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August, 2006


August 31, 2006  5:33 PM

VoIP not just for SMBs

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

VoIP is often touted for its benefits to SMBs, but a SearchNetworking.com 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

Brein Matturro Profile: 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

Brein Matturro Profile: 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”

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

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

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

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

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

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 Amazon.com. Microsoft had been...


August 29, 2006  11:17 AM

Disaster Preparedness for SMBs: Plan B for $150

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

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

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August 29, 2006  9:59 AM

Symantec Uncovers New Intel Marketing Campaign…er, AMD virus

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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

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Over on SearchWinIT.com, 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

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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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