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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in December 2009
Data storage vendor Kingston recently warned customers of a flaw in several of its secure USB drives that could allow an attacker to access sensitive information.
Does virtualization really make sense for small businesses? Some experts doubt it, but I'm reluctant to offer any simple answers to this question.
Is it possible to use Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection technology with Windows 7? As always, that depends upon which version of Windows 7 you're talking about.
According to the BBC, the first mobile phone version of Firefox is only "days away" from release. In reality, however, most mobile users at small and midsize companies will be in for a much longer wait.
We all know that quality solid state disks (SSDs) are just too expensive for small businesses to afford, right? Not so fast.
Over the past couple of weeks, I slogged through the usual endless series of storage-related "best of" and prediction articles. Finally, here's one that is actually worth sharing.
Windows 7 includes a new remote support tool that is potentially very useful -- if you know about it.
The Web is buzzing over Microsoft's defeat in a major patent lawsuit involving its Office software. How will this affect your business? With very few exceptions, it won't.
Chances are good that you have never heard of Intel's vPro technology. If your company relies upon remote support technology, it's time to get acquainted with it.
The USB 3.0 storage market continues to expand, with LaCie introducing a new RAID storage device the incorporates the new high-speed standard.
Can Verizon infuriate its Blackberry users by shoving a "preferred" search provider down their throats? Yeah, there's an app for that.
It is one thing to believe that your company has a workable business continuity plan in place. It is quite another for that actually to be the case.
A new scam involving remote support software recently surfaced in the United Kingdom. Before you snicker at just how gullible the victims appear to be, ask yourself whether your company's PCs are vulnerable to precisely this sort of attack.
Is tape dying as a long-term storage medium? It depends upon whom you ask -- although it is significant that this is even an open question.
This week, Project Honey Pot identified its one billionth spam message. Find out what it has learned from that torrent of junk email -- and what you can do to make its efforts to stop spam even more successful.
A seedy little story involving some luckless restaurateurs, Romanian hackers, and a ham-fisted software reseller might not sound relevant to your small business. Think again.
EMC has been promising great things for its new storage-tiering technology. Now we'll get to see how it plays with the company's customers.
Dell is once again beefing up its Linux-ready offerings -- including one that the company bills as the "world's smallest fully functional commercial desktop PC."
The early reviews for Thunderbird 3 are rolling in, and most of them give Mozilla's updated email client a big thumbs up. Whether business users will notice is another matter entirely.
Worried that a flu outbreak will put your small business on life support? A remote access solution can help to keep affected workers productive -- while also keeping them safely at home.
Want to take a closer look at the work in progress that is Google's Chrome OS? A new InformationWeek hands-on preview is worth a closer look.
Can technology alone enable your company to stay ahead of its data storage demands? In many cases, the answer appears to be no.
There's a good reason why Sun's VirtualBox has been downloaded more than 20 million times over the past couple of years: High quality at an unbeatable price. And the latest version takes yet another big step forward.
Worried about your cloud-based data going up in smoke? If you're the paranoid type, a new online service aims to deliver some peace of mind.