Articles By Jeff Radecki

IT pros reveal why they’re skipping Vista and sticking with Windows XP

Despite warnings to businesses about the dangers of skipping Windows Vista, many IT managers and CIOs are standing firm that the risks of migrating to Vista outweigh the benefits. The recent press coverage regardingperformance efficiencies seen

Published on: November 17th, 2008 Jeff Radecki

Mediocre sales growth doesn’t bode well for Windows Vista

Recent sales numbers for Windows Vista paint a somewhat dreary picture for the OS as consumers and enterprises try to save dollars in an economic downturn.While Microsoft cited strong overall year-over-year growth in

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Jeff Radecki

How to use old parts to build a new PC for free

Ah, the joy of summer storms. A recent one involving a flooded basement (a torrential downpour traveled down a chipmunk burrow that led to an otherwise enclosed basement window with a broken windowpane)

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Jeff Radecki

Despite hype solid state drives nothing to write home about

Solid-state disks (SSD) are probably some of the most talked-about new gadgets of late. They easily distinguish themselves from the mechanical hard drives of the Jurassic period because they have no moving parts.

Published on: May 1st, 2008 Jeff Radecki


Published on: January 22nd, 2005 Jeff Radecki

SMBs need to get serious about disaster recovery

In light of the recent power outage and other potential hair-raising scenarios, Veritas is on a push to educate SMBs on how to plan for a disaster. And the push couldn't come soon

Published on: September 23rd, 2003 Jeff Radecki

Big Blue seeks to make SAN devices communicate

IBM wants to drive intelligence into the network in a bid to bolster its storage virtualization strategy and address ongoing SAN limitations. By moving the intelligence into the network, customers get access to

Published on: August 28th, 2003 Jeff Radecki

Canadian WiFi market takes a sharp uptick

The Canadian market for Wi-Fi networking products is booming. Evans Research Corporation (ERC) estimates that in 2003 sales of Wi-Fi access points, bridges and NICs will be slightly more than $80.0 million dollars.

Published on: August 25th, 2003 Jeff Radecki

E-mail filtering specialist roars into international waters

Ottawa-based Roaring Penguin is positioning itself in North America and overseas to take advantage of a selling shift in the spam market from direct to indirect.Now that the market is shifting from a

Published on: August 20th, 2003 Jeff Radecki

GE Access advises on consolidation for VARs

KEYSTONE, Colo.–Resellers need to shift to a services-centric model and reduce their dependency on box pushing by branching into horizontal opportunities such as consolidation, an industry expert told an audience gathered at the

Published on: August 13th, 2003 Jeff Radecki

Cisco: Small businesses want more security, lower costs

TORONTO — In a bid to generate heat in the small and medium business space, Cisco is pitching network tools, a services program and leasing options to its channel partners. Working with resellers

Published on: June 19th, 2003 Jeff Radecki

Apple on a reseller recruiting mission

Apple’s plans to recruit new VARs and build its reseller channel in a bid to pump up sales of its Xserve, Xserve RAID, and Mac OS X Server solutions.The company is holding sign-up

Published on: June 4th, 2003 Jeff Radecki

Serial ATA is on the horizon

Storage connection woes have prompted a host of players to get behind serial ATA technology in a big way. The technology is designed to replace the parallel ATA physical storage interface, says Knut

Published on: May 21st, 2003 Jeff Radecki

Veritas joins utility computing movement

LAS VEGAS – In a bid to gain traction in the utility computing market, Veritas Software Corp. is dipping its toe into the server provisioning and application performance management space. The move, announced

Published on: May 6th, 2003 Jeff Radecki

Storagetek offers Maritimes VAR support

In an effort to get more feet on the street, Storagetek has hatched a virtual TeleWeb centre in Saint John, N.B. that will help partners sell into the low-end storage market.The centre opens

Published on: April 15th, 2003 Jeff Radecki