Content posted in October 2008
Source Side De-duplication
Commentary  |  10/31/2008  | 
Why don't we see source-side data de-duplication everywhere?
Storage Innovation Keeps Delivering Surprises
Commentary  |  10/29/2008  | 
As storage managers work to incorporate new technologies and approaches into their data center infrastructures, they need to keep an eye on what's coming down the road
The Next Networking Battleground: GreenIT?
Commentary  |  10/29/2008  | 
As fuel costs rose and energy pricing skyrocketed, many small and medium businesses were searching for ways to cut their energy costs. Network equipment has been one IT segment that has been a bit of a black hole when it comes to energy usage, so a couple of vendors are now trying to fill that void.
De-Dupe Fragmentation
Commentary  |  10/28/2008  | 
For something that was supposed to become 'just a feature,' people sure do get passionate about data de-duplication
Riverbed Enhances WAN Acceleration Line
Commentary  |  10/27/2008  | 
WAN acceleration products have been becoming more functional. Consequently, a growing number of small and medium businesses are recognizing that they can cut their telecommunications costs and improve productivity with such tools. Recently, one leading vendor added functionality to its product line.
China - Where the Tech Talent Lives
Commentary  |  10/24/2008  | 
IBM plans to launch a research facility in Shanghai to find high-quality talent
Adventures in Storageland
Commentary  |  10/23/2008  | 
Entering the world of storage means learning a new language and many other things
Shell's Progress On UC
Commentary  |  10/22/2008  | 
The big headline out of Johan Krebbers' keynote at VoiceCon Amsteradam was Krebbers' assertion that at Shell, voice is no more important than the other peer-to-peer real-time media. In his talk, Krebbers elaborated, saying that within Shell today, if you travel, you're encouraged to use a softphone to save on international dialing; the expectation is that you'll become comfortable enough with the softphone that you'll be willing to use it when you're in the office as well.
Let's Dance: Learning The Samba
Commentary  |  10/21/2008  | 
Today, I'll point out some good resources to help you tackle an essential job for many small-business owners: Cross-platform (including Linux) networking.
Videoconferencing Gets Better, For A Price
Commentary  |  10/15/2008  | 
LifeSize Communications has expanded its line of high-definition video conferencing products, and while the new capabilities cost more, their improved codecs may allow business owners to save money by avoiding expensive dedicated networks.
Are You More Than Just a Cost Center?
Commentary  |  10/10/2008  | 
Storage managers need to convince senior-level management that they're adding value to the enterprise
DataDirect Networks: CEO Interview
Commentary  |  10/9/2008  | 
I recently had a chance to chat with the DataDirect Networks CEO Alex Bouzari about key storage issues
IBM Adds 'Shared Storage' to SMB BladeCenter
Commentary  |  10/8/2008  | 
It can help companies make their IT systems more efficient and cost effective
Shell Stays Aggressive On UC Plans
Commentary  |  10/8/2008  | 
Early on in the VoIP migration, you heard, "Voice is just another application on the network." Then you heard it wasn't; it was tougher to do and more mission critical. At VoiceCon Amsterdam next week, an executive from Royal Dutch Shell will say, in essence, that voice actually is just another application.
Enhanced Appliance Eases Running of Windows Apps
Commentary  |  10/6/2008  | 
Providing needed services to users stationed in dispersed locations is never easy. Small and medium businesses constantly need to balance the cost of such capabilities versus their productivity improvements. Two industry giants teamed up to make that decision a bit simpler.

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