Network Monitoring Systems
We tested nine SNMP monitors that cost less than a grand. Our top pick lit up our world with its Layer 2 mapping and advanced toolset.
Asset Management Systems
We tested six asset management systems to see which one managed both hardware and software resources most effectively. Our Editor's pick won for its superior auto-discovery and great price.
Wireless-Enabled PDAs and Smart Phones
When prepping your network for wireless-enabled PDAs, it's important to develop constructive policies that provide a reasonable amount of user choice within a manageable environment capable of supporting enterprise apps.
Wi-Fi: Resisting Users' Independence
The FCC recently ruled that the University of Texas at Dallas cannot restrict the Wi-Fi activity of students living off campus. But enterprises should create policies to limit rogue Wi-Fi
Asset Management Grows Up
Asset management systems have grown up, offering better auto-discovery and advanced software tracking. Now's the time to seize the initiative and garner a fistful of savings!
Web Services Management, Security Converge
Digital Evolution's purchase of Flamenco Networks will combine the assets of two emerging Web services management and security companies. Signs are that the merger could be the first of many
Too Late for Fiber?
FTTH stands to increase end-to-end reliability and troubleshooting capabilities enormously. But has the ship already sailed for fiber optics?
Console servers offer smooth device-switching, authentication and encryption with easy access to remote locations. Find out which of the three we tested won our Editor's Choice for its mix of
The Thin AP "Weight Debate"
The need for multiband functionality and other strategic services requires more, not less, intelligence at the edge.
One reader charges, "I can't believe NWC picked the Tribune as a shining example of management. I'd sooner flip burgers than work for that outfit."
Sun Microsystems' Fire V40z
Sun Microsystems' Sun Fire V40Z x86 3U server offers 32- and 64-bit OSs using AMD processors to provide true four-way power.
What's Behind Cisco's SIP Buy
Unofficially, the purchase of Dynamicsoft gives Cisco key expertise needed to further its enterprise VoIP solution.
Wireless SLAs: Hype Or Boon?
Whether Sprint's pioneering service level agreement is hype or substance, it is changing the wireless landscape.
Huzzah! for Web Services
Solica Consulting Ltd, a GoldMine?? reseller and developer of add-on products for GoldMine, and StrikeIron???, Inc., a provider of online services and software, today announced the availability of Solica GoldDNC??? for GoldMine. What the heck is that? StrikeIron has a...
JP Morgan Chase To IBM: You're Fired!
J.P. Morgan Chase decided it was better off using the business-technology resources and strategies it got from Bank One than handing them over to IBM.
IBM, Intel Boost Blade Market Solutions
With their recent move to make design specifications for IBM's BladeCenter available to developers via royalty-free licenses, Intel and IBM are hoping to jump-start the blade server market for system
The open source IDE Eclipse has its own con. How cool is that? You'll get to hear about new features, attend tutorial sessions and participate in forums with Eclipse developers. If there's a feature you've wanted to see, this is...