Expert Analysis
Content posted in July 2002
Chris Baldwin, General Partner, Charles River Ventures
News  |  7/31/2002  | 
"The days of a 10x return on your investment are gone - it's more like three to four times what you put in, now."
Barry University
News  |  7/30/2002  | 
After a three-day Exchange server outage, the college went with a NetApp NAS filer
The Next Revolution in VPNs
Commentary  |  7/29/2002  | 
Frame relay can do most things that the new network-based VPNs' can do. But NB-VPNs' reduced pricing structure -- they reduce the number of circuits and are easier to budget
News  |  7/29/2002  | 
We tested five managers of managers and found Smarts' InCharge Solution Suite does the best job of delivering on its root cause promises.
Hot MoMs
News  |  7/29/2002  | 
Managers of managers are hot. But talk about high maintenance. Consider implementing a MoM when your networked applications' downtime costs your company big bucks.
Improvements Tighten Lucent's Security Management Server
News  |  7/29/2002  | 
Replete with QoS support, DHCP Relay and Brick DHCP client support, HTTP application filtering, robust TCP protocol inspection, and other new features, LSMS 7.0 puts the squeeze on potential security
SAP DB: The Other Open-Source Database
News  |  7/29/2002  | 
SAP itself will benefit from donating SAP DB 7.2 to the open-source movement, but so will the open-source community.
Rendezvous on the LAN Side
News  |  7/29/2002  | 
Apple's new auto-IP-services discovery protocol will reduce administrative overhead and user training/notifications.
IndyMac Bank
News  |  7/25/2002  | 
It has billions of dollars riding on two Brocade SilkWorm 12000s. What sealed the deal?
Top Ten Summer Tweak
News  |  7/25/2002  | 
We've been itching to make this move - it's now or never
Commentary  |  7/22/2002  | 
Consider the organizational impact of cell phones. Now think bigger. A lot bigger.
Review: SolarWinds Sheds Light on Networks
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
We loaded up our toolbox with gadgets that can pinpoint network problems and get them fixed fast and for a reasonable price. All our entries shone, but one was
TruePass Assures a Safe Journey for Internet Transactions
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
Entrust meets the demand for better Web security services with TruePass. The software identifies participants in a secure Web portal transaction using a digital ID and provides a verifiable transaction
Experience for Sale
Commentary  |  7/22/2002  | 
How do you know a so-called expert can do what he says he'll do and that you're not the real-world facility for some consultant-in-training?
Concentra Health Finds a Cure for Wireless Growth
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
This health services company recently launched custom applications for physicians and physical therapists in most of its 250 clinics nationwide'but it wasn't a pain-free process.
Hold the IP Phone
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
Would you keep your main server in the lobby with an open terminal for anyone to access? No way. But some companies are being nearly as careless by not securing
Developer Dilemma
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
WSCI vs. WSFL vs. BPML. Let the battle for control of Web services specs begin!
In Search of the Enterprise
News  |  7/22/2002  | 
Internet-oriented search engines are now setting their sights on enterprises. Before signing on with one, analyze your documents and your needs so you don't wind up with a pricey search
University of Oxford
News  |  7/18/2002  | 
Its genetics center buys into virtualization to alleviate high storage costs
Michael Brown, Chairman and CEO, Quantum
News  |  7/17/2002  | 
"The reaction from Wall Street, any time you preannounce, is terrible. But we think it's exaggerated."
The Hole Truth
Commentary  |  7/15/2002  | 
Companies rarely admit to security breaches in the first place, much less reveal details that others would find helpful.
Quick Takes
News  |  7/15/2002  | 
NetSec 2002 Computer Security Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco last month featured the introduction of comprehensive security packages that proactively check for weaknesses.
IT, Dotted and Crossed: Contracting with Consultants
News  |  7/15/2002  | 
What looks like a lot of legal mumbo jumbo can save your project or bail you out of a bad situation.
Giving You the Business
Commentary  |  7/15/2002  | 
Rather than view your business peers as naive outsiders, try approaching them as a trusted adviser would. Show them you're on the same team.
Hire Authorities
News  |  7/15/2002  | 
Before calling in the experts, do your research and get the best consultant for the job. Then be prepared to manage that relationship. here's what you need to know.
Open Source: A Rare Pat on the Back
News  |  7/15/2002  | 
Here's how to cope in a world without positive reinforcement for a job well done.
Akara's OUSP 2000 Goes the Distance With Fibre Channel
News  |  7/15/2002  | 
Akara's new OUSP 2000 delivers the data, transporting both Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel over standard Sonet connections -
Dell Powers Its Way Into Higher Density, Managed Switch Connections
News  |  7/15/2002  | 
With its high performance, low price and forward-looking features such as Layer 3 QoS, Dell's new PowerConnect 3248 switch is making a splash in the commodity switch market.
Sun ONE-Up
News  |  7/15/2002  | 
Sun's new low-cost offerings makes it easy to move the enterprise into Web services.
Survey Says...?
News  |  7/12/2002  | 
Survey Says...? Tell us what you'd like to see on our first user survey
News  |  7/9/2002  | 
German bank picks StoreAge to escape IBM lock-in and lower its storage management costs
City of Pforzheim
News  |  7/9/2002  | 
German Stadt took the plunge into virtualization to stop wasting storage resources
Agere Plays Its Hotspot Card
News  |  7/8/2002  | 
Agere's entry legitimizes the hotspot market, and most of the customers for this kind of product -- particularly carriers enticed with transparent billing -- want to deal with established wireless
More Than Location, Location, Location!
Commentary  |  7/8/2002  | 
If you've got some leading-edge stuff going on, invite us over for a visit, and we'll make you a star.
Languistics' B-Monitor Keeps Spam and Malicious Code from Infiltrating E-Mail
News  |  7/8/2002  | 
Using natural language processing methods for e-mail filtering, B-Monitor bypasses problems of the keyword approach. Here's an exclusive peek.
Sockeye's GlobalRoute 2.0 for Managed Routing Services
News  |  7/8/2002  | 
Sockeye takes a new direction with GlobalRoute, a managed service -- not hardware -- that helps companies with multiple Internet connections get top performance for outbound traffic.
Cover Your Assets, Web Style
News  |  7/8/2002  | 
To keep your company's Internet-facing data safe, you must determine how much protection is needed for each of your assets.
Aim for Corporate Instant Messaging
News  |  7/8/2002  | 
What if you could set up your own AIM server with help from the company that invented IM? With AOL's plan to offer a stable server for millions of AIM
Standards Under Siege
News  |  7/1/2002  | 
While developers are beginning to code and verify their sites against W3C standards, many vendors are not keeping up with standards. What's worse, they're not implementing those standards correctly.
Novell Dives Into Web Services
News  |  7/1/2002  | 
By acquiring SilverStream Software, Novell looks to add a whole new dimension to its product line.
MMS: The Muscle Behind the Life Time Fitness Machine
News  |  7/1/2002  | 
Java serves as the building blocks of an up-and-coming health and fitness company's member management system.
How Will We Justify VoIP?
Commentary  |  7/1/2002  | 
The convergence of voice and data networks is inevitable, yet the industry can't explain why.
Quick Takes
News  |  7/1/2002  | 
This week, we look at PoliVec Solution Suite, St. Bernard iPrism 3.2, Agere Systems Orinoco Wireless LAN Manager and AppForge MobileVB.
News  |  7/1/2002  | 
To address the ever-growing need in data centers for fast, reliable backup and recovery, StorServer has released the S10000, an attractive, scalable, affordable backup appliance.
Where The Gloves Come Off
News  |  7/1/2002  | 
To align IT with business goals, Life time created committees for techs and execs. IT planning will never be the same.
And Now For the Heavy Lifting
News  |  7/1/2002  | 
Health club Operator Life Time Fitness pumped up its IT department with a $25 million software project. The potential payoff is huge, but is the investment too much too soon?
Luminous E200: Enlightened Transport for Ethernet
News  |  7/1/2002  | 
Luminous Networks enters the enterprise market with one of the first platforms based on Resilient Packet Ring, or RPR, a proposed IEEE standard.
Feeling the Heat in Redmond
Commentary  |  7/1/2002  | 
The chink in Microsoft's armor remains the high TCO of its software, and not just the indirect costs customers bear for system downtime, security holes and technology lock-in.

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