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Wessex Water is one of three companies honored for ingenuity at the recent Networking Decisions conference. Wessex received an award for the deployment of a new wireless messaging system for its remote workers. Find out the details of the company's achievement in this wireless networking case study.
Illinois Tool Works was one of three companies honored for ingenuity at the recent Networking Decisions conference. ITW received an award for its use of an innovative secure wide area connection that links several hundred locations. Find out the details of the company's achievement in this network management case study.
SanDisk, a maker of flash memory, was one of three companies honored for ingenuity at the recent Networking Decisions conference. SanDisk received its award for the deployment of a multi-path VPN to solve a backup problem. Find out the details of the company's achievement in this network management case study.
Wireless LANs remain extremely vulnerable to network intruders, according to IT security consultant Jeffrey Posluns. At the recent Networking Decisions conference, Posluns offered some simple advice for helping to shut the door on wireless hackers.
Mobile application technology is evolving to include more than wireless additions to existing applications, according to analyst Tim Scannell, who spoke at the recent Networking Decisions conference. Scannell outlined some areas where wireless applications show the most promise.
It's time to dump the current way of thinking about network management, says Giga Information Group analyst Jean-Pierre Garbani. At Networking Decisions, Garbani laid out a case for a service-assurance model for managing networks.
A Yankee Group analyst who spoke Thursday at Networking Decisions said companies should think of voice over Internet Protocol technology as more than a way to save money. In fact, VoIP can increase functionality, boost productivity and help augment customer satisfaction.
At the Networking Decisions conference in Chicago, a Gartner analyst predicted that it will take until late 2007 for the widespread deployment of voice and data convergence technology to take place. Despite interest in the technology, a number of attendees said they have other priorities that take precedence over convergence.
Wireless technology hasn't come close to reaching its full potential, but according to an analyst who spoke at Networking Decisions, now is a smart time for IT managers to start experimenting with the technology. Though reliability and security issues remain prevalent, they are not unsolvable.
Minuscule budgets, paper-thin staffs. Life isn't easy for anyone in IT these days, but network administrators are an optimistic bunch. See how they are learning to do more with less to make their networks secure.
Spending on networking-related technology will rise slightly next year, according to new research from SearchNetworking.com. The Networking Report Card survey also found keen interest in security-related products but limited deployments of wireless local area networks.
Beneath the gloom hanging over the tech sector, IT analyst Tim Scannell says there is one bright spot: wireless. Scannell, who will discuss the state of the wireless industry at the Networking Decisions conference in Chicago, talked with SearchNetworking.com about strategies that can help organizations get the most from their wireless deployments.
This was first published in October 2002