

December 2, 2004 by in Networking

Are public vulnerability disclosures ethical?

Are public vulnerability disclosures ethical?

This age old debate has recently been rekindled by Finjan on the recent rapid disclosure of 10 possible Windows XP SP2 flaws. As it turned out, Finjan's motivation was highly questionable since they didn't give Microsoft a chance to fix the flaw before their disclosure to the public and they conveniently had their own software that they could sell you to protect you from their disclosure.

November 15, 2004 by in Security

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