Stories by Denise Pappalardo

AT&T and Hollywood fight piracy

According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, AT&T is teaming with film studios and recording companies to stop pirated material travelling over its network.

First segment of next-gen net lit up

Internet2, a consortium of research and higher education bodies in the US working on advanced networking technologies and applications, has announced that the first segment of its next generation network is live.

What’s hot and what’s not in today’s IT job market

Thinking about your next career step? Well, one big trend that’s affecting certified and non-certified positions is that many large companies are getting around to deploying new technology again; something that had put on the back burner as they focused on complying with rules stemming from recent US legislation such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

AT&T customer win

AT&T Corp. this week announced that it won a contract valued at US$1.7 million to build-out a 20-site IP VPN for Nexfor Inc., a Canadian forest products company.

Convergence at the forefront at MCI

MCI Inc. is making it possible for users to upgrade to IP while maintaining their investment in legacy technology with the second phase of its Secure Internet Gateway service.

Focusing on MCI’s financials

MCI Inc.'s financial past and future is becoming clearer as the carrier filed key documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week.

Cox turns to Arbor to beef up Internet backbone

FRAMINGHAM (03/23/2004) - Cox Communications Inc. this week said it has deployed Arbor Networks Inc.'s Peakflow SP traffic module to better manage traffic usage, especially between peers.

Management shifts at MCI

FRAMINGHAM (03/17/2004) - MCI named Nicholas Katzenbach as its new chairman of the board Tuesday.

AT&T offers Web services

FRAMINGHAM (03/10/2004) - AT&T Corp. this week announced it is jumping into the Web services arena with an offering called WebService Connect.

MCI to lay off more workers

FRAMINGHAM (01/16/2004) - MCI confirmed it will reduce its workforce by 3 percent in 2004. The carrier plans to eliminate 1,700 jobs in an effort to cut costs.

ITXPO - Capellas says MCI to stress wireless

MCI CEO Michael Capellas used this week's Gartner Symposium/ ITxpo to preview what's next for the embattled carrier, assuming it leaps what might be its final hurdle before emerging from bankruptcy protection.

C&W ditching ATM, frame customers

FRAMINGHAM (10/24/2003) - Cable and Wireless PLC's America unit is getting ready to pull the plug on its U.S. ATM and frame relay backbones, a move that has customers scrambling to find replacement providers and wondering about the future of the carrier's Web hosting and IP services.