Playbook: Staying One Step Ahead of Performance
Eliminating system or network failures is critical in today's fast-paced environment. Contributing Editor Eric A. Hall walks you through how to analyze and manage your applications performance requirements to help
Wireless LAN gear for the enterprise doesn't make the grade...but that's about to change.
VeriSign, Hero To the Spammers
VeriSign has been entrusted as the authoritative directory provider for all .com and .net domains, and its behavior this year has violated that trust.
New WLAN on Campus
Seven wireless LAN vendors went back to school outfitting new digs for SU's School of Information Studies. But only Airespace earned our bid.
InfiniStream provides high-end tracking of absolutely everything.
TechXNY: Nothing Doing
TechXNY used to be a killer show, with wall-to-wall attendance and tons of new-product announcements.
Fibre Channel isn't your only option. iSCSI SAN offers lower cost, easier deployment, and greater distance.
License To Surf?
Certifying users might feel like we're advancing Internet literacy, but it wouldn't ensure knowledge or compliance.
This Edition: InfoCyclone; Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold; Network Associates McAfee IntruShield 1200; Empirix e-Test Suite for Web Services.
Atheros Ups The WLAN Ante
Should Atheros wait for the IEEE to develop standards innovations and withhold features that solve real-world problems?
Top 11: Blackout Bingo
What happens when someone accidentally knocks out power across a large portion of the eastern seaboard? Scramble to check the UPSes or play Bingo? We suggest a read through the
The Straight and Narrow
Take time to plan your gigabit-to-the-desktop trip, and watch the prices plummet by the time you're ready to roll.
Our World, Welcome to IT
We know you don't get Network Computing for the pictures, but we couldn't publish an entire issue about product testing without sharing diagrams of our own test labs.
DIY Lab Testing
As information technology gets more complex, it's essential to test new hardware and software thoroughly and systematically to ensure compatability, performance, scalability and more.
Does the thought of testing prospective network devices make you long to just drop the system into your live network and cross your fingers? Read on.
Testing To Go
Internal and outsourced labs can be used in balance to get the test done right. Your organization will benefit if you know how to choose the right partner.
Justify My Lab
Testing labs have real costs and benefits; they're just difficult to quantify. Be prepared to make your pitch in terms that management can understand.
Don't let manufacturers wow you with sensational stats, inflated claims and empty promises. We shoot down some favorite vendor come-ons.
The Un-Telephone Companies
Vonage and other providers that deliver phone services over IP are renouncing the name "telephone company" and the regulations that go along with it.
Technology Troubles? Bring 'em On
While spammers always have new tricks up their sleeves, legitimate developers are working just as hard, if not harder, to beat them at their dirty games.
McData's SAN Grab
McData recently announced intentions not only to buy two promising start-ups and invest in a third, but also to remain a serious player in the SAN market.
The Simple Network Management Protocol's new modular architecture and secure-management features in version 3 make adding onto the protocol easier, plus the protocol now encrypts management traffic so that SNMP
Do It Cheap, Do It Now
The mission: Build the Navy's knowledge-management portal quickly, inexpensively and without the help of staff technologists. Luckily, the Navy found an ally in its vendor.
The Navy's new knowledge-management portal gives sailors a collaborative training network to assess and sharpen their skills while keeping brass in touch with the rank and file.
Most IT problems stem from a combination of technical and social issues--and so do the potential solutions.
Siemens OpenScape Suite 1.0; ISSS Stopzilla 3.0; Red Gate Software SQL Data Compare 3; and Neon Software CyberGauge 5.0.
Pushing the Wrong Button On Spam
The head of the Federal Trade Commission, Timothy J. Muris, spoke out recently against a proposed nationwide do-not-spam registry.
Does QoS Deliver?
If you need your data packets in 30 milliseconds or less, it's time to implement network Quality of Service policies.