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Content posted in December 2002
2003 Survivor's Guide to Infrastructure
News  |  12/31/2002  | 
Strengthen your backbone, smarten up your network and balance your traffic--but don't expect prices to come tumbling down just yet.
Outsmarting the Trends
Commentary  |  12/31/2002  | 
Tech vendors must come to grips with the fact that their products no longer evoke wonderment.
Analyze This! The AirMagnet Laptop Mobile WLAN Analyzer
News  |  12/30/2002  | 
Laptop wireless analyzer is convenient, but no subsitute for a true wireless protocol analyzer.
Comments back online
Commentary  |  12/30/2002  | 
Just a quick note regarding our newly "re-added" comment functionality to The Daily Blog, using J-Soft's REblogger. Since most of the content on The Daily Blog comes from the nearly subconscious minds of our editors, you can save any derision...
a short list of 2002 top _blank lists
Commentary  |  12/30/2002  | 
Well, it's nearly the end of the year as we know it, and I feel fine. In honor of the impending 2002 wink-out, I thought you would enjoy a few off-beat 2002 lists to take you through the new year....
The Business Case
News  |  12/23/2002  | 
Some experts are souring on conventional ROI analysis because the numbers seem to come out of thin air. Here's what's coming next.
News  |  12/23/2002  | 
New DVD formats, high-capacity ATA-based devices--we show you the best places to keep all this informantion.
Veritas Grabs the Horns
News  |  12/21/2002  | 
Veritas Grabs the Horns Bull market or not, Veritas is shooting for growth
Wisconsin Public Service
News  |  12/21/2002  | 
Utility plans to swap out obsolete Dell SAN storage in consolidation project
Buckeye Color Lab
News  |  12/19/2002  | 
Photo processor puts in an IP SAN to cope with escalating storage requirements
Unix Christmas
Commentary  |  12/17/2002  | 
you better !pout !cry you better watchout lpr why santa claus < north pole > town cat /etc/passwd > list ncheck list ncheck list cat list | grep naughty > nogiftlist cat list | grep nice > giftlist santa claus...
Notes from the cave(man)
Commentary  |  12/17/2002  | 
Just a little pre-holiday funny, lifted shamelessly from The NewtonTalk mailing list. $> /bin/tcsh $> Man Woman No manual entry for woman...
Pak Chooie Unf
Commentary  |  12/17/2002  | 
If we're going to link to AYB, we can't forget The Terrible Secret of Space. Warning: This video is disturbingly odd, doesn't make sense, and should not be viewed by children, the sane, hamsters, or frozen banana slices....
Survivor's Guide to 2003
News  |  12/16/2002  | 
Our editors help you identify the most important technologies and trends in seven categories.
2003 Survivor's Guide to Security
News  |  12/16/2002  | 
Make a New Year's resolution to off-load everyday tasks and to spend time researching and implementing new technologies.
Technology Accountability
Commentary  |  12/16/2002  | 
Does financial pressure leave you wondering during software license negotiations: What would Winona Ryder do?
2002 in Review, ala
Commentary  |  12/15/2002  | 
It's nearly that time of year, when Google updates its annual Zeitgeist list...the top of the top of all things Pop. December is still MIA, but you can find out which celebrities, world events, and mobile phone ring tones had...
December 15th issue now online
Commentary  |  12/15/2002  | 
Good morning. We've just published the first installment of our year-end extravaganza, the Survivor's Guide to 2003. Each week until January, we'll bring you a close look at the industry from an IT professional's perspective. This week, Mike Fratto sets...
Hackers on TV
Commentary  |  12/10/2002  | 
Hackers on TV. Here's another TV special on that mythical creature, this time done by TLC. I'm wondering if it will do justice to the title of hacker, or be another MTV True Life: Hackers disgrace. Show airs Wednesday, Thursday,...
Thief, Thief!
Commentary  |  12/9/2002  | 
These must have been good ideas because someone stole them.
The End All of Network Performance Management
News  |  12/9/2002  | 
We tested six end-to-end management products and evaluated their root-cause analysis, data collection and reporting features.
Buy the Best Mousetrap
Commentary  |  12/9/2002  | 
Don't just clip vendors from RFPs because they're not household names with pristine balance sheets.
Xandros Propels Desktop Linux
News  |  12/9/2002  | 
With its Microsoft Explorer look and feel, Xandros' new operating system aims to prove Linux is ready for the desktop.
High on Fibre
News  |  12/9/2002  | 
We tested three Fibre Channel switches to determine how compatible they really are.
Legal Eagle: Wanna Buy the Brooklyn Bridge?
Commentary  |  12/9/2002  | 
Some products may comply with some parts of HIPAA, but they're far from comprehensive solutions.
SymPhone Organizes and Takes Calls
News  |  12/9/2002  | 
If your environment combines PDAs and WLANs or you are planning to deploy one that does, take a look at this voice-over-WLAN application.
Software Legislation: Read the Fine Print
News  |  12/9/2002  | 
The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) will be arriving in state legislatures soon.
WLAN Security: Five Simple Truths
News  |  12/9/2002  | 
If you see someone driving with what looks like a Pringles potato chip can pointing out of the passenger window, don't be alarmed
Eclipse: Overshadowing All Other IDEs?
News  |  12/9/2002  | 
The IBM-led Eclipse Consortium has been telling the world about the power of Eclipse for months.
News  |  12/6/2002  | 
Think of 2003 as the year the cheap, quick and dirty get a jump on the big, complex and expensive.
2003 Survivor's Guide to Mobile and Wireless
News  |  12/6/2002  | 
Embedded wireless capabilities, enterprise digital assistants and smart antennas will emerge, but some major barriers will remain unbroken.
One for All
Commentary  |  12/6/2002  | 
The word survival means so much more than picking the right technology and figuring out how to justify the cost.
2003 Survivor's Guide to Digital Convergence
News  |  12/6/2002  | 
This will be the year to come to grips with network delay, jitter and packet loss, implementing network QoS and applying content-delivery technologies.
The Cisco Hammer
News  |  12/5/2002  | 
The Cisco Hammer Looks like Big C could pound into the Fibre Channel market with a fury. But there are some X factors
Chugging along
Commentary  |  12/5/2002  | 
Thanks to James Lutter who pointed out that IE 6.0 users would encounter problems with the NWC Inc. web site. We're using cookies to navigate through the site ( we store the customer id and first name of the customer...
Beware the Initiative
Commentary  |  12/4/2002  | 
No, it's not some evil government faction - but according to Mike Fratto, the Initiative for Software Choice (ISC) may as well be. In a special online-only buzzcut, Mike explains how this organization is all about actually squashing choice -...
Beware the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
News  |  12/4/2002  | 
Logically, you would think an organization called The Initiative for Software Choice (ISC) would be for software choice. But it's not, and make no mistake about it.
Pillar Data Systems
News  |  12/4/2002  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is piping $100M into the next-gen NAS startup. Now what?
AOL ends popups but not quite
Commentary  |  12/3/2002  | 
AOL ends popups ads. That's good. But they are rethinking about using rich-media advertising. That's bad. AOL will no longer accept 3rd party popups. That's good. But they will still use popups for advertising AOL and Time Warner features. That's...
December 2nd issue online
Commentary  |  12/3/2002  | 
Good day everyone. After a lengthy hiatus, we're back on the air with the latest issue of Network Computing for your perusal. In addition to the usual set of Sneak Previews and Workshops, we've got a terrific feature on our...
Software Focus
News  |  12/2/2002  | 
In choosing apps for NWC Inc., we had to overcome of glitches, faulty assumptions and Murphy's Law.
Spam Advice: Don't Panic!
News  |  12/2/2002  | 
The spam problem is getting so bad many IT shops are behaving irrationally, installing any antispam software they can find.
Building Blocks
News  |  12/2/2002  | 
Read about the hardware and facilities decisions that brought NWC Inc. to life.
A Start-Up is Born
News  |  12/2/2002  | 
Learn everything there is to know about NWC Inc. -- dedicated to business applications testing.
Array of Light
News  |  12/2/2002  | 
Array Networks' Array TM uses a modular system and slick GUI to make light work of heavy traffic management.
Not Your Grandfather's Model T
News  |  12/2/2002  | 
Palm's Tungsten T is Bluetooth-enabled, uses a new OS and comes bundled with a host of networking features.
Laying Tracks With Open Source
News  |  12/2/2002  | 
Union Pacific is building a new generation of intranet and customer apps based on Web technology, with open-source Apache Unix Web servers at the heart.
Oracle's Timely Entrance
News  |  12/2/2002  | 
Oracle appears at last ready to enter the hot (and messy) collaboration-tools market.
NWC Inc., creating quality widgets since 2002
Commentary  |  12/1/2002  | 
As you may have noticed with the publication of this week's magazine, we have officially launched NWC Inc.! Kudos and congrats go out to Lori, Steve, Ron, et al. for their great work in sending this ship out to sea...

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