Businesses today cannot afford to ignore the electronic business revolution, but they must come up with a comprehensive approach to network security if they hope to succeed.
Stories by Marc Songini
IBM this week previewed a new release of its directory technology designed to triple the speed at which end users can be authenticated to use network resources.
IBM and 3Com's recent agreement to share patents doesn't add up to a revolution in networking, but it will probably give each vendor a slight advantage in their respective markets, observers say.
IBM has announced an entry-level router that can act as the gateway between SCSI and Fibre Channel protocols.
IBM wants to reassure its Unix server customers that the coming of Project Monterey is not the swan song for traditional AIX, the company's version of Unix.
IBM is announcing a line of low-priced AS/400 servers optimised to run only Lotus Domino.
IBM is shelling out more than $US800 million for Sequent Computer Systems in no small part to get its hands on Sequent's non-uniform memory access (NUMA) technology.
IBM's Network Hardware Division is developing a network chip that Big Blue hopes will power a fast, flexible new generation of IBM and third-party switches and boost the division's flagging fortunes.
Network giant Cisco Systems is ready to join the Future I/O movement.
The only problem is that Cisco is not sure what devices could use the advanced input/output technology. Future I/O, however, could lead Cisco to places it has never gone before, such as high-speed disk mirroring, fail-over between servers and even storage area networks (SAN).
IBM plans to marry its storage-area network (SAN) lineup to the Future I/O architecture.
IBM's Networking Hardware Division apparently doesn't believe that integrating SNA and IP is enough.
IBM's Networking Hardware Division apparently doesn't believe that integrating SNA and IP is enough -- the group is also looking to help customers run voice over their IP networks.
Just a year after its last major overhaul, IBM's Networking Hardware Division (NHD) is going through yet another disconcerting round of changes.
Jim Pertzborn, the head of IBM's networking hardware division (NHD) since last October, will be leaving the division to become general manager of personal computers and network computers at IBM's personal systems group, company sources say. Pertzborn replaces Bob Dies, who is retiring after 30 years at Big Blue.
IBM is trying to improve security over corporate WANs (wide area networks).