Vanessa Jo Roberts

Editorial Director

Vanessa has worked on BizTech magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. Follow her on Twitter:

Articles by Vanessa Jo Roberts

Fright Night: A Point of Sale System Transforms a Family Business
On a 55-acre farm outside High Point, N.C., Wohlgemuth, who was born in North Carolina not long after his family emigrated from Switzerland, has built an ever-expanding “agra-entertainment” business known as Kersey Valley.
All Business
All Business
Networking
By switching to unified communications, Forbes gained both cost savings and new technology tools.
The SAN Plan
The SAN Plan
Storage
A storage area network is a big investment, but these companies say networked storage is a no-brainer given increasing data loads and manageability needs.
Business continuity means fortifying your IT infrastructure to withstand whatever the day may bring: power outages, natural disasters, system crashes.
Controlled Growth
Hardware & Software
Blade servers let growing businesses micromanage their IT deployments and also drive down costs by reducing power consumption.

Security

Heartbleed: What Should Your... |
One of the biggest security vulnerabilities has almost every user and every industry...
Why Businesses Need a Next-G... |
Devices investigate patterns that could indicate malicious activity.
Review: HP TippingPoint S105... |
Next-generation firewall can easily replace a stand-alone intrusion prevention system....

Storage

The New Backup Utility Proce... |
Just getting used to the Windows 8 workflow? Prepare for a change.
How to Perform Traditional W... |
With previous versions going unused, Microsoft radically reimagined the backup utility in...
5 Easy Ways to Build a Bette... |
While large enterprises have the resources of an entire IT department behind them, these...

Infrastructure Optimization

Businesses Must Step Careful... |
Slow and steady wins the race as businesses migrate IT operations to service providers,...
Why Cloud Security Is More E... |
Cloud protection services enable companies to keep up with security threats while...
Ensure Uptime Is in Your Dat... |
Power and cooling solutions support disaster recovery and create cost savings and...

Networking

Securing the Internet of Thi... |
As excitement around the connected-device future grows, technology vendors seek ways to...
How to Maximize WAN Bandwidt... |
Understand six common problems that plague wide area networks — and how to address them.
Linksys Makes a Comeback in... |
The networking vendor introduced several new Smart Switch products at Interop this week.

Mobile & Wireless

Mobility: A Foundational Pie... |
Other technologies rely on mobile computing, which has the power to change lives, Lextech...
Now that Office for iPad Is... |
After waiting awhile for Microsoft’s productivity suite to arrive, professionals who use...
Visualization Can Help Busin... |
Companies need to put their data in formats that make it consumable anytime, anywhere.

Hardware & Software

Review: HP TippingPoint S105... |
Next-generation firewall can easily replace a stand-alone intrusion prevention system....
New Challenges in Software M... |
IT trends such as cloud, virtualization and BYOD pose serious hurdles for software...
Visualization Can Help Busin... |
Companies need to put their data in formats that make it consumable anytime, anywhere.