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Buying an IP Phone: FLIP Out

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

The price tag of a new VoIP system depends on the IP phone you choose. And the phone quality directly relates to end-user acceptance of the system. We show you how to "FLIP" -- consider the form, location, interoperability and performance of pho

Inexpensive Low-End Switches: No Need to Break the Bank

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

We tested seven switches priced below $750 and were pleased with how much our dollar bought. Our top pick gets props for its sweet lifetime warranty, flexible uplink options and an excellent management interface.

Network Device Configuration Management

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

We reviewed three products offering configuration management of network devices and servers. Overall, we were impressed at how far network device configuration management products have come. But we awarded our Editor's Choice to the one that's ideal for s

How to Build a 911-Style Data Center

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Take a lesson from the way emergency response data centers are built out. Well-structured wiring can increase your uptime and it's cheaper to do it right the first time.

On Location: Chicago Tribune: Server Consolidation

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

In this 'On Location' follow-up, we revisit the Chicago newspaper to find its data center upgrade and consolidation project has brought them considerable cost savings.

This Old Data Center

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Our technology experts like to be where the IT hammer meets the nail, so five of them signed on to gather the know-how you need to get your data center in shape to meet current and future demands. We found that as new technologies like blade servers, iSCS

Data Center in a Box

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

With space at a premium while demand for sophisticated data centers grows, some vendors are offering alternatives.

Buyers Guide: SOHO Wireless Gateways

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Wi-Fi is quickly becoming a fixture in a growing number of SOHO environments. Many of the devices are used for remote access into enterprise networks, and protecting them from wireless attacks is crucial. We explore your wireless gateway options.

Implementing BPL Technology: You've Got the Power (Lines)

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

After a series of setbacks with interference problems and failed trials, the broadband-over-power-lines technology is now a viable alternative in areas where DSL and cable aren't available or customer service is lacking.

RFI Analysis: IP Contact Centers

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Of the eight products we examined, our Editor's Choice provided our fictional thermal-management company a comprehensive mix of features as well as integration with legacy systems--all for a price that doesn't freeze out upgrades.



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