The Right Tool for the Job?

Working IT pros put software and hardware solutions to the test. Which tools will make the grade?

  • Scott Lowe // January 17, 2008, 11:47 PM PST

    Network LookOut Administrator Professional: The Right Tool for the Job?

    Network administrators often need to monitor computer usage to make sure that users are adhering to organizational policies. Network monitoring tools are also helpful when providing help desk assistance over the phone, to make sure that the user is not having trouble following your steps. Scott Lowe investigates whether Network LookOut Administrator Professional is the Right Tool for the Job.


  • Erik Eckel // January 22, 2008, 5:12 AM PST

    Norton Internet Security 2008: The Right Tool for the Job?

    Windows computers require protection from a wide variety of common viruses and spyware programs, not too mention unwanted intrusions. Novice users are particularly vulnerable to system infections and identity theft. A single software suite is required that can address all these issues.


  • Paul Mah // November 27, 2007, 5:39 AM PST

    Matrox TripleHead2Go, Digital Edition: The Right Tool for the Job?

    When ALT-TAB no longer cuts it for navigating the half dozen or more application windows you have in use at any given time, you'll typically solve the problem by switching over to a multi-monitor setup. It's usually a trivial matter to slot in additional video cards for a desktop. But what if you're dealing with a small form-factor PC that doesn't have the slot for more video cards, or a laptop to which you need to add two or more external monitors? That's where the Matrox TripleHead2Go enters the picture.


  • Scott Wolf // November 30, 2007, 6:18 AM PST

    Vista Manager: The Right Tool for the Job?

    Vista Manager is an application that provides a front-end interface to many different OS and application settings within Vista. In addition to giving access to many, sometimes hidden settings, Vista Manager also integrates many freeware utilities used for general maintenance on your PC. Is it the Right Tool for the Job?