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Content tagged with Networking posted in August 2008
Startup Of The Week: IT Management Online
News  |  8/27/2008  | offers SaaS-based management for the Global 2000.
Rolling Review: Foundry's Network Design Builds In Capacity
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
Company's architecture, although not spectacular, would get the job done for TacDoh.
Group Policy: Replace Or Enhance?
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
Active Directory compliance tools promise improved visibility and streamlined management, but first decide whether you want a point product or a broader compliance suite since vendor offerings vary widely.
More LAN Switch Choices Emerge
Commentary  |  8/26/2008  | 
Like Goldilocks, small and medium businesses often have difficultly finding network equipment that is just right for them. Sometimes, the devices lack sufficient horsepower and functionality to meet their networking needs. In other cases, these systems come with a lot of functionality but it often beyond their price range. Customers desire products that intersect somewhere between those two points.
Video Demand Spearheads 802.11n Wi-Fi At Colleges
News  |  8/25/2008  | 
Several vendors led by Aruba, Cisco, Meru Networks, and Trapeze Networks are deploying 802.11n networks on campuses across North America.
6 Switches For SMBs
Commentary  |  8/25/2008  | 
The newest family of switches from networking equipment provider AdTran offers smaller and growing businesses a rich feature set at an accessible price point.
Time To Halt Runaway VM Sprawl
News  |  8/16/2008  | 
Companies creating virtual machines without governance and change management equivalent to physical servers are headed for trouble.
Rolling Review: Web 2.0 Tools Demand A Cautious Approach
News  |  8/16/2008  | 
Map out security and answer data ownership questions before you deploy.
Extreme Networks' RFP Response Would Keep TacDoh Cooking
News  |  8/13/2008  | 
Company's switch architecture offers power and capacity to spare, but the company's status as a pure infrastructure player is cause for caution.
HP To Acquire Colubris Networks
News  |  8/11/2008  | 
Colubris products provide wireless access, management, and security, as well as 802.11n capabilities.
Juniper Centralizes And Unifies Network Management
News  |  8/7/2008  | 
Network and Security Manager 2008.1 is a centralized network manager for Juniper's NetScreen Firewall, IDP appliance, M-Series routers, and EX-Series switches.
Rolling Review: Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch
News  |  8/6/2008  | 
The vendor's proposed network design for our fictional company is flexible but needs more power.
Videoconferencing For Growing Companies
Commentary  |  8/6/2008  | 
Videoconferencing has benefits for companies of all sizes, but smaller companies face some special challenges. For one thing, the cost of travel can hit especially hard, but they may have trouble coming up with capital to install their own videoconferencing systems. But while working on a column on the social factors affecting videoconferencing, I talked to one midsized company that's making it work.

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