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 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.


  • Bill Detwiler // December 31, 2008, 5:46 AM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Microsoft code names explained

    ZDNet Editor Mary Jo Foley reveals Microsoft's code-naming scheme and offers insight on future products.


  • Bill Detwiler // December 31, 2008, 5:00 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Protecting against confidential data loss

    Data theft is one of the biggest security headaches for companies today. Joe Fantuzzi of Workshare explains how all networks are vulnerable and the steps you can take to secure them.


  • Bill Detwiler // March 10, 2009, 2:56 AM PST

    Video: Charge your mobile devices while you walk

    M2E Power is developing a kinetic energy technology that charges mobile phones and devices without ever needing an electrical outlet. The mobile device charger generates power from motion, whether it's in a pocket, a briefcase, or the glove compartment of a car.


  • Bill Detwiler // March 10, 2009, 5:24 AM PST

    Poll: Does Google Docs' security glitch make you less likely to store documents in the cloud?

    Google has acknowledged a software bug that allowed unauthorized individuals to view a small percentage of documents stored on company's Google Docs platform. Does Google Docs' security glitch make you less likely to store documents in the cloud? Take our quick poll and let us know what you think.