Do It Yourself DNS
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
IBM and Microsoft prefer to strong-arm their customers and generate a revenue stream by forcing them to adopt vendor-controlled standards.
Microsoft lays the foundation for the autonomic data center based on XML and an open framework. Time for a "FUDBust!"
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.
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.
Given SCO's ability to fling a wrench into open-source development, enterprises will ask if the model is stable after all.
Shoot for the Moon
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
Service-level agreements boost enterprise profitability and competitive position while spotlighting the business value IT adds to the organization.
Peeks at Redline Networks E|X 3250, Reliable Software Code Co-op 4.0, Shavlik Technologies HFNetChkPro 4.0 and Alcatel OmniPCX Enterprise.
WLAN Standards, Cisco-Style
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
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?
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
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.
Vector Networks' PC-Duo desktop-management app is an affordable alternative for most networks.
Premium Network, Four Ways
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
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
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.
Early Warning System
A data-mining application originally conceived to forecast staffing and supply needs now helps Children's Hospital Boston spot bioterrorism outbreaks.
This edition, we "Bust" Cisco's purchase of network security software vendor Okena.
This edition, we take peeks at NetSupport Manager, NetPro Secure ADLS, SMC Networks Barricade and Array Networks Array SP.
The Age of iSCSI
The promise of true block-based storage on an IP network using current infrastructures has been long awaited.
Projects That Defy ROI
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
Don't be fooled. Your wireless network won't be secure until your transition to RSN is complete.
IBM Redoes DB2 as Data Integrator
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
Crossbeam's behemoth lets you house all your security applications under one roof.
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
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.