Small Business News, Features, and Interviews

  • Indirect access: SAP offers a new way to pay

    SAP invites customers to pay for software per record created when accessed indirectly through third-party apps and services, and not per named user.

    10 April 18 19:05 Written by Peter Sayer
  • What is the Open Compute Project?

    Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over US$1 billion in hardware sales.

    28 March 18 21:00 Written by Peter Sayer
  • 10 hot storage companies to watch

    Offerings from these young storage companies include the likes of hybrid-cloud storage, tiered caching, zero data loss after recovery and even distributed storage on free disk space.

    28 March 18 21:00 Written by Jeff Vance
  • How we chose10 hot storage startups to watch

    Innovation, founders and funding all helped us winnow down the initial 58 contenders for our list to the final10 hot storage startups.

    28 March 18 21:00 Written by Jeff Vance
  • Penn State secures building automation, IoT traffic with microsegmentation

    Penn State chose microsegmentation technology from Tempered Networks to isolate and cloak traffic from its smart building systems, which rely on the BACnet communications protocol to share data related to HVAC, lighting, access control, fire detection and more.

    26 March 18 22:59 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Windows Server 19 embraces hybrid cloud, hyperconverged data centers, Linux

    Microsoft is set to make Windows Server 2019 generally available in the second half of the year, opening up access to its preview build through its Insiders program now and targeting data centers with new features to handle hybrid cloud setups and hyperconverged infrastructure.

    21 March 18 08:52 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • What is a SAN and how does it differ from NAS?

    A storage area network (SAN) provides a pool of storage resources that can be centrally managed and allocated as needed, but how is a SAN different than NAS and how does how it segregate storage traffic?

    23 Feb. 18 05:58 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • SD-WAN helps radiology firm cut costs, scale bandwidth

    Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology's journey from MPLS to SD-WAN networking began last spring when Joseph Funaro sat down to review carrier contracts that were up for renewal and realized that he could not only save his company money, but also improve network resiliency and his users' application experience.

    21 Feb. 18 22:00 Written by By Marc Ferranti
  • 5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network

    Wi-Fi is quite fickle. The contention between Wi-Fi devices and the dynamic communication medium of the airwaves makes it a sensitive technology with many settings and situations that can slow it down.

    19 Feb. 18 22:00 Written by Eric Geier
  • Cisco CEO: "We are still only on the front end" of a new version of the network

    Fresh off a positive earnings call that saw Cisco report US$11.9 billion in revenue for the 2Q 2018 – a 3 percent increase from the same quarter in 2017 and the first time in 6 quarters the company reported year-over-year sales increases – CEO Chuck Robbins has a lot to crow about.

    16 Feb. 18 23:52 Written by Michael Cooney
  • What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?

    For the most part the dire warnings about running out of internet addresses have ceased because, slowly but surely, migration from the world of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) to IPv6 has begun, and software is in place to prevent the address apocalypse that many were predicting.

    15 Feb. 18 23:07 Written by Keith Shaw
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