AT&T and Avici Systems put their competitors on notice last week by announcing that Ma Bell has completed its coast-to-coast Internet Protocol network and will use Avici's routers, which carry traffic at 10 gigabits per second.
Making Apple's imac look obese, the $2,500 Panasonic CF-E1 Audio Video Personal Computer that we saw last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas starts with a 15-inch flat-screen display instead of a bulky, heavy, space-heating CRT.
Attendees at the mis Training Institute's recent conference on PKI, in Atlanta, learned that the public-key infrastructure in Microsoft's Windows 2000 Advanced Server Edition lacks features essential to enterprise-level security.
Although conservatives are often elected with the expectation they'll reduce, rather than expand, government, President-elect George W. Bush may find that IT warrants the creation of a subcabinet position of its own.
The Buena Vista Internet Group, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Co., has offered to pay bankrupt e-tailer Toysmart.com $50,000 to destroy its customer database, which contains personal information about shoppers.