Stories by Greg Enright

Is videoconferencing coming to the masses?

Networking professionals have been hearing a lot about the coming of videoconferencing to their computing environments for a long time. Until now, at least, the talk hasn't translated into the actual number of deployments most vendors have been hoping for.

Web 2.0 applications raise security issues

As new Web applications such as wikis, blogs and podcasts that foster increased collaboration and communication proliferate, they are bringing new security challenges corporate network managers have to contend with.

Web 2.0 vulnerabilties to watch for

New Web applications such as wikis, blogs and podcasts that foster increased collaboration and communication have enjoyed a great proliferation in recent months. They have brought with them, however, a number of new security challenges with which corporate network managers now have to contend.

Here's hoping HP's circus act is finished

You have to give the board of directors at HP a hand for the sheer entertainment value of their recent scandal and game of musical boardroom chairs. After all, it's not every day that the citizens of the computing world get to read a story about their industry that's as full of dirt as this one.

Embedding security smarts

Imagine you’re responsible for the IT operations of a company that relies on the Internet to sell products around the world. Now imagine that because of lax network security, someone has hacked into your company’s databases and stolen customer information.

Cisco, IBM strengthen IP ties

Cisco Systems and IBM on Tuesday announced that they will integrate a number of their respective products in an effort to simplify the deployment of cutting-edge networking technologies in the enterprise.

The two sides of net smarts

The intelligent network is here, and make no mistake about it: it is going to keep getting smarter as enterprises demand that it shoulder more and more routine (and not-so-routine) tasks. The network is no longer just a simple conduit of packets from one node to another. Gone are the days of merely having to worry that the odd packet might get lost along the way, thus necessitating the original information be re-sent.

Cisco spreads next-gen message at conference

Network managers can expect to hear a lot more about cutting-edge network services from Cisco Systems Inc. if the company's message resonates with attendees of its annual Partner Summit heldin Honolulu last week.

IBM gets autonomic with Tivoli enhancements

IBM Corp. may have chosen Disney World as the setting to announce a spate of new intelligent networking features for its systems management products, but one analyst believes there's nothing Mickey Mouse about their capabilities.