Stories by John Cox

BlackBerry boss leaves techies wanting

If 5,000 dedicated enterprise BlackBerry users attending Research in Motion's annual user conference, Wireless Enterprise Symposium, were expecting any red meat from Research in Motion Co-CEO Michael Lazaridis' opening keynote address, they went away hungry.

BlackBerry show fans high hopes

This week's annual conference for BlackBerry users comes at a critical time for the device's creator, Research in Motion.

Wireless mesh standard gets boost from OLPC, open source

The proposed IEEE wireless LAN mesh specification is already getting some traction, though still over 18 months from final ratification, thanks to early experimentation by the One Laptop Per Child Foundation and a recently launched open source project.

Software maker gets its mobile house in order

Chordiant Software has nothing against Microsoft Excel. But the software maker no longer wants to use it to track and manage its mobile users, devices and carrier service plans.

Broadcom touts lower power draw of 802.11n WLAN chip

Broadcom this week has unveiled its latest 802.11n chip for wireless LAN access points, with advances that promise lower power demands and lower prices for enterprise-class products that could be available by year-end.

802.11n wireless gear to shine at Interop

Wireless LAN vendors are unveiling at Interop Las Vegas next week a slew of draft 2 IEEE 802.11n access points, controllers and management features aimed at spurring enterprise adoption of the technology.

Municipal Wi-Fi 2.0

Municipal Wi-Fi is dead. At least in terms of the model whereby cities award an exclusive contract to a service provider, who builds a citywide mesh network and hopes to make money selling broadband to consumers.

How Cisco lost out in networking Battlestar Galactica

The Sci-Fi Network series Battlestar Galactica starts its fourth and final season tonight and Network World has obtained a document written by a Cisco sales trainee describing his sales meeting with senior Galactica officials about upgrading the Galactica network. The author of this story would like to give special thanks to the devoted Battlestar Galactica fans at Battlestar Wiki, without whom this piece would not have been possible.