Stories by Michael Martin

Investment house solves WAN woes

Toronto investment firm Richardson Partners Financial may manage more than C$5 billion (AUD$6 billion) in client assets, but when the company's wide area network (WAN) began reaching its limits in 2005, Richardson didn't want to pay a fortune to increase its bandwidth.

Investment house solves WAN woes

Toronto-based investment firm Richardson Partners Financial may manage more than C$5 billion (US$4.4 billion) in client assets, but when the company's wide area network (WAN) began reaching its limits in 2005, Richardson didn't want to pay a fortune to increase its bandwidth.

EMC rolls out lower-end NAS

EMC unveiled a low-cost series of network attached storage (NAS) devices, as well as enhanced iSCSI support and beefed up storage management capabilities on Monday.

3Com pushes Layer 3 switching to the edge

3Com's latest switch family, the SuperStack 3 Switch 3200, is targeted at small- and medium-sized organizations looking to improve their network performance by pushing Layer 3 capability out to the network edge.

3Com pushes Layer 3 to the edge

3Com Corp.'s latest switch family, the SuperStack 3 Switch 3200, is targeted at small- and medium-sized organizations looking to improve their network performance by pushing Layer 3 capability out to the network edge.

Enterasys focuses on security

Enterasys Networks embarked on a campaign this week to win customers with a message and new products centered around network security.

Study: Private lines will continue to thrive

Private line revenue will continue to grow steadily through 2008, despite competition from Internet services, according to a recent report from Insight Research, a telecommunications research firm.

DSL providers expand service options

DSL companies, like their cable counterparts, are beginning to introduce a variety of service plans and pricing options, giving companies with telecommuters a choice of paying more money for a high-end service, or less for a basic broadband offering that's still better than dial-up.

Florida firm claims bandwidth breakthrough

A Sarasota, Fla.-based research and development company claims it has built modulation technology that allows narrowband radio waves to support large amounts of bandwidth.

WorldCom launches wholesale DSL service

WorldCom this week rolled out a wholesale private-label DSL service for large businesses and resellers, combining WorldCom's Internet backbone with the DSL assets WorldCom acquired from bankrupt DSL provider Rhythms late last year.

Efficient launches T-1 gateway

DSL equipment provider Efficient Networks Inc. broke into the T-1 market last week by launching the Siemens se5940 T1 Business Gateway, which combines a DSU/CSU, router, firewall, Ethernet switch and back-up dial modem in one device.

SBC rolls out hosting services

SBC Communications' E-Services hosting subsidiary unveiled capabilities for storage-area networking, managed security and enhanced monitoring and reporting at NetWorld+Interop 2002 Las Vegas.

Tech council tackles security, financial issues

The high-profile demises of business-oriented wireless service providers such as Winstar Communications, Teligent and Metricom has given the wireless access market a black eye, but a study from The Yankee Group Inc. released this week found that wireless ISPs targeting residential users in rural areas are having some success.

Wireless ISPs flourishing in smaller markets

The high-profile demises of business-oriented wireless service providers such as Winstar Communications, Teligent and Metricom has given the wireless access market a black eye, but a study from The Yankee Group Inc. released this week found that wireless ISPs targeting residential users in rural areas are having some success.

Sprint inks deal for metro networks

Sprint this week revealed that it has signed a deal with Metromedia Fiber Network Inc. to access MFN's fiber in metro areas across the U.S.

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