September 2009

September 2009

These days, businesses are wise to keep a keen eye on the budget. But as the saying goes, sometimes you need to spend money to make money. Our September issue of BizTech highlights five technologies that can help companies achieve cost savings and efficiency. Also in this issue: Learn about smart strategies for mobility and how to determine whether netbooks, notebooks, smartphones or all of the above best meet your organization's needs. You'll also find advice for implementing telework programs and reviews of the Avaya 9650 IP Telephone, the Lenovo S10e notebook and the HPZ400 Workstation.

Features

Businesses say Wi-Fi provides a big return on investment through productivity gains.
Businesses begin turning to cloud computing for flexibility, scalability and savings.
Voice-logistics system helps businesses cut warehouse errors and boost productivity.
Netbooks, notebooks and smartphones meet the mobility demands of today's road warriors.
Businesses find that telework cuts costs and makes it easier for workers to do their jobs.

Departments

Before you jump into any virtualized environment, here are a few lesser-known tips that might come in handy from companies that have already made the move.
Evaluating your needs will help simplify the backup options available from Symantec.
Real-world results prove e-sigs significantly reduce costs and boost the bottom line.
The Barton Malow construction management and general contracting firm leverages unified communications and virtualization to meet customer needs and grow its business.
Its small size and long battery life makes the Lenovo IdeaPad S10e a good fit for workers on the move.
The latest flash solid-state drives offer the potential to consolidate vast volumes of network storage while providing continued real-time access.
Speech recognition and call clarity are just two benefits users can expect from this IP desk phone.
Help your end users take the disaster out of disaster recovery.
HP's ProLiant DL380 G6 and DL580 G5 servers are eco-friendly, offer virtualization improvements and have plenty of free power management software.
These tips will ensure a seamless installation of VMware Fusion, giving Mac users the same access to apps as those using PCs.

Opinions

Companies face the challenge of offering mobile employees remote IT access while reducing data security risks.
Thin clients provide more than just cost savings.
Root-cause analysis can identify solutions for data security breaches.

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-...