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August, 2006

August 31, 2006  5:33 PM

VoIP not just for SMBs

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data center disaster recovery planning, Networking technology

VoIP is often touted for its benefits to SMBs, but a article reports that enterprises are also showing interest:

According to Yankee Group, more than 50% of enterprise...

August 31, 2006  4:53 PM

Would like to hear from you

Posted by: Brein Matturro

As Sean mentioned in his introductory post, the editors behind Channel Marker are preparing to launch a set of Web sites to meet the information needs of the technical folks who implement and support technical solutions as a service. I’m...

August 31, 2006  11:15 AM

Radio Shack Deletes 400 Employees by e-Mail

Posted by: Brein Matturro

The NY Times reports that Radio Shack has laid off 400 employees, and notified them by e-mail. The electronics retailer (and HP and...

August 30, 2006  3:48 PM

Windows NT: “I’m Not Dead Yet”

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Microsoft, Systems and systems management

Realizing that (a) delays in Vista have dampened revenues, (b) customers probably won't widely adopt Vista for business use until at least Service Pack 1 (or maybe SP 2), and (c) there was increasingly large potential for mass attrition among some trailing-edge customers from the Microsoft brand to...

August 30, 2006  11:40 AM

How to Cram for the CCNA Exam

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Cisco, Networking technology, VAR training, certification

On his Cisco Blog. Jeremy Cioara provides a blueprint for an inexpensive testbed network for practicing for the CCNA exam. Check it out, Cisco-ites; it's a thing of beauty.

August 29, 2006  1:12 PM

Microsoft Vista Pricing Revealed…on Amazon, at least

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Microsoft, Systems and systems management

Ed Bott on ZDNet reports that Microsoft accidentally released pricing for Vista on its Canadian website. The pricing is also now visible (at least as I post this) on Microsoft had been...

August 29, 2006  11:17 AM

Disaster Preparedness for SMBs: Plan B for $150

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Collaboration software, Data center disaster recovery planning, Network and application security, Software as a service (SaaS)

With Eduardo starting to puff its way toward Florida, Orlando-based Vlad Mazek, the CTO of managed infrastructure service provider Own Web Now Inc., has come up with a quick-and-dirty

August 29, 2006  9:59 AM

Symantec Uncovers New Intel Marketing Campaign…er, AMD virus

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Network and application security, Servers and desktop hardware, Systems and systems management

VNU reports that Symantec security researchers claim to have found two variants of a proof-of-concept virus that specifically attacks AMD processors.

Although harmless at this stage, the viruses could be used to create malware that affects computers with disparate operating...

August 28, 2006  5:28 PM

Why the IT Staff Hates You

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Systems and systems management

Over on, Mark Arnold explains the The downside to outsourcing Windows desktop and server management from the IT manager's...

August 28, 2006  10:27 AM

Google Going After SMB Messaging Market

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Collaboration software, Direct reseller channel conflict, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

All you Microsoft partners doing Outlook/Exchange/Microsoft IM installs in the midrange market or providing hosted Exchange services, take note:

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