Stories by Joanie Wexler

Gauging the volume

The hockey stick growth projections for data storage and network traffic don't look like they will level off anytime soon. So plan to stock up on disks (or get smarter about data management) and get ready to install fatter network pipes (or get more serious about <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/wan-optimization.html">WAN optimization</a>).

Stop re-inventing mobile phones

I'm a cheerleader for competition, innovation, freedom of choice and all that, but the volume of mobile operating systems and phone types has reached the point of creating industry chaos and confusion for both enterprises and consumers.
Google's recent foray into the mobile phone market with its Android-based, HTC-manufactured Nexus One makes me wonder: Should the industry just take a breather for a few months while broadband wireless network buildouts and mobile device management (MDM) capabilities catch up to smartphone demands?

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