August 2005

August 2005

Read how LinkedIn.com puts the power of technology behind managing your network of business contacts in the August 2005 issue of BizTech. You'll also learn how other growing companies are grappling with the choice between grooming in-house talent and hiring heavy hitters from outside in their attempt to take IT to the next level. Other tips include best practices for data backup, negotiating better IT contracts, warding off spyware and managing cash flows.

Features

How to forge the right strategic alliances with the right partners
What to do with all that old IT equipment? Reduce, reuse and recycle.
LinkedIn.com puts the power of technology behind managing your network of business contacts

Departments

Deciding when to replace it is more than a matter of counting hard numbers such as pages per minute.
Small businesses have more negotiating power than they think, even with large vendors.
They've battled computer spam and viruses. Now small businesses face a fierce new threat from spyware.
Given the dropping price of videoconferencing, it might be time to consider using the technology in your offices.
Wi-Fi phones are limited now, but analysts expect the technology to grow in three to five years.
Plum TV, launched by Nantucket Nectars co-founder Tom Scott, bases its business model on smart use of IT.
Smart businesses set companywide policies to ensure regular backups.
Company uses technology to reach new heights in outdoor-equipment distribution business.
North Wind founder tells how company went from operating out of a low-tech kitchen to a new high-tech headquarters that helps it handle multi-million-dollar contracts.

Opinions

Effective growth planning means tempering entrepreneurial inspiration with the cold, hard reality of cash flow.
IT newbies need guidance to forge useful and fulfilling careers.
E-learning offers a way to boost training while keeping costs manageable.

Security

Three Ways to Integrate Fire... |
Follow these tips to align the devices with log management and incident tracking systems.
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...

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-...