Sum Of All Virtual Fears
Do virtualized servers???and, increasingly, desktop virtual environments that may circumvent corporate security standards???expose your applications and sensitive data to risk? We take the pulse of the marketplace and ask readers
OpenID: Single Sign On for the Web?
Upstart identity system has attracted major backers but faces low adoption and competition from Windows CardSpace and Novell's Bandit Project. Can it reach critical mass?
Time to Think of HP in Networking, Not Computer, Terms
Looking for a high-performance, low cost Ethernet switch. Chances are names like Cisco, Nortel, 3Com and Extreme Networks pop into your mind when you start your search. Yet, the hottest company in the switch area is none of these companies; it is Hewlett-Packard, which sells the ProCurve product line. Surprised, surprise, surprise.
Baby Steps Toward CMDB Federation
CMDB interoperability is one small step closer to reality with the release of a draft specification for CMDB federation. However, much work still needs to be done before IT
Skype Recovers from Windows Smackdown
Skype service is "back to normal" as of Saturday morning after an outage last week knocked out the popular VoIP service for two days and left many small businesses fuming.
A Look at POE Plus
Power-hungry devices will satiate their appetites with the IEEE's upcoming 802.3at standard.
Dell to push storage for small business
Dell is apparently getting serious about promoting advanced storage for small and midsize companies. According to an email that just landed in my inbox, CEO Michael Dell himself is coming to San Francisco on September 10 to explain how Dell plans to change the economics of storage for smaller companies.
Rolling Review: In-Line NAC
We sent five in-line NAC vendor a detailed invitation letter with breakdowns of our equipment and made ourselves available for questions. We asked vendors to supply a solution they would