Articles By Lynn Greiner

The fix is in

It’s amazing the number of ways technology can turn around and bite you. Sometimes mischance strikes at the worst possible moment, and sometimes the catastrophes are self-inflicted wounds. Jesse Torres and Peter Sideris

Published on: May 27th, 2005 Lynn Greiner

As crooks and jackasses multiply like rabbits, vigilance is the new order

Technology is a wonderful thing. It can make our lives easier in many ways. Where would we be, for example, without the telephone? But a recent news story made me wonder if perhaps

Published on: March 28th, 2005 Lynn Greiner

A calling card fro smart phones

Like the old grey mare, cellphones and PDAs aren't what they used to be. They've merged into interesting hybrids known as smart phones. A smart phone offers telephony, but it also has all

Published on: March 23rd, 2005 Lynn Greiner

Opening Windows more regularly

With Windows Server 2003 service pack 1 imminent – a record 22 months after initial product release – Microsoft has outlined a release schedule for future versions of the server operating system.Expect a

Published on: March 23rd, 2005 Lynn Greiner

When it comes to keyboards, one size does not fit all

When a new computer comes into the office, it arrives with a standard set of amenities: A keyboard, a mouse and a monitor. People obsess about their monitors, demanding the latest in sexy

Published on: January 19th, 2005 Lynn Greiner

Playing with firewalls

In these unfriendly times, keeping vandals and crooks off networks of any size is a constant battle. Administrators face a juggling act, trying to balance adequate access to resources inside and outside of

Published on: January 19th, 2005 Lynn Greiner

Desktops then and now

If you look at today’s boring beige boxes, or the sleek design of the Mac, it’s hard to believe that personal computers once had personality. Where homogeneity is now the norm, 20 years

Published on: January 14th, 2005 Lynn Greiner

Use it or lose it

The most secure company probably has a gaping hole in its corporate pocket, which allows crucial data to slip out. Sure, the network is protected by a firewall, intrusion detection system and virus

Published on: December 22nd, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Blades front and centre of Dell’s strategy for business users

ROUND ROCK, Tex. — Having conquered the PC and the x86 server markets — it was No. 1 in Canada and the U.S. in the third quarter of 2004, according to IDC —

Published on: December 21st, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Corporate disappearing act is just an illusion

Call me a rebel, but I flatly refuse to take my cell phone into the ladies' room. There's something voyeuristic about sitting in a cubicle, listening to the person two stalls over nattering

Published on: December 1st, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Is development a slave to the platform?

These days, when you buy an application server, you're often buying into a development environment. That's not to say you can't use a different product for development if you choose. In most cases,

Published on: December 1st, 2004 Lynn Greiner

A rose by any other name

Anyone who has been around the computer world for a while knows that application servers are not a new idea. Today's definitions (and there are pages that can be found through a simple

Published on: December 1st, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Sharp interest in blade servers

When blade servers hit the market less than five years ago, they were aimed at companies such as ISPs who needed lots of server capacity in a hurry to accommodate the ever-expanding Web.

Published on: November 22nd, 2004 Lynn Greiner

Application Servers

Anyone who has been around the computer world for a while knows that application servers are not a new idea. Today's definitions (and there are pages of them accessible through Google) boil down

Published on: November 8th, 2004 Lynn Greiner

The simple life, minus Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie

It's fun, in a perverse sort of way, to watch the industry swing back and forth between complexity and simplicity. Both hardware and software endlessly vacillate between the elegant and easy to use

Published on: November 4th, 2004 Lynn Greiner