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Ruckus Upgrades To Enterprise Wireless

Small business equipment vendor Ruckus Wireless has moved into the big league with enterprise-scale WLAN kit, and produced fast power-efficient dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi access points to compete with Cisco.

IT must lead the way – eWEEK Europe UK

Video: IT is not just cleaning up its own act. It will be the driving force in allowing every sector to thrive in today’s climate – that was the message form our London launch

Microsoft Tests Kumo Search Service

Staff at Microsoft are testing a new, online search tool within the company. But could it beat Google? And will it be called Kumo, or something else?

Intel Moves On Energy Savings And Wireless Power

A look at some of the technology Intel currently has in active R&D shows ways to save energy within the data centre or PC and new ways to recharge laptop batteries while on the road. Intel says many of these developing technologies are years away from being rolled out in final form.

Ethernet Switches Hit By Recession

The Ethernet switch market, which had been holding up well during the economic downturn over the past couple of years, saw its numbers drop in the fourth quarter as the recession really hit, according to a report from Infonetics Research.

UK Bluetooth firm buys US GPS outfit

CSR has agreed to buy the leading GPS vendor SiRF, in a bid to merge another technology into its chips – and cash in on a projected boom in GPS handsets.

Firefox Plug-in Lets Users Import Google Notebook to Zoho

Messaging and collaboration SAAS company Zoho updates its Firefox plug-in for Zoho Notebook to make it easy to import a Google Notebook to Zoho’s cloud computing environment. The move is a shrewd one on the part of Zoho, which is looking to find favor with peeved Google users put off by Google Notebook’s newly halted application development. Any content added to the new Zoho plug-in will be automatically synchronized with the online version of Zoho Notebook.

DiVitas Offers a Solid Unified Communications Option

DiVitas Networks’ newest mobile UC platform moves beyond the usual fixed mobile convergence features to include secured instant messaging, presence and visual voicemail. Such features made up for a disappointing set-up experience.

ContentWatch Security Appliance Offers Filtering, Anti-malware

ContentWatch’s CP 300 security appliance offers very good content filtering, traffic shaping and anti-malware capabilities, as well as excellent reporting. It also integrates with directory services such as LDAP to let businesses enforce Internet usage policy per person.

MetaGeek Wi-Spy DBx Offers Cheap, Easy WLAN Analysis

With the proliferation of WLANs in businesses and homes, the need to plan and police wireless networks is growing. The MetaGeek Wi-Spy DBx USB device and accompanying Chanalyzer 3.1 software simplify sophisticated spectrum study for the masses.

Novell Adds Application Virtualization to Portfolio

Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization does a good job of virtualising software on Microsoft Windows desktop PCs. It is also a worthy competitor to Symantec Altiris SVS, Microsoft Application Virtualization and VMware ThinApp 4.

How to Ensure a Successful VoIP System Implementation

Some enterprise VoIP systems are all but unusable from the time they are implemented because nobody took the time to properly profile the existing network. Before implementing a VoIP system, take into account these five critical steps to ensure success.