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  • Review: Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station

    Review: Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station

    Apple's AirPort Extreme Base Station simplifies wireless networking, while also enabling network printing or basic network storage accessibility. IT consultant, Erik Eckel, filed this review.

    Erik Eckel · May 4, 2009, 5:49 PM PST

  • Review: Active ISO Burner 2.0

    Review: Active ISO Burner 2.0

    Sometimes a task is best accomplished by an application that is designed solely for that purpose. For the simple task of burning an ISO image to optical media, there are few applications as simple to ...

    Mark Kaelin · May 3, 2009, 5:31 PM PST

  • Review: Toshiba 320GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

    Review: Toshiba 320GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

    With hard drive sizes going up and costs going down, having individual backup storage is now a cost-effective solution to keep end users data safe. Jack Wallen reviews the Toshiba 320GB Portable Exter...

    Jack Wallen · April 29, 2009, 5:14 PM PST

  • Review: Bomgar B200 remote desktop support appliance

    Review: Bomgar B200 remote desktop support appliance

    Help desks, call centers and customer support offices can leverage the Bomgar B200 appliance to implement secure remote desktop access to users, clients, customers and others in local and remote locat...

    Erik Eckel · April 27, 2009, 5:40 PM PST

  • Review: Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition NAS

    Review: Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition NAS

    A successful backup solution can mean the difference between a mere hiccup and a full-blown disaster recovery. Maxtor enters the business-level backup solution market with Central Axis Business Editio...

    Jack Wallen · April 26, 2009, 5:18 PM PST

  • Review: Ironkey encrypted flash drive

    Review: Ironkey encrypted flash drive

    With an increasingly mobile workforce, keeping sensitive data safe and secure is becoming an evermore pressing priority. For many, the most efficient way to secure data is with encryption. That is whe...

    Mark Kaelin · April 23, 2009, 12:21 AM PST

  • Review: Computrace LoJack for Laptops

    Review: Computrace LoJack for Laptops

    Computrace LoJack for Laptops assists in the recovery of stolen Macintosh and PC computers and offers an optional Data Delete feature enabling remote erasure of a stolen system’s entire hard disk.

    Erik Eckel · April 19, 2009, 5:21 PM PST

  • Review: Varonis Data Governance Suite 4.0

    Review: Varonis Data Governance Suite 4.0

    For many enterprises, data governance is more the mere best practice, it is an absolute necessity. Managing access down to the individual employee level requires a sophisticated set of applications. T...

    Mark Kaelin · April 15, 2009, 5:10 PM PST

  • Review: C7 REDFLY Mobile Companion

    Review: C7 REDFLY Mobile Companion

    While the C7 REDFLY Mobile Companion can allow road warriors to leave their full-sized laptops at home, it has some limitations that users should be aware of before committing to this mobile device.

    Jason Hiner · April 13, 2009, 5:39 PM PST

  • Review: HP Mini 2140 Notebook PC

    Review: HP Mini 2140 Notebook PC

    The HP Mini 2140 Notebook PC is designed for the user who needs a computer that is powerful enough to handle normal light productivity tasks but also needs that computer to be small and lightweight. M...

    Mark Kaelin · April 12, 2009, 5:40 PM PST

  • Review: Eee PC 900 netbook running Eeebuntu

    Review: Eee PC 900 netbook running Eeebuntu

    With a small form factor and the flexibility to run a wide range of applications, the ASUS Eee PC 900 running the Eeebuntu Linux operating system is ideal for corporate workers on the go.

    Jack Wallen · April 8, 2009, 5:56 PM PST

  • Review: Rendezvous enterprise collaboration suite

    Review: Rendezvous enterprise collaboration suite

    The enterprise collaboration suite, Rendezvous by CodeGlide, contains all of the standard requirements for modern enterprise needs but none of the costly overhead.

    Jack Wallen · April 6, 2009, 5:23 PM PST

  • Review: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4

    Review: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4

    ESET's NOD32 Antivirus 4 eliminates many of the headaches associated with virus and spyware protection. The award-winning application delivers proven security, uses few system resources in the process...

    Erik Eckel · April 5, 2009, 5:42 PM PST

  • Review: Customer management with BrowserCRM

    Review: Customer management with BrowserCRM

    Customer Relationship Management can be a time and a budget sink for any company. However, with the right software package, this portion of your company's day can be handled efficiently, reliably, and...

    Jack Wallen · April 1, 2009, 5:12 PM PST

  • Review: Dell OptiPlex 740 desktop PC

    Review: Dell OptiPlex 740 desktop PC

    With standard three-year limited hardware warranties, energy efficient builds and standards-based remote management technologies, OptiPlex 740 models offer businesses the power, cost and flexibility r...

    Erik Eckel · March 30, 2009, 5:56 PM PST

  • Review: Defraggler defrag hard disk utility

    Review: Defraggler defrag hard disk utility

    Defraggler has a number of features that allow users to tailor defragmentation decisions to best suit their needs and conditions.

    Justin James · October 5, 2009, 12:41 AM PST

  • Review: Dell Latitude E5500 Laptop

    Review: Dell Latitude E5500 Laptop

    The newly redesigned Dell Latitude E5500 laptops are all business; they are built for flexibility, mobility and security.

    Erik Eckel · March 4, 2009, 11:43 PM PST

  • Review: Dell Mini 10 Laptop

    Review: Dell Mini 10 Laptop

    Like other netbook manufacturers, Dell targets its Mini 10 model at highly mobile users needing access to basic office productivity applications, e-mail and the Internet while on the go.

    Erik Eckel · July 27, 2009, 11:38 PM PST

  • Review: Dell OptiPlex 740 desktop PC

    Review: Dell OptiPlex 740 desktop PC

    With standard three-year limited hardware warranties, energy efficient builds and standards-based remote management technologies, OptiPlex 740 models offer businesses the power, cost and flexibility r...

    Erik Eckel · March 30, 2009, 5:56 PM PST

  • Review: Dell PowerEdge T410 Server

    Review: Dell PowerEdge T410 Server

    The PowerEdge T410 server from Dell provides a sturdy, well-built and highly customizable tower-oriented server acceptable for any size business.

    Wally Bahny · March 3, 2010, 11:02 PM PST

  • Review: Dell Precision M6400 Laptop

    Review: Dell Precision M6400 Laptop

    Dell targets its line of Precision workstations at engineers, scientific staff, field workers, video editors, animators and other professionals requiring scalability, demanding performance and mobilit...

    Erik Eckel · May 24, 2009, 5:13 PM PST

  • Review: Compiere Enterprise business resource planning

    Review: Compiere Enterprise business resource planning

    Compiere Enterprise is a full-featured, reliable, highly adaptable ERP solution that can be hosted on site or served up from the cloud.

    Jack Wallen · January 4, 2010, 4:26 AM PST

  • Review: Computrace LoJack for Laptops

    Review: Computrace LoJack for Laptops

    Computrace LoJack for Laptops assists in the recovery of stolen Macintosh and PC computers and offers an optional Data Delete feature enabling remote erasure of a stolen system’s entire hard disk.

    Erik Eckel · April 19, 2009, 5:21 PM PST

  • Review: BlackBerry Bold 9000 smartphone

    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...

    Erik Eckel · July 8, 2009, 5:55 PM PST

  • Review: Blackbox Security Monitor

    Review: Blackbox Security Monitor

    Blackbox Security Monitor is a free tool that serves as a watchdog on your network; reporting and warning the administrator of certain activity.

    Jack Wallen · October 12, 2010, 3:28 AM PST

  • Review: Bomgar B200 remote desktop support appliance

    Review: Bomgar B200 remote desktop support appliance

    Help desks, call centers and customer support offices can leverage the Bomgar B200 appliance to implement secure remote desktop access to users, clients, customers and others in local and remote locat...

    Erik Eckel · April 27, 2009, 5:40 PM PST

  • Review: Boxer Text Editor

    Review: Boxer Text Editor

    Boxer Text Editor is a serious tool for serious users. If you are a coder looking for a text editor that will make your coding life much easier, Boxer may be the tool for you.

    Jack Wallen · February 22, 2011, 4:18 AM PST

  • Review: Bugzilla tracking application

    Review: Bugzilla tracking application

    Bugzilla is for any company that needs to keep track of bugs for projects. It's relatively easy to install Mozilla Public License and is free.

    Jack Wallen · February 28, 2010, 4:31 PM PST

  • Review: C7 REDFLY Mobile Companion

    Review: C7 REDFLY Mobile Companion

    While the C7 REDFLY Mobile Companion can allow road warriors to leave their full-sized laptops at home, it has some limitations that users should be aware of before committing to this mobile device.

    Jason Hiner · April 13, 2009, 5:39 PM PST

  • Review: Core FTP LE 2.1

    Review: Core FTP LE 2.1

    Core FTP LE is for those looking for a free and simple GUI based way to transfer files to and from remote servers using FTP and common protocols.

    Alan Norton · April 6, 2010, 12:04 AM PST