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Content posted in November 2006
Interview With Oracle's Ted Farrell
Commentary  |  11/30/2006  | 
Oracle's chief architect for tools and middleware talks about the business value of implementing a service-oriented architecture.
Don't Get Duped
Commentary  |  11/30/2006  | 
De-duplication vendors are promising the moon, but your own compression ratios will be more earthbound
The Wireless Edge: Using VPNs With Wireless Networks
Commentary  |  11/30/2006  | 
A variety of recent developments have improved VPN usage options with wireless networks, but make sure you choose the right approach based on your usage scenario.
PC Power Costs -- Should You Care?
Commentary  |  11/30/2006  | 
Energy costs to power and cool the data center are a top concern for IT these days, but what about all those laptops and desktops in your organization? Does their power consumption matter?...
Baghdad's Storage Bunker
Commentary  |  11/29/2006  | 
Think you've got it tough? Try building a data center in Iraq
Web 2.0: Ingredients For A Site Makeover
Commentary  |  11/28/2006  | 
Putting up a few links and images doesn't cut it anymore. To bring your site into the Web 2.0 world, you need to know about Ajax, Active X, RSS, and
Clusters & CDP: Well Matched
Commentary  |  11/28/2006  | 
CDP could add significant value to clustered NAS. Get on board, EMC and NetApp!
Spaceballs
Commentary  |  11/22/2006  | 
Russian cosmonaut swings his six-iron
ILM Divides SMBs
Commentary  |  11/21/2006  | 
It's not a question of haves and have-nots, but of 'knows' and 'don't-knows'
Security Podcast -- Week of 11/09/06
Commentary  |  11/20/2006  | 
Join Curt Franklin in this Radware sponsored Security Podcast. This week's podcast includes security news, a security feature: CSI Trendspotting (part one of a two part series), and a security product review: Reflex Disknet Pro. | Click to listen...
Interview with Marja Koopmans, Director of Partner Strategy for Microsoft Office Live
Commentary  |  11/20/2006  | 
NWC contributor Robert Hertzberg talks with Marja Koopmans, the Director of Partner Strategy for Microsoft Office Live talks about the company's ambitious new entry in the area of web hosting and software as a service. | Click to listen...
Interview With Blue Lane President & CEO Jeff Palmer
Commentary  |  11/20/2006  | 
Andrew Conry Murray interviews Blue Lane's President & CEO Jeff Palmer. Palmer explains the company's appliances, which sit inline on the network and emulate security patches on real-time traffic to protect servers until the patch is installed. | Click to...
Virtual Cultures
Commentary  |  11/18/2006  | 
Virtualization may require lots of end-user persuasion
What NAC Doesn't Solve
Commentary  |  11/17/2006  | 
Is it too early in the NAC space to starting talking about revolution or evolution? Maybe. But there are some interesting changes going on. The whole of NAC has really been centered around assessing an endpoint's health and making an...
Let the Good Times Roll
Commentary  |  11/17/2006  | 
Our industry evolves incredibly quickly, and that presents a unique challenge that only Network Computing consistently meets.
Air Time: Tech Market Research
Commentary  |  11/17/2006  | 
Industry market projections often do far more harm than good, creating a false sense of reality and stimulating investment in bad ideas.
Scrutinize This
Commentary  |  11/16/2006  | 
Buy this product, even if you understand the business case and know it won't make a bit of difference
Cisco at Bat
Commentary  |  11/15/2006  | 
A word of warning for companies that associate themselves with professional sports
InfiniBand Take 2
Commentary  |  11/14/2006  | 
Could coneheads hold the key to enterprise storage?
Cisco's Storage Slows
Commentary  |  11/9/2006  | 
Competition could be cutting into the vendor's still-strong storage sales
The Wireless Edge: Ditching the Laptop
Commentary  |  11/8/2006  | 
New developments make it easier than ever for many individuals to substitute a smartphone for a laptop, especially for short trips. Longer term, phones could prove as disruptive to today's PC-centric computing model as PCs were to mainframes.
Legacy Looms in E-Discovery
Commentary  |  11/8/2006  | 
Lawyers say e-discovery raises concerns about records stored on paper or tape
Beyond Typical Business Intelligence
Commentary  |  11/3/2006  | 
True alignment between IT and the business means both units together define the best direction for the organization to pursue--and IT shouldn't be afraid to take the lead.
Strategy Session: Vendor Growth Vs. Satisfied Customers
Commentary  |  11/3/2006  | 
Vendors are focused on growing their companies, while your goal is to make IT operations run as efficiently as possible. This often leads to products that either don't live up
Put Away the Check Book, Joe
Commentary  |  11/2/2006  | 
Time for EMC to go from M&A to R&D mode
Back Up My Shoes
Commentary  |  11/1/2006  | 
Forecaster Paul Saffo reads the tea leaves for SNW attendees
I'm Not a Cheap Date
Commentary  |  11/1/2006  | 
And Cisco knows it
Are You Ready for Vista Graphics?
Commentary  |  11/1/2006  | 
Windows Vista will offer varying levels of functionality depending on what kind of video card you have. When you upgrade, will your PC be up to the challenge?


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