November 2005

November 2005

Finding IT employees who combine technical skills with business acumen is the focus of the Hiring Trends Report in the November 2005 issue of BizTech. Preparing for natural disasters and compliance burdens imposed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are among the other features. You'll also read tips on securing e-mail and file transfers, implementing real-time storage, outsourcing Web sites and other managed IT services and guarding against identity theft. Plus, you'll learn about 10 high-end technologies small business can afford.

Features

Natural and man-made disasters can strike at any time. Is your company ready? If you plan appropriately, your business can survive — even master — a disaster.
Small public companies are preparing to shoulder hefty costs to comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Will you and your IT system be ready?
Wanted: Senior IT staff member with a strong technical base and good project management and people skills.

Departments

Anyone with a bit of curiosity can read e-mail as it travels the Internet. Here's how to keep it private.
Flash drives make gigabytes of data available at your fingertips on the cheap.
With prices falling, businesses can now justify replacing CRTs with flat-panel monitors.
FTP, a tool that came of age during the disco era, is still in heavy rotation in offices worldwide. So how can it be paired with encryption to meet the protection demands of today's users?
When a company can't afford to wait for critical information, it's time to consider real-time storage.
When it comes to Web site services, businesses must regularly evaluate whether to outsource all, some or none of their online operations.
Don't wait until it's the law. Implement strict data-control policies now to protect your company from tech-savvy thieves.

Opinions

To keep Web sites hosted by third parties fresh, companies must talk frequently with their hosting providers.
Success or failure of a systems project can depend on how well you identify, quantify and manage risks.
Devising a communications policy can help a company make sure that sensitive information doesn't travel out the office door via e-mail.

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-...