Product Spotlight

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  • Erik Eckel // July 13, 2009, 11:34 PM PST

    Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch notebook

    Apple's 13" MacBook Pro laptop sets new standards for industry design and performance in a mobile PC. IT consultant Erik Eckel explains.


  • Mark Kaelin // July 12, 2009, 11:16 PM PST

    Review: APTARE StorageConsole Capacity Manager

    The more storage installed in an enterprise's data center, the more likely it is that some of that storage space is under used. Finding and then reclaiming this dark storage, and putting it to productive use, is what the APTARE StorageConsole Capacity Manager is designed to do.


  • Erik Eckel // July 8, 2009, 5:55 PM PST

    Review: BlackBerry Bold 9000 smartphone

    The BlackBerry Bold is marketed to smartphone and PDA users everywhere. Unfortunately, even with improved displays and redesigned shells, BlackBerry continues to best serve professional business users.


  • Jack Wallen // July 7, 2009, 3:35 AM PST

    Review: Xoops content management system

    If you are looking for some serious power and flexibility for your company's content management system (CMS) then Xoops should be one of the first tools you look at.


  • Jack Wallen // July 5, 2009, 6:04 PM PST

    Review: Scalable vector graphics editor Inkscape

    Inkscape is for any business that needs vector graphics but doesn't want to pay the steep price for competitive products.


  • Jack Wallen // June 30, 2009, 5:41 PM PST

    Review: VMWare Server

    VMWare Server is for any IT department needing to cut cost on server hardware and/or create a reliable sandbox testing environment that can mimic a live environment. VMWare Server also enables you to speed up deploy time by building a virtual machine once and deploying it many times.


  • Erik Eckel // June 29, 2009, 6:26 PM PST

    Review: iGoogle Customizable Web Portal

    iGoogle is an incredibly customizable Web home page or personalized portal. Properly leveraged, iGoogle provides busy professionals with a single Web page for viewing and sending email, tracking tasks, checking flights, finding directions and performing other critical daily business tasks.


  • Jack Wallen // June 29, 2009, 12:45 AM PST

    Review: TUTOS collaborative development suite

    If your company (or department) is looking for a groupware suite that includes tools designed for product development you will want to take a look at the open source TUTOS.


  • Mark Kaelin // June 24, 2009, 5:21 PM PST

    A call to action: Be a featured contributor to the Product Spotlight Blog

    If you have made a product purchase, software or hardware, that required you or your organization to perform a thorough business analysis, we would like you to consider writing a Product Spotlight Blog post.


  • Erik Eckel // June 23, 2009, 5:06 AM PST

    Review: Remote Data Backups service

    IT managers and network administrators needing to ensure critical business data is safely, securely and automatically backed up off site will find Remote Data Backups a reliable solution.


  • Thomas Osborne // June 22, 2009, 12:45 AM PST

    Review: HTC T-Mobile G1 smartphone

    The HTC T-Mobile G1 smartphone is not an iPhone killer but is a very nice phone for the avid Google application user that wants their Gmail and calendar synced on a smartphone.


  • Paul Mah // June 18, 2009, 2:05 AM PST

    Review: Logitech V450 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse

    The Logitech V450 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks is the perfect companion for executives who are always on the move, yet demand more than the comfort of the typical notebook touchpad.


  • Jack Wallen // June 16, 2009, 3:36 AM PST

    Review: Share360 groupware suite

    Share360 is for any business that needs a solid groupware suite with standard features. Share360 keeps your users scheduled, in touch, in control, and well organized.


  • Jack Wallen // June 14, 2009, 5:25 PM PST

    Review: System 76 Meerkat NetTop PC

    The Meerkat NetTop PC is for anyone looking to make the switch to Linux but also wanting to avoid the headaches of dealing with unsupported hardware.


  • Erik Eckel // June 10, 2009, 11:54 PM PST

    Review: SuperAntiSpyware Professional security software

    SuperAntiSpyware Professional is a non-disruptive, time-saving and easy-to-use utility that administrators and support technicians can wield to prevent infections and efficiently recover when infestations occur.