Commentary
Content posted in February 2003
Frustrations
Commentary  |  2/28/2003  | 
The routers are racked. The switches are racked. The configurations are ready. The Class C is routed. I think. I'm sure you're familiar with CPE that is managed solely by the provider. It's a commonplace requirement for many broadband offerings....
What Does the Web Know?
Commentary  |  2/28/2003  | 
Although google.com can help you find popular pages, it really is not able to capture the most important memes that are floating around the net from moment to moment. Is such a goal even achievable? I'm not sure. But given...
New content now online
Commentary  |  2/23/2003  | 
Hi folks, We've just published the final installment of our February 18th issue online, which features an in-depth review of desktop firewall solutions by Mike DeMaria. Be sure to tune into our This Week at Network Computing streaming audio show...
Special Paper: ROI Stewardship
Commentary  |  2/23/2003  | 
We're pleased to bring you an exclusive download from our long-standing associate, Greenwich Technology Partners. (GTP works with us to build the quarterly Network Computing IT Exam.) This special paper, "Taking Financial Stewardship of Your Network," was written by Shally...
Is Google Big Brother?
Commentary  |  2/21/2003  | 
Like many of you, Google.com has become my first and often last resort in searching the Web. And I rely upon its keen eye for how pages interlink. But there are those who look behind Google's shiny exterior and see...
My favorite mail app
Commentary  |  2/21/2003  | 
In response to our required mail solution criteria we posted last week, reader Russell Cohen offers the following, overlooked application. I would suggest having a look at the Novell NetMail 3.1 or Novell NetMail XE products, which I think meet...
Sig file select
Commentary  |  2/20/2003  | 
Just a sig file from one of our readers. p.s. For my sins in a previous life, I manage the MS Exchange infrastructure for my organization!...
The IT Agenda: Move Beyond the Free Lunch
Commentary  |  2/17/2003  | 
Chargebacks can pay off big time once you implement a well thought-out system and work through the lingering kinks.
Industry Insights: Testing Matters
Commentary  |  2/17/2003  | 
You ask vendors how to fix their broken software. Now ask them how they limit the number of programming errors.
New issue online
Commentary  |  2/17/2003  | 
We've just published the first installment of our February 20th issue. Leading the charge is a comprehensive review of RFP responses from top Unified Messaging vendors by Sean Doherty. Sean has also penned an overview of ways to combine message...
What do you do when MSN intentionally confounds your browser?
Commentary  |  2/14/2003  | 
If you go to court and drag yourself through a lengthy court case, you may win. But it will take so long, no one will remember or care about the resons behind your case anyway. Rather, make your point in...
Enterprise Mail/Collaboration Requirements
Commentary  |  2/14/2003  | 
Hi folks, Complements of our own Greg Shipley, Ron Anderson, and Lori MacVittie, I've compiled a short list of requirements and products our editors have considered for their own lab and production networks. To find favor with our editors, an...
Dude - You're Getting Arrested!
Commentary  |  2/10/2003  | 
Come on, admit it -- every time you heard "Dude, You're gettin' a Dell" you thought (ala cartoon patriarch Hank Hill) "That boy ain't right." Unfortuantely, it seems Benjamin Curtis, who played Dell's slacker-esque pitchman "Steve" in those now infamous...
Vendor or Partner?
Commentary  |  2/10/2003  | 
Ask yourself these questions before deciding whether a vendor is really 'strategic partner' material.
New content online
Commentary  |  2/10/2003  | 
Good Monday to everyone. We've just published the final installment of current issue, featuring a five-way review of fault and performance management tools by Bruce Boardman. Here are a few more stories and site features published today. TechQuiz: WLAN Management...
Worm Notes
Commentary  |  2/7/2003  | 
If you've been following our commentary on the SQL Sapphire worm, you may enjoy this short collection of research findings on the worm's structure, spread, and behavior. Analysis by CAIDA, ICSI, Silicon Defense, UC Berkeley EECS and UC San Diego...
Why ROI fails network management
Commentary  |  2/7/2003  | 
In response to our recent story, Network Management on $1.19 a Day, reader William Ross penned an excellent case against legacy network management solutions. You can read and comment on the entire post here. But for the time-challenged, here...
New Site Content
Commentary  |  2/3/2003  | 
Good day to all. We've just published a new collection of Network Computing stories and site features. Here's a quick rundown of the highlights. IT Minute: COMNET This Week at Network Computing: Unfortunate eBay Auctions Compare IT: Conferencing Platforms Feature:...


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