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8 Mobile Tools For Security Pros
Slideshows  |  8/15/2013  | 
The influx of employee-owned mobile devices into the workplace has certainly thrown many IT security professionals for a loop, but the same devices that are introducing so much chaos to established security practices also have a lot of potential to be used to bring back some order. The following mobile security tools are a good start for security admins looking for utilities to help them get their job done more efficiently.
12 Fictional Supercomputers I Hope Never Materialize
Slideshows  |  7/31/2013  | 
If Google's server farm ever does assert its independence and decide the human race needs to do something other than look up cat videos, most science fiction fans would shrug and say: "Told you so." Artificial intelligence has the baddest of raps in science fiction, in big part because so many of these supercomputers tend to be so malicious. But look closer and you'll find in a lot of cases they're simply doing too good a job of being true to their programming, whether for good or ill. He
9 Technologies Security Researchers Will Break At Black Hat
Slideshows  |  7/29/2013  | 
This week's Black Hat USA Conference in Las Vegas will showcase hacks, tools and ideas that will once again challenge the way we think about IT security. Here are nine technologies that will be on the firing line as security researchers discuss and demonstrate vulnerabilities and exploits.
8 Things You Should Know About DevOps
Slideshows  |  7/15/2013  | 
Called a cultural and professional movement, DevOps seeks to better integrate development and IT operations teams to accelerate application delivery. Read on to find out what the DevOps movement is about and the benefits it can provide enterprise organizations.
10 Amusing IT Memes
Slideshows  |  7/10/2013  | 
From Google Glass to Linux to tech support hell, these memes put an amusing slant on the day-to-day business of information technology. Whether it's The World's Most Interesting Man on routing, or Morpheus from "The Matrix" with some uncomfortable truths about SDN, these memes should elicit a laugh. If we missed your favorite, or you've made your own, share it in the Comment section below.
10 Signs OpenStack Has Come Into Its Own
Slideshows  |  6/25/2013  | 
OpenStack continues to build momentum in the tech industry. Since its inception in 2010, OpenStack has made considerable strides as an open source IaaS project. Enterprises are seeking ROI with their OpenStack pilot projects, brand-name IT companies such as HP and Juniper are doubling down on OpenStack initiatives, and venture capitalists are throwing cash at OpenStack startups in an attempt to help the market make good on the hype -- and profit in the process. Here are 10 recent OpenStack deve
8 Cloud-based IT Management Tools
Slideshows  |  6/18/2013  | 
With IT management becoming increasing more complex, administrators need all the help they can get. A growing number of IT tools are being delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), which promises fast deployment and lets customers pay only for the services they use. Here are 8 SaaS IT management tools that automate IT services, help troubleshoot problems, and provide visibility into the status of network devices and applications.
10 Twitter Power Tips
Slideshows  |  5/29/2013  | 
Want to take your Twitter presence to the next level? These features and techniques will get you there.
VMware Vs. Microsoft: 8 Cloud Battle Lines
Slideshows  |  5/20/2013  | 
How does the VMware vs. Microsoft cloud war stack up right now? We explore key areas.
Best of Interop 2013 Winners
Slideshows  |  5/10/2013  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovative hardware and software that advances the state of the art in IT. Interop’s panel of expert judges poured through 149 submissions in seven categories, including networking, mobility, security and storage. Awards were also presented for Grand Award winner, Best Startup, and Audience Choice. Check out the products that took the prize!
LinkedIn Tips: 10 Ways To Do More
Slideshows  |  5/8/2013  | 
LinkedIn has changed extensively in its first decade. Check out our 10 tips on recently revised features and how to use them wisely.
6 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering
Slideshows  |  4/16/2013  | 
Skype might be the de facto choice for video and voice calls over the Internet. But here are other options you should explore.
Postcards from Tomorrow's Data Centers
Slideshows  |  4/15/2013  | 
Today's data centers are essentially the same: long rows of metal racks stocked with machines, miles of cable, and elaborate cooling systems. But just because we build data centers this way in 2013 doesn't mean that's how it will be in ten, twenty or fifty years. Here's a few glimpses of what the future might hold, from printable electronics to nanotube processors to nuclear batteries.
How To Secure WLANs: A Visual Overview
Slideshows  |  3/26/2013  | 
Secure wireless networks don't just happen--users and IT pros have to make it happen. But what goes into making a wireless network secure? Here's a look some essential steps for locking down wireless communications, including advice for road warriors, small business owners and WLAN administrators running large networks.
8 Great Cloud Storage Services
Slideshows  |  3/19/2013  | 
If you need personal or enterprise cloud file storage -- or more of it -- it's not just a Dropbox world anymore. Use our guide to choose wisely.
10 Free and Low-Cost Mobile Wireless Tools
Slideshows  |  3/6/2013  | 
There's no replacing meaty, licensed tools for wireless network support. But a growing number of free and low-cost apps are available when all you have is a smartphone or tablet at hand. Most of the gems live in the Android space, so you iOS developers need to get to work.
Facebook's Futuristic Data Center: Inside Tour
Slideshows  |  3/1/2013  | 
Facebook's cutting-edge data center in the high desert of Oregon represents the future. Take a look at the technologies and choices that make it tick.
10 Tools To Prevent Cloud Vendor Lock-in
Slideshows  |  2/14/2013  | 
Nobody wants to be caught in proprietary traps in the cloud. These tools can help you avoid being hemmed in by one vendor.
HTML5 Mobile Development: 7 Good Ideas (and 3 Bad Ones)
Slideshows  |  2/13/2013  | 
HTML5 can be a boon to enterprise mobile app development, but you have to identify the right use cases to make it work. Here are 7 scenarios that make sense for HTML5, and 3 you might want to avoid.
9 Bandwidth Hogs: Reality Vs. Myth
Slideshows  |  1/25/2013  | 
Which user activities are actually eating up your bandwidth and clogging the network, and which can you ignore?
8 CES Gadgets You Have To See
Slideshows  |  1/11/2013  | 
Sure, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a giant circus, but it always features something revolutionary, or at least oddly interesting. Maybe even useful. Here are eight compelling products that emerged from the show; judge for yourself how useful they might (eventually) be.
10 Social Networks For Special Interests
Slideshows  |  1/8/2013  | 
Vertical, or specialized, social networks connect you with people and and business opportunities around specific industries or affinities -- whether you're a doctor, or a cat lover.
Facebook's 2012 Highs And Lows
Slideshows  |  12/20/2012  | 
2012 brought big ups and downs for Facebook, and for the companies that have bet some of their business on it.
10 Android Apps for IT Admins
Slideshows  |  12/18/2012  | 
IT admins can't clone themselves, but they can get darned close to being two places at once by using mobile tools. The following Android apps, several of which are free, offer handy consoles for network mapping, remote client administration, cloud management, Wi-Fi analysis and more.
10 IT Apps for iPads and iPhones
Slideshows  |  12/12/2012  | 
Put that iPad or iPhone to work! IT administrators can get a lot done with a few taps of a finger on an Apple mobile device--given the right tools. These apps offer admins a host of mobile administration options, from router reference information to network scanning and diagramming to remote Oracle database access.
8 Cloud Tools For Road Warriors
Slideshows  |  11/26/2012  | 
Cloud services have become indispensable for doing business on the move. Check out these valuable tools.
Holiday Gift Guide
Slideshows  |  11/21/2012  | 
It's the time of the season to make a list and check it twice. We've assembled a holiday wish list for work and play, including tools to improve your mobile life, gaming gadgets, and tablet alternatives for those who already have, or don't want, an Apple in their stockings.
7 Cheap Cloud Storage Options
Slideshows  |  11/14/2012  | 
You have a multitude of cloud storage choices beyond Dropbox, for enterprise and personal use. But make sure you understand the differences.
7 Dumb Cloud Computing Myths
Slideshows  |  11/13/2012  | 
You've heard the arguments: The cloud is not secure, costs too much, and wrecks the environment. Let us set you straight.
9 Ways Skype Professional Network Helps SMBs
Slideshows  |  11/12/2012  | 
There's a new professional network on the block: Skype in the Workspace. Here are 9 reasons it's worth a look for small businesses and other users.
10 Mobile Business Apps Target Analytics, Productivity and More
Slideshows  |  11/7/2012  | 
The mobility game isn't just for consumer apps anymore. We share mobile business apps from 10 startups that can help drive sales, leverage analytics and streamline team communication.
9 Data Centers: Unexpected Beauty And Creativity
Slideshows  |  10/3/2012  | 
Most data centers are boring boxes--but not all. Take a look at a data center that houses a supercomputer in a chapel, or an underground data center with James Bond-styling, or a solar-powered data center, and much, much more.
Visual Tour: Microsoft SkyDrive For Android
Slideshows  |  9/13/2012  | 
Microsoft's long-awaited SkyDrive for Android lets users of Android devices tap into Microsoft's cloud storage service. This 1.0 release, despite a few minor weaknesses, provides a fairly good cloud storage alternative to services like Dropbox, especially if you use Microsoft Office every day.
10 Best Business Tools In Google+
Slideshows  |  9/12/2012  | 
Consider these great ways for businesses to get started with Google's social network.
10 Pinterest Pointers For Businesses
Slideshows  |  9/5/2012  | 
Pinterest is gaining interest and users. We recommend 10 tips for making effective and purposeful use of the platform.
Eight Mobile Apps to Help Road Warriors Boost Productivity, Efficiency
Slideshows  |  8/27/2012  | 
It's a BYOD world out there. Here are eight mobile apps that could make things easier for your road warriors and your enterprise.
Networking and Data Center Salary Survey: Is 2012 What You Expected?
Slideshows  |  8/22/2012  | 
We're three-quarters of the way through 2012. Have you had your salary review yet? Did you get that raise? Take a look at what networking and data center professionals anticipated at the start of the year.
Six Mobile Productivity Apps
Slideshows  |  8/10/2012  | 
A key part of a mobility strategy is supplying efficiency-boosting applications. Here are some top options.
The State of Server Technology: 2010 to 2012
Slideshows  |  8/6/2012  | 
As more companies turn to virtualization and private clouds, they're also taking a look at the server technology in their data centers. This is leading to a boost for the server market. Find out why in this look at the state of server technology, from 2010 to 2012.
11 Security Sights Seen Only At Black Hat
Slideshows  |  8/1/2012  | 
Who says fun, sun, malware, and penetration testing don't mix? This year's Black Hat conference in Las Vegas offered information security training, hardware hacking, pool time, and more.
The State of Data Storage Management: 2011 vs. 2012
Slideshows  |  7/27/2012  | 
In 2011, data storage management was all about centralization and consolidation. Now, the tide has turned to data reliability, security and performance. Learn why.
5 Facebook Rivals Hot On Its Heels
Slideshows  |  7/25/2012  | 
As Facebook tackles big challenges, its competitors are increasingly drawing new users and increased participation. Take a look at who's nipping at the heels of Facebook's success.
Nine Dell Acquisitions: From EqualLogic to Quest, Compellent to Boomi
Slideshows  |  7/3/2012  | 
In recent days, Dell representatives made no bones about promoting the company’s own products over products it resells. While the approach makes sense, it’s a departure for Dell, which has historically been quite adamant about maintaining its reseller relationships even on products that directly compete with its own. But Dell’s own product portfolio is now much richer than it once was. Here are nine important Dell acquisitions leading to today.
5 Social Networks To Achieve 10 Business Tasks
Slideshows  |  6/19/2012  | 
We examine several popular social networks to determine which is best for each of 10 business tasks, from engaging customers to hiring new employees.
A Snapshot of IPv6 for World IPv6 Launch Day
Slideshows  |  6/6/2012  | 
Celebrate World IPv6 Launch day with facts, figures, insights and more to help you plan for that inevitable IPv6 migration.
10 Big Deals Show Future Of Social Apps
Slideshows  |  5/30/2012  | 
Several recent acquisitions in the social networking market point to a not-so-distant merger of social and business apps.
Best of Interop 2012: Award Winners
Slideshows  |  5/7/2012  | 
What innovative technology product earned the coveted Best of Interop award for 2012? Get the lowdown on all of this year's winners and why they're compelling for enterprise IT.
Interop 2012 Preview: 12 Cool Products
Slideshows  |  5/1/2012  | 
Cloud computing, big data, and mobile lead the big themes at the Interop 2012 enterprise IT event. Get a sneak peek at some of the innovative products we expect to see.
Get Social: 11 Management Systems That Can Help
Slideshows  |  4/13/2012  | 
Social media management systems can help your organization manage and measure increasingly sophisticated social strategies.
The Mess That Is Android: A Google-Powered Object Lesson
Slideshows  |  4/9/2012  | 
Google's Android is a great OS, but it has significant problems that must be addressed before it becomes irrelevant. Here are 10 of them.
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