Stories by Stephen Lee

  • Vendors eye VoIP security

    Network vendors will release a flurry of VoIP (voice over IP) security products in 2002, sparking IP telephony adoption by easing fears of malicious intrusions or DoS (denial of service) attacks, according to a recent study by The Yankee Group research firm.

  • VoIP to find receptive ears in 2002

    The slow but steady adoption rate of VoIP (voice over IP) technology will continue in 2002, but could get an additional boost as more enterprises catch on to the administration and application payoffs offered by the technology.

  • Packeteer takes aim at high-speed bandwidth management

    Packeteer today announced new products and software in a bid to help service providers and enterprises handle the demands of high-capacity networks driven by applications like VoIP (voice over Internet protocol), videoconferencing, and Web services.

  • Cisco rolls out edge-intelligence devices

    Taking another step in its move to push intelligence to the edge of the network, Cisco on Monday unveiled a group of products with advanced switching and routing capabilities for mid-sized enterprises.

  • IBM and Avaya team on unified communications

    IBM and Avaya, the Lucent Technologies spinoff, announced a partnership Wednesday to jointly create solutions in the unified communications, CRM for contact center, and Web-based e-commerce arenas.

  • IBM and Avaya team on unified communications

    IBM and Avaya, the Lucent Technologies spinoff, announced a partnership Wednesday to jointly create solutions in the unified communications, CRM for contact center, and Web-based e-commerce arenas.

  • Lucent unveils new restructuring plan

    Lucent Technologies, the struggling networking giant, announced Thursday that it would break even in 2002 and reach industry-standard growth levels in 2003. But until then, more layoffs are expected.

  • Networking vendors abandon manufacturing

    When networker Alcatel SA announced its plans on Wednesday to sell most of its manufacturing facilities by the end of 2002, it was the latest hint of a growing trend among the vendor community: to streamline operations by outsourcing production.

  • Lucent rolls out Fibre Channel SAN technology

    Lucent Technologies has announced details of its new Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) storage networking technology, claiming that FCIP will allow companies to inexpensively connect to storage area networks (SANs) over regional and long-haul lines.

  • New XML image standard under development

    AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management International), the US-based document and content management industry association, announced an XML initiative on Friday that could standardise the exchange of image documents.

  • Cisco chief pins hopes on B2B partnerships

    During a keynote speech here on Tuesday, Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers said slowdowns in enterprise capital spending will limit company growth during the next 12 months, but the networking giant expects to pull through by focusing on corporate partnerships and paying closer attention to its customers' bottom lines.