IT pay bonuses are on the rise. ? Reader recommendation: Instead of using FTP, give WebDAV a try. ? More and more companies are asking their workers to BYO IT. ? Rural small businesses use broadband less than their urban counterparts.
Direct marketer Exmplar leveraged technology and in-house expertise to rebuild its business. After the dot-com bust, the company relied on its homegrown personalization software and a scalable IT infrastructure to resurrect itself.
Small companies with strong leadership and varied opportunities for IT staff offset a nationwide trend that sees the systems team continuously changing its lineup. Learn their tips for creating IT crews with staying power.
Is IT stuck in a rut at your business? Then try out these proven ways to ensure alignment and shore up IT's role in business planning.
Anyone who has been in information-technology support for any period of time quickly learns that some customers are easier to satisfy than others. And anyone who wishes to remain in IT support must adapt to all types of users and learn to resolve conflict in a way that benefits the user, yet stays true to the directives of the organization.
The .NET Framework, the Microsoft platform for building Web services, has a great deal of security built in. Applications written using it are inherently more secure than those written for Win32, the standalone Windows programming environment.
Check out our primer of Active Directory shortcuts that will help you manage a migration to Windows Server 2003.
Get more out of Outlook by reversing the 80/20 rule and making sure users take advantage of as many useful features as possible.
Take a glimpse inside the world of Ryan Suydam, IT manager of Phillips Architecture.
Every user wants a notebook loaded with the latest goodies, but it's best to let need drive feature selection.
Unified Threat Management offers all-in-one security appliances that are at the ready to replace those aging firewalls.
If you need to keep e-mail packrats under control, Exchange mailbox management can do the trick.
To protect your essential systems gear from damaging power failures, get the right UPS.
If you need to improve file transfer speeds, then consider making a move to Gigabit Ethernet.
Rob Shoenfelt of Celina Insurance lays out a three-point plan to make users view IT as a company asset rather than a necessary evil.
With this first BizTech issue of 2006, our promise to our readers is as simple as it is ambitious: we'll exceed your expectations. When you open our pages, you'll find more in-depth analysis about information technology programs that your peers are implementing, as well as new options and metrics to determine what worked and what didn't.
Eliminate "Hail Mary" IT plans, advises CDW's Harry J. Harczak Jr., offering tips on finding time for long-term IT planning.
Feel rushed to buy the latest high-tech gear? Wayne E. Smith of law firm Chester Willcox & Saxbe tells you why to slow down.