* VDV VDV Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen
VDV Verband Deutscher Vermessungsingenieure eV (Germany)
VDV Vozdushno-Desantnye Voyska (Russian Federation Airborne Forces)
VDV Voice Data Video Expo trade show and conference, Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. , May 20-21, provides information on the voice, data and video marketplace, and industry products, services and suppliers. The event, founded by electrical industry members, is open to anyone involved with voice, data and video cabling. Find out more at www.ydvexpo.org.
* Vanguard Enterprise Security Expo 2001, Reno, NV, June 3-8--geared to IT professionals who are responsible for improving the security of their enterprise computing environments--offers real-world, practical solutions for protecting corporate information assets. Visit www.go2vanguard.com
* The Internet Security Conference, Los Angeles, June 4-8, focuses on anti-hacking and privacy, and features security industry experts who will expose hacking in exact detail. Gain the knowledge and means to protect networked information assets, and to conduct forensic analysis after cyberattacks. Get details at www.tisc2001.com.
* The Wireless Communications Association (WCA (Web Clipping Application) An application for a Palm PDA that accepts an abbreviated version of a Web page for efficient display on the PDA's limited screen size. ) annual show, Broadband Now! WCA 2001, Boston WOrld Trade Center, June 24-27, hosts a special international forum the 24th and the official opening on the 25th. Michael Keith, AT&T Fixed Wireless Services president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , is the keynoter key·not·er
One who gives a keynote address. for the show, which also will include discussions and presentations from more than 200 providers and manufacturers of fixed wireless broadband services. Registration information is available at www.wcai.com
* Mobile Commerce World Latin America 2001, Mexico City, June 27-29, offers marketing and business development opportunities for those exploring the region's explosive mobile economy. Decision makers from a variety of markets--among them telecommunications, retail, Internet, ISPs and ASPs--are encouraged to attend. Learn more at www.mobilecommerceworld.com.
* FutureNet 2001, Grand Bahama Island, June 22-24, offers telecommunications solution provider executives the opportunity to address key technological issues. This year's event looks at 3G and optical networks, architectural issues, and proven telecom business models. Barry West, executive VP and CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey. of Nextel, and Bill Lenahan, CEO of KMC KMC
kitten mortality complex. Telecom, will lead attendees through three days and two nights of industry insight. See last year's recap at www.future net2001.com.
SERVER, LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. , VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. MARKET REPORTS
Big Blue is still the 800-pound gorilla in the worldwide server market, according to the latest report from research firm IDC. In 2000, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) (www.ibm.com) shipped more than 608,000 servers, 77% more than Sun Microsystem's (www.sun.com) nearly 344,000. In the fourth quarter of last year, IBM also passed Unix server maker Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com) in Unix server market share.... Local area network equipment sales are expected to grow by an annual average of more than 27% through 2005, according to a study by Business Communications Co. (www.bccresearch.com). The study predicts the ethernet market will comprise more than 50% of the $236 billion in total sales in 2005.... Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) has identified NetScreen Technologies (www.netscreen.com) as first in the number of low-end (100 or fewer tunnels) VPN hardware units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2000. According to the report, VPN hardware revenues totaled $835 million in 2000, with firewall sales hitting $1.1 billion.
MIXED NEWS ON THE BROADBAND FRONT
The broadband modern market slowed in revenue and units shipped in the last quarter of 2000, foreshadowing fore·shad·ow
tr.v. fore·shad·owed, fore·shad·ow·ing, fore·shad·ows
To present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand; presage.
fore·shad the current technology slowdown, according to a report from Cahners In-Stat Group. Alcatel (www.alcatel.com) was the market leader for DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary customer premise equipment shipments, while 3Com's (www.3com.com) market share increased from 10% to 19% in the quarter.... Broadwing Communications (www.broadwing.com) has completed its all-optical central ring, the second of three rings in its 18,500-mile long-haul network.... Lucent Technologies (www.lucent.com), in a $25-million deal, will supply optical access technology for Jazztel plc's fiber-optic network in Spain and Portugal.... Hybrid Networks (www.hybrid.com) is supplying Sprint (www.sprint.com) with high-end equipment for managing data transmission and wireless broadband routers for customers in the Chicago area.... Cable & Wireless (www.cw.com) is leasing 24 dark fiber strands for service in several U.S. cities from American Fiber Systems (www.american fibersystems.com).
NO SLOWDOWN FOR E-BUSINESS
E-business expenditures by end-users are expected to increase from $4.3 billion this year to $11.6 billion in 2005, a 171% jump, according to Infonetics Research. The growth will be fueled by caching, storage and server technologies.... According to The Kelsey Group (www.kelseygroup.com), "The voice Web and voice applications markets will reach $41 billion by 2005.... BMC Software (www.bmc (BMC Software, Inc., Houston, TX, www.bmc.com) A leading supplier of software that supports and improves the availability, performance, and recovery of applications in complex computing environments. .com), a provider of e-business systems management, will use ATM network services from Qwest Communications (www.qwest.com) and KPNQwest (www.kpnqwest.com) for its U.S. and European operations.... Global One (www.globalone.com) has expanded its international voice over IP service to support e-business activity in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The company now provides its VPN service to more than 220 countries and territories. The company also announced a major data and voice contract with DuPont Corp. (www.dupont.com) to interconnect its 150 sites in Europe, the Middle East and Africa Europe, the Middle East and Africa, usually abbreviated to EMEA, is a regional designation used for government, marketing and business purposes. It is particularly common amongst North American based companies, who often divide their international operations into the , using frame relay and ATM.