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IP Multimedia Subsystem—the software our telephone calls have been waiting for

IP Multimedia Subsystem—the software our telephone calls have been waiting for Someone asked me the other day why his home phone line didn’t have text messaging and why he couldn’t pick up his mobile voicemail on his PC? These are perfectly valid questions and they sit side by side with ‘why can’t we videoconference from […]

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Java standard shifts goalposts for app server users

Java standard shifts goalposts for app server users We don’t know what we did, but IBM–we’re sorry, we really are. There must be some ghastly offence Rethink IT’s provided the world’s funniest computer TV ad maker. This can be the only reason the company point-blank refused to talk to us for this month’s overview of […]

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Symbol buys RFID specialist to expand enterprise software bid

Symbol buys RFID specialist to expand enterprise software bid Motorola’s CEO may have a tough turnaround job on his hands (see page 24), but on a smaller scale, his counterpart at WLan supplier Symbol, who took the reins around the same time, has faced an even more daunting challenge. He has been running a company […]

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Motorola drives down cost of mesh as BelAir introduces WiMAX

Motorola drives down cost of mesh as BelAir introduces WiMAX Tropos Networks has long been almost the lone cheerleader for single-radio mesh network nodes, and the most successful of the Wi-Fi mesh start-ups. With US city metrozone projects becoming the plum market for such vendors, the emphasis is shifting from pushing the performante envelope, to […]

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Wavesat brings Mini-PCI to WiMAX

Wavesat brings Mini-PCI to WiMAX As promised, WiMAX chipmaker Wavesat has announced the first 802.16 reference design incorporating the MiniPCI standard, which will be important in bringing WiMAX to low cost and laptop-based devices. With many vendors focusing their efforts to create a laptop-based subscriber unit purely on the forthcoming 802.16e mobile standard, Wavesat’s move […]

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Storage: getting to grips with the brown spinning stuff

Storage: getting to grips with the brown spinning stuff – Technology Edge Magnetic disk technology is not the most glamorous subject in the IT world. With processors and memory, it forms the triumvirate that has delivered Moore’s Law over the past three decades and we take for granted year-on year improvements in capacity and performance. […]

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UK Sage buys Canadian accounting leader, adds CRM

UK Sage buys Canadian accounting leader, adds CRM * UK Sage buys Canadian accounting leader, adds CRM Sage Group recently closed a deal to buy North American business management software vendor Accpac from Computer Associates. The deal, net of cash held in Accpac, is worth 60.2m [pounds sterling] ($108m), and will be paid for in […]

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Wi-Fi Alliance to enhance WPA security

Wi-Fi Alliance to enhance WPA security – News Review The Wi-Fi Alliance created the WPA specification as a stopgap measure as the market waited for the 802.1 I i security standard, but it seems to have taken on an independent life of its own, fuelling criticisms that the industry body is usurping power from the […]

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Scotiabank used IBM’s MQ for mortgage requests you can fire and forget

Scotiabank used IBM’s MQ for mortgage requests you can fire and forget – User Case Study Fire and forget applications are that rare half-breed between teal time and hatch processing, that need to work in a given timeframe, in a given order, but where usually, the effort to make them real time wouldn’t be worth […]

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Brocade loses out to Cisco’s SAN switch onslaught – News Review

Brocade loses out to Cisco’s SAN switch onslaught – News Review – Brief Article Brocade has seen its market lead in storage area networking switches eroded dramatically over the past six months, following the entry of Cisco into this emerging market. According to figures from Infonetics, Brocade’s share of the market for 2Gbps switches (99% […]