Clearing Database Network Clogs
Databases are more likely than ever to cause network congestion. We examine how to fine-tune the ways your client application queries the database so you can break up those bottlenecks.
Microsoft Redefines 'Sharing'
Redmond hopes their "Shared Source" initiative shows they're becoming more "open" and that you don't need open source. Unfortunately, it doesn't.
Speak Our Language
It's about selling an image, product be damned. Sort out the details later.
Bring On the Innovators
Even as profit margins narrow, innovators will pile in. Evidently, there's always room for more.
Should IT shops hire security personnel with criminal records?
SurfControl Stamps Out IM
Their Instant Message Filter for controlling instant messaging and peer-to-peer traffic has caught the eye of the press, but not in a good way.
St. Bernard UpdateExpert 6.0, Winternals Recovery Manager, Iona Mobile Orchestrator
Arming Your Top Security Guns
Cenzic's Hailstorm Protocol Modeler isn't for everyone, but if you can swing the cost and know an RFC violation from a SQL disclosure vulnerability, it's the tool for you.
For Converged Networks, It's All In the Delivery
Today it's all about technologies that deliver audio, graphics, text and video in VoIP systems, multimedia presentations, training videos and executive communications to customers, employees and partners throughout the enterprise
Business Apps Land Starring Role
Business applications are no longer just tools to help you do business; in many cases, these complex pieces of software run your business.
Warehouse Data Earns Its Keep
MasterCard International's technology operation is best known for authorizing, clearing and settling transactions the moment a credit card is swiped. But it's how that information is processed when it reaches
We're on Our Way to the Utility Data Center
Among this dizzying array of products and technologies, we've identified some key trends of late--notably server consolidation and burgeoning support for the iSCSI protocols.
Management Apps Span a Widening Spectrum
Whether your CFO's buzzword du jour is ROI or TCO, network and systems management products must deliver immediate returns, or no sale. Find out which NSM products get our
The 9th Annual Well-Connected Awards
300. That's the number of products we estimate the editors of Network Computing evaluated in our Real-World Labs during the past year. Now, we're ready to award the best
Scanning the Airwaves
Handheld wireless LAN analyzers put monitoring and troubleshooting data about your WLAN directly into your field technicians' hands. We examined four of them and bestowed top honors to AirMagnet's
Invest in a Cable Tester
The best insurance for your network is testing, cable by cable. Today's slick standards-based Cable testers ferret out bad wiring.
Cyclades' PM8 gives administrators secure remote access to power management.
You have to continually evaluate new products so you know the options -- should you need to make a change.
First-Class IT Service
McCarran International Airport's management's commitment to customers, as evidenced in the success of its CUTE program, holds the promise of new initiatives -- from a gigabit network to secure wireless
Most organizations will not realize the benefits IT can provide until they adjust their business practices.
2003 Server Mystery
Microsoft is encouraging customers to migrate to Windows Server 2003, but it's not clear why they should.
Microsoft asks federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's ruling that requires Microsoft to include Sun's Java with Windows XP.
We take peeks at NetVision Integrated Security Policy Management 4.0, KnowledgeBase Solutions KnowledgeBase.net 3.0, Interwoven OpenDeploy 5.6 and Sarvega XESOS Studio.
Las Vegas' MacCarran International airport has more than recouped its investment in common-use equipment, leading the way for other U.S. airports to eliminate proprietary airline systems that track flights, passengers
It's Time To Take a Look At SIP
Session Initiation Protocol is finally here, and it works. We examine how this versatile signaling protocol can help you set up collaborative multimedia conferencing and voice enabled e-commerce.