It is likely that over the next few months the great debate on electronic (and probably other forms of) privacy is going to heat up. The war we face may be just as much about electronic information (particularly economic) as anything else. In many cases, it is the networkers who will be given the task of monitoring e-mail and other data. Here's why you need to avoid being put into that position.
Articles by Jim Freund
Whenever a virus of some form or other strikes, there are media stories about enterprises being knocked offline by the virus, and how many millions of dollars it costs. More often than not, this means that the network manager or IT Department simply isn't doing their job right.
The latest bit of malicious code is particularly insidious due to its blended approach of using three different delivery methods to propagate itself. We have the lowdown on what Nimda does, how it works, how to eradicate the worm, and what you can do to assure you won't be compromised by it.
Given the fact that the recent terrorist attacks have had their greatest impact upon businesses, particularly financial companies, it is apparent that network managers and IT departments are being put to the test this week, and will continue to do so in the coming months. Businesses that do not have a continuity plan in place will find themselves hard put to recover from a disaster of this magnitude. We cover the impact that the attack on the World Trade Center has had to data centers, and what precautions you need to take for your business.
2001, anticipated as a year of technological prosperity, has instead hit our industry hard, and continues to devastate. Companies are continuing to close or consolidate, and more tech workers find themselves out on the street. As we enter the fourth quarter, our Managing Editor offers some rules for networkers to follow which might help turn things around.