Stories by Cathleen Moore

Shout Conference Focuses on Internet Voice

The idea that voice over the Internet can be used as a practical tool for enhancing business was a primary focus at the Shout 2000 educational conference earlier this month.

Alliance Will Promote 10G-bps Ethernet Technology

Networking industry heavyweights including 3Com Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Nortel Networks Corp., and Sun Microsystems Inc. banded together last week to rally support for the successor to Gigabit Ethernet. The 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance is intended to promote the use of 10 Gigabit Ethernet for LAN, MAN (metropolitan area network), and WAN markets, and to drive support for the IEEE 802.3 10 Gigabit Ethernet standard that is currently in development.

Sitara Tackles Network Congestion

Responding to IT managers' ever-increasing need to control and prioritize the traffic flowing over enterprise networks, Sitara Networks Inc. this week will announce a QoS (quality of service) appliance dubbed QoSWorks.

Cisco Converges Networks

Cisco Systems Inc. rolled out additions to its Catalyst 4000 and 5000 series switches, which will help prepare enterprise-wiring closets for the convergence of data, video, and voice.

IP Multicast Group Demonstrates Possibilities

Members of the IP Multicast Initiative joined with content providers here Tuesday at the Mcast 2000 show to demonstrate the delivery of a variety of multimedia content over global network infrastructures.

Nortel Makes Professional Services Push

NORTEL NETWORKS Wednesday staked out turf in the professional services market with the launch of its Global Professional Services organization and an acquisition of a business consulting company that further strengthens its position in the services and ASP (application service provider) space.

Lucent Makes Cable TV Move with Ortel Buy

Lucent Technologies Inc. announced today plans to acquire Ortel Corp., which makes optoelectronic components for cable TV networks, in a stock deal worth approximately US$2.95 billion.

3Com Attempts to Expand into New Markets

3Com Corp. this week at the ComNet 2000 show in Washington unveiled the next steps in its eNetworks voice/data convergence strategy, first revealed in November. As part of the announcement, eNetworks has been expanded beyond its original focus on enterprises to include carriers and service providers.

Cabletron Releases Outdoor Wireless System

Cabletron Systems Inc. took the wraps off a wireless connectivity offering that enables the use of high-bandwidth applications such as voice and video in outdoor environments.

COMNET: 3Com Expand Convergence Strategy

3Com Corp. at the ComNet 2000 conference here today unveiled the next steps in its eNetworks strategy, expanding the plan for converged networks beyond its original focus on enterprises to now include carrier and service provider systems.

Cisco Upgrades Java Client for Telephony Apps

In an effort to offer a clear migration path for enterprise call centers to IP, Cisco Systems Inc. this week plans to release the latest version of its Java client for computer telephony desktop applications in its Cisco ICM (Intelligent Contact Management) software.

Sitting Down With Cisco's Solvik

InfoWorld reporter Cathleen Moore recently interviewed Peter Solvik, senior vice president and CIO of Cisco Systems, in San Jose, Calif., about CIO career paths.

Optical Networks Open Doors

OPTICAL technologies will play a major role in preparing public data networks to handle both the onslaught of new traffic on the Internet and the resulting growth in the demand for service providers.

CIOs: The IT World Rests in Their Hands

THE COURSE LEADING to the desk of the chief information officer is not an easy path to chart. Rapid changes in technology often mean diverse and shifting job responsibilities for the CIO. But technology's move to the forefront of business -- in particular, the struggle to reshape business models around the Internet -- has also created abundant opportunities for the CIO.