March 2005

March 2005

BizTech, CDW's new quarterly, focuses on what you need to know to level the playing field with technology. Our premiere issue features the first part of our interview with CDW founder Michael Krasny.

Features

Are you armed and ready to be audited? The IRS has new and improved systems—and intends to use them to target small businesses.
Some companies view IT as a necessary expense and buy only when needed. Others invest proactively to advance business objectives. It's easy to figure which approach leads to success.
IT security doesn't have to break the bank. A strong risk assessment and strategically chosen tools can keep small businesses safe and on budget.
Growth comes in stages. Are you ready to move to the next level?
Michael Krasny looks back on the passion and purpose that made CDW such a global success.

Departments

Have you heard? It's time that small businesses give IP telephony another listen.
Wireless notebooks allow sales teams the freedom to seal the deal virtually anywhere.
Searching through millions of legal documents by hand is a thing of the past. DolphinSearch uses smart technology to discover courtroom data—in days.
Business needs—rather than financial analyses—should drive tech investments
News and ideas at a glance
From "professional" to "comfortable," small businesses tackle the tricky topic of how to dress for the office.
If your project manager also reports on technical problems, you may be missing big-picture problems.

Opinions

CIOs doctor ailing networks even as they diagnose a company's long-term, strategic technology needs.
Where does IT belong on your organization chart? Remember, your tech shop provides insights — not just information.
Look out for yourself and your customers with privacy policies that protect you both.

Security

Why Cloud Security Is More E... |
Cloud protection services enable companies to keep up with security threats while...
Securing the Internet of Thi... |
As excitement around the connected-device future grows, technology vendors seek ways to...
Tools to Maintain Mobile Sec... |
Far-flung devices pose serious challenges, but a variety of technologies can help protect...

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

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...
The Value of Converged Infra... |
Improvements in security, management and efficiency are just a few of the benefits CI can...

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

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.
Linksys Makes a Comeback in... |
The networking vendor introduced several new Smart Switch products at Interop this week.

Hardware & Software

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.
The Tools That Power Busines... |
Ever-evolving analytic software can greatly improve financial institutions’ decision-...