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Daniel P. Dern is an independent technology and business writer. He can be reached via email at [email protected]; his website, www.dern.com; or his technology blog, TryingTechnology.com
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posted in August 2010
VMware VDI environments can improve performance as much as 10x using the FalconStor Network Storage Server, the company claims, and provide integrated multi-tier data protection.
The small-form-factor product family of storage subsystems offers capacity for up to a dozen hard drives with a claimed 50% boost to performance and scalability over previous models.
The business-only directory includes apps in more than 300 categories with information to help assess needs and make choices from among the mix of free and paid listings.
Following an agreement with VMware, partners can use Lakeside SysTrack monitoring and analysis tool to automate assessment of Windows desktop virtualization requirements and deployment planning.
As companies migrate online from SharePoint, Lotus Notes, or legacy environments to Google Apps, many find they don't have the directory or other administrative tools.
Users can collaborate through the cloud service, sharing edits, comments and more, without switching between Office applications and a web browser.
Providing AC power to some locations can be expensive, difficult, even unsafe, but new Power Over Ethernet products make this alternative even more capable.
Any device attached to your network poses potential risks according to ICSA Labs' Kevin Brown, who suggests 6 questions IT managers should ask to assess security of networked peripherals.
The degrading run-time of notebook/mobile batteries may be a thing of the past, without waiting for fuel cells, if Boston Power's Sonata cells live up to their claims.
Meraki's free HeatMapper, Wi-Fi Stumbler, and Client Insight tools can help IT plan, improve and troubleshoot WLAN coverage, and diagnose Wi-Fi problems for local and remote Windows, Mac users.
The Total Privileged Access Management suite module enables IT managers to perform password administration over unsecured LAN and WAN connections.
Intacct's new cloud-based Project Accounting application gives SMB professional services organizations and departments an affordable, IT-sparing way to track and manage project time and expenses, including from in-the-field employees.
IBM AIX, Linux, IBM i and VMware are now supported and a Canadian data center is available to allay legal concerns about trans-border data flow.
The hard disk upgrade and disk backup utility adds support for Windows 7, SSDs, LDS drives, USB boot capability, and performance gains to backup and migrate drives faster.
BounceBack Instant Server Recovery is designed for SMBs running Microsoft's Foundation or Small Business Server to resume business quickly in the event of a server disk failure or other disk problems.
DesktopOne should block spam, viruses, phishing on Windows machines -- and works with email and webmail -- but the single-folder free version may not be enough for most businesses or many users.
For many SMBs and others, desktop PCs aren't going away in any hurry, so it makes sense to invest in new machines with expandability headroom, and good service.