September 2008

September 2008

Former Red Sox star pitcher Curt Schilling talks about his move from the baseball world into the PC gaming industry with startup 38 Studios. Also in this issue: Aircell brings broadband Internet access to air travel. SMBs say networked IP cameras let them monitor and safeguard buildings 24x7 from anywhere. IT managers share the technologies that offer best value in these tough times.

Features

Backed by an all-star lineup, 38 Studios squares off against the Goliaths in the booming PC game industry.
Small businesses embrace IP cameras to safeguard buildings 24x7.
Aircell takes terrestrial broadband Internet access to 35,000 feet: transcontinental flights on American Airlines now offer wireless in-flight service.
Chief Operating Officer of Delos Insurance
Monitoring and surveillance show an upside through companies that keep the roads and public spaces safer and more navigable.
Deputy Director of Program Administration for Iowa Legal Aid
Chief Information Officer<br />Fulbright & Jaworski<br /><a href="http://www.fulbright.com" target="_blank">www.fulbright.com</a>
IT managers say in tough times it's best to go for the sure thing. That means technologies such as disaster recovery, remote access and security.
IT Manager<br>Howe Electric<br><a href="http://www.howe-electric.com" target="_blank">www.howe-electric.com</a><br><strong>2007 Revenue: $50 million</strong>
Chief Technology Officer<br />Capitol Bancorp<br /><a href="http://www.capitolbancorp.com" target="_blank">www.capitolbancorp.com</a><br />2007 Revenue: <strong>$208 Million</strong>

Departments

Reducing complexity can help you plan for growth.
Boston Red Sox pitching great Curt Schilling shares how his passion for gaming led to the launch of 38 Studios.
Follow these tips to improve your network's performance.
Use these tips to develop a successful program.
IT shops at SMBs say NAS offers faster, more centralized data protection at an affordable price.
SMBs say Microsoft CRM frees up the data so salespeople can look good in front of customers.
Security and cost-cutting are driving companies toward thin-client computing.
Faster response time, more efficient reporting and tighter integration with existing security apps have made intrusion technologies a valuable part of small-business security strategy.
Enhanced processors can take a company's performance level up a notch — but first you have to make the business case for an upgrade.
Versatile Bluetooth phone headset lets users pair up to eight devices.

Opinions

Even with a stretched budget, you need — and can have — an IT security strategy that protects your business.
Keep your staff prepared for change and you can take on any challenge.
You can monitor employees, but there must be consent on both sides.

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-...