September 2006

September 2006

Protecting data — the heart of your business — requires constant vigilance. In the September issue, BizTech offers tips on how to safeguard your digital assets. On the data front, there's also a report on why disk-to-disk-to-tape backups might make sense for your company and another on why tape backups remain popular. Also, be sure to take a peak at what's on the horizon with the next-generation Internet Protocol, IPv6, and the latest online security vulnerabilities.

Features

Policies and Procedures Can Protect Your Corporate (Data) Assets
Try these tips to build a successful CRM system.
Exabyte's Kelly Beavers offers his take on growing a small business and its IT leadership.

Departments

IPv6 opens up 16³² new Internet addresses.
Procurement professionals tell how to take back control.
If you face poorly timed installation requests and getting machines ready for "the employee we just hired and forgot to tell you about," consider getting some imaging assistance.
At small businesses, data can be just as critical to operations and profitability as at larger enterprises. Augmenting traditional tape archives with disk-based backup adds extra insurance.
An enterprise-class remote administration solution with a small business price tag.
<i>BizTech</i>'s Review Team examines two options that sizzle.
Disk technology gets all the hype, but tape remains popular because of its price, performance and portability.
Trackside technology overhaul helps Justin Wilson's RuSPORT Champ Car team make it to the winner's circle.
Testing the wireless waters with inexpensive consumer gear is one way to start, but a business network needs industrial-strength wireless access points.
If you want would-be customers to find you on the Web, try these tips to make your site search-engine friendly.
Don't worry, you will. It's a favorite hacker exploitation technique, and your Web application could be the next victim.
Customers tout low cost of ownership, high security, scalability among the benefits of Apple's increasingly popular Xserve line of servers and storage.

Opinions

Upscale clothier Mitchells/Richards/Marshs has used CRM to build its bricks-and-mortar business since before the Web was born.
Are you bracing for the next Katrina without planning for the sprinkler leak that's more likely to threaten your servers?
When you listen to what's really going on, you'll create better IT management opportunities.

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-...