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A Smarter Way to Buy Bandwidth
The ISP market is about as orderly as a medieval bazaar. Fortunately, new route-control products may give corporate buyers an edge. (Business 2.0, 2002-05-09)
Are Home PCs a Backdoor Into Your Corporate Network?
A new report says personal computers are highly vulnerable to hacker attacks. If your employees work away from the office, you should be worried. (Business 2.0, 2001-08-02)
Are You Broadcasting Secrets Over the Airwaves?
Wireless networks sound like a great idea -- that is, until some facially pierced teenager in the coffee shop across the street from your office taps into your wireless network, downloads a few files, defaces your intranet homepage, and plants a virus or two just for fun. (Business 2.0, 2001-12-06)
Are You Overpaying for Content Management?
Companies are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on software to manage their websites and other documents -- and getting dubious returns. There's got to be a better way. (Business 2.0, 2002-09-20)
Are You Overspending on That App Server?
To do business on the Web, you need an application server. Too bad you're probably paying too much for it. (Business 2.0, 2001-09-13)
Blogging for Dollars
Businesses are starting to use weblogs -- those impromptu lists-cum-journals -- as powerful tools for knowledge management and communications. (Business 2.0, 2002-08-23)
Buying Industrial-Strength Tech on the Cheap
How do you run an IT department on a tight budget? Two words: Linux and eBay. (Business 2.0, 2002-04-25)
Carte Blanche for Hackers
Some recently proposed legislation could open up computer networks to vigilante-style justice. There's never been a better time to be a hacker. (Business 2.0, 2002-08-08)
Cash for code
Programmers jump on the money train with Asynchrony.com, which fosters collaborative programming. (Business 2.0, 2000-07-25)
Cleaning Up Dirty Data
Many companies try to mine their mountains of data for new marketing ventures and better customer information. But are they finding gold in there -- or garbage? (Business 2.0, 2001-08-30)
Common Language for the Next-Generation Internet
So-called Web-services applications will soon talk to each other without human intervention. But first everyone needs to agree on how they'll communicate. (Business 2.0, 2001-11-08)
Does Moore's Law still hold true?
The doctrine that computing power doubles every 18 to 24 months has been considered gospel for the past three decades. Now it may be time for a new look. (Business 2.0, 2002-12-13)
Does Your Company Need a CTO?
More and more firms are hiring chief technical officers to help them understand and respond to technological change. (Business 2.0, 2002-04-11)
False Alarms on the Firewall
How can you separate a legitimate security threat from routine traffic? A recently upgraded software product can help. (Business 2.0, 2002-11-15)
HAL 9000 Is Ready to Take Your Order
Speech recognition software is now sophisticated enough to replace human operators for many customer service calls. (Business 2.0, 2001-08-16)
How to Beat Corporate Alzheimer's
New knowledge management software can uncover useful information hidden on hard drives, servers, and elsewhere. (Business 2.0, 2001-10-01)
Importance of Knowing Who's Who
Identity management may be the most important corporate technology you've never heard of. (Business 2.0, 2002-07-26)
Information You Need, Almost Anywhere
Elliot Feldman, director of alternative education for Boston Public Schools, has no illusions about his job. "I deal with the underbelly," Feldman says. "I've seen kids involved in every crime -- murder, rape, assault, you name it." Now, a new mobile application might make life easier for the truant officers he oversees. (Business 2.0, 2002-06-06)
Internet Emerges as the Most Reliable Way to Communicate
For years we've been hearing about how the Internet was designed to withstand nuclear attacks. Well, at least we know it can resist terrorist bombardment, as was proven on Sept. 11. In the wake of that attack, email, instant messaging, and voice-over-IP services look more important than ever. (Business 2.0, 2001-09-27)
Is Java Obsolete?
Sun's programming language is great for linking corporate applications to the Internet. Trouble is, Web services promise to do the same thing. (Business 2.0, 2002-03-15)
Java Fundamentalists Want My Head!
Unfortunately, my premature demise wouldn't solve the biggest problem they face -- a growing threat from Web services. (Business 2.0, 2002-03-28)
Java on Your Mobile Phone?
Sun's recent lawsuit against Microsoft shows how insignificant Java has become on PCs. But the wireless market may be Java's last, best hope. (Business 2.0, 2002-03-14)
Loudcloud Discovers Market Darwinism
Loudcloud announced this week that it would exit the Web outsourcing business. Does that mean you should think about running your website in-house? Not necessarily. (Business 2.0, 2002-06-20)
Minding the E-Store
When you enter a department store, there's a good chance that your every move is being watched and assessed. You might think that the same thing is happening in online stores, but the fact is that Web merchants often have only the sketchiest idea of what you're actually doing. A new product from a company called TeaLeaf might help address this problem. (Business 2.0, 2002-05-23)
Minimalist Approach to Technology
The new stuff is expensive and budgets are tight. Here are the technologies that will deliver the biggest bang for the fewest bucks in 2002. (Business 2.0, 2002-01-03)
Need for Speed
That fancy new design may look great to you, over the company T-3 line, but your customers may have a less glowing assessment. For those with dial-up connections big graphics and webpages with lots of data translate into slow-loading pages. Here's how to find out just how fast your Web site is. (Business 2.0, 2001-08-01)
Network Defense for Super Bowl Sunday
There are a few occasions during which information systems have to function absolutely perfectly, with no margin for error and zero tolerance for downtime: military invasions, open-heart surgery, major financial transactions -- and Super Bowl Sunday. (Business 2.0, 2002-02-01)
Putting Your Web Servers Under Lock and Key
If you believe that your computer systems are vulnerable these days, you're not alone. In the month since the terrorist bombings, many businesses (and individuals) have adopted a heightened interest in security, online as well as off. Before overreacting, however, it's important to separate fact from fiction. (Business 2.0, 2001-10-11)
Rehearsing for Success
Want to win your next negotiation? Role-playing, that much-maligned management technique, could actually do the trick. (Business 2.0, 2002-07-01)
Remote Workers of Your Company, Unite!
Online collaboration software hasn't eliminated business travel or long-distance phone calls. But as Hewlett-Packard has discovered, it can make a lot of business tasks more efficient. (Business 2.0, 2002-07-12)
Slim down that homepage
Do you know how much your website's home page weighs? The question may sound ridiculous, but many sites are weighted down by graphics and Flash animations. Here's why and what to do about it. (Business 2.0, 2001-07-13)
Still Waiting for the Web Services Miracle
Web services haven't changed the world yet, but there are ways to make them work. (Business 2.0, 2002-11-01)
Table Is Set for Web Telephony
For years now, the promised convergence of voice networks and the Internet has failed to materialize. It's a bit like watching Bullwinkle Moose try to impress his buddy Rocket J. Squirrel: "Hey, Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!," the providers of Internet telephony technologies promise, year after year. (Business 2.0, 2001-12-01)
The Death of the $1 Million Software Package
Back in the late 1990s, a software salesman could look you in the eye and say with a straight face that his company's enterprise system would cost you $1 million. Mercifully, those days are over. (Business 2.0, 2002-10-04)
The Santa Slam
The holiday rush is coming, and as usual, many sites won't be able to handle the traffic. Here's how you can prepare for this year, and beyond. (Business 2.0, 2002-10-18)
Think Globally, Act Locally
Adding foreign language versions of your website can easily pay for itself in fresh leads and revenues. (Business 2.0, 2001-11-01)
AT&T Broadband's recent debacle perfectly underscores why the new technology hasn't caught on yet. (Business 2.0, 2001-12-20)
Weblogs Make the Web Work for You
Weblogs, or "blogs," are popping up faster than mushrooms on a wet lawn. Most are awful. But a few are well worth your time. (Business 2.0, 2002-02-14)
What's Going On Down at the Plant?
Today, real-time computing technologies can link manufacturing plants with other divisions of the company -- and help stave off supply-chain disasters. Tomorrow: Web services for everyone. (Business 2.0, 2001-10-25)
Where Did All the Online Bargains Go?
To avoid price wars, companies once had to resort to collusion and price-fixing. Now, a new study shows, they just use the Internet. (Business 2.0, 2002-01-17)
Your Company's Biggest Data Risk? It Might Just Be the Employees.
Most companies are diligent about backing up their servers and mainframes. But how much vital information are you leaving exposed on laptops and desktop PCs? (Business 2.0, 2002-09-06)
Your Data Is Gone, But It's Not Forgotten
When you feed a piece of paper into a shredder, the resulting pile of strips is good for little more than packing material. Not so with electronic documents, which, like B-movie zombies, have a nasty habit of coming back from the dead long after you thought you'd gotten rid of them. (Business 2.0, 2002-02-28)
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