Stories by Stephen Lawson

US trade judge rules against Microsoft in phone patents case

Microsoft has lost the latest round in a patent-infringement case that could lead to an import ban on its phones.

By Stephen Lawson | 28 April, 2015 09:33

Tags: Microsoft, intellectual property, patent, legal, mobile, InterDigital

Box wants to be a platform for easy-to-write enterprise apps

A developer edition of Box will allow enterprises to build applications on top of the company's content collaboration and sharing capabilities without using the Box user interface or requiring users to have a Box account.

By Stephen Lawson | 23 April, 2015 08:48

Tags: storage, cloud computing, internet, Box

EMC Syncplicity lets enterprises manage their own encryption keys

Some enterprises that are happy to put their data in a public cloud prefer to keep the keys to that data under their own control. That's the message online file sync and sharing services are sending lately.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 April, 2015 23:33

Tags: storage, security, emc

Why the journey to IPv6 is still the road less traveled

The writing's on the wall about the short supply of IPv4 addresses, and IPv6 has been around since 1999. Then why does the new protocol still make up just a fraction of the Internet?

By Stephen Lawson | 21 April, 2015 04:00

Tags: at&t, Networking, ARIN, Infonetics Research, IT management, internet, Facebook

Size matters in mobile, but Nokia may find bigger isn't better

Size is power in the mobile networks business, but it's only one of the reasons Nokia is acquiring Alcatel-Lucent.

By Stephen Lawson | 17 April, 2015 05:44

Tags: business issues, Huawei Technologies, Ericsson, alcatel-lucent, Networking, Nokia, mobile, Mergers and acquisitions

The future is now: You may already be using IPv6

You've probably heard about the looming shortage of Internet addresses, even if you've never gone looking for one. But depending on what websites you visit and how you get to them, you may be helping to solve it.

By Stephen Lawson | 15 April, 2015 05:18

Tags: telecommunication, Google, at&t, internet, Verizon Communications, Alexa, broadband, Facebook

IBM, Fujifilm show tape storage still has a long future

IBM and Fujifilm have figured out how to fit 220TB of data on a standard-size tape that fits in your hand, flexing the technology's strengths as a long-term storage medium.

By Stephen Lawson | 10 April, 2015 10:17

Tags: fujifilm, IBM, storage, tape storage, cloud computing, internet

How Romania's patchwork Internet helped spawn an IP address industry

If you need an IPv4 address, which is an increasingly rare commodity, there are some people in Romania who may be able to help you.

By Stephen Lawson | 09 April, 2015 06:59

Tags: Networking, American Registry for Internet Numbers, internet, Dyn Research, V4Escrow

The Pentagon's groundbreaking IPv6 project hasn't broken much ground

The U.S. Department of Defense hasn't followed through on its commitment to convert to IPv6, the new Internet standard designed to make room for an explosion of new connected devices.

By Stephen Lawson | 07 April, 2015 09:56

Tags: U.S. Department of Defense, Networking, government, internet

US gains in mobile patents as IBM passes Samsung

The U.S. widened its lead in mobile patents last year and IBM took the top spot in new patents granted in that space, according to a report this week that analyzed data from both the U.S. and Europe.

By Stephen Lawson | 04 April, 2015 09:48

Tags: Chetan Sharma Consulting, IBM, intellectual property, Samsung Electronics, legal, mobile

Thread and ZigBee snap pieces together to boost home IoT

The Thread Group and the ZigBee Alliance plan to make their technologies work together in connected home products, which could help bring more order to the Internet of Things.

By Stephen Lawson | 03 April, 2015 05:09

Tags: Thread Group, ZigBee Alliance, Google, Internet of Things, internet

Cisco to buy SDN startup Embrane

Cisco plans to beef up its SDN [software-defined networking] technology by acquiring Embrane, a startup with an architecture for virtualized network appliances.

By Stephen Lawson | 02 April, 2015 05:57

Tags: business issues, Cisco Systems, Networking, Embrane, cloud computing, internet, Mergers and acquisitions

Apigee aims to unify IoT with APIs

Internet of Things devices aren't terribly useful without apps and services. Apigee says it can help glue these elements together using APIs.

By Stephen Lawson | 01 April, 2015 11:46

Tags: Apigee, Internet of Things, internet

Tanium's fast-acting endpoint management tool grows up

A tool for nearly real-time management of clients like desktops, laptops and Windows tablets is now set to take on massive organizations that have millions of endpoints.

By Stephen Lawson | 01 April, 2015 04:26

Tags: security, IT management, Tanium

FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote April 17 on a spectrum-sharing plan for a band that could serve the military, mobile service providers and individuals.

By Stephen Lawson | 28 March, 2015 11:36

Tags: regulation, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, mobile, government

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