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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Katrina I.T. Related News

Cell operators work to restore networks in New Orleans09/06/05 Mobile operators continue their efforts to restore service in the area hit by Hurricane Katrina. T-Mobile appears to be offering the most coverage in New Orleans, a city that is still underwater and dangerous to enter.
Text messaging and Katrina09/06/05 Prior to last week, we thought text messaging was the answer to a question no one asked and had no real value in the U.S. Why type at someone when...
Katrina aftermath IT news09/06/05 As with every big story, there's an IT angle to be had. Check out our Katrina Aftermath IT News page - updated daily - where we've gathered all the IT-related...
Fiber-optic research net gains steam09/05/05 Despite a setback caused by Hurricane Katrina, National Lambdarail, a nationwide fiber-optic network designed to facilitate advanced network technology research, is gaining support.
Katrina tests net service providers09/05/05 While most telecom facilities in the hardest-hit Gulf areas were wiped out during and after Hurricane Katrina, it wasn't for lack of some extraordinary efforts by skeleton carrier crews who remained behind to keep equipment online as windows shattered ar
Computers and water don't mix09/05/05 I have a friend who works for a builder of $1 million custom homes in the Dallas area. Her constant complaint: "I hate water." Leaks cause her more problems than any other service call.
Gulf Coast storm and floods challenge IT09/02/05 At 2 a.m. on Aug. 27, two days before Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Tim Babco grabbed a red binder containing the latest version of SCP Pool Corp.'s disaster recovery plan, put his dog and cat in the car, locked up his house and drove ...
Beware Katrina relief spam09/02/05 Just like after the tsunami disaster, 'Net experts are warning generous souls to be on the lookout for Hurricane Katrina relief spam that lead to phishing sites. USA Today reports...
AP offers NOLA satellite images09/02/05 News about the state of specific New Orleans neighborhoods is at a premium as family and friends try to determine if there's anything left of their homes or property. The...
IT staffers at Starwood hotels begin the road back after Katrina09/01/05 With its three hotels in New Orleans out of commission in the wake of deadly Hurricane Katrina, IT workers at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. are focusing on moving data systems elsewhere so they can get critical operations up and running ...
IT director lends a hand in Thailand08/30/05 Hurricane Katrina's devastation this week has brought home the power of Mother Nature to many in the U.S. Earlier this summer, Senior IT Director K.C. Tomsheck got a first-hand look at Mother Nature's force abroad. He and eight colleagues from ...
Cell phone service takes a big hit in hurricane states08/30/05 In the destructive aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of repair crews from Verizon Wireless and Cingular Wireless are on standby to get into ravaged parts Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to repair waterlogged cell phone systems and equipment.
Red Cross looks to IT for post-Katrina recovery08/30/05 Once Hurricane Katrina has taken a final swipe at Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, the American Red Cross will begin quickly deploying satellite communications and other IT systems in affected areas to help storm victims begin piecing their lives ...

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