Product Spotlight

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  • Erik Eckel // May 4, 2009, 5:49 PM PST

    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.

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  • Mark Kaelin // May 3, 2009, 5:31 PM PST

    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 use as Active ISO Burner 2.0.

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  • Jack Wallen // April 29, 2009, 5:14 PM PST

    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 External Hard Drive.

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  • Erik Eckel // April 27, 2009, 5:40 PM PST

    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 locations.

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  • Jack Wallen // April 26, 2009, 5:18 PM PST

    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 Edition NAS Server.

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  • Mark Kaelin // April 23, 2009, 12:21 AM PST

    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 where the Ironkey encrypted flash drive comes into play.

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  • Erik Eckel // April 19, 2009, 5:21 PM PST

    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.

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  • Mark Kaelin // April 15, 2009, 5:10 PM PST

    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. This is the level where the Varonis Intelligent Data Use platform shines.

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  • Jason Hiner // April 13, 2009, 5:39 PM PST

    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.

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  • Mark Kaelin // April 12, 2009, 5:40 PM PST

    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. Mark Kaelin explains where this design has some shortcomings.

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  • Jack Wallen // April 8, 2009, 5:56 PM PST

    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.

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  • Jack Wallen // April 6, 2009, 5:23 PM PST

    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.

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  • Erik Eckel // April 5, 2009, 5:42 PM PST

    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 and even boasts competitive pricing.

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  • Jack Wallen // April 1, 2009, 5:12 PM PST

    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 easily. BrowserCRM is a Web-based application that works with any browser, and is cheaper than most other solutions.

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  • Erik Eckel // March 30, 2009, 5:56 PM PST

    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 required in dependable desktops.

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  • Mark Kaelin // May 3, 2009, 5:31 PM PST

    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 use as Active ISO Burner 2.0.

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  • Erik Eckel // May 4, 2009, 5:49 PM PST

    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.

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  • Mark Kaelin // May 6, 2009, 11:30 PM PST

    Review: Hewlett-Packard Photosmart C6300 Series Printer

    The HP Photosmart C6300 series all-in-one printer targets small organizations requiring low numbers of high-quality color prints. With integrated wireless and scanning and copying capacity, the C6300 also fulfills other vital requirements small businesses typically require.

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  • Wally Bahny // May 10, 2009, 5:01 PM PST

    Review: Samsung SyncMaster 2243BWX LCD display

    Aimed at Graphics Designers, Network Administrators, and other users who view large or complex files, the Samsung SyncMster 2243BWX, with its wide array of ergonomic features, can improve the productivity of nearly any business user.

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  • Jack Wallen // May 11, 2009, 5:43 PM PST

    Review: Excito Bubba 2 network attached storage server

    The Bubba 2 NAS is an outstanding solution for any small- to mid-sized business needing to share various services with employees and/or customers. Jack Wallen reviews it for us.

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  • Jack Wallen // May 13, 2009, 5:40 PM PST

    Review: Shuttle SN68SG2 Desktop PC

    The small form factor of the Shuttle SN68SG2 Desktop PC is the perfect solution for tight cubicles, offices, and other spaces where a standard desktop will not fit.

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  • Mark Kaelin // May 17, 2009, 5:22 PM PST

    Review: Motorola S805 Bluetooth DJ Headset

    Sometimes you just have to hear a phone conversation clearly no matter the environmental circumstances. The Motorola S805 Bluetooth DJ Headset is designed for users who need to audibly interact with a smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device.

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  • Mark Kaelin // May 18, 2009, 11:33 PM PST

    Review: Verizon MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

    In many enterprises, it has become a fact of business life that every employee should be connected to the Internet. With the Verizon MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, not only can you personally stay connected, but you can also keep five of your co-workers connected.

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  • Bill Detwiler // May 19, 2009, 11:50 PM PST

    Review: Nokia E71 business class smartphone

    The unlocked Nokia E71 is a sleek, stylish smartphone with business-class features. But, the E71's steep price tag and seriously limited support for Microsoft Exchange are two strikes against it. In this Product Spotlight, Bill Detwiler rates the Nokia E71's other standout business features and limitations.

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  • Erik Eckel // May 24, 2009, 5:13 PM PST

    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 mobility. Erik Eckel reviews the Dell Precision M6400 Laptop.

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  • Paul Mah // May 28, 2009, 3:07 AM PST

    Review: WiebeTech Drive eRazer Pro SE

    The WiebeTech Drive eRazer is created for system or security administrators looking for a simple and portable tool to perform the secure erasure of data on hard disk drives

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  • Jack Wallen // May 31, 2009, 5:05 PM PST

    Review: PDF Studio document editor

    PDF Studio is a much-needed, cross-platform, suite of tools that allows the user to edit, annotate, extract, and do just about anything to or for a PDF document except create it.

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  • Erik Eckel // June 1, 2009, 11:28 PM PST

    Review: OpenDNS

    Web filtering issues and DNS performance challenges are often complex problems, but the solution need not be overcomplicated. OpenDNS provides free tools and services that help businesses manage Internet use, secure Web traffic and improve DNS performance.

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  • Erik Eckel // June 7, 2009, 11:31 PM PST

    Review: Zoho Writer 2.0 (beta)

    Zoho Writer 2.0 provides mobile business users, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations with a dynamic cross-platform Web-based word processing program that enables online collaboration, and includes revision features and even offers offline editing.

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