Stories by Tim Greene

Google urged to beef up Gmail security

Google is weighing whether to encrypt its Web-based Gmail service by default, as suggested by a group of internationally prominent Internet security and legal experts as a way to mitigate privacy and security risks.

Nortel mulls bankruptcy

Nortel has hired lawyers to consider whether it should seek bankruptcy protection, but the company says it has made no decision to do so.

Cisco strengthens UC story with PostPath buy

Cisco is putting up US$215 million for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/gwm/2007/0226msg2.html">PostPath</a> so it can include the company's e-mail and calendaring software in Cisco's upcoming collaboration service, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2007/040507nolle.html">WebEx Connect</a>. But the software could also become a component in a unified communications bundle that businesses buy outright, industry observers say.

Alcatel-Lucent intros Gigabit Ethernet switches

Alcatel-Lucent is delivering a new family of Gigabit Ethernet switches that fit into its architecture for blending data, voice and wireless connectivity and are designed for small and midsize businesses.

Invest in networks despite downturn, Citrix CEO says

Despite a bad economy and restricted IT spending, it's time for businesses to revamp their networks to deliver better-performing applications more economically, the CEO of Citrix Systems told Wednesday's Interop Las Vegas 2008 keynote audience.

Author kicks off Interop: 'IT does matter'

Interop Las Vegas kicked off Tuesday with a lecture from a college professor as the keynote address, a stark contrast to the industry luminaries who filled that slot in the past.