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PRODUCT REVIEW

A Linux Server in the Palm of Your Hand

Japanese Linux computer firm Plat'Home released in March a palm-sized, full-featured Linux-based server dubbed "OpenBlockS." This tiny marvel is no lightweight wanna-be replacement to a real Linux server. It can run most server applications that you would expect to run on a "normal" full-sized Linux...

Hooked on Tech: How Much Is Too Much?

Having an interest in computers and the Internet is one thing, but can going overboard with it qualify you for a deviant behavior diagnosis from a clinical therapists? That may depend on how much time you sit at the keyboard and how much that impacts your job, your family and your other important in...

OpenLogic Kicks Off Open Source Head Count

OpenLogic, a provider of open source packages, kicked off the data-gathering second phase of a global project aiming to collect and share quantitative data on the use of open source software. The company on Wednesday announced an initial list of 10 survey sponsors and launched a census designed to s...

Mid-Sized Businesses and the Quest for Compliance

Mid-market companies often have few choices when it comes to ensuring compliance with federal regulatory edicts for customer identity and financial records. Big companies use business process management and enterprise resource planning systems to track everything their employees do. Mid-size compani...

Green Tech and Greenbacks: The Money Case for Eco-Friendly Computing

One interpretation of the term "green computing" focuses on the machine's energy consumption. The less power a computer needs, the less harm to the environment it does -- and the less the owner has to spend on energy costs. Are those energy savings enough of a reason to make major enterprise buying ...

CASE STUDY

The OSS Cure for What Ails Hospital IT

What does a systems engineer in charge of a computer network for a major medical facility do to trim expenses and administer much-needed performance medicine to mission-critical applications? In the case of Orlando's Florida Hospital, network administrators surgically removed failing proprietary sof...

The Eco PC: Less Power In, Fewer Hazards Out

How green is your computer equipment? The answer could provide insight into how much electricity you aren't buying each month to run your computers and peripherals. It can also provide a clue to how much long-term harm your computing activity is having on the world around you. The question of green ...

HP Draws Up Plans for New Enterprise Printers and Programs

HP on Tuesday introduced a new line of imaging and printer services designed for the needs of the enterprise market. A major component of the company's new offerings is a business partner accreditation, certification and test program. Its latest products help enterprises manage, secure and simplify ...

Linux Foundation: Paid Contributors Helping to Grow Kernel

Over the last three years, the number of developers of the Linux kernel has tripled, according to the Linux Foundation. A research team from the organization has reported that the growth of the open source operating system into new areas is attracting more hands-on code writing of the Linux engine. ...

Cyber-Thieves’ New Target: Business Processes

The business use of e-mail worldwide has become so critical that the ever-increasing number of spam attacks containing malware are placing corporate and customer information at the highest levels of risk yet, according to an industry-wide survey Internet security firm Webroot conducted last month. W...

New Utility Enforces Policies Across Linux, Unix and Windows Networks

Symark International on Tuesday released PowerADvantage, an integrated authentication and configuration tool that extends features of Microsoft Windows' Active Directory to networks also running Unix and Linux systems. PowerAdvantage adds centralized authentication, authorization and account access ...

Application Acceleration: The Digital Drag Race

Computer technology in the workplace is all about hardware speed and connection bandwidth. To help IT managers augment their systems in both regards, vendors have been developing tweaking strategies to boost application speed beyond design limits. This process is called "application acceleration." H...

Teach a Man to Phish and He’ll Feed on Fools for a Lifetime

Phishing is a tactic known to malicious hackers ever since the first one crawled out of a swamp and onto dry land. It's another variation on social engineering. The phisher's goal is to get people to open themselves up to technical vulnerabilities through nontechnical means. However, even though mos...

E-Mailers Beware: Phishers Never Sleep

Can you recall the five worst phishing scams to grace your e-mail in-box? Can you spot a genuine e-mail from your financial institution or government agency? Don't feel too technologically challenged if your answer is no to either -- or both -- of these questions. Even security experts are hard-pres...

WiFi Hotspot Surfers Beware: Sharks Patrol These Waters

WiFi features are as standard on today's portable computers as built-in modems used to be. Laptop users have become accustomed to the ability to connect to the Internet from practically anywhere to reach e-mail, Web sites and music download portals. Consumers even use wireless routers to connect to ...

Linux: A Tempting Target for Malware?

The Linux operating system is not immune to virus infections, although Linux-specific viruses are extremely rare. Linux servers face more risk of virus attack than Linux desktops. That said, IT security and control firm Sophos recently issued a warning about potential virus infections targeting Linu...

STARTUP TO WATCH

JS-Kit: Building Web 2.0 One Brick at a Time

Web 2.0 technology is revolutionizing the way businesses display their wares on e-commerce sites. The service delivery model of Web 2.0 presents a pressing challenge to Web designers in small businesses and home-based businesses. Anyone with a community-based information and public comment Web site ...

STARTUP TO WATCH

3Tera: Building Virtual Data Centers With a Click and Drag

3Tera, based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., has made a sizable step forward in the on-demand or utility computing market. The company provides other enterprises, both large and small, with a new technology called "disposable infrastructure." This technology forms the foundation of its AppLogic product, a f...

Will Your Next New Car Have Linux Inside?

In the 1980s, auto manufacturers began using simple computers called the "engine control unit," or ECU, to monitor and regulate such things as fuel mixture and spark plug timing. Since then, a cottage industry has developed around hardware and software to bypass, tinker with or replace this system. ...

PRODUCT REVIEW

New PDF Converter Has Office-Caliber Muscle

Plano, Texas-based Docudesk, which makes software tools to convert proprietary file formats such as Adobe's PDF, recently introduced an enterprise version of its deskUNPDF document conversion line. The launch of deskUNPDF Professional provides users with new feature options and conversion formats to...

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