December 2009

December 2009

Grooving to wireless learn why today's SMB employees expect and depend on wireless. In the December issue, you can also read about mobile-payment technology, digital display uses and the seven technologies businesses dub must-have tools. There are also reviews of an HP server and desktop, and a SonicWall UTM device, plus best practices on networking, security and the data center.

Features

Adler Planetarium uses digital displays to construct a 3D overflight simulator for its "Shoot for the Moon" exhibit.
These IT practitioners agree that there are some products no IT shop can live without.
A storage area network is a big investment, but these companies say networked storage is a no-brainer given increasing data loads and manageability needs.
Businesses are turning to mobile-payment technology to simplify the transaction process.

Departments

The HP DL160 G6 increases performance through a new CPU and motherboard architecture.
The SonicWall NSA E5500 UTM appliance can create a shield to help protect your business's network.
High-availability storage success depends on the ability to juggle emergency management within a realistic budget.
Five tips to help you get the most from your bandwidth.
IT leaders share how to best utilize a unified threat management appliance to protect your business.
Smead Manufacturing estimates savings in the millions of dollars from its server virtualization initiative.
Businesses are turning to desktop virtualization to lower costs, ease management and improve security.
The HP Compaq dc7900 Ultra-Slim provides substantial processing power in an ultra-slim machine.
Not ready to jump into the cloud just yet? Find out how to launch mini-clouds within your own infrastructure first.
Consider five technologies that can maximize the protection of your end users' data.

Opinions

Companies find they can help the environment and their bottom line at the same time.
Boost employee morale by providing a mobile environment.
Converged businesses that succeed in getting everyone to become fluent in both areas will flourish.

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...