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Workshop: How to Manage Configuration Relationships

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

A configuration management database is a critical system for understanding your assets' relationships. As we show, creating an effective CMDB takes careful planning and a well-designed pilot project.

WAN Services: New WAN Order

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

We sent out an RFI for our fictional company, which is considering a move from frame relay to MPLS. Our Editor's Choice is a mature offering with a wealth of integrated options. But was it the best value?

Intelligent Storage Fabrics: Storage Switches Get Smart

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Moving SAN services from hosts and arrays to switches is a concept whose time has come. We examine what makes a Fibre Channel fabric intelligent, what benefits you can expect from it, and why some storage pros are still skeptical.

SOA Demystified

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

We built a service-oriented architecture in our NWC Inc. business apps lab for our fictional widget manufacturer. Find out what we learned.

Intelligent Fibre Channel Switches: Right Place, Right Time

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

We tested four smart SAN switches with a keen eye toward determining whether adding intelligence to the fabric introduced latency in the environment. Each product performed well but faltered in SAN interoperability.

On Location: SkyWest Airlines' Remote Lifecycle-Management Suite

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

The IT group at SkyWest Airlines deployed a remote lifecycle-management suite to integrate asset, desktop and helpdesk management on 1,500 PCs across 80 WANs. We spoke with SkyWest managers and staffers to find out how effective the implementation has bee

How to Keep VoIP Safe and Sound

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

There are no easy solutions for effective VoIP security, but there are ways to minimize risk and enhance your overall strategy. We'll show you how.

IP KVMs: KVMs Get a Boost

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

IP versions of a keyboard-video-mouse switch provide all the benefits of a conventional KVM plus wider access, but be prepared for high prices and increased security risks. Our Editor's Choice led a lackluster pack with a mix of management, access control

On Location: Skywest Airlines' Desktop Management Project

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

The nation's largest independently owned regional carrier set out to find technology that could advance its reliability, on-time performance, growth management, IT staff productivity and cost control. Through a suite of desktop-management software, the ai

Primer: Wireless Mesh Configurations and Applications

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Wireless mesh is an increasingly popular option for backhauling wireless traffic, especially when a wired connection isn't feasible. We give you the basics.



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