Businesses should hold off on investing in WiMAX until the technology is more widely deployed across the United States and until vendors produce more dual-mode cellular/WiMAX handsets, says a new report from Gartner Research.
Stories by Brad Reed
It's hard to determine whether IT departments should start thinking hard about <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/financial/google.html">Google's</a> open source mobile <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/110507-faq-google-android.html">Android</a> platform, mostly because no Android devices or enterprise <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/applications.html">applications</a> actually exist yet.
Researchers at two US universities have used burnt pancakes and E.Coli to look at ways of creating more efficient sorting algorithms.
In what is sure to become more fodder for Mac vs. PC ads, Consumer Reports' latest tech-support survey shows that Apple has the best help-desk support for both laptop and desktop systems.
While no one predicted a "Mad Max"-style apocalyptic catastrophe, experts at FutureNet this week nonetheless said that Internet architecture will face stiff challenges over the next few years that could put significant strain on the Web's effectiveness.
The message from the big carriers at this year's CTIA Wireless conference was crystal clear: We're opening up as fast as we can, just don't push us.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/financial/apple.html ">Apple</a> is expected to unveil its <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/101707-jobs-apple-to-release.html">iPhone software development kit</a> Thursday, which the company says will open up the popular wireless device to applications from outside developers.
In an effort to slim down a crowded femtocell architecture field, the Femto Forum this week announced a program to unite different device models.
With AT&T's announcement last week that it would begin offering iPhone data plans, many CIOs and IT executives may be curious to see how the popular consumer devices can boost productivity within the workplace. But before making any investments, CIOs should have a clear understanding of just what the iPhone can and can't provide for enterprise users.
Comcast faces investigation
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/financial/sprint.html">Sprint</a> announced a soft launch of its <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/wimax.html">WiMAX </a>services is underway in three major U.S. cities as a trial run to prepare the technology for wider launch later this year.
One of the biggest telecom events in 2008 is slated to occur just six weeks from now. Starting on January 24, both telcos and Internet companies will be able to place their bids on blocks of the 700-MHz spectrum, which are scheduled to be vacated by incumbent UHF television broadcasters in February 2009.
Despite what skeptical industry analysts and leery CIOs may say, a new poll shows that a large majority of iPhone fans want to use their favorite device for work and play.
Just three months ago, femtocells were being labelled as obscure technology. But the Femto Forum is hoping that some of its new members will make femtocells an everyday word.
With femtocells gaining more attention as a potential money-saving technology, several companies are racing to claim space in the emerging femtocell market, said members of a recent panel hosted by MassNetComms, the Massachusetts Network Communications Council.