September 2007

September 2007

Disaster recovery and business continuity are far more complicated than simply making sure your servers are backed up. This issue maps out a strategy for building a better business case to put some muscle behind your plan. Also in this issue: Technology is at the core of Silicon Valley startup Miasole's efforts to build up the market for thin-film solar panels. Three software startups offer insights on how to launch companies that will stay competitive.

Features

SMBs that develop software for their own needs know potential markets from the inside, but there's more to consider for a successful spin-off.
Startup Miasolé has big designs on the growing solar panel market.
Three Web 2.0 startups offer their take on crafting tools for better collaboration, scheduling and databases.
Get more out of your contextual marketing pay-per-click strategy.

Departments

When it comes to Vista partitioning, some things stay the same, but a few things have changed.
Agile principles you can apply without anyone's permission.
If your plans aren't complete, consider building a better business case to put some muscle behind your disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
Four overlooked aspects of disaster recovery and business continuity can make restoring your data much easier.
Designed as a one-stop shop for business applications that require memory-intensive performance, this dual-core system pushes the envelope.
Working with multiple local Group Policy objects.
Symantec Backup Exec 11d for Windows Servers addresses the data blind spot.
Garmin's eTrex can help your staff know where it's going — literally.
A new Symantec tool takes on bots at the point of entry.
Prepare for paper-thin, full-color OLED displays in the not-too-distant future.

Opinions

Make enthusiasm your competitive advantage.
What every IT manager should know, and how to keep employees from falling prey.
When it comes to disaster preparedness, applying the Scout motto pays dividends.

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-...