Paul Rubens

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That Buzz You Hear Is Voice over IP

After years of talk, the Voice over Internet Protocol is becoming a viable telephony option that network managers are either addressing now or soon will have to address. Just how ready is VoIP, and where does its implementation make sense?

What You Need to Tell Teleworkers

When it comes to your network’s security, you are only as secure as your most careless teleworker. While you may not have the authority to prevent people from working at home, you can put a plan in place to ensure remote workers access the network safely.

Building a Blueprint for Network Security

Security is a critical, ongoing process, not a one-time task, and as Paul Rubens reveals, your company’s best opportunity for effective network security – and survival – depends on implementing and maintaining a security architecture that serves as a blueprint for all of your security efforts.

Do You Know Where (and What) Your Software Is?

Keeping tabs on software usage is increasingly becoming the purview of network managers. The good news is that inventory software is helping to automate the process &#mdash; and may even save your company money in the process.

Taking Back Control of Your Network Bandwidth

Without some way of managing traffic, it’s almost impossible to ensure there will ever be enough bandwidth for your users’ mission-critical applications, regardless of the capacity of your WAN. Thankfully, affordable network management software tools are available for managing bandwidth utilization and improving overall network performance.

Surviving and Thriving with Network Outsourcing

Handing over to a third party the networking processes you’re responsible for might sound a bit crazy at first, but outsourcing all or part of your networking may well be in your best interests. Learn key drivers behind the move to outsource as well as potential drawbacks to avoid.

NetWare 6.5: Delivering on Linux Promise

NetWare may have fallen from favor in the eyes of many, but bold moves are on the horizon for the network OS. The latest release offers previews of an ineluctably evolving, and ultimately Linux-focused, network services stack.

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