Stories by Michael Martin

Cisco targets SMBs

Cisco Systems Inc., the undisputed king of the enterprise networking market, is setting its sights on a smaller fry with the launch of an SMB initiative this week.

Cisco sets its sights on security

Cisco Systems has continued its recent security push with several new products designed to better-protect Cisco networks and an acquisition geared towards enhancing the company's SSL-based remote access VPN equipment.

IBM rolls out standards-based storage management

TORONTO (03/10/2004) - IBM Corp. introduced a suite of storage management tools this week, designed to allow IT staff to manage storage environments that include gear from a variety of vendors.

Ciena scoops up broadband firms

TORONTO (02/19/2004) - Linthicum, Md.-based carrier equipment provider Ciena Corp. announced two acquisitions Thursday, including Kanata, Ont.-based Catena Networks Inc., designed to spearhead Ciena's efforts in the broadband access market.

EMC rolls out bevy of revamps

TORONTO (02/10/2004) - EMC Corp. launched a series of upgrades Monday across all of its tiered storage platforms, including Symmetrix DMX, CLARiiON CX, Celerra and Centera.

Appeals court still opposes line-sharing rules

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia this week upheld its earlier decision that incumbent local exchange carriers should not be forced to share lines with broadband competitors.

DSL outlook rosy

Service providers can't keep up with demand for broadband services

Gartner Foresees Growth in ASP Market

The worldwide application service provider (ASP) market will hit $25 billion by the end of 2004, but some early adopters and providers will be burned along the way, according to the Gartner Group.