March 2008

March 2008

Green computing is all the rage, but it must make business sense. Learn 10 business-savvy, yet eco-friendly ways to turn your company into a green machine. Also in this issue: Learn the ins and out of e-discovery so you can protect your company in the event of a lawsuit. Read our profile on digital music retailer eMusic. Try these tips for developing a keyword search strategy.

Features

Can't we all just get along?
At eMusic, the IT and business teams work arm in arm to thrive in the competitive world of digital music retail.
For Swingvote, an ambitious shareholder-communications company, VoIP and business continuity go hand in hand.
Saving money — not the environment — prompts most IT departments to consider green initiatives. BizTech offers 10 biz-savvy and eco-friendly tips to help run your IT infrastructure efficiently.
The problem isn't just knowing what to keep, but determining whether there's a smoking gun in your electronically stored information that proves or disproves a case.
Small businesses and IT recruiters identify the five skills they consider paramount in new tech hires.

Departments

Use these four pointers to reduce password-related help-desk calls.
Changes to user profiles in Vista improve logon performance for users with roaming profiles.
Chip maker establishes forum to develop best practices for green computing.
New servers promise the horsepower needed to run server virtualization.
Configure users' desktops and settings quickly and easily using Group Policy Preferences.
Fine-Grained Password Policies allow companies to implement different lockout policies without creating separate domains for each group.
Using commercially available technologies and a little ingenuity, Signalife runs an efficient business and helps cardiac patients at the same time.
A new service in Windows Vista offers improved search performance.
Small, powerful notebooks, mobile Internet devices and solid state drives are making waves.
Try these simple tips for preserving the environment and your IT budget.
Consider these tips when looking to hire the right IT staffer.
Follow these six steps to extend the life of older PCs.
Companies can deduct up to $128,000 in hardware and software spending for 2008.
Try these tips and tricks for getting the most remote access out of your servers and applications.
A regional strategy on keywords can help attract the right customers to your Web site.
Stop the enemy at the gate with network access control.
Make administering Windows Vista easier with PowerShell 2.0's simple, compact cmdlets.
Computer- and server-based desktop virtualization gain momentum.
Flexible compact keyboard works for road warriors who need a lightweight option in an unclean world.
GuardianEdge Hard Disk Encryption protects data on mobile devices and removable media

Opinions

Here's how to hire — and keep — the best IT staff.
Consider these best practices to inoculate your company against the greatest risks and costs.

Security

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...
Tools to Maintain Mobile Sec... |
Far-flung devices pose serious challenges, but a variety of technologies can help protect...

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

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-...
XP-iration Date: Today Is th... |
It’s officially lights out for Windows XP as an operating system. Here’s how the world is...