Stories by James Evans

The road to 40G optical networking

Optical equipment manufacturers are on the brink of releasing equipment that will pave the way to 40G bps (bits per second) network transmission speeds that are four times current data rates -- the equivalent of transmitting seven CD-ROMs worth of data in one second.

Xerox abandons SOHO market

Xerox on Thursday announced that it will exit the small office/home office (SOHO) business segment, a move the company says will sharpen its focus and support its restructuring plan.

PSINet, Cable & Wireless spat causes Net disconnect

Internet traffic between the networks of Internet service provider PSINet Inc. and carrier Cable & Wireless PLC (C&W) came to screeching halt for four days in the past week after the two companies could not come to an agreement on a "peering" contract.

IBM, Hitachi Data Systems team on storage

IBM and Hitachi Data Systems, a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., on Wednesday said they will work together to extend interoperability between the two companies' storage servers.

Study: 137M North American wireless users by 2005

Increased e-mail and messaging usage coupled with inexpensive wireless devices and company-specific mobile applications will be factors in building the North American wireless subscriber base to 137.5 million users by 2005, a new study released Wednesday concludes.

IDC revises PC shipment forecast downward

Citing the turbulent economy, market researcher International Data Corp. (IDC) Wednesday revised its forecast for U.S. PC shipments downward and said it now expects a decline of 3.1 million units or a drop of 6.3 percent this year compared to a year ago.

CA releases updated security software

Business software maker Computer Associates (CA) on Tuesday introduced new versions of two of the company's mainframe security software packages.

Cisco rolls out new gear

Networking company Cisco Systems Inc. offered up a grab bag of new offerings, including a host of Internet routers, to showcase during SuperComm in Atlanta this week.

Semiconductor sales down 10.2 percent in April

Worldwide sales of semiconductors in April fell 10.2 percent, or roughly US$1.56 billion, compared to the same time in 2000, a new Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) study released Monday said.

Yahoo: Auction site improves with listing fee

Despite tacking on a fee for each auction transaction done on its Web site in January, Yahoo Inc. on Friday said its sales, bidding prices and the quality merchandise for sale on its Yahoo Auction site have all increased.

Agere sues Proxim for patent infringement

Agere Systems Inc., the former microelectronics unit of Lucent Technologies Inc., on Thursday said it filed suit against Proxim Inc., alleging that the wireless networking company is infringing on three of Agere's wireless local area network (WLAN) patents.

Gartner: Q1 mobile phone sales exceed 96M units

Worldwide sales of mobile phones reached 96.7 million units in the first quarter of 2001, and the cellular phone market remains on pace to reach as many as 500 million units sold by the end of 2001, according to a new study released Thursday.

Loudcloud, CacheFlow enhance hosting performance

Managed services provider Loudcloud Inc. on Wednesday said it is partnering with CacheFlow Inc. to offer corporations a caching option designed to improve the delivery of content from Web sites.