TR Dojo

This blog will help IT pros in small and mom-and-pop shops tweak and bolster their systems without breaking the bank.

  • Bill Detwiler // February 6, 2009, 5:33 AM PST

    Are you ready to be tracked by Google Latitude?

    On Wednesday, Google released Latitude--an application that let's you track someone's location using their mobile phone. Are you ready to let people track you? Watch this report and then take our quick poll.


  • Bill Detwiler // February 8, 2009, 11:54 PM PST

    Video: Answers to five questions about IPv6

    The switch from Internet Protocol version four to Internet Protocol version six is a hot topic on TechRepublic. If you're still unsure what this change really means, stay tuned. Bill Detwiler shares answers from industry experts on five basic IPv6 questions.


  • Bill Detwiler // February 9, 2009, 3:58 AM PST

    Poll: How prepared is your organization for IPv6?

    The switch from IPv4 to IPv6 is a hot topic on TechRepublic. How prepared is your organization for IPv6? Take our quick poll and let us know.


  • Bill Detwiler // February 11, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    Video: Stop blocking and start planning for new tech on your network

    Ken Silva, CTO of Verisign, says blocking new technologies from coming into your company, isn't a smart strategy. Eventually, he says, someone at the top will want to use their iPhone or other mobile device, so planning to do this securely is more savvy.


  • Bill Detwiler // February 13, 2009, 3:55 AM PST

    Video: Keyboard shortcuts for moving faster in Windows Vista

    Navigating without a mouse is a forgotten skill among many users and even some IT pros. But when the mouse is ill or absent, the keyboard can be your only option. The keyboard can also be faster. Bill Detwiler shows you some of the best keyboard shortcuts for Windows Vista.


  • Bill Detwiler // February 17, 2009, 12:50 AM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Energy-efficient transistors

    Rob Willoner, a technology analyst at Intel, explains how smaller and more energy-efficient transistors are resulting in faster and more powerful CPUs.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 27, 2009, 10:37 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Unified communications

    With desktops, laptops, PDAs and mobile phones, our communication systems have become fragmented. David Leach, senior public consultant for Siemens Enterprise Networks, explains how unified communications integrates these existing tools and devices into a single platform.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 26, 2009, 4:31 AM PST

    Video Whiteboard: 3000 mile computer tune up

    IT pros know that computers require regular maintenance. Unfortunately, many end users do not. In the following At the Whiteboard video, Agent Peterson of the Geek Squad explains how to keep your computer running efficiently.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 22, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Desktop virtualization

    By 2011, there could be more than 660 million virtualized desktops. John Whaley, CTO and Founder of MokaFive, talks about the issues surrounding current infrastructures and says that organizations deploying new systems need to think about four things--management, offline use, cost, and the user experience.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 14, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Application streaming explained

    Updating applications can be time-consuming for both users and administrators. Christian Black, an IT systems engineer at Intel, explains why application streaming is a better way to deliver software.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 21, 2009, 10:27 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Mobile virtualization

    Mike Seashols, Chairman of VirtualLogix, talks about implementing virtualization technologies onto mobile platforms. He says there are many issues that mobile providers have to think about--like time to market, cost, and the ability to update devices.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 12, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: OS streaming explained

    Christian Black, an IT systems engineer for Intel, spells out the many benefits of hard-drive virtualization, or operating system streaming, including faster boot times and longer desktop life.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 7, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: The future of VoIP - CoIP

    Madhu Yarlagadda from Yahoo says that text, voice and video are converging over the same set of protocols used by VoIP and that Instant Messenger will be the application that enables users to seamlessly move between them -- creating 'CoIP', communications over IP.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 5, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Managing emerging e-mail threats

    With viruses rife and three billion spam messages flowing around the world each day, some of them Zombies sent from your own desktop, Anne Bonaparte of MailFrontier says that mail servers need to be protected with a solution that is comprehensive, affordable and easy.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 1, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: How to secure your data

    Parts of the corporate network, such as disk drives and servers, can be at risk of intrusion without a proper data protection architecture. Ron Willis of Cipher Optics explains how companies are using this architecture to secure their networks.