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Research Report: Buying an IP Phone: FLIP Out

by InformationWeekMay 12, 2005

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

Research Report: Lab Tested: Automated E-mail Archivers

by InformationWeekMay 12, 2005

A new class of products combines the technologies needed to bring some sanity to e-mail archiving. NWC Lab Director Ron Anderson evaluated three top Automated E-mail Archiver offerings from Zantaz, Waterford and EMC. Find out which one overcame complexiti

Research Report: Conducting Vulnerability Assessments

by InformationWeekMay 12, 2005

Vulnerability assessment is a key component in securing your network. It probably won't catch every vulnerability, but it can decrease your risk. We give you the lowdown on how to get the most out of VA--start by getting management on-board and mapping ou

Research Report: Message Archiving Is a Must

by InformationWeekMay 12, 2005

In many organizations, e-mail is the beast that ate the storage budget. The time it would take to search backup stores, tapes and disks manually for any given e-mail is mind-boggling. The answer is a coherent e-mail archiving strategy, where a copy of eve

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

by InformationWeekMay 12, 2005

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.

Research Report: This Old Data Center

by InformationWeekMay 26, 2005

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

Research Report: Network Device Configuration Management

by InformationWeekMay 26, 2005

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

Research Report: On Location: Chicago Tribune: Server Consolidation

by InformationWeekMay 26, 2005

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.

Research Report: How to Build a 911-Style Data Center

by InformationWeekMay 26, 2005

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.

Research Report: Data Center in a Box

by InformationWeekMay 26, 2005

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