June 2010

June 2010

Innovation drives companies and helps them reach their goals. That's especially true of Paragon Space Development, which seeks to create living habitats in the harsh conditions on Mars. In the June issue of BizTech, find out how high availability computing and storage powers the company's aerospace engineering projects. The issue also includes a story about aerial imagery aiding disaster relief efforts and a Q&A with geek hero Steve Wozniak. There are also reviews of the Barracuda 300 and the Visioneer Strobe XP 100 scanner, as well as best practices on Windows 7 and consolidation through virtualization.

Features

Paragon Space Development creates hospitable habitats on Earth, in orbit and beyond.
Companies use social networking to stand out over the competition.
The Apple co-founder discusses solid-state storage and offers advice for small-business entrepreneurs starting their own technology companies.
With sophisticated technology and a generous heart, Pictometry helps people in need.
Point-of-sale technologies help companies improve customer service and simplify business practices.

Departments

Apple's new iPad is an intriguing addition to the small business workforce.
When done in tandem — relying on a well-thought-out strategy — virtualization and data center consolidation can maximize your business's bottom line.
Companies share their tips about how to prepare for a seamless upgrade to Windows 7.
Visioneer Strobe XP 100 scanner lets mobile workers stay productive.
Portability, cost and functionality are making businesses take notice of netbooks for their field and remote workers.
Businesses that rely on information sharing through FTP sites need to focus on security.
The Barracuda Spam and Virus Firewall 300 helps keep networks safe from attacks.
Enhance the end-user experience with these five tools.
Spotlight on Teleworking
Small businesses come aboard as 802.11n offers greater speed, range and reliability.

Opinions

Formulating a business continuity plan for downtime and supporting it with technology are initiatives that reap dividends.
Asset management solutions maximize resources and reduce costs.
Protecting your organization's greatest assets requires a proactive approach to network security.

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-...