Winter 2014

Features

A manufacturing inspection company secures customer data by placing PC-level protection in the hands of employees in the field.
Shutterstock and other SMBs scale new heights thanks to timely network infrastructure upgrades.
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The NFL team replaces its aging phone system, implements a major wireless infrastructure upgrade, and rolls out iPads to replace playbooks for coaches, players and scouts.
With the league increasingly relying on technology to gain a competitive advantage, its investments in cutting-edge IT have also kicked into high gear.
New technologies and data center consolidation reduce energy requirements and lower costs.
A trio of small businesses prepare for the end of Windows XP support.
An infrastructure upgrade coupled with the latest mobile and productivity technologies give law firm Golden & Walters a competitive advantage.
Behavioral analytics company transitions to Microsoft Lync for unified communications and saves money

Departments

Mobility and BYOD are making telework a must-have option for many companies.
Smartphone and tablet management today is about much more than simply managing the mobile device itself.
Better performance is just one of a number factors that should be driving SMBs to take up the latest Wi-Fi standard.
IT leaders share how they made the best business case for a UC deployment to senior management.
Easy-to-manage McAfee Endpoint Encryption Suite 7.0 secures end-user and company data.
This notebook/tablet hybrid is a versatile, rugged and powerful traveling companion.

Opinions

Ask yourself this question: “If my data center floods tonight, how will I get all that data back tomorrow?”
Public, private, or hybrid: Which cloud blend is right for your business?
Unified communications technologies build closer and longer-lasting business relationships between SMBs and customers.
Successful businesses rely on the technology solutions that foster collaboration on the go.

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-...