March 2010

March 2010

Harnessing the latest technology is a matter of survival for publishing companies today. Read the March issue of BizTech to learn how a new unified communications system helps Forbes editors collaborate worldwide. The issue also features a story that offers five disaster recovery tips and a primer on how IT can prevent virtual machine sprawl. For hands-on techies, we review the HP Mini 5101 and the Symantec Protection Suite. We also run a Tech Tips on managing system software.

Features

Management tools can help, but well-defined policies are the centerpiece of any effective strategy to control virtual server sprawl.
Once Forbes decided its phone system needed an overhaul, it left nothing to chance — stripping down two legacy networks and replacing them with a unified communications platform.
Businesses point to five tools that are essential pieces of their disaster recovery plans.
More SMBs are turning to Apple products to meet their stability and security needs.

Departments

A move to Microsoft Exchange Server helps Navigant Consulting communicate more effectively with its clients.
Businesses realize the sooner they implement USB security practices, the safer their networks will be.
Tape automation offers businesses backup consistency and greater capacity.
Multifunction-printer deployments can increase efficiencies.
The HP Mini 5101 offers durability and enough power to handle Windows 7.
Converged network adapters cut costs and smooth cabling snarls.
Learn five ways to maintain leaner computers and keep your users happier.
Symantec Protection Suite requires less administration and training without skimping on security.
Companies aim to catch customers' attention through use of latest display technology.

Opinions

Leaders plan to rely on IT to hone efficiencies and propel their businesses forward.
Emerge from the recession stronger and more profitable than ever.
How will you know when it's time to join the virtualization club?

Security

Heartbleed: What Should Your... |
One of the biggest security vulnerabilities has almost every user and every industry...
Why Businesses Need a Next-G... |
Devices investigate patterns that could indicate malicious activity.
Review: HP TippingPoint S105... |
Next-generation firewall can easily replace a stand-alone intrusion prevention system....

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

Businesses Must Step Careful... |
Slow and steady wins the race as businesses migrate IT operations to service providers,...
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...

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

Mobility: A Foundational Pie... |
Other technologies rely on mobile computing, which has the power to change lives, Lextech...
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.

Hardware & Software

Review: HP TippingPoint S105... |
Next-generation firewall can easily replace a stand-alone intrusion prevention system....
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.