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Managing Wireless Networks

  • August 24, 2005 24 Aug'05

    Wireless A-Z

    Cellular wireless WAN technology means that IT pros have a new set of acronyms to learn.

  • May 16, 2005 16 May'05

    WiMax: Wi-Fi killer or dead on arrival?

    Panelists at Interop 2005 say WiMax could displace Wi-Fi, cable and DSL, but some question whether it will ever find its niche.

  • December 13, 2004 13 Dec'04

    The dark side of Bluetooth

    Despite its many legitimate uses, Bluetooth's popularity is growing among the nefarious because of the ease with which it can be used to swipe files from other users, make calls or render mobile phones completely useless.

  • September 27, 2004 27 Sep'04

    iPass deal paves the way for hot spots

    A partnership with a payment processing firm will make it easier for a service provider to share hot spots, paving the way for future growth in the enterprise hot spot market.

  • September 13, 2004 13 Sep'04

    Setting the bar for Internet hospitality

    Columnist Jonathan B. Spira says hotels are learning how to offer worthwhile mobile computing services, but little perks like consistent speeds and comfy chairs are still widely lacking.

  • September 07, 2004 07 Sep'04

    Without Ericsson, will Bluetooth survive?

    The company that invented Bluetooth is pulling out of the market, causing some to wonder if the short-range wireless technology's days are numbered. Regardless, Bluetooth still isn't a technology that admins can ignore.

  • August 10, 2004 10 Aug'04

    Bluetooth: Security's 'silent killer'

    Bluetooth is becoming commonplace in the enterprise and otherwise, but researchers say Bluetooth devices aren't secure and can threaten the security of corporate network data.

  • July 07, 2004 07 Jul'04

    Special report: Fixed wireless

    The fixed wireless broadband market is growing and changing rapidly. Check out our special series of articles for an inside look at the technology.

  • June 28, 2004 28 Jun'04

    Enterprises prepare for fixed wireless broadband

    Emerging fixed wireless services are getting faster and cheaper, providing some businesses with a new alternative to T1 lines. Experts say once WiMax-based products emerge next year, the market will grow by leaps and bounds.

  • May 14, 2004 14 May'04

    Cracked Bluetooth

    Opinion: The security issues surrounding Bluetooth are creating a dilemma for some IT shops. Should they ban Bluetooth outright and risk unregulated usage, or find another approach? Right now, there's no clear answer.

  • May 10, 2004 10 May'04

    AirDefense sleuths for Bluetooth snoopers

    It's easier than ever for hackers to use Bluetooth to steal corporate data, but a new monitoring tool from AirDefense can identify rogue data transmissions before business secrets drift out the door.

  • May 05, 2004 05 May'04

    In-Stat: Bluetooth about to turn red-hot

    Despite the security issues that have plagued Bluetooth this year, In-Stat/MDR predicts that Bluetooth device shipments will grow over the next several years.

  • February 27, 2004 27 Feb'04

    A good week for the road warrior

    As I started writing this column, I received an e-mail update from Tony Roman, T-Mobile's manager for international data roaming. He had followed up with Telestet, the Greek mobile operator, regarding the January 30, 2004 30 Jan'04

    The Internet is broken: The dark side of wireless broadband

    Lotusphere 2004 started today (this column is being written on Sunday, the 25th of January), as it does every year at this time. Traditionally, thousands of Lotus customers, business partners and members of the media descend on Walt Disney World, ...

  • January 13, 2004 13 Jan'04

    Could Wi-Fi send you to jail?

    In November, a man in Canada was arrested for downloading child pornography onto his laptop. The catch is that he was using someone else's wireless access point to access the illegal material. While the owner of that access point was never charged ...

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