June 2008

June 2008

IT managers share their worst nightmares and how to prevent them. Some techs run nightmare scenarios in a virtual environment and then shore up the infrastructure based on the results. Also in this issue: Find out why risk-taking is a way of life for online outdoor retailer Backcountry.com. Manufacturer Tronair tells its VMware deployment story. Cellular modems power road warriors at a Baltimore law firm.

Features

Virtualization software helps Tronair manage its dynamic expansion.
Risk-taking is a way of life for the staff of Backcountry.com.
IT managers share some of their worst nightmares and how to prevent them.
Before you take a summer break, get your IT shop in order.

Departments

IT shops are learning that VoIP opens up new vulnerabilities.
Home in on these five critical Web metrics to build optimized sites that generate more traffic and sales potential.
Learn these workarounds to adjust to the new OS.
Convergence of cellular and Wi-Fi helps mobile computer users broaden their horizons.
SSL VPNs deliver remote access over the Internet — no more disk-hogging software clients.
Solid-state drives offer better performance at competitive prices. Find out if they are right for your IT shop.
ATI graphics card lets power graphics users run multiple apps simultaneously.
Five ways to sharpen your tech-support operation.
Polycom partners with Microsoft to deliver unified communication with an IP phone.
Seven tips for making the transition to LCDs.

Opinions

Zero-day attacks are dangerous, but you can defend against them.
For disaster recovery, prepare for the worst-case scenario.
When considering IT projects, it's important to be both eco-friendly and fiscally sound.

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...