With Virtual Machines, Management Is Key
Do a deep dive review of your current servers to identify early candidates for virtualization, make sure everyone involved agrees on goals, and update internal policies to reflect this new
Trust in the Workplace: It All Comes Back to YouTube
Why doesn't anyone want to talk about their network usage policies? Is it because how you let your employees use the Internet, IM, and email reflects ï¿¼ to a greater or lesser degree ï¿¼ how you feel about them?
Nortel Continues to Spin in Circles
The revolving door that has been moving top executives at Nortel continued to spin last week as Joel Hackney was named President, Enterprise Solutions and 20 year Nortel vet Steve Slattery bid the company adieu.
Honey, Cisco Shrunk The Infrastructure!
Network Computing says Cisco's new Small Business Communications System (SBCS) stuffs big-enterprise unified communications features into an SMB-size package.
New Cisco Module Underscores Networking Switching Trend
Ciscoï¿¼s new NAC Network Module for Integrated Services Routers does not offer any noteworthy features per se. The security system helps to keep small and medium business networks safe by authenticating, authorizing, evaluating and remediating remote users. The company touted the device mainly because of its ability to be integrated into its 2800 and 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers, thus blurr
Serious About NAC
Network access control gains credibility in the enterprise, but there's a gap between expectation and reality.
Putting Web Services In Context
WS-Context aims to do for SOA what cookies did for the Web. But can it gain widespread support?
In the short term, most users will stick to the previous, less flexible
Enterprise Mashups: Mashed Or Half-Baked?
Enterprise mashup tools are the natural next step for SOA, letting ordinary employees build applications that aren't on IT's radar screen. But security concerns could make this technology a recipe
Powering Network Devices in an Environmentally Friendly Way
One of network industryï¿¼s dirty little secrets is its impact on the environment. As network devices have become more functional and more powerful, they also require more electricity. Not only does this trend have a negative impact on budgets for small and medium sized businesses, but it also leads to burning more fossil fuels, which negatively impacts the environment and increases dependence on foreign fuel sources. Sol
The Cold, Green Facts
Buying energy-efficient technology isn't the only--or even the best--way to cut down on energy consumption in the data center. Rethinking the way you use the technology you already have can