Microsoft offers server targeted at small businesses

A new, stripped-down version of Windows Server 2008 is being positioned as an ideal first sever for a small business or branch office by Microsoft and its hardware partner Hewlett Packard (HP).Windows Server

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

The iPocalypse Now – overloaded Apple servers infuriate iPhone users

Apple's activation servers, primed for Wednesday's release of the iPhone 3.0 operating system are too strained to handle the flood of requests.Twitter is pulsing with frustration, disappointment, contempt, and anger from existing iPhone

Published on: June 19th, 2009 John Cox and Philip Michaels

Smart partnership, product positioning helps Montreal firm find success

Jean-Marc Robillard had a hardware problem – it was too expensive for small clients to buy, but not running fast enough to serve the needs of big clients. And in the world of

Published on: April 20th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod and Brian Jackson

Pepsi bottler saves big bucks with virtualization

"I was very skeptical. I think it's more mentality than anything else," says Messer, who is leading a server and storage virtualization project at G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. in Cincinnati. "It was more

Published on: December 15th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Symantec offers free cloud-based software to ease configuration pain

A new cloud-based offering from Symantec Corp. to help customers of Veritas Storage Foundation and Cluster Server will appeal to small or mid-sized businesses and comes at the right price (free), according to

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Savings windfall for firm that moved from Microsoft Outlook to Gmail

Taylor Woodrow, a UK-based construction company, has switched its 1,800 employees' e-mail from Microsoft Outlook to enterprise Gmail. The company is also beginning to use other components of Google Apps, the suite of

Published on: July 14th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Small Business Challenges Exterminated As Mouse Helps Win Mice Battle

This made it difficult to manage customer information and schedule work for offsite technicians. That just added unwanted obstacles to the already-challenging world of successful small business operation. As a result, HWC turned

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Lee Rickwood

Canadian payday loan firm seeks to cash in on Microsoft BI tool

Spreadsheets can have huge limitations. National MoneyMart learned that lesson...the hard way.The Edmonton-based payday loan chain – which until now has sought to sift through and analyze several years of business data using

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Massive data growth propels SMBs towards networked storage

As small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) save more data and rely on it more, they are turning to networked storage even under the burden of limited budgets and IT expertise. Regulatory requirements, more

Published on: January 14th, 2008 Stephen Lawson

Microsoft’s FAST move could shake up enterprise search market

Microsoft Corp.'s $1.2 billion imminent purchase of Norwegian search company Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) could benefit its SharePoint Server customers and apply pressure on enterprise search competitors to consolidate soon, say analysts.Oslo-based

Published on: January 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Internet filters almost useless without strong policies

No matter how advanced the technology behind them is, Internet filters are no substitute for diligently followed security policies, according to IT insiders. "There's no substitute for policies and ethics. You need to

Published on: November 15th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

IBM/ISS Proventia MX5010 has high IPS catch rate

The Proventia MX5010 is an amazingly fast Internet Protocol Security (IPS) which outclassed the competition when it came to detecting the attacks we threw at it. Unfortunately, that world-class IPS is housed in

Published on: November 9th, 2007 Joel Snyder

HP upgrades server line to ease virtualization

HP updated its HP-UX platform along with its Intregrity server line Thursday, offering guidelines and features designed to ease the process of virtualization in enterprise data centres. The company said its version of

Published on: February 15th, 2007 Shane Schick

At your server

Choosing a server is no an easy task. There are almost limitless possibilities, and your requirements could lean toward basic, or more sophisticated technologies. Plus, you should always buy something that will give

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach