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Content posted in January 2003
Register Away
Commentary  |  1/31/2003  | 
I just couldn't let it sit. You can now register as a customer of NWC Inc. I'm going to tell you now - do NOT enter real credit card information. Make it up. We don't want real info in those...
Place your orders, please
Commentary  |  1/31/2003  | 
Well finally. I managed to get back into the swing of things and get the order process complete. At least from an order entry standpoint. You also get to choose a delivery method: NWC Standard (guy on a bike) $5.95...
Simulations
Commentary  |  1/30/2003  | 
Our base simulations are now running. We're receiving orders and getting new inventory on a daily basis. An average of 720 transactions per day will be occuring. Right now they aren't scheduled around any specific time of day. A cron...
IT Minute: Lotusphere 2003 Report
Commentary  |  1/30/2003  | 
Hi folks, I've just posted a Real Audio report by Ron Anderson, direct from this week's Lotusphere conference in Orlando Florida. Tune in to hear Ron talk about Lotus' plans to migrate away from NFS and toward DB2, its new...
RSS info on tap
Commentary  |  1/29/2003  | 
For those of you who are experimenting with or just interested in content syndication via RSS, I've compiled the following set of articles, tools and syndication feeds. I hope you find this list and our own set of RSS feeds...
SQL Sapphire/Slammer: MS apps that installe MSDE:
Commentary  |  1/28/2003  | 
If you have these deployed applications deployed, you need to patch them against the SQL worm....
Apple eat your, um, core out
Commentary  |  1/27/2003  | 
Who needs Ellen Feiss, when you've got Ubergeek.tv and its new Switch to Linux animation....
SQL Saphhire: Woe to Those Who Don't Patch
Commentary  |  1/27/2003  | 
As you're probably aware, a massive worm attack using Microsoft's SQL Server 2000 surfaced over the weekend. It's a nasty worm; reports on various lists claim packet loss on NAPs (network access points) reaching 90 percent. Those of you...
The Winding Road to Wireless WANs
Commentary  |  1/27/2003  | 
WLANs are the mobility tool du jour because they provide excellent performance at dirt-cheap prices.
It's a mad world
Commentary  |  1/26/2003  | 
Up for grabs on ebay: Complete staff of ZDNet Tech Update, formerly a vital division of one of the top ten highest-trafficked sites on the Web, currently available to instantly implement professional Web site or print magazine. Bi-coastal staff has...
The most annoying spam of 2002
Commentary  |  1/26/2003  | 
According to a BBC News article, 30 percent of all email is spam. Of course anyone could tell you that, but have you ever wondered what the top 10 spam messages-types were for 2002? The folks at Surf Control did...
New site content
Commentary  |  1/26/2003  | 
Hi everyone, We've just posted the first installment of our February 6th issue. In this issue we've got a very comprehensive review of Dual-mode Access Points by Jesse Lindeman & Julio Caraballo. Plus we have a workshop on how to...
Switches!
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
We now have our new Cisco stuff and things are very cool now. Lori should be getting around to configuring that stuff soon and we will get the cabling done soon. We also got 12 more p4 workstations for the...
Cable Management
Commentary  |  1/24/2003  | 
We received a happy package today filled with colorful cables. We'll be using them to distinguish between network, KVM and management connectivty. With the multitude of cables we have in the infrastructure, we're thinking it'll be easier to deal with...
There's Penguins everywhere...
Commentary  |  1/21/2003  | 
Hello folks; This is my first post on the Blog, so I thought I'd start by being controversial. Sorry, it's in my nature. Take a look at the IBM Linux site for some fun Penguin videos: IBM Linux And think...
Recognize IT Champions
Commentary  |  1/20/2003  | 
Courage requires you to set aside personal preferences to do what's best for your company as a whole.
Industry Insights: My Dog Ate My 10 Gig Switch
Commentary  |  1/20/2003  | 
We're not out to get vendors. We're just trying to help readers make wise choices about implementing technology.
New issue online now
Commentary  |  1/19/2003  | 
Hello folks, we've just posted the final installment of our January 23rd issue of Network Computing. In this issue, we've got a terrific feature on the state of security by Greg Shipley. Here's a quote from Greg. You don't have...
Linux prognostications, withstanding the test of time
Commentary  |  1/16/2003  | 
That was then. "Time is on Linux's side. Should the OS continue to evolve at its current pace, Linux's widespread adoption in the enterprise space will be inevitable."     ---Network Computing, Jun, 2000. This is now. "Linux will emerge as...
We're Back
Commentary  |  1/15/2003  | 
Sorry to all about the long silence, we had to get our vacation in before the beginning of the year and then we had a Network Computing Editorial Conferance for a week. It's been busy here, however. I expect that...
App Attitude: Interoperability Revelation
Commentary  |  1/13/2003  | 
Application vendors have had little impetus to concern themselves with true interoperability ... until now.
Our first issue of 2003, now online
Commentary  |  1/12/2003  | 
Good morning everyone, we've just posted the first installment of our January 23rd issue of Network Computing. In this issue, we return to Life Time Fitness to discuss IT budgeting practices for 2003. We also tackle Resilient Packet Ring (rpr),...
Web Services Project: Welcome!
Commentary  |  1/5/2003  | 
Hello everyone. If you're interested in Web apps, I invite you to take a look at our newly launched weblog, Project Web Services. Edited by Lori MacVittie, our newest weblog will let you work hand-in-hand with her as she sets...
2002 Network Computing Search SiteGeist
Commentary  |  1/5/2003  | 
In honor of google.com's yearly Google Zeitgeist, we've put together our own little list of the search terms used on www.nwc.com during during 2002. Most popular search term: Search Five most popular (sensible) search terms: vpn wireless voip backup san...
Welcome to Shop Talk
Commentary  |  1/4/2003  | 
Hi folks. I'm pleased to announce our newest forum, Shop Talk. Unlike Ask the Experts, where you can post specific questions for our forum moderator, Shop Talk provides a spot where you can express thoughts and questions about the industry,...
New CEO Minute
Commentary  |  1/4/2003  | 
Hi folks. I've just posted an interview with Joseph P. Beninati, CEO of Greenwich Technology Partners, a global consulting firm that specializes in assisting IT departments realize their potential. They also work with us to produce our quarterly IT Exams....
WiFi at sea
Commentary  |  1/3/2003  | 
Happy New Year everyone. Where there's a niche, there's a market, some would say. Obviously in agreement with this axiom, Wheat Wireless is building out a coastal WiFi network, targeting (you guessed it) cruise ships and other maritime wayfarers. Though...


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