Stories by Howard Solomon

Canada unveils latest lawful Internet access law

The Canadian government has introduced its long-awaited legislation giving police new powers to get Internet and wireless subscriber information without a warrant and requiring telecommunications providers to have equipment for intercepting communications.

Mitel Networks CEO to leave post

After just over nine years at the helm of Mitel Networks Inc., Don Smith is leaving as chief executive officer of the unified communications applications developer to sit on the board directors.

Another way of monitoring

Running a network without monitoring it is like playing with fire: Sooner or later you're bound to get burned.

Be indispensible to your company

For a young IT employee, challenging company practices can take a lot of nerve. That's especially true if the company is a corporate giant like General Motors. But Phil Edholm did that early in his career and rode it to become an international networking leader with a bandwidth law named after him.

Cautious about 802.11n

It's no secret that enterprises are wild about mobility - just check soaring sales of smartphones and laptops.

Racing towards 10Gigabit Ethernet

A university data centre may not seem the place to adopt leading edge technology, given that publicly-funded institutes are chronically short of money.

The battle for the data centre

Last month Cisco Systems unveiled its future. It's merely a big switch, but if some industry analysts are to be believed, it's also the first shot in a war to control the data centre.

The knock on NAC

Three years ago, network access control was the big buzzword in security.

Nortel provides hope for future of IPTV

Television over the Internet -- known to many as IPTV -- is the technology landline operators hope will let them compete with cable providers and others in offering bundles of services to customers.