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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.