I’ve been writing science fiction lately. One reason is that it ties so closely to the years I spent as a futurist.

I’m frequently asked what a futurist is and why I claim that title. The answer is that I spent two decades analyzing data and forecasting future technology products and trends. I started as a senior analyst and moved up the ranks. By the time I left the profession I had progressed to the vice president level and managed large groups of analysts. Here are some of the areas I was responsible for:

Wireless LAN technology

Wearable and hand-held technology

Green technology

Network hardware and software technology

Video conferencing

Video surveillance

Channel distribution


Advanced printing technology

3D printers

Wireless carriers

Service providers

Managed services

Wireless healthcare

I worked for most of the major technology research companies over the years including the following:

Giga Information Group

Computer Intelligence

Ziff-Davis Market Research

Current Analysis

ABI Research


I’m often asked what kind of accuracy score I had. It’s a tough question to answer, but I estimate it at over 90%. I was accurate on such major technologies as local area networks, wireless LANs, wearable wireless technology, network operating systems, video surveillance, and green technology. i missed by betting on ATM over Gigabit Ethernet. Over the years I’ve published dozens of books on technologies including college textbooks on personal computing, data communications, and telecommunications. and a book on 3D printing. I also co-authored a book on careers in green technology.

Here is a list of articles I wrote on technology while working for some of these research companies. It is not complete, but it illustrates the types of topics that interested me.

Stan Schatt’s Publications For Giga Information Group and Forrester Research


Tech Choices, “Securing the Corporate Network,” September 29, 2004.

Best Practices, “Bullet-Proofing Campus Network Infrastructure for VoIP,” September 23, 2004.

Quick Take, “3Com and Trapeze Networks: Mostly Ups With Some Potential Downs,” September 7, 2004

Trends, “Mesh Networks Could Disrupt The Wireless Landscape,” August 13, 2004

Quick Take, “Bluetooth Security Is An Issue For Enterprises: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You,” July 30, 2004.

Forrester Big Idea, “The Mobile Mind: The Mobile Worker in 2015,” July 23, 2004.

Quick Take, “We Now Have An IEEE 802.11i Security Standard: Be Careful What You Wish For,” July 22, 2004.

Quick Take, “Thinking of Dropping Nortel Networks?: On Second Thought, It’s Not a Good Idea,” June 21, 2004

Trends, “Voice Over Wireless LANs: Still Hype, Or Is It Time To Deploy?” June 8, 2004.

Trends, “WLAN Hotspots: A Growth Industry Without Profits,” May 26, 2004

Best Practices, “Wireless LAN Policies: Which Ones Do You Need?” March 26, 2004

Market Overview, “Hardware Server Load Balancing Update: Q1 2004,” March 18, 2004

Best Practices, “Protecting Your WLAN From Imposters,” March 18, 2004

Quick Take, “Cell Phones and WLANs: Interference Can Create An Unsound Mix,” February 19, 2004

Trends, “Not Your Father’s SMB Switch: Market Dynamics And New Applications Transform SMB Networking Equipment,” February 18, 2004

IdeaByte, “If Wal-Mart Sold Switches Its Name Woulde Be Dell,” January 28, 2004

Planning Assumption, “Wireless LAN Security: Best Practices, December 21, 2003

Ideabyte, “Will Cisco’s Slow SWAN Dance Open the Door for Competitors?” Dec 2, 2003

Ideabyte, “?IT Trends 2004: Wireless LANs,” November 20, 2003

Ideabyte, “WLANS as an Entry Point for Viruses?”, November 20, 2003

Ideabyte, “WLAN Security Alert: A WPA Weakness Can Be Exploited,” November 12, 2003

Ideabyte, “The Roads Begin to Converge: Intelligence at the Edge,” November 12, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Mobility in the Banking Industry: Bright Future Despite Dismal Earlier Attempts,” November 12, 2003

Ideabyte, “Avaya and Extreme Partnership: The Devil Is in the Details,” November 5, 2003

Ideabyte, “New Wireless Solution Solves a Problem, but is That Enough?” November 4, 2003

Ideabyte, “Are You Risking Brain Damage When Using Cell Phones and WLANs?” November 4, 2003

Ideabyte, “HP’s Serious About Networking: Bad News for Extreme and Cisco,” October 29, 2003

Ideabyte, “WAN Proprietary QoS: That Way Lies Darkness,” October 9, 2003

Ideabyte, “LEAP is Hacked, but It’s Much Too Soon to Panic,” October 9, 2003

Ideabyte, “HP Might Have the Solution to Tame the WLAN Tower of Babel,” September 30, 2003

Ideabyte, “Are Some Switches Too Smart? Layer 3 Draws Resistance,” September 12, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Best Practices: Mobility and Use of Wireless LANs in the Health Sciences,” August 20, 2003

Ideabyte, “Foundry to Enter WLAN Market,” August 27, 2003

Ideabyte, “Don’t Let Vendors Drive You to Gigabit Ethernet at the Desktop Before It’s Time,” August 19 2003

Ideabyte, “SBC Enters Hotspot Market but It Might Be Too Optimistic,” August 13, 2003

Planning Assumption,” IPv6: What Should US Enterprises Do Now?” July 25, 2003

Ideabyte, “Intel and Linksys Partnership Reflects Cisco’s Strategy,” July 23, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Is It Time to Deploy Voice over Wireless LANs?? July 23, 2003

Ideabyte, “New WLAN Access Point Protocol Could Shake Up Market,” July 14, 2003

Planning Assumption, “The Evolution of Wireless LAN Architecture: Which Solution is Right For Your Network Environment? July 17, 2003

Ideabyte, “Look for Quality in a Commodity WLAN Card Market,” July 7, 2003

Ideabyte, “WLAN Quality of Service: Still No Standard,” July 3, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Criteria for Selection: Wireless LAN Management,” June 30, 2003

Ideabyte, “Meshed WLANs: A New Concept That Could Take Off,” June 30, 2003

Ideabyte, “FCC Likely to Give IEEE 802.11a a major Leg-Up on IEEE 802.11b,” June 20, 2003

Ideabyte, “Cisco Offers Flirtatious WLAN Network Management, More Promises Than a SWAN Song,” June 20, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Market Overview: US WLAN Hotspots,” June 13, 2003

Ideabyte, “Early IEEE 802.11g Products Create a Potential Tower of Babel,” May 30, 2003

Ideabyte, “IT Trends 2003: Network Switching<” May 21, 2003

Ideabyte, “IT Trends 2003: Midyear Update: Wireless LANs,” May 21, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Criteria for Selection: Wireless LANS –Developing a Process That Works,” May 19, 2003

Ideabyte, “Identifying Rogue Access Points and Protecting the Wireless LAN,” May 12, 2003

Ideabyte, “Wireless Networld + Interop Show Raises More Questions Than it Answers,” May 7, 2003

Ideabyte, “Bad News for Bluetooth,” May 1, 2003

Ideabyte, “Jumbo Frames: The Elephant in the Data Center,” April 25, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Planning Your Next-Generation Campus LAN Architecture,” April 25, 2003

Ideabyte, “Linksys as a Model for Cisco,” April 22, 2003

Ideabyte, “Extreme Drops the Other Shoe: Upgrades Switching Platform,” April 10, 2003

Ideabyte, “Intel’s Centrino to Create Some Confusion for Wireless LAN Buyers,” March 29, 2003

Ideabyte, “Cisco Purchases Linksys: What Does It Mean?” March 25, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Market Overview 2003: Wireless LANs, “March 14, 2003

Ideabyte, “Don’t Be in the First Wave to Purchase 802.11g WLAN Products,” March 11, 2003

Ideabyte, “Here Comes HP: Maybe This Time It Has Networking Right,” March 6, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Best Practices: Global Server Load Balancing,” February 28, 2003

Ideabyte, “Cisco’s New ‘Cisco Compatible’ WLAN Product Designation a Major Blessing,” February 26, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Market Overview: Enterprise Quality of Service,” February 18, 2003

Ideabyte, “Reducing The Cost of Networking,” February 18, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Considering Security Certification When Purchasing Wireless LAN Equipment,” February 7, 2003

Ideabyte, “Proxim’s New WLAN a Serious Challenge to Both Cisco and Symbol,” February 4, 2003

Ideabyte, “Weigh Advantages and Disadvantages of New Switch-Based Wirless LANs,” January 29, 2003

Planning Assumption, “Wireless LAN Monitoring is Absolutely Critical, but Which Direction Should You Take?” January 17, 2003

Ideabyte, “Cometa Will Shake Up the Hotspot Market,” December 19, 2002

Ideabyte, “Virtual Chassis Stackables Mean Greater Availability,” December 5, 2002

Ideabyte, “Cisco Catalyst 5000 Customers Are in the Catbird Seat—Everyone Wants Their Business,” December 5, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Should You Start Planning for 10 Gigabit Ethernet?” November 19, 2002

Ideabyte, “Dude, You’re Getting a Switch!—Dell Enters Switching Market,” November 5, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Dumb vs. Smart Access Points: Deciding Which Wireless LAN Approach makes More Sense,” November 4, 2002

Planning Assumption, “IT Trends 2003: Stackable LAN Switches,” October 18, 2002

Ideabyte, “New Wireless LAN Security PEAP Show,” September 27, 2002

Ideabyte, “IT Trends 2003: LAN Switches,” September 26, 2002

Ideabyte, “IT Trends 2003: Wireless LANs,” September 26, 2002

Ideabyte, “Allot Acquires NetReality and Changes the Bandwidth Management Market Dynamics,” September 26, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Wireless LAN Hotspots: Some Momentum but Should You Subscribe or Invest?” September 9, 2002

Ideabyte, “Ten Things the Government Still Hates About Wireless LANs,” August 26, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Network Cabling Update: CAT 6 Standard Changes the Landscape,” August 20, 2002

Ideabyte, “Don’t Look for a Rainbow to Solve Hotspot Problems Just Yet,” August 15, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Criteria for Selection: The Next Generation of Enterprise Switches,” July 18, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Criteria for Selection:P Third-Party Wireless LAN Security Products,” July 15, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Considering IEEE 802.1x Options, “ July 5, 2002

Ideabyte, “Proxim Becomes a Major 802.11 Wireless LAN Vendor,” July 2, 2003

Ideabyte, “Untethered HP Goes for the Hotspot Market,” July 1, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Building Wireless LAN Security: Tier by Tier,” June 5, 2002

Ideabyte, “Don’t Assume the FCC Has Solved the Bluetooth and WLAN Interference Issue,” June 5, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Wireless LAN to WAN: Solutions Beginning to Appear,” May 24, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Successful Wireless LAN Deployments Require Careful Planning and a Through Site Survey,” May 1, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Using Total Economic ImpactTM to Determine Whether to Deploy Wireless LAN,” April 24, 2002

Ideabyte, “Enterasys Retrenches: What Should Giga Clients Do?” April 18, 2002

Ideabyte, “No Peace Yet Between Bluetooth and 802.11 Devices,” April 18, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Alcatel’s New Switches: Is the Sleeping Giant Finally Awakening?” April 9, 2002

Ideabyte, “IT Trends 2002: Midyear Update: Wireless LANs,” April 5, 2002

Planning Assumption, “An IEEE 802.11g Wireless LAN: When Is It The Best Choice?” March 28, 2002

Ideabyte, “Internet Data Centers in a Box: Déjà vu?” March 26, 2002

Ideabyte, “Retirement Isn’t Easy for People or Products,” March 25, 2002

Ideabyte, “When a Third Party Wireless Security Solution Is Appropriate?” March 13, 2002

Ideabyte, “Web Acceleration: Compression Software vs. Caching,” March 11, 2002

Ideabyte, “The Next Big Thing: Ultra Wideband Wireless,” March 1, 2002

Planning Assumption, “The Total Economic Impact of a Network Switching Platform Purchasing Decision,” February 28, 2002

Ideabyte, “Array Networks: Enticing, Until You Look Closer,” February 28, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Powerline Technology Rises From the Grave Stronger Than Ever,” February 20, 2002

Ideabyte, “Wireless LAN Chip Market Heats Up: Good News for Enterprise Customers” February 15, 2002

Ideabyte., “Personalizing Web Inquiries via Load Balancing, “ February 11, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Market Overview: Server Load Balancers –Products Offer Good Value in 2002,” February 9, 2002

Ideabyte, “Lawrence Livermore Labs Sets Draconian Wireless Secureity Policies: Should Giga Clients Follow This Path” February 6, 2002

Ideabyte, “Foundry’s New Approach
Toward Network Switching Could Be a Trend,” January 24, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Market Overview: SSL Accelerators,” January 18, 2002

Ideabyte, “Wireless Local Area Network Encryption: One Less Vulnerability,” January 16, 2002

Ideabyte, “3G Delays Create Opportunity for Wireless Data Network Optimizers,” January 14, 2002

Ideabyte, “A Win for Nextel, Qualcomm, Motorola and Nextel’s Customers,” January 11, 2002

Ideabyte, “Voicestream: How do 802.11b and 3G Mix?” January 10, 2002

Ideabyte, “Early IEEE 802.11a Wireless LAN Products Appealing, but Better Wait Until Q2,” January 10, 2002

Planning Assumption, “Wireless LAN Security: Following Best Practices Crucial Until New Standards Are in Place,” January 9, 2002

Planning Assumption, “US trails in 3G Wireless Deployment, and That’s a Good Thing,” January 9, 2002

Ideabyte, “Don’t Skimp on Wireless LAN Products,” January 9, 2002

Ideabyte, “Seamless Wireless LAN to Wireless WAN Getting Closer to Rreality,” January 8, 2002

Ideabyte, “Who Will Be the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Early Adopters?” January 4, 2002

Planning Assumption, with Bob Zimmerman, “The Evolution of Enterprise Infrastructure: The Data Center and Network,” December 28, 2001

Ideabyte, “Vendors Split or When to Introduce IEEE 802.11a Wireless LANs,” December 17, 2001

Ideabyte, “Don’t Overlook Radware When Compiling a Load Balancer Shortlist,” December 13, 2001

Ideabyte, “Cisco Fills Out Catalyst Switching Line,” December 11, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Ultra-Wideband Wireless Networks on the Horizon,” December 7, 2001

Ideabyte, “After Critical Delay, IEEE 802.11g Finally Has a Standard,” November 30, 2001

Ideabyte, “Wait Until Next Year: Standards-Based Wireless LAN Security Almost One Year Away, “ November 15, 2001

Ideabyte, “IT Trends 2002: Wireless LANs,” November 8, 2001

Ideabyte, “Extreme Networks Begins to Challenge Ciscfo,” November 6, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Market Overview: Bandwidth Managers,” November 2, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Criteria for Selection: Bandwidth Management Appliances,” October 31, 2001

Ideabyte, “Wireless LANs at Fast Ethernet Speed Now a Reality,” October 24, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Public Wireless Internet Access Slow to Get Off the Ground, “ October 11, 2001

Ideabyte, “Third-Party Wireless LAN Security: When You Want to Go Down That Road,” Ocrober 9, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Market Overview: Peer-to_Peer Technology Landscape Complex: Some Winning N iches Emerging,” September 20, 2001

Ideabyte, “Extreme Networks Moves to Layer 7—But Watch The Marketing Hype,” September 12, 2001

Ideabyte, “Preparing for a New Facility: The Network Infrastructure,” September 5, 2001

Ideabyte, “Applied Science: DNA Techniques Could Threaten Caching and Bandwidth Optimizer Vendors,” September 3, 2001

Ideabyte, “Intel Switch Preview Promises Performance, Price Drops and More Functionality,” September 3, 2001

Ideabyte, “Cisco Reorganizes: The Enterprise Perspective,” September 3, 2001

Ideabyte, “The F5 BIG-IP 5000: More is Less Costly,” August 31, 2001

Ideabyte, “Pay $100 and Crack an 802.11 Wireless LAN,” August 22, 2001

Planning Assumption, “No One Loves Goliath: What to Expect From Cisco,” August 15, 2001

Planning Assumption, “HomeRF Wireless Technology: Its Chances Against 802.11b Are Minimal,” August 15, 2001

Ideabyte, “Evaluation Criteria for Layer 7 Content Switches,” August 13, 2001

Ideabyte, “Wireless LAN 802.11g’s Window of Opportunity is Closing Rapidly,”August 7, 2001

Ideabyte, Progress in Wireless LAN Interference Issues Comes Slowly, Committee by Committee,” August 7, 2001

Ideabyte, “Don’t Plan 802.11a Products Based on Rumored Pricing,” August 6, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Here Comes 10 Gbps Ethernet: Metropolitan Area Networks Are Its Beneficiaries,” July 31, 2001

Ideabyte, “IT solutions Demand for 2001-2002: Visibility on Networking and Communications Equipment,” July 27, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Wireless LAN Update: Too Many Cooks Could Spoil The Soup,” July 24, 2001

Ideabyte,”Wait for a Standard Before Installing CAT 6 Cabling,” July 23, 2001

Ideabyte, “ “Dell Enters the Network Equipment Market,” July 23, 2001

Ideabyte, “ReefEdge Fulfills Need for Hybrid, Open Wireless Platform,” July 20, 2001

Ideabyte, “Wireless Fidelity Interoperability Has Limitations,” July 17, 2001

Ideabyte, Bluetooth –Where Will It Bite First?” July 13, 2001

Ideabyte, “QoS on IEEE 802.11b Wireless LANs,” July 9, 2001

Ideabyte, “IT Trends: LAN Switches,” July 3, 2001

Ideabyte, “Network Time Requires a Single Time Stamp,” June 8, 2001

Ideabyte, “Wireless Companions Present Problems for Network Managers: Little Fellow, Be Quiet!” June 7, 2001

Ideabyte, “DNS Services Still Have a Future,” June 7, 2001

Ideabyte, “Cabling Certification by Distributor Has Some Merit,” June 7, 2001

Ideabyte, “Gigabit Interface Converters Provide Network Flexibility,” June 7, 2001

Ideabyte, “NICs: Getting Up to Speed,” June 6, 2001

Ideabyte, “The Truly Wireless Office Becomes a Reality,” June 9, 2001

Ideabyte, “Major Network Infrastructure Issues for Today and Tomorrow,” June 9, 2001

Ideabyte, “The Bandwidth Management Vendors and MPLS: What Role Will It Serve?” June 1, 2001

Ideabyte, “Helping Users With Sow Dial-Up Lines,” May 31, 2001

Planning Assumption, “IPv6—One Step Forward and Two Steps Back,” May 31, 2001

Ideabyte, “The Weakest Link: Wireless LAN administrative Software,” May 30, 2001

Ideabyte, “The Swiss Army Knife of Web Appliances Show Promise,” May 16, 2001

Ideabyte, “Management Service Provider Association’s Buying Guide Offers Little Value,” May 15, 2001

Planning Assumption, “HiperLAN2 Could Confuse More Than Boost the High-?Speed Wireless LAN Market,” May 16, 2001

Ideabyte, “NetWorld+ Interop 2001 Trade Show: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, May 10, 2001

Ideabyte, “The War orf the Wireless Access Points,” May 11, 2001

Ideabyte, “It’s Not Yet Time for Gigabit to the Desktop,” May 4, 2001

Ideabyte, “Tricord Offers a Different Management Service Provider Proposition,” May 1, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Assessing Cisco’s Prospects for Growth,” May 1, 2001

Ideabyte, “Superman’s Phone Booth Now a Wi-Fi Hot Spot,” May 25, 2001

Ideabyte, “Price Will ‘Determine Where Bluetooth Technology Appears First,” April 30, 2001

Ideabyte,” The ‘Gotcha’ in IEEE 802.11a,” April 26, 2001

Ideabyte, “Residential Gateways: What’s Keeping the Door From Swinging Open?” April 26, 2001

Ideabyte, “VLANS Let Wireless LAN Users Roam Without Inconvenience,” April 25, 2001

Ideabyte, “3Com Reorganizes Itself Again: What Does it Mean?” April 24, 2001

Ideabyte, “How to Scale Wireless LANs,” April 23, 2001

Ideabyte, “DEC is Back from the Grave: Should You Care?” April 23, 2001

Ideabyte, “Three Key Differentiators for Wireless LANs?, “ April 20, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Market Overview: Bluetooth Faces Obstacles,” April 20, 2001

Ideabyte, “Cisco’s New Discount Policy for Resellers Could Impact Client’s Purchasing Plans,” April 19, 2001

Ideabyte, “Top Layer Networks: New Money, Great Technology, but Limited Applicability,” April 16, 2001

Ideabyte, “The Wizard of Oz(zie) Has No Peers: Groove’s Success is Not a Trend,” April 18, 2001

Ideabyte, “New Wireless LAN Technologies Mean New Problems,” April 13, 2001

Ideabyte, “A Black Eye for Bluetooth,” April 5, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Preparing for VoIP’s Impact on the Enterprise Network,” April 2, 2001

Ideabyte, “Why Can’t We All Work Together? A Fly in the E-Co[mmerce Ointment,” March 29, 2001

Ideabyte, “3Com is the Canary in the Coal Mine for Home Networking,” March 22, 2001

Ideabyte, “Unisys Moves to Create a Hybrid MSP Model,” March 22, 2001

Planning Assumption, “SSL Accelerators: Very Necessary Products With a Wide Variety of Options,” March 16, 2001

Ideabyte, “Is There a QoS Market?” March 12, 2001

Ideabyte, “Nortel Networks: Being No. 2 Has Its Advantages,” March 12, 2001

Ideabyte, “Nortel Networks: Being No. 2 Has Its Advantages,” March 12, 2001

Ideabyte, “InfraSearch P2P Acquisition: Good for Sun, Bad for Giga Clients,” March 8, 2001

Planning Assumption, “The Enterprise Network Infrastructure for E-Business in Latin America: Lots of Work Needed,” March 7,m 2001

Ideabyte, “Waiting @Home for Service: A new Level of Customer Service Hell,” February 26, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Wireless LAN Security: There’s a Welcome Sign for Hackers,” February 20, 2001

Ideabyte, “Microsoft’s GQoS Still Not a Good Idea,” February 14, 2001

Planning Assumption, Peer-to-Peer Networking: Lots of Turmoil, but Are There Practical Applications for Enterprise Clients?” February 2, 2001

Ideabyte, “Add Packeteer as a Strategic Partner? There is a Window of Opportunity,” January 30, 2001

Ideabyte, “It’s Not My Fault: Microsoft Follows Bill Gates’ Lead in DNS Debacle,” January 29, 2001

Ideabyte, “Intriguing New QoS Technique From Aura Networks,” January 24, 2001

Ideabyte, “New Enterasys Switch Raises More Questions Than It Answers,” January 19, 2001

Ideabyte, “Why So Few Deployments of QoS? January 17, 2001

Ideabyte, “Nortel Playing Catch-Up in Load Balancing,” January 11, 2001

Ideabyte, “Want a Latte With Your Internet Access? Starbucks/MobileStar Case Not Compelling,” January 9, 2001

Planning Assumption, “Market Overview: Gigabit Ethernet and Beyond,” January 6, 2001

Ideabyte, “Let the Service Providers Handle DoS Attacks,” January 4, 2001

Ideabyte, “Wireless x Wired LANs: Cost and Price/Performance Still Favors Wired LANs, but for How Long?” January 4, 2001

Ideabyte, “When Network Application Response is Slow,” January 3, 2001

Ideabyte, “Why Some Companies Might Pay for Enhanced DNS Service,” December 22, 2000

Planning Assumption, with Colin Rankine, “Storage Over IP: A Pipe Dream Today, but Reality Tomorrow,” December 20, 2000

Ideabyte, “Management Infrastructure Providers Could Fill MSP Gap,” December 20, 2000

Ideabyte, “Don’t Bet on Rapid Bluetooth Deployment,” December 12, 2000

Ideabyte, “New Sniffer an Indication Wireless LANs are Maturing, “ December 11, 2000

Ideabyte, “IT Trends 2001: Networking and Communications,” December 8, 2000

Ideabyte, “Consultants Transform Themselves into MSPs: Guidelines for Evaluation,” December 8, 2000

Ideabyte, “A Price to Pay for Roaming: Mobile IP Has a Weakness,” December 7, 2000

Ideabyte, “Web Site Infrastructure at Major Retailers May Not Be Able to Halt Holiday Traffic,” December 7, 2000

Ideabyte, “Avoiding the Achilles Heel in Wireless Security,” December 4, 2000

Ideabyte, “IPHighway Reinvents Itself, But Still Has Work to Do,” December 1, 2000

Ideabyte, “The Value Chain for Residentail Gateways Will Be Complex,” November 30, 2000

Ideabyte, “QoS Over Wireless: Wait Until Next Year,” November 28, 2000

Ideabyte, “Interference: The Coming Enterprise Wireless Nightmare,” November 20, 2000

Ideabyte, “InteQ Is Just Another MSP, “ November 20, 2000

Ideabyte, “Intel Goes OEM for NetStructure Products,” November 10, 2000

Planning Assumption, “E-Business Demands a More Intelligent Network Infrastructure, “ November 15, 2000

Ideabyte, “AppSwitch on a Card Could Alter Network Designs,” November 13, 2000

Ideabyte, “Management Service Providers Move to a Second Phase,” November 13, 2000

Ideabyte, “Criteria for Selection: A Management Service Provider Evaluation Checklist,” November 7, 2000

Ideabyte, “The Home Appliance: Build It, but Will They Come?” November 3, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cisco IOS Bug Alert is Serious,” November 1, 2000

Ideabyte, “Consequences of Moving to a ‘Best of Breed’ network Environment,” October 16, 2000

Ideabyte, “The Three-Year Blues: Upgrade or Replace Switches?” October 13, 2000

Planning Assumption, with James Grady, “Mergers, Acquisitions and Internet Naming Conventions, “ October 6, 2000

Ideabyte, “Catalyst 6500: Fundamental Question is Keep Enhancing or Buy Best of Breed?” October 3, 2000

Ideabyte, “Foundry Offers an Interesting but Proprietary WAN Solution,” October 2, 2000

Ideabyte, “Sitara Tries to Reposition Itself,” October 2, 2000

Ideabyte, “Extreme’s Load Balancing: Solid but Basic,” September 28, 2000

Ideabyte, ”More Secure LANs with EAPOE,” September 22, 2000

Ideabyte, “Time for CAT 6 Cabling?, “ September 21, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cisco Upgrades Its Catalyst 6000,” September 19, 2000

Ideabyte, “Battle Looms Over 5 GHz Wireless LAN Standard,” September 18, 2000

Ideabyte, “When Will the Internet Move ti IPv6?” September 15, 2000

Ideabyte, “Multihomed Internet Access: Ensuring That Two ISPs are Better Than One,” September 14, 2000

Planning Assumption, “The Migration of IPv4 to IPv6: Drivers and Obstacles,” September 13, 2000

Ideabyte, “Fault Tolerance in Web Switches,” September 11, 2000

Ideayte, “Nortel’s QoS Runs into a Roadblock,” September 8, 2000

Ideabyte, “When’s the Other Shoe Going to Drop for Top layer Networks?” September 8, 2000

Ideabyte, “MSPs and the Enterprise,” September 7, 2000

Ideabyte, “Packeteer’s ApppCelera—Not a Monster to Fight Godzilla But a Monster Internet Appliance,” September 6, 2000

Ideabyte, “There They Go Again: FCC Decision Bound to Result in Confusion in High-Speed Wireless LAN Marketplace,” September 5, 2000

Ideabyte, “Champagne LANs on a Beer Budget: Adopting a Low-Priced Strategy,” September 5, 2000

Ideabyte, “Phobos Becomes an Attractive Target,” August 30, 2000

Planning Assumption, “10 Gigabit Ethernet Committee Upheaval Affects Strategic Planning,” August 29 2000

IdeaByute, “Intel Supports Peer-to-Peer, but What About the Network Manager?” August 28, 2000

Ideabyte, “SSL Accelerator Options Proliferating,” August 25, 2000

Ideabyte, “Enterasys’ Acquisition of Indus River: What About QoS?” August 22, 2000

Ideabyte, “Centricity Reveals Details About Its QoS—And It’s a Truly Different Approach, August 21, 2000

Ideabyte, “Split DNS a Good Idea,” August 18, 2000

Ideabyte, “3Com and the Great Digital Divide,” August 18, 2000

Planning Assumption, “Load Balancing Firewalls,” August 18, 2000

Ideabyte, “What’s Happening at HydraWEB Technologies?” August 16, 2000

Ideabyte, “Extreme Hype for Extreme Networks,” August 16, 2000

Ideabyte, “F5 Enters Caching Market,” August 14, 2000

Planning Assumption, “Market Overview: Server Load Balancers,” August 12, 2000

Ideabyte, “Packeteer’s Acquisition Means the Addition of Some Very Intriguing Software,” August 11, 2000

Ideabyte, “Is There a ‘There’ for Money-Making Peer Networking Appliations,” August 11, 2000

Ideabyte, “StraSource: An MSP With a Difference,” August 10, 2000

Ideabyte, “RADWARE’s Load Balancing Switch: If it Quacks Like a Duck..It’s a Duck!” August 9, 2000

Ideabyte, “Resonate Faces Rewards… and Challenges,” August 8, 2000

Planning Assumption, wwith Will Cappelli, “Toward a New Internet Architecture,” August 8, 2000

Planning Assumption, “Market Overview: Management Service Providers—Quickly Changing Landscape Requires Giga Clients to Be Wary,” August 8, 2000

Ideabyte, “Evaluating IP Network Address Management Software,” August 7, 2000

Ideabyte, “Some Considerations When Doing Strategic Planning for 10 Gbps Ethernet,” August 3, 2000

Ideabyte, “Packeteer Tries to Morph PacketShaper into a Centralized Policy Based QoS System,” August 1, 2000

Planning Assumption, Market Overview: Enterprise Wireless LANs ”August 1, 2000

Ideabyte, “Some Niche Markets Emerging for Power Over LAN,” July 31, 2000

Ideabyte, “Nortel Acquires Alteon WebSystems,” July 28, 2000

Ideabyte, “Symbol Acquisition of Taixon: Appears to make Sense,” July 28, 2000

Ideabyte, “Marconi’s Ethernet Switches Might Have a Niche Market,” July 28, 2000

Ideabyte, “Differntiating Among Internet Traffic Management Appliances,” July 25, 2000

Ideabyte, “Purchasing LAN Cabling Tomorrow: Some Guidelines,” July 24, 2000

Ideabyte, “HomeRF: Now It’s Up to the FCC,” July 21, 2000

Ideabyte, “Plug-and-Play Outsourced Networks and Support: All It Takes is Compromise,” July 21, 2000

Planning Assumption, “Smart Homes: The Key to Their Development Will Be the Home Gateway/Set-Top Box,” July 19, 2000

Ideabyte, “Saving on Old Cabling: Pay the Piper Now or later?” July 17, 2000

Ideabyte, “The Other Shoe Drops for IBM Networking Customers: Now What?” July 14, 2000

Ideabyte, “MSP Association Raises a Number of Questions,” July 11, 2000

Ideabyte, “Giga’s European Clients Reveal Their Plans for QoS, VPNs and VoIP,” July 10, 2000

Ideabyte, “Factors Mitigating LAN Support Staff Ratios,” July 7, 2000

Ideabyte, “Briefing from GigaWorld IT Forum 2000:QoS Update,” June 30, 2000

Ideabyte ”Driver from GigaWorld IT Forum 2000:Network Architectures for Business,” June 29, 2000

Ideabyte, “Live from GigaWorld Europe: Evaluating Wireless Bridges,” June 28, 2000

Ideabyte, “Live From GigaWorld Europe: Alcatel Finds SLAs are Harder to Develop and Deploy Than to Sell, “ June 26, 2000

Ideabyte, “Load Balancing on a Soft Drink Budget,” June 23, 2000

Ideabyte, “A Practical Application of QoS—Unless You’re a Music Fan,” June 19, 2000

Ideabyte, “Another Step Toward Efficient Chargeback of Network Services,” June 17, 2000

Ideabyte, “The Bionic Load Balancing Appliance: Faster, Stronger…and More Competitive,” June 13, 2000

Ideabyte, “Atheros Communications: Lots of Funding, Lots of PR, but What About a Product?” June 12, 2000

Ideabyte, “Consider Differences in RMON Support When Selecting Switches,” June 12, 2000

Ideabyte, “Campus ATM: Not Dead Yet,” June 10, 2000

Ideabyte, “The ‘Last Inch’ Becomes an Interesting Market,” June 9, 2000

Planning Assumption, “Gigabit Ethernet Makes Inroads into Metropolitan Area Networks,” June 8, 2000

Ideabyte, “3Com’s Restructuring Could Hurt Branch Office Sales,” June 5, 2000

Ideabyte, “Lucent Looks for New Load Balancing Partners,” June 2, 2000

Ideabyte, “GigaWorld Polls Show Trade Press Still Ahead of End Uders,” June 2, 2000

Ideabyte, “Pricing Pressures Hit F5 Networks: Balkanization Might Help Some Giga Clients,” May 30, 2000

Planning Assumption, “Live From GigaWorld: Policy-B ased Quality of Service for IP Networks,” May 25, 2000

Ideabyte, “Live From GigaWorld: Build Your Own QoS,” May 25, 2000

Ideabyte, “Live From GigaWorld: Strengths and Weaknesses of Sitara Networks’ QosWorks,” May 23, 2000

Ideabyte, “Live From GigaWorld: Copper Gigabit Ethernet is Here, but Exercise Caution,” May 23, 2000

Ideabyte, “Hewlett-Packard Deterministic Networks and Quality of Service,” May 19, 2000

Ideabyte, “Networld Interop Update: Quality of Service,” May 18, 2000

Ideabyte, “Outsourcing the AN Via a Management Service Provider (MS),” May 16, 2000

Ideabyte, “Networld+Interop: Load Balancing Update,” May 11, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cisco Acquires ArrowPoint: Giga and the Market Approve,” May 9, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cisco Getting Aggressive Against Extreme and Foundry,” May 9, 2000

Planning Assumption, “Outsourcing the LAN: Some Strategic Considerations,” May 9, 2000

Ideabyte, “Microsoft’s Windows 2000 Load Balancing,” May 8, 2000

Idea?byte, “Home Networking Will Impact Corporate Networks,” May 5, 2000

Ideabyte, “The Ledger Sheet Never Lies: Some Insights on the Switching Marketplace,” May 3, 2000

Planning Assumption, “What Are Adequate LAN Support Levels?” May 2, 2000

Ideabyte, “Hewlett-Packard’s Network-Switching Plans,” May 2, 2000

Ideabyte, “Alcatel Gets Serious About QoS,” April 28, 2000

Ideabyte, “Next-Generation Switches Will Have QoS Built In,” April 28, 2000

Ideabyte, “IPHighway: Can Good Technology Overcome Lack of Sales Savy?” April 27, 2000

Ideabyte, “Citrix and Packeteer in a Win/Win Partnership,” April 25, 2000

Ideabyte, “A New Way to Design Networks,” April 21, 2000

Ideabyte, “Lightspeed: A New Player in the Load Balancing Market,” April 20, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cisco’s New Switch Raises Ante & Increases Pressure on Competitors,” April 18, 2000

Ideabyte, “Thin Clients and Three-Tier Client/Server Architecture: QoS is Necessary!” April 18, 2000

Ideabyte, “Extreme’s Alpine Switches Offer a New WAN Wrinkle: QoS,” April 18, 2000

Planning Assumption, “Evaluation Criteria for Enterprise Network Switches,” April 13, 2000

Ideabyte, “Persistent Connections and Load Balancer Failover,” April 12, 2000

Ideabyte, “How Successful Will E2 Be in Networking European Homes?” April 12, 2000

Ideabyte, “Security on Wireless LANs,” April 5, 2000

Ideabyte, “Goodbye Fore, Hello Marconi: Acquisition Brings Changes in Direction,” April 4, 2000

Ideabyte, “Centricity: QoS From a Different Perspective,” April 4, 2000

Ideabyte, “FreeNet Means Trouble for Network Managers,” April 3, 2000

Ideabyte, “Outsource the Data Ditch-Digging and Focus on Network Management,” March 30, 2000

Ideabyte, “Solsoft Pitches Policy-Based Security,” March 30, 2000

Ideabyte, “Unreasonable Expectations at the Gigabit Ethernet Conference,” March 30, 2000

Ideabyte, “After 3Com’s Withdrawal, What Options Remain for Enterprise Switching Customers?” March 27, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cabling Costs Higher Than They Appear,” March 27, 2000

Ideabyte, “LAN-Based Caching Speeds Internet Links in Small Offices,” March 23, 2000

Ideabyte, “Best Practices for DNS,” March 23, 2000

Ideabyte, “3Com Takes a New Strategic Direction,” March 22, 2000

Ideabyte, “Suddenly IPv6 Momentum Appears to Be Building,” March 21, 2000

Ideabyte, “Users Reveal Security Gap in Foundry’s Switches: Not an Isolated problem,” March 20 2000

Ideabyte, “Read Between the Headlines When Evaluating the Test Reesults of Sitara Networks vs. Packeteer,” March 18, 2000

Ideabyte, “Should Clients Care About Internet2?” March 16, 2000

Ideabyte, “Nortel Spins-Off NETGEAR,” March 14, 2000

Ideabyte, “Reverse Proxying Offers Advantages,” March 14, 2000

Ideabyte, “The Wireless Product Mobile Workers Need: But Will Vendors Offer It?” March 10, 2000

Ideabyte, “Ethernet Servers in an ATM Environment—What Design Works Best?” March 10, 2000

Ideabyte, “The Merger of Cybex and Apex: Good for Profits, But What About KAVM Customer?” March 9, 2000

Planning Assumption, “Enterprise Network Building Blocks: Crafting an E-Business Infrastructure,” March 8, 2000

Ideabyte, “6to4 Shows Promise,” March 7, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cisco Has Lead in Quality of Service,” March 6, 2000

Ideabyte, “How Cisco Stays on Top with ‘Virtual closes’,” March 6, 2000

Ideabyte, “Monitoring E-Business Network Infrastructure,” March 3, 2000

Ideabyte, “Lucent Spin-Off or Tailspin?” March 2, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cisco in Content Networking Now Has Some Content,” March 1, 2000

Ideabyte, “Battle Among Standards-Based IP Address Management Product,” February 29, 2000

Ideabyte, “VRRP: The Standard Has Some Gaps,” February 28, 2000

Ideabyte, “Inexpensive Load Balancing, “ February 27, 2000

Ideabyte, “The Empire Strikes Back: Cisco Beefs Up WAN Support,” February 25, 2000

Ideabyte, “The Newest LAN Addition—The Handheld!” February 24, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cisco Switches and Routers: The Next Generation,” February 24, 2000

Ideabyte, “Intel Unveils Internet Appliances,” February 23, 2000

Ideabyte, “Smoothing the Road From FDDI to Gigabit Ethernet,” February 17, 2000

Ideabyte, “Microsoft Pursues Power Over the LAN,” February 17, 2000

Ideabyte, “ZENworks and QoS,” February 16, 2000

Ideabyte, “E-Business High Availability: Don’t Forget The Lowly Adapter Card,” February 16, 2000

Ideabyte, “Intel and Symbol Technologies,” February 16, 2000

Ideabyte, “Is There a Role for QoS Appliances?” February 15, 2000

Planning Assumption, “Evaluation Criteria for Selecting Load alancers,” February 15, 2000

Ideabyte, “Better Safe Than Sorry: Checking the Security Features Offered Load Balancers,” February 14, 2000

Ideabyte, “Resonate Tries the ‘Play Now Pay Later’ Strategy with Free Software,” February 11, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cabletron Breaks Into Four Companies,” February 11, 2000

Ideabyte, “Vendors Get Serious About 10Gbps Ethernet,” February 11, 2000

Ideabyte, “F5 Networks’ Roadmap,” February 10, 2000

Planning Assumption, “The Strategic Value of Load Balancing to an E-Business Infrastructure,” February 10, 2000

Ideabyte, “A Pattern to the Madness: Intel is Serious About Networking,” February 10, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cableton’s RaomAbout: Differentiation in the High-Speed Wireless LAN Market,” February 10, 2000

Ideabyte, “Load Balancing Terms Defined,” February 10, 2000

Ideabyte, “RadWare and F5 Networks Square Off,” February 8, 2000

Ideabyte, “Viagra for Cisco’s Catalyst 5000,” February 4, 2000

Ideabyte, “AirConnect Offers Some Value Add,” February 3, 2000

Ideabyte, “Solving the Problems of QoS Over VPNs,” February 2, 2000

Ideabyte, “Faster Gigabit Ethernet on Track,” February 1, 2000

Ideabyte, “Fast and Smarter: More Worries for Foundry’s Load Balancing Competitors,” January 31, 2000

Ideabyte, “Better Late Than Never: Cabletron Enters Stackable Markwet,” January 31, 2000

Ideabyte, “The Catalyst 4006 Newest Switch Addresses the Changing Needs of the Market,” January 31, 2000

Planning Assumption, “Start Planning Token Ring: Migration Now!” January 28, 2000

Ideabyte, “After the Y2K Scare: What Now for Network Managers?” January 27, 2000

Ideabyte, “Big, Bad Foundry Creates Problems for Startups, but What About Cisco?” January 27, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cabletron Adds Layer 3 Module to SmartSwitch 6000,” January 27, 2000

Ideabyte, “Differentiating Among 10/100 Ethernet Switches,” January 21, 2000

Ideabyte, “When is Packeteer’s PacketShaper the Right Solution?” January 21, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cisco’s Midmarket Products: An Analysis,” January 21, 2000

Ideabyte, “Poll Reveals That Companies’ Network Infrastructure Not Ready for E-Business,” January 19, 2000

Ideabyte, “Top Layer to Go the Extra Mile,” January 18, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cutting Through Switching Vendors’ Hype,” January 18, 2000

Ideabyte, “Cisco’s El Dorado: Making Refrigerators and Stoves Intelligent,” January 13, 2000

Ideabyte, “More Differentiation Coming Among 11 Mbps Wireless Vendors,” January 11, 2000

Ideabyte, “Token Ring Migration on Giga Clients’ Minds,” January 10, 2000

Ideabyte, “SSL Transactions Impact Performance for E-Business Sites,” January 6, 2000

Ideabyte, “E-Business Operations: Overcoming Some Disadvantages of Multihomed Networks,” January 5, 2000

Ideabyte, “New Product Gives Alteon a Leg Up in Copper Gigabit Scramble,” January 4, 2000

Ideabyte, “Load Balancing: Beware of Vendors Bearing Test Results,” January 3, 2000

Ideabyte, “So Much to Do and So Little Time: CEOs Plan Networking War,” January 3, 2000

Ideabyte, “Whitecap Offers Multimedia Features,” December 30, 1999

Ideabyte, “Home Networking: Build It-But Will They Come?” December 29, 1999

Ideabyte, “Power for Network Devices: A New Approach is Coming,” December 28, 1999

Ideabyte, “QoS Pays Immediate Dividends in Banking Example, “December 21, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Dark Side of Internal Service Level Management: Penalities,” December 21, 1999

Ideabyte,” BIND 8.2.2 Means More Efficiency in Internet Naming,” December 17, 1999

Ideabyte, “3Com Beefs Up E-Business Up E-Business Expertise,” December 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “Intelligent Buildings: Networking Requirements,” December 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Cisco and 3Com on Collision Course for SMB Market,” December 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “F5 and Policy Management :Half a Loaf is Better Than None,” December 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “Giga Prediction on Target: QoS Coming to Load Balancing,” December 8, 1999

Ideabyte, “Resonate’s E-Commerce Services Support is Likely a Trend,” December 7, 1999

Planning Assumption, “The Strategic Significance of IP Address Management for E-Business, “ December 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “Lucent Ups the Switching Arms Race with a Mega-Switch,” December 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Glitch That Stole Christmas: IT Managers Can’t Hide Their Mistakes When It Comes to E-Business,” December 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Lucent’s RealNet Rules Ships: Now the Vendor Needs to Fill in the Gaps,” December 2, 1999

Ideabyte, “Policy-Enabled SAP—Mcirosoft and SAP Take the First Steps,” December 2, 1999

Ideabyte, “3Com’s Recipe for E-Business,” November 29, 1999

Ideabyte, “Hewlett-Packard’s OpenView PolicyXpert Ships,” November 29, 1999

Ideabyte, “A New Wrinkle to the Empty Shopping Basket Problem for E-Commerce,” November 23, 1999

Ideabyte, “HydraWEB Technology’s Hydra5000: Superior Features for Optimizing E-Business Server Farms Come at a Price,” November 23, 1999

Ideabyte, “Bad for Competitors and Good for Customers: The Bottom Feeders Move Up the Value Chain,” November 19, 1999

Ideabyte, “IGRP Migration Necessary When Deploying a Non-Cisco Layer 3 Switch and Could Facilitate E-Business,” November 19, 1999

Ideabyte, “Preparing for QoS-Enabled Applications on a Windows 2000 Platform,” November 18, 1999

Ideabyte, “Resources for Learning About Policy-Based Quality of Services,” November 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “Lucent’s Data Networking Division Needs a Shot in the Arm,” November 15, 1999

Ideabyte, “Cisco Fills in Some QoS Gaps for E-Business,” November 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “No Strings Attached for Cisco: It Acquires Aironet,” November 11, 1999

Ideabyte, “Plan for Major Drops in Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet Switches,” November 11, 1999

Ideabyte, “Nortel Fires a Salvo at Cisco’s Router Fortress,” November 11, 1999

Ideabyte, “Planning for Gigabit Ethernet Must Include Server Adapter Cards,” November 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “E-Commerce Market Fuels Battle Among Load-Balancing Vendors,” November 9, 1999

Ideabyte, “NAT Has Some Disadvantages As Well As Advantages,” November 8, 1999

Ideabyte, “Considerations When Selecting a Load-Balancing Product for E-Commerce,” November 5, 1999

Ideabyte, “3com and IPHighway Announced a Strategic Partnership That Makes Good Sense,” November 4, 1999

Planning Assumption, “Options for Treating IP WAN Traffic Congestion on a Cisco Network,” November 2, 1999

Ideabyte, “Adding Bandwidth is Not Always the Solution for Congested Networks,” November 2, 1999

Ideabyte, “Gigabit Ethernet and CAT 6 Might Present Some Problems,” November 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Inexpensive QoS for Branch Offices,” November 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Times are Good for Foundry, but What are the Real Reasons for Its Success?” October 29, 1999

Ideabyte, “Cisco to Offer Help for Service-Level Management,” October 28, 1999

Ideabyte, “Intel: Consider the Financials in the Context of Recent Acquisitions,” October 14, 1999

Ideabyte, “Increasing Firewall Performance via Load Balancing,” October 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Getting a Line on the HomePNA,” October 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “HIPPI Still Important Even With Gigabit Ethernet,” October 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Calls for IPv6 Fall on Deaf Ears: Chicken Little is Being Ignored,” October 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Cost of Leaving Token Ring: Some Planning Considerations When Contemplating Migration to Fast Ethernet,” October 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “Intel’s Networking Strategy Becomes Clear,” October 7, 1999

Ideabyte, “Eliminate IT for $165/User? CenterBeam Thinks So!” October 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “Intel Acquires IPivot: One Small Step for Intel, One Giant Step for IPivot,” October 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “Interoperate? What a Concept for QoS,” October 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “A Strong Entry in the Hoe Networking Market,” October 5, 1999

Ideabyte, “IBM and Cisco: Two Different Approaches to Load Balancing,” October 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “Application and Content Synchronization on a Global Network: F5 Offers a Solution,” October 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “A Closer Look at Top Layer’s Switches,” October 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “ WECA Promotes Unity Among High-Rate Wireless Vendors –EuWECA!” October 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Preventing Cisco’s Routers From Becoming Chokepoints for Wide Area Network QoS,” October 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Savings From Automated IP Address Management Software<” September 30, 1999

Ideabyte, “Alteon Walks Tightrope in Load-Balancing market,” September 30, 1999

Ideabyte, “May Skinner Was Right: Conditioning User Network Behavior Usage –Based Accounting and Billing,” September 30, 1999

Ideabyte, “The GRWP Who Stole Layer 3’s Unique Position for Multicasting,” September 28, 1999

Ideabyte, “Infrared Technology: What’s its Role in the Enterprise Network?” September 27, 1999

Ideabyte, “Bed, Bath and Bandwidth? MobileStar and Proxim Try to Add Value,” September 27, 1999

Ideabyte, “Load Balancing Transactions From Megaproxy clients –You’re AOL, but Who Are You Really?” September 27, 1999

Ideabyte, “Post 2000 IT Priorities Will Strain Network Resources,” September 22, 1999

Ideabyte, “FireWire and Ethernet,” September 21, 1999

Ideabyte, “Server Routers from Sweden: An Intriguing Idea,” September 21, 1999

Ideabyte, “Server Routers From Sweden: An Intriguing Idea,” September 21, 1999

Ideabyte, “3Com Gains by spinning Off Palm Pilot Division, but So Do Giga Clients, “ September 20, 1999

Planning Assumption, “Building Highly Available Enterprise Networks, “ September 17, 1999

Ideabyte, “IPHighway: Their Way or the Highway?” September 17, 1999

Ideabyte, “Giga’s Interview with Cabletron’s CEO: Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile!” September 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Tolly Test Results: Useful but Dangerous Without Perspective,” September 15, 1999

Ideabyte, “Post-Millennium Planning for Policy Management,” September 15, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Steps Required for Implementing Policy-Based Quality of Service,” September 14, 1999

Planning Assumption, “Home Networks: Not Yet a ‘Must Have’,” September 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Networking and Telecom Crystal Ball: 12 Month Trends,” September 9, 1999

Ideabyte, “Bridgewater and Allot Enhance QoS Offerings With Alliance,” September 9, 1999

Ideabyte, “Networking Moves Toward LegoLand: IBM and Intel Want to Provide the Building Blocks,” September 9, 1999

Ideabyte, “Top Layer and Manage.Com: A Relationship with Lots of Potential,” September 7, 1999

Ideabyte, “Avoiding the Road to Nowhere: Intelligence Makes Sense in a Transparent Caching Environment,” September 7, 1999

Ideabyte, “A Token Effort: Interview with Madge Connect,” September 7, 1999

Ideayte, “Behind the Scenes: A Free-For-All Among Wireless Vendors While the FCC Tries to Referee,” September 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Stuffing Ten Pounds of Data in a Five Pound Bag: Compressing Traffic,” September 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Wanted: SWF With Great Technology—Cisco Partners with IBM,” August 31, 1999

Ideabyte, “Extreme Hardship for Foundry and Cabletron: F5 Strikes Deal with Extreme,” August 30, 1999

Ideabyte, “Steroids for Routers: FlowWise Adds Gigabit,” August 30, 1999

Ideabyte, “Relentless Cisco Gaining on Load Balancing Competitors,” August 27, 1999

Ideabyte,” What to Look for in Global Load Balancers,” August 26, 1999

Ideabyte, “Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, For the Long Haul,” August 26, 1999

Ideabyte, “More Bandwidth…Less Filling: Champagne Bandwidth on a Beer Budget,” Augut 24, 1999

Ideabyte, “Foundry Ups the Ante for Copper Gigabit,” August 23, 1999

Ideabyte, “Today’s Load Balancing Marketplace Resembles the Republican Presidential Primaries,” August 20, 1999

Ideabyte, “Blaze Enables Gigabit Ethernet Over Long Hauls of Multimode Fiber,” August 19., 1999

Ideabyte, “Policy Plans Require Some Decision Now,” August 19, 1999

Ideabyte,” 11 Mbps Wireless Vendors Could Face a Government Roadblock,” August 18, 1999

Ideabyte, “Whatever the Question, the Answer is Cisco,” August 17, 1999

Ideabyte, “Purchase of INS Should Help Accelerate Lucent’s QoS,” August 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “Gigabit Ethernet vs. Fibre Channel,” August 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Trends in Usage-Based IP Billing,” August 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “A Shock to the Internet Paradigm: Lightning Speed Over the Power Grid,” August 11, 1999

Ideabyte, “Expensive but Worth the Price: Lucent ‘One-Ups’ Cisco by Adding Consulting Arm,” August 11, 19999

Ideabyte, “What is Dynamic DNS and Should Clients Utilize It?” August 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “ATM vs. Gigabit Ethernet: Choosing Big Pipes Not Always Either Or,” August 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “Wireless Hype Still Premature,” August 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “What’s Holding Up SLAs?” August 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “Why Full-Featured IP Address Management Makes Sense,” August 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “The View on Network Switches From the Giga Crystal Ball,” August 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “Quality of Service in a Wireless LAN,” August 4, 1999

Planning Assumption, “Trends in Network Infrastructure Cabling: Mokm Was Right About Fiber,” August 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “HP Fires the First Salvo in the Copper Gigabit War,” August 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Finding the Right Cisco Partner,” August 2, 1999

Ideabyte, “Driving 254 in the Fast Lane: Killers of Gigabit Ethernet Speed,” July 30, 1999

Ideabyte, “Affordable Gigabit Speed with QoS for Video,” July 30, 1999

Ideabyte, “SC Connectors or MT-RJ Connectors: What Determines the Choice?” July 29, 1999

Ideabyte, “The New LANscape: Changing Patterns of LAN Penetration,” July 29, 1999

Ideabyte, “Cisco Enhances ATM on the Its Catalyst 8540,” July 14, 1999

Ideabyte, “Maybe Policy-Based QoS Won’t Be convergence Driven,” July 14, 1999

Ideabyte, “ERP Applications Can Wreak Havoc on Networks,” July 14, 1999

Ideabyte, “Foundry Networks Goes for an IPO,” July 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Good Intentions Can Result in Increased Points of Failure on Networks,” July 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Another Gigabit Ethernet Tool Arrives via India,” July 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Choosing the Appropriate Cisco Backbone Switch,” July 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Hidden Advantage of 3Com’s QoS,” July 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “Multicast Video and Token Ring: Factors to Consider,” July 9, 1999

Ideabyte, “Concord Communications Builds Momentum,” July 9, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Path Not Taken…Yet: A New Kind of QoS Technology for Voice and Video over IP,” July 8, 1999

Planning Assumption, “Cross the Chasm for Wireless LANs: When Will It Happen?” July 8, 1999

Ideabyte, “Lucent Starting to Assert Itself in Switching Market,” July 7, 1999

Ideabyte, “Was it Good for You? –Measuring End User Experience,” July 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “Distinguishing Gestalt from Garbage: SLAs, Metrics, and Corporate Goals,“ July 2, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Shifting LANscape: Switching Takes Off but Gigabit Ethernet Slow Out the Gate,” July 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “When CAT 5 is Not Enough –[-Bring in the Usual Suspects!” July 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Hewlett-Packard’s New Routing Switch is Competitive,” July 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “HP’s QoS for ProCurve Switches,” July 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Not Ready for Prime Time? Concerns Remain about QoS and Layer 3 and Layer 4 Switches,” Jul;y 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Seeing Beyond the Horizon: Interventionless Network Management,” July 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Copper Gigabit Ethernet Baby Arrives: How Long Before It’s Walking?” July 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Testing QoS: Is It Working?” June 28, 1999

Ideabyte, “Update on Link Aggregation,” June 25, 1999

Ideabyte, “Criteria for Evaluation and Selection of LAN Outsourcing Vendors,” June 24, 1999

Ideabyte, “Criteria for Evaluation and Selection of LAN Outsourcing Vendors,” June 24, 1999

Ideabyte, “Local Director Calls in Additional Talent to Remain on Top,” June 24, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Implications of Novell’s Purchase of Ukiah Software,” June 24, 1999

Ideabyte, “Briefing from GigaWorld IT Forum 1999: Integrating Policy Management into the Enterprise Network,” June 23, 1999

Ideabyte, “Not Always in the Cards: Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Card Selection Criteria,” June 22, 1999

Ideabyte, “From GigaWorld US: Olicom Competitively Positions Itself: Can It Deliver?” June 21, 1999

Ideabyte, “Nortel Networks Officially Enters the Policy Management Market,” June 18m, 1999

Ideabyte, “Compaq Jumps Into the Wireless LAN Market,” June 17, 1999

Ideabyte, “IBM Lays Out Its Networking Direction,” June 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “From GigaWorld US: Planning a New Site for Next Millennium Enterprise Networking,” June 15, 1999

Ideabyte, 3Com Gets It Right: Network Management and QoS Without Proprietary Technology,” June 15, 1999

Ideabyte, “DHCP Servers: Dealing with the Possibility of Failure,” June 11, 1999

Ideabyte, “Cabletron Gets More Specific About Its Policy Management,” June 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “Plug and Play QoS in a Box for Voice and Video,” June 9, 1999

Ideabyte, “SSL Persistence When Persistent Connections Aren’t Adequate,” June 8, 1999

Ideabyte, “Turmoil at IBM and Cabletron Impacts Network Groups,” June 7, 1999

Ideabyte, “Chocolate and Peanut M&Ms: New Technology Combines Circuit and Packet Switching,” June 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “ATM: Death Throes or Remarkable Recovery –Depends on the Perspective,” June 4, 1999

Planning Assumption, “CiscoAssure: Getting Closer But Still Lacks Full Functionality,” June 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “planting Seeds for Competitors’ Destruction: F5 is Crazy Like a Fox,” June 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Who are Those Guys? Cisco Puts a Scare intro Leading Stackable vendors,” June 2, 1999

Planning Assumption, “The Role of Load Balancing Switches Quickly Changing as Link Policy and E-Commerce Become Critical,” June 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “KVM Switches Add Real Value,” June 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Another Small Step for Switches but a Major Step for Converged Networks,” June 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “So Much for Theory: Many Layer 4 Switches Fail QoS Test,” May 28, 1999

Ideabyte, “Token-Ring Rebirth or Reading the Tea Leaves Wrong?” May 28, 1999

Ideabyte, “Load Balancing for the Masses, “ May 28, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Terminator: IBM Goes High-End on Ethernet Switch,” May 24, 1999

Ideabyte, “Covering Your Assets Without Bankrupting the Company,” May 21, 1999

Ideabyte, “LAN & WAN Technologies Coverage and Bring Cost Savings,” May 21, 1999

Ideabyte, “Policy Management Window Widens for Small Players<” May 21, 1999

Ideabyte, “A Busy Signal for E-Commerce: Web Server Muscle Machines too Flabby When Performing Secure Transactions,” May 20, 1999

Ideabyte, “Dense and Denser: WDM Coming Soon to a Campus Network near You,” May 19, 1999

Ideabyte, “What Cisco Is Telling Its Resellers,” May 19, 1999

Ideabyte, “Alcatel’s (and Xylan’s ) Plans Become Clear,” May 19, 1999

Ideabyte, “QoSPolicy Management Product Review: Ukiah Software’s NetPolicy Active Policy System,” May 18, 1999

Ideabyte, “QoS/Policy Management Product Review: IPHighway’s OPS 1.0,” May 17, 1999

Ideabyte, “The ‘Dirty Little Secret’ About Identifying VoIP,” May 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “3Com’s Wireless LAN Plan: Pearls After Swine?” May 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “Cisco and HP: The Movement Toward Integration of Policy Management at The System and Network Levels,” May 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Corporate Politics and Directory-Enabled Policy Management,” May 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “More Taste or Less Filling? Performance x Price for Gigabit Switches,” May 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “QoS Will Push Intelligence Closer to the Desktop,” May 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Statistics About QoS Interest Reveal Interest is Growing”, May 7, 1999

Ideabyte, “Xylan Releases Phase II of Its Switched Network Services,” May 7, 1999

Ideabyte, “Hydra is More Intriguing Than Hideous When Viewed in the Closet,” May 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “FlowWise Creating Still Another New Market Niche,” May 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “ArrowPoint Hits the Jackpot With New Functionality,” May 5, 1999

Ideabyte, “If Robert Madge Leads His Company Down a Side Road, Should Customers Remain Loyal and Follow,” May 5, 1999

Ideabyte, “Foundry Networks: Filling in Gaps Before Its IPO,” May 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “MPLS: Vendor Battle Could Slow Up Its Usefulness,” May 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Cisco Keeps Promise by Delivering QPM 1.0 But Significant Functionality Comes Later,” May 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Extreme’s New Policy Management, “ May 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Interphase Chooses to Morph for Higher Growth,” May 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Help is Coming to Measure the Effectiveness of Policy Managers,” April 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Policy Management’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’: Some Applications Hard to Recognize,” April 29, 1999

Ideabyte, “Cisco Acquires Amteva Technologies,” April 29, 1999

Ideabyte, “Best Practices for Monitoring Enterprise Networks,” April 27, 1999

Ideabyte, “FOREplay Has Ramifications for GEC: Does an Acquisition Help Companies?” April 26, 1999

Ideabyte, “One Way to Avoid Forklift Upgrades of Token Ring and Still Increase Speed and Redundancy,” April 26, 1999

Ideabyte, “FDDI to Gigabit Ethernet is a Trend with Some Pitfalls,: April 25, 1999

Ideabyte, “QoS for the Rest of Us: Lucent Preaches Interoperability,” April 23, 1999


Ideabyte, “Who’s Adding More Bandwidth and What Strategies Are They Following?” April 22, 1999

Ideabyte, “IBM’s Policy-Baed QoS,” April 22, 1999

Ideabyte, “QoS Using 802.1p/Q Still has Some ‘Gotchas’”, April 20, 1999

Ideabyte, “Proxim Chooses a Very High-Speed Wireless :LAN Strategy,” April 18, 1999

Ideabyte, “When Dating Makes Sense: Extreme Networks Finds a Partner for Quality of Service,” April 15, 1999

Ideabyte, “Ericsson Jumps Into the IP Market,” April 14, 1999

Planning Assumption, “Creating Effective Service-level Agreements for the Enterprise Network,” April 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Trends in Media Converters,” April 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Load Balancing for the Masses: Coyote Point Systems Focuses on Niche,” April 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Networks Need to Be Smarter Because the End-User Won’t Be: Plug and Play Home Networks,” April 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “Controlling Bandwidth Expenses for the Enterprise Network,” April 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “Alteon Moves Up the Load Balancing Food Chain,” April 9, 1999

Ideabyte, “Internet Telephony Service Providers Critical to VoIP Success,” April 8, 1999

Ideabyte, “Copper Gigabit Ethernet Closer to Standard Status,” April 8, 1999

Ideabyte, “Ten Things Giga Hates to Ask About VoIP Gateways,” April 7, 1999

Ideabyte, “Jimp-Starting the Home LAN Market: Intel Goes for the Influencers,” April 6, 1999

Ideabyte, “Applying Giga Network Switch Evaluation Criteria to Leading Gigabit Ethernet Switching Vendors,” April 5, 1999

Planning Assumption, “Policy-Based IP Quality of Service (Thematic Planning Assumption),” April 2, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Networks Down: Ways to Increase Network Availability,” April 2, 1999

Ideabyte: “Sometimes a Screwdriver is Better Than a Swiss Army Knife: Limitations of All-in-One Load Balancers and Bandwidth Managers,” April 2, 1999

Ideabyte, “Cabletron and the Quest for Interoperable QoS,” April 1, 1999

“Cluster’s Last Stand: An Attractive Load balancing Alternative to Clustering,” April 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “The LAN is Down and We’re Missing Our Daytime Soaps: Desktop Video and the LAN,” March 26, 1999

Ideabyte, “Convergence is Not for Large Enterprises Yet,” March 25, 1999

Ideabyte, “Wake Up! It’s Your Printer From Work with a Message: Alert and Reactive Services Software,” March 23, 1999

Ideabyte, “Intel Accelerates the Move Toward Commodity Networking,” March 22, 1999

Ideabyte, “Is Argon the Kryptonite to Sow Down Super Cisco?” March 22, 1999

Ideabyte, “Beauty and the Beast: Internal SLAs and the Corporate Culture,” March 19, 1999

Ideabyte, “Switching Requires Different Tools: Don’t Use a Hammer When a Screwdriver is Needed,” March 19, 1999

Ideabyte, “Sometimes Little Guys Finish First: The Race Toward a Diff-Serv Solution,” March 18, 1999

Ideabyte, “Another Big, Bad Switch in Town: Nortel Networks Takes on the Neighborhood Bully,” March 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “Why Layer 3 Switches haven’t Taken off,” March 15, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Future Looks Brighter for MPLS and for IP Quality of Service,” March 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Foundry Networks: What is Its Strategic Vision?” March 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “Champagne on a Beer Budget: Network Management for the Masses,” March 11, 1999

Ideabyte, “Finding the Right Crystal Ball to Predict a Network’s Future Performance,” March 11, 1999

Ideabyte, “Multimedia on the Network: What is Required?” March 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “Load Balancing Software: The Third Generation,” March 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “Evaluation Criteria for Load Balancing Software,” March 9, 1999

Ideabyte, “Where the QoS Buck Stops: Maintaining QoS When IP Packets Go LAN to WAN, “ march 5, 1999

Ideabyte, “Being the First Customer for Copper Gigabit Ethernet Might Not Be Wise,” March 5, 1999

Ideabyte, “LAN Bandwidth for the Toaster and the Refrigerator: How Soon for Home LANs?” March 5, 1999

Ideabyte, “Using Francs to Fill in the Gaps: Alcatel Gobbles Up Xylan,” March 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Balancing the Load for Web Servers Without Dropping Anything: Nortel Networks Looks to IPivot,” March 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Ethernet Switches: Where Do IBM and HP Fit In?” March 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Who Can match Cisco for Gigabit Ethernet? A surprising Newcomer Takes on the Champ,” March 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “QoS All in One Box: Proprietary is Easier Than Standards,” March 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “A Time Line for 10Gbps Ethernet,” March 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Update on Nortel Networks’ Policy-Based Quality of Service Platform,” February 25, 1999

Ideabyte, “Switch Wars: Will the Last Vendor Standing Please Turn Off the Lights,” February 23, 1999

Ideabyte, “Evaluation of Xylan’s Policy Management/QoS Products,” February 22, 1999

Ideabyte, “Wireless Questions to Ask Before Making a Purchasing Decision<” February 22, 1999

Ideabyte, “Dr. of Networking: Cisco Certification Comes Close,” February 19 , 1999

Ideabyte, “The Changing LAN Infrastructure at Fortune 1000 Sites,” February 19, 1999

Ideabyte, “Tools for Developing User-Oriented Service-Level Agreements,” February 18, 1999

Planning Assumption, “Achieving Limited QoS with Bandwidth Managers/Traffic Shapers,” February 17, 1999

Ideabyte, “Where’s Madge Networks Going and How Will It Get There?” February 17, 199

Ideabyte, “LAN Management Outsourcing: Where to Go for Help,” February 17, 1999

Ideabyte, “Policy-Based QoS Could Bring Immediate Cost Savings,” February 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “DiffServ vs MPLS is More Than Academic,” February 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “Client/Server Enterprise Storage in LAN Environment,” February 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “QoS: The Real Router Action Will Be at the Edge,” February 16, 1999

Ideabyte, “How to Speed Up a “slow” Microsoft-Based LAN,” February 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Catalyst 5505 and the SmartSwitch 8000: Who Wins?” February 11, 1999

Ideabyte, “Network Environment: 1998 to 2000 Forecast for Fortune 1000,” February 11, 1999

Ideabyte, “Extreme Goes for an IPO,” February 11, 1999

Ideabyte, Evaluation fo Extreme Networks’ Policy-Based QoS,” February 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “IPv6 and QoS,” February 10, 1999

Ideabyte, “And Then There Was One: Olicom and IBM Offer Token Ring Migration While Madge Hangs on,” February 9, 1999

Ideabyte, “Nortel Networks Moves a Step Closer to Unified Management,” February 8, 1999

Ideabyte, “Trends in Wireless LANs,” February 5, 1999

Ideabyte, “All in the Family: Positioning of Cisco Switching Families,” February 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “How You Gonna Keep Cabletron Down on the Farm? Server Farm and a $1 Billion Market are Hard to Resist!” February 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “3Com’s QoS and Policy Management: A closer Look Under the Covers,” February 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Talking Up Quality While Downplaying Reliability: Here Comes the Voice/Data Convergence Hype,” February 3, 1999

Ideabyte, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: What are the Options for Token Ring Migration?” February 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Hubs: No Respect but Still a $2 Billion Business,” February 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “An Exclusive Club You Can Join: Private IP Addressing,” February 1, 1999

Ideabyte, “Evaluation of 3com’s Policy Management/QoS Products,” January 27, 1999

Ideabyte, “Making Sure the Voice From Corporate Doesn’t Sound Like the Voice From Hell,” January 27, 1999

Ideabyte, “Fore X. 3Com in the ATM Marketplace,” January 27, 1999

Ideabyte, “When the Walls Start Closing In: Cabling and Wall Street,” January 27, ,1999

Ideabyte, “Here Come the Policy Servers,” January 25, 1999

Ideabyte, “Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile: Cisco Retools Its Catalyst Switch,” January 25, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Sticky World of Business Intrudes on Academic Diff-Serv,” January 25, 1999

Ideabyte, “Spread Spectrum: A House Divided,” January 21, 1999

Ideabyte, “3Com’s Switches Pave the Way Toward Policy Management,” January 21, 1999

Ideabyte, “A lack Box to Extend Gigabit Ethernet,” January 21, 1999

Ideabyte, “The Quest for Faster Wireless LANs,” January 20, 1999

Planning Assumption, “Building a LAN-Switched Infrastructure for the Millennium,” January 15, 1999

Ideabyte, “Sell It Before the Quality Goes In: The Strange Saga of QoS on Today’s LAN and WAN,” January 14, 1999

Ideabyte, “Cisco Becomes More Competitive in the Low-End Switching Market,” January 13, 1999

Ideabyte, “Ascend and Lucent: Casually Dating or Planning a Marriage?” January 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “Schizophrenia is Not Healthy for a Networking Vendor,” January 12, 1999

Ideabyte, “Switches Rise From the Slime: Invasion of the Bottom Feeders,” January 11, 1999

Ideabyte, “Measuring Network Infrastructure Performance Before the Millennium: First Steps Toward Developing SLAs,” January 5, 1999

Ideabyte, “IP Switch Vendors Plan for the Convergence Equipment War,” January 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “How Do Gigabit Ethernet Switches From Two Startups Compare?” January 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “3Com and Cabletron ATM Switches: How Do You Decide?” January 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “Evaluating ATM Switches,” January 4, 1999

Ideabyte, “Balancing the Load With a Safety Net,” December 28, 1998

Ideabyte, “Future Switches Likely to Come Up NT,” December 28, 1998

Ideabyte, “Cisco’s Aggressive Move Into the Workgroup Switch Market,” December 23, 1998

Ideabyte, “Trunking: The Poor Man’s Gigabit,” December 23, 1998

Ideabyte, “Compaq and Networking: Staged Retreat but no Surrender,” December 23, 1998

Ideabyte, “The Albert Einstein of Switches –But It’s All Relative,” December 22, 1998

Ideabyte, “Backbone Gigabit Ethernet: The Early Adopters,” December 21, 1998

Planning Assumption, “Gigabit Ethernet 1998 Market Forecast,” December 21, 1998

Ideabyte, “No Fault Insurance for the LAN,” December 18, 1998

Ideabyte, “Lucent vs. Cisco: Battle of the Titans,” December 17, 1998

Ideabyte, “Can 3Com Grow into CoreBuilder 9000’s Shoes?” December 15, 1998

Ideabyte, “Key Evaluation Criteria for Network Switches,” December 14, 1998

Ideabyte, “Slow Networks Can Have Many Causes,” December 11, 1998

Ideabyte, “Cheaper Chips Drive Switch Prices Down,” December 10, 1998

Ideabyte, “Road Still Under Construction? 3Com Drives Toward Convergence,” December 10, 1998

Ideabyte, “For Want of a NIC, a Mighty Backbone Can Fall,” December 7, 1998

Ideabyte, “Sniffing Out the Gigabit Ethernet Trail,” December 7, 1998

Ideabyte, “If It Isn’t Broken, Don’t Throw It Away,” December 7, 1998

Ideabyte, “Why IBM Should Buy Cabletron,” December 4, 1998

Ideabyte, “Back From the Dead? Token Ring Lives!,” December 2, 1998

Ideabyte, “LAN Security Checklist,” December 1, 1998

Ideabyte, “HP and Layer 3: High Performance and Low Price?” December 1, 1998

Ideabyte, “Drive in the Middle of the Road and Get Hit By Traffic Going Both Ways?” November 30, 1998

Ideabyte, “Selecting a Backbone: The ATM Decision is Not as Simple as ABC,” November 25, 1998

“Flat Networks Detrimental to VLAN Design,” November 25, 2998

Ideabyte, “What to Do with ‘Orphaned’ LAN Equipment,” November 24, 1998

Ideabyte, “An Achilles Heel Worth Checking: Don’t Skimp On Server’s Adapter Card,” November 23, 1998

Ideabyte, “No Wires but Some Hidden Strings,” November 23, 1998

Ideabyte, “Evaluating Backbone Gigabit Ethernet Switches,” November 20, 1998

Ideabyte, “3Com vs. Nortel Networks: Battle of the Switches,” November 20, 1998

Ideabyte, “Be Careful When Shipping for Layer 4 Switches,” November 20, 1998

Ideabyte, “Jumbo Frames: Sometimes Fatter is Better,” November 20, 1998

Ideabyte, “Keeping Voice Over IP From Becoming a Tower of Babel,” November 19, 1998

Ideabyte, “Always a Bridesmaid and Maybe a Bride: Should Compaq Be Your Switch Vendor?” November 19, 1998

Ideabyte, “Should You Add a Layer 3 Switch Now?” November 19, 1998







































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