Stories by Stephen Lawson

3G modems for laptops booming

Fast cellular modems for laptops are flying out the door as business users hit the road and tire of looking for Wi-Fi hotspots, an ABI Research analyst said Friday.

CTIA panel: Open phones are more vulnerable

The opening up of the mobile industry is great news for application developers but not so good for IT security professionals who want to sleep at night, executives from the security industry said Thursday.

Disk storage stayed strong in Q2

The disk storage industry defied economic gloom in the second quarter with strong increases in both capacity sold and revenue, according to two research companies.

Nortel uses USB drive to secure remote work

Nortel hopes to tackle the security of remote work with an "office on a stick," a USB drive that can link an employee's PC with a corporate VPN and keep all the information from a session encrypted.

Intel: WiMax to slash device time-to-market

The certification process for WiMax devices will allow vendors to get new products out to mobile broadband users in one-third the time it takes to put a phone on a carrier's 3G network, Intel said at its developer conference last week.

HP results gain on laptop, blade sales

Hewlett-Packard's revenue and profit grew in its fiscal third quarter, largely on the strength of sales outside the Americas, with laptop and blade-server sales among the high points.