Stories by Matt Hamblen

Proxy Networks snags remote-control apps from Juniper

Newly-formed Proxy Networks this week announced that it has acquired remote-control software from Juniper Networks that has been used by a number of major customers for 13 years.

Getting certified the Cisco way

In a dimly-lit hallway of the cavernous Las Vegas convention center, three Cisco networking customers were fretting over a networking certification exam they had just finished.

Nortel's CTO targets Cisco

John Roese becomes chief technology officer at Nortel Networks in Ontario, this week following his appointment to the post last week. Roese (pronounced Rose), 35, will lead more than 12,000 engineers and developers in the Nortel research and development headquarters in Ottawa and will be responsible for the company's R&D strategy and execution. Before joining Nortel, he was CTO at Broadcom for three months, and before that, he held the CTO title at Enterasys Networks and Cabletron. He talked with Computerworld US about Nortel's future.

Chambers: Cisco needs to change software pricing model

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers said this week that Cisco needs to change the way it charges for software bundled into its networking hardware, and contended that Cisco is probably not charging enough.

Cisco pursues 'telepresence' goals

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers offered a video networking demonstration Tuesday as an example of how network bandwidth will grow drastically over the next two years.

BMC ties mainframes into broader systems management

BMC Software Monday detailed plans to release a set of eight new and upgraded mainframe management tools that are designed partly to help systems administrators more closely link information about mainframes and distributed servers.

HP develops tool for analyzing IT changes

Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to announce three OpenView management tools at its software user conference in Miami Beach tomorrow, including new analytics software that is designed to run "what-if" simulations of potential changes to IT systems, operations and staffing levels.

Crescendo customers praise app acceleration module

Two customers of Crescendo Networks said this week they will be adding the company's newest software module to boost application transaction speeds.

Siemens to launch line of SIP phones this fall

Siemens plans to announce a new line of desktop phones this fall that use technology from the consumer electronics world, a U.S.-based Siemens official said in an interview Thursday.

Desktop phones to get more mobile features

Three desktop telephone makers last week detailed plans to ship IP-based phones designed to be more user-friendly than existing models and to interoperate with wireless networks and with other devices through USB ports.

Wireless technology redefines ship-to-shore calls

Technologies that have emerged in the last two years have lowered costs for making wireless voice or data calls at sea, creating a revenue incentive for cruise lines and making calls from the middle of nowhere commonplace.

World Cup voice, data network includes wireless links

The voice and data network deployed by Avaya to support the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, which kicked off Thursday, is the largest ever built for any sporting event, according to the networking company.

Avaya announces new desktop IP phones

Avaya on Thursday announced two new IP phones for desktop use in offices, schools and hospitals that feature high-fidelity sound and access to intelligent applications based on a new Wireless Markup Language (WML) interface.

CA revises mainframe security management products

CA on Monday announced revisions to three well-established identity and access management software products for mainframe z/OS customers.

RFID successes highlighted at Mobile & Wireless World

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has had an important impact on safety and security, as well as product sales and inventory management, at BP, Ford Motor and other businesses, officials at the companies said this week -- although IT managers said the technology still has obstacles to overcome.

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