Stories by Neal Weinberg

  • Web 2.0: Hot technology for 2008

    When it comes to hot buzzwords, nothing comes close to Web 2.0. Nobody knows exactly what it means but everybody uses it. In fact, at Network World we've started getting press releases referring to Web 3.0.....whatever that is.

  • iSCSI: Hot technology for 2008

    ISCSI runs over plain, old Ethernet, which means you don't need a separate Fibre Channel network. You don't need host bus adapters. You don't need Fibre Channel switches. You don't need specialized IT staffers.

  • 802.11n: Hot technology for 2008

    Some day the IEEE will get around to finalizing the 802.11n standard that it began working on in 2003. That some day was supposed to be 2006. Then 2007. Then 2008. Maybe, the standard will be finalized in 2009. Maybe 2010.

  • Green IT: Hot technology for 2008

    There is no topic hotter than global warming. After all, Al Gore won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in raising awareness, his movie "An Inconvenient Truth" won an Oscar, and terms like "carbon footprint" are now part of the common lexicon.

  • Virtualization: Hot technology for 2008

    VMware, which created x86 server virtualization and is the dominant player in the market, is absolutely on fire. When EMC bought the company in 2003, VMware revenues were around US$100 million a year. VMware's final numbers for 2007 aren't out yet, but the company is on pace to hit US$1.5 billion.

  • Kasperskys discuss cybercrime

    Russian security professionals Eugene and Natalya Kaspersky discussed the Russian mafia, the latest in hacker tricks and their view that the bad guys are winning.

  • Analyst: Deploy Microsoft Vista in 2008

    Microsoft's Vista is expected to ship early next year, but companies shouldn't even think about deploying the new operating system until well into 2008, Gartner analyst Michael Silver says.

  • Is there a robot in your future?

    Joe Engelberger formed the first robotics company in 1957, sold the first industrial robotic arm to General Motors in 1962 and even demoed his Unimate robot on The Tonight Show in 1966 in order to popularise the idea that robots would one day be part of our daily lives.

  • Cisco storage switch

    Packed with 112 ports of 2G bit/sec Fibre Channel, the latest version of Cisco's MDS 9509 delivers a feature set, management interface and performance that was very impressive.

  • Security survey

    Biometric authentication is currently being used by only four per cent of companies responding to a Network World/Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) survey on security.

  • Networks of the future

    We all know things are changing fast in the world of enterprise network computing, but you are nonetheless charged with making technology decisions today that your company will have to live with tomorrow. Neal Weinberg reports