Product Spotlight

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  • Mark Kaelin // March 29, 2009, 11:17 PM PST

    Review: HP iPAQ 910 Business Messenger

    There is always a market for a solid, no-nonsense business phone, and the Hewlett-Packard iPAQ 910 Business Messenger is about as no-nonsense as a phone can get. Mark Kaelin reviews it for the TechRepublic Product Spotlight.


  • Mark Kaelin // March 25, 2009, 11:23 PM PST

    Review: Lenovo S10 netbook

    The Lenovo S10 is a true netbook in every way and was designed for user's looking for a light and inexpensive machine adequate for surfing the Internet, writing and answering e-mails, and running low-system-impact applications.


  • Bill Detwiler // March 23, 2009, 11:16 PM PST

    Review: Sharp AQUOS 32" LCD TV as a PC monitor

    The line between computer monitors and televisions is growing increasingly thin. If you have the extra cash and adequate desktop real estate, an LCD TV might be the right PC monitor for you. Check out his Product Spotlight on using the Sharp AQUOS 32-inch LCD TV as a desktop monitor.


  • Erik Eckel // March 22, 2009, 11:20 PM PST

    Review: Norton AntiVirus 2009

    Following a massive code overhaul with the 2007 version, Norton AntiVirus software is again winning critical acclaim, and for good reason: the software's detection rates and resource usage are very much improved. Erik Eckel reviews Norton AntiVirus 2009.


  • Jack Wallen // March 18, 2009, 11:26 PM PST

    Review: KOffice productivity suite

    KOffice gives the business user working in the Linux/KDE GUI desktop a veritable Swiss Army Knife of office suites that can cover nearly any need.


  • Jack Wallen // March 16, 2009, 6:32 PM PST

    Review: Drupal Ubercart Module

    The Drupal Ubercart module is for any business (small to large) looking to sell products from shippable goods to downloadable goods, but doesn't want to deal with the more complex shopping cart systems.


  • Erik Eckel // March 15, 2009, 11:27 PM PST

    Review: AVG Anti-Virus Professional 8.0

    AVG's Anti-Virus Professional 8.0 security software is priced reasonably for commercial customers, boasts impressive detection rates, and requires few system resources to operate.


  • Jack Wallen // March 11, 2009, 11:54 PM PST

    Review: Meeting Room Booking System

    Meeting Room Booking System is a simple to use, reliable, resource booking system that won't break your IT budget or force you to overcome a steep learning curve.


  • Mark Kaelin // March 11, 2009, 4:21 AM PST

    Review: ASUS N10 ultraportable notebook

    The ASUS N10J ultraportable notebook may be the size of a netbook but it has the horsepower of a desktop replacement. For the business-class road warrior, this small package can handle just about any productivity task you care to throw at it.


  • Erik Eckel // March 11, 2009, 4:21 AM PST

    Review: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software

    Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware software, while a relative newcomer and lesser known than many other brands, is quickly becoming the weapon of choice for many technology professionals in their war against malware threats.


  • Erik Eckel // March 4, 2009, 11:43 PM PST

    Review: Dell Latitude E5500 Laptop

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


  • Jack Wallen // March 2, 2009, 10:10 PM PST


    Scribus is an open source desktop publishing tool that you can use to create your company's brochures, marketing fliers, or any other document that fits the desktop publishing criteria.


  • Mark Kaelin // March 1, 2009, 10:16 PM PST

    Dell Studio Hybrid PC

    The Dell Studio Hybrid PC is a small form factor PC that retains much of the power found in large desktop computers. The compact design gives the Studio Hybrid a smaller desktop footprint than a notebook and even some netbooks.


  • Erik Eckel // February 25, 2009, 5:02 PM PST

    Dell Vostro 220 Mini Tower

    As with other models in the Vostro line of small business computers, Dell's Vostro 220 Mini-Tower series delivers reliable Intel-powered performance in stylish, reasonably priced boxes backed by Dell's limited hardware warranty.


  • Jack Wallen // February 23, 2009, 6:23 PM PST

    Fedora 10

    For many in the enterprise there are only two options for a Linux desktop, SuSE Enterprise Linux Desktop or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. But Fedora 10 is a Linux distribution that is rock solid out of the box and ready to rock the corporate desktop.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Jack Wallen // June 8, 2009, 11:20 PM PST

    Review: System 76 Pangolin Performance laptop PC

    The System 76 Pangolin Performance laptop is for the business (or home user) who needs a fair amount of power, plenty of room for expansion, but doesn't need the most powerful graphics for games or video rendering.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Mark Kaelin // February 1, 2009, 5:28 PM PST

    The Acer Aspire One

    Ultraportable netbooks are very popular in 2008, but do they measure up to the hype. When it comes to getting some actual work done, Mark Kaelin thinks one actually does. Check out his Product Spotlight on the Acer Aspire One netbook.


  • Jack Wallen // February 4, 2009, 5:07 PM PST

    Peek e-mail device

    The Peek e-mail device does one thing and it does it well. The Peek e-mail device is aimed at those who need e-mail, fast and easy. And, in that regard, it does deliver.


  • Jack Wallen // February 16, 2009, 5:45 PM PST

    Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

    If your business is ready to migrate from Windows to Linux the choices of distributions can be overwhelming. But when you narrow the choices down to enterprise-ready distributions the selection grows much smaller. Of those choices SuSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 10 from Novell stands out as one of the best.


  • Erik Eckel // February 18, 2009, 4:42 PM PST

    Dell Vostro 410 Tower PC

    Aimed at small business professionals requiring a capable and reliable desktop PC, the Vostro 410 boasts plenty of capacity and includes little to no bloatware. Reasonably priced, Vostro 410 desktops are highly customizable and are backed by Dell’s limited hardware warranty.