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Content tagged with Networking posted in March 2003
Do It Yourself DNS
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
A DNS appliance can help you effectively allocate your IT resources. Flexibility and security make BlueCat Networks' Adonis the one to admire.
IBM, Microsoft Shun W3C
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
IBM and Microsoft prefer to strong-arm their customers and generate a revenue stream by forcing them to adopt vendor-controlled standards.
FUD Busters
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Microsoft lays the foundation for the autonomic data center based on XML and an open framework. Time for a "FUDBust!"
Wireless IP Video Secures Lots
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Wireless surveillance system improves airport's parking-lot security.
Open Wide, This Won't Hurt a Bit
Commentary  |  3/31/2003  | 
Tech support ain't what it used to be. In fact, it's about as painful as a root canal...without the Novocain.
Last Mile
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
This Edition: Top 11 Ways the world would be different if OS/2 had won the operating systems race; Get Your Hack On; Alternative Fuel.
Innovation Through Exaggeration
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Imagine what could have happened with the much-publicized launch of Intel's wireless-enabled Centrino platform.
PeopleSoft and IM: The Odd Couple
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
Maintaining IM and ERP separately can keep your options open.
Quick Takes
News  |  3/31/2003  | 
We take a look at WARP Solutions 2063e Version 3 Edge Appliance, Tasman Networks Tasman 1004, WiMetrics WiSentry Wireless Access Point Detection System and AlertSite Transaction Recorder.
Collateral Damage
Commentary  |  3/31/2003  | 
Given SCO's ability to fling a wrench into open-source development, enterprises will ask if the model is stable after all.
Apple Xserve Is A Tasty Server
News  |  3/22/2003  | 
Nework Computing takes a look at Apple Computer's Xserve and found it easy to manage, configure and install.
Shoot for the Moon
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
You can get good deals for your infrastructure dollars, but you must do your homework first. Investigate standards compliance and decide if you want to take the single-vendor or best-of-breed
How SLAs Are Used
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
Service-level agreements boost enterprise profitability and competitive position while spotlighting the business value IT adds to the organization.
Apple Xserve Is a Tasty Server
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
Using this full-featured little unit is as easy as pie.
On Location at McCarran International Airport: Sneak Peek
Commentary  |  3/21/2003  | 
Go Behind the scenes with NWC editor Jonathan Feldman as he prepares for his upcoming April 17th "On Location" story on McCarran International Airport, and their efforts to network each
Quick Takes
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
Peeks at Redline Networks E|X 3250, Reliable Software Code Co-op 4.0, Shavlik Technologies HFNetChkPro 4.0 and Alcatel OmniPCX Enterprise.
On Location at McCarran International Airport: First Impressions
Commentary  |  3/21/2003  | 
Go Behind the scenes with NWC editor David Joachim as he prepares for his upcoming April 17th "On Location" story on McCarran International Airport, and their efforts to network each
Making Mobile Apps Networkable
Commentary  |  3/21/2003  | 
If you want mobile application reliability, don't make assumptions about network quality.
WLAN Standards, Cisco-Style
News  |  3/21/2003  | 
Cisco needs to avoid even the appearance that it's thwarting standards, and by that measure, Cisco Compatible Extensions is a bad idea.
Special Top 11 List
Commentary  |  3/20/2003  | 
Sometimes our twice-monthly Last Mile feature in Network Computing just won't hold all of the great ideas we receive from our readers. In this case, we just couldn't hold onto the following Top 11 List, which harkens back to February's...
What Internet Slowdown?
Commentary  |  3/17/2003  | 
The value of nonfinancial goods companies are selling and reselling to one another over the internet in 2003 is in the trillions.
Telco Monopolies Back in Vogue
News  |  3/17/2003  | 
The FCC recently attempted to clear up many elements of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. In doing so, it has created an even bigger mess.
Network Management On the Cheap
News  |  3/17/2003  | 
Here's what to expect from low-cost network-management tools.
Mass Management
News  |  3/17/2003  | 
Vector Networks' PC-Duo desktop-management app is an affordable alternative for most networks.
Premium Network, Four Ways
News  |  3/17/2003  | 
CradletoGrave, our fictional insurance company, is in the market for an end-to-end infrastructure that will help it outmatch the competition. Foundry filled the bill, and its standards compliance earned top
Knowing If Linux Is Right For You
News  |  3/16/2003  | 
For cash-strapped schools, as well as businesses with tight pursestrings, open source technology may offer an appealing choice over costly proprietary software.
Creating Business Value
Commentary  |  3/10/2003  | 
Without credibility, you're nothing. You'll be getting in the way of your company's ability to leverage technology to boost its bottom line.
Technology ROI: The Siemens Formula
News  |  3/10/2003  | 
Projects that don't have a direct impact on the bottom line aren't vital.
Early Warning System
News  |  3/10/2003  | 
A data-mining application originally conceived to forecast staffing and supply needs now helps Children's Hospital Boston spot bioterrorism outbreaks.
Novell Ships NetWare 6.5 Beta, Now Featuring Kitchen Sink
News  |  3/10/2003  | 
Novell's newest incarnation of NetWare, at last ready for public beta tests, features improvements to iFolder, iPrint and iManage.
News  |  3/10/2003  | 
This edition, we "Bust" Cisco's purchase of network security software vendor Okena.
Quick Takes
News  |  3/10/2003  | 
This edition, we take peeks at NetSupport Manager, NetPro Secure ADLS, SMC Networks Barricade and Array Networks Array SP.
The Age of iSCSI
News  |  3/10/2003  | 
The promise of true block-based storage on an IP network using current infrastructures has been long awaited.
Projects That Defy ROI
News  |  3/3/2003  | 
By strict ROI standards, security and disaster recovery projects shouldn't get any funding because they don't produce revenue or cut costs. Here's how some IT shops make the case.
The WLAN's Weakest Link
Commentary  |  3/3/2003  | 
Don't be fooled. Your wireless network won't be secure until your transition to RSN is complete.
IBM Redoes DB2 as Data Integrator
News  |  3/3/2003  | 
IBM continues to transform DB2 from a database-management system into a data-management system with the introduction of DB2 Information Integrator (II) 8.1.
One for All
News  |  3/3/2003  | 
Crossbeam's behemoth lets you house all your security applications under one roof.
Career Coach
News  |  3/3/2003  | 
This edition: Entry-Level job pays the bills, but how do you beat the boredom? Also, can an interviewer ask about your sick leave?
Lessons From the Field: Beyond ROI
News  |  3/3/2003  | 
Business managers had to learn to talk tech a few years ago, and now the tables have turned. Here's a primer on building your business credentials and credibility.
Making the Case for Both Disk and Tape
News  |  3/3/2003  | 
If you're still reeling from an excruciatingly slow tape backup, consider this: Emerging disk-to-disk technology could change all that.
Adomo Brings Your E-Mail to Life
News  |  3/3/2003  | 
Exchange program lets remote users phone for e-mail.

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