How to pick a server for your small business

So, your business has grown large enough that you need your first server. Congratulations! Acquiring a server is a big decision, so some trepidation is understandable. This guide will explain the basic principles

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Michael Brown

Part I: BlueArc’s challenge to get past the low-hanging fruit

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Last month, BlueArc Corp., a 13-year-old maker of network storage systems based in California, was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems for a reported $600 million. BlueArc’s business was

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Francis Moran

Part II: Dissecting the brain of the market pays off for BlueArc

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In a recent post, we introduced BlueArc, a maker of networked attached storage (NAS) systems for managing unstructured data in high-performance computing applications, and Ken Rosen, a corporate strategy

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Francis Moran

LiveDrive online storage delivers simple, affordable experience

Over the last few years we've seen an explosion of online or "cloud" storage services and with that market expansion the inevitable has happened: Prices have fallen, features have improved, and the target

Published on: July 7th, 2011 Mark Gibbs

Half of SMBs not prepared for disaster

If a power outage should hit the city, or an ice storm similar to the one the one that covered Montreal in 1998 occur once more or if cyber terrorists strike against IT

Published on: January 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Western Digital’s My Book Live brings network-attached storage to the masses

Western Digital's My Book series of consumer network-attached storage boxes has a new variant, the My Book Live. With new sharing features--including a file-sharing portal--and great performance, it brings the My Book line

Published on: November 15th, 2010 Jon Jacobi

IT sales rebound but SMBs still under spending chill

Technology sales have rebounded from their depressed state last year but small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) have become adopted a new miserly attitude towards IT spending, says an IT analyst firm. Worldwide

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Move to digital video brings many benefits to Ontario engineers’ body

It's a predicament that must be experienced to be fully understood.Even as the market was moving to digital format, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), found itself stuck with thousands of VHS tape recordings of

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

7 ways to back up your data … and save your bacon

Your hard drive might crash. Thieves might steal your laptop at a café. You might realize on Friday that you desperately need the now-departed Wednesday version of an important document that you significantly

Published on: August 27th, 2009 Lincoln Spector

Five fabulous tricks to boost your PC’s powers

This story centers on five tricks that will enhance your use of your desktop or laptop, with two networking tips thrown in for good measure.Use Old Internal Hard Drives for Free StorageHave an

Published on: April 30th, 2009 Zack Stern

Network-attached storage – a cheaper, easier option for small businesses

We are collecting and keeping more information today than ever before. Whether it's video, pictures, music, or just plain old gobs of e-mail and text messages, all that information has to be stored

Published on: January 30th, 2009

Linkstation Mini – a terabyte of storage in the palm of your hand

Size doesn't matter, or so the old adage goes. Yet obviously it does matter - or else we wouldn't have both towering desktop PCs and petite portable netbooks. But how about something like

Published on: October 27th, 2008 Bill O'Brien