March 2007

March 2007

Whether everyone is blogging or it only seems that way, businesses need to set policies for company blogs and personal blogs written by employees. This issue offers guidelines on setting policies that can prevent employees from crossing the line and going from healthy self-expression to disclosing information that may pose a legal risk to their company. The issue also examines hybrid hard drives that use solid state drive technology based on Flash, and takes a look at hard drive encryption and helpful utilities for the help desk.

Features

Although it might make sense to perform IT audits internally, tread carefully.
Blogging is all the rage, but when your employees blog, make sure you know the legal ramifications.
To blog or not to blog? That is the question.
Check out five utilities that your IT team might want to add to its digital toolkit.

Departments

Try these tips to help prevent eavesdropping and information leaks from affecting your wireless networks and devices.
Are new hybrid hard drives hype or a decently priced alternative?
Getting the most out of notebook batteries isn't intuitive, but it is pretty easy.
Avoid the journey into legal liability land by exiting at the next signpost — encrypted drives.
Here's how to shift from a peer-to-peer to a centralized network.
Let users connect plug-and-play printers without the need to manually install third-party drivers.
Before you buy, make sure you know what you want to keep out — and let in.
By using BitLocker Drive Encryption, you can protect your data on systems running Windows Vista.
Diligently downloading fixes on Patch Tuesday isn't enough to protect your network from increasingly frequent zero-day attacks.
Consider forging stronger Web links as part of your SEO strategy.

Opinions

Monitoring and failing to monitor electronic communications in the workplace both involve risk.
CIOs should look for ways to help organizations that train young adults to become systems professionals.
Avoid three typical information-security mistakes.

Security

Heartbleed: What Should Your... |
One of the biggest security vulnerabilities has almost every user and every industry...
Why Businesses Need a Next-G... |
Devices investigate patterns that could indicate malicious activity.
Review: HP TippingPoint S105... |
Next-generation firewall can easily replace a stand-alone intrusion prevention system....

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

Businesses Must Step Careful... |
Slow and steady wins the race as businesses migrate IT operations to service providers,...
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...

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

Mobility: A Foundational Pie... |
Other technologies rely on mobile computing, which has the power to change lives, Lextech...
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.

Hardware & Software

Review: HP TippingPoint S105... |
Next-generation firewall can easily replace a stand-alone intrusion prevention system....
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.