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  • Furniture maker uses NAC gear for more than NAC

    When Chad Clement joined worldwide office furniture maker Haworth 18 months ago, he discovered the company needed to get a handle on network security.

  • The smell of WAN acceleration

    Glen Dalgleish, vice president of infrastructure services at global perfumer Coty, well remembers why he and his staff had implemented WAN acceleration technology last January: to improve download speeds for some 6,000 users world-wide.

  • Better BI: Boyne Resorts

    BI projects are frequently driven by the demands of executives who want to scour dashboards to analyze sales and other business trends. But at Boyne Resorts, the company's BI directive was marshaled by its CIO.

  • Open source telephony new star at TV producer

    When TV production company FremantleMedia Australia had an opportunity to move to IP telephony during an office refurbishment, the open source Asterisk proved itself to offer everything required and more for the 150-plus handset deployment.

  • Gibson Guitar strikes a chord with Microsoft UC platform

    Gibson Guitar is enjoying the sweet music playing out on its multifaceted unified communications system that connects its users across the globe.

  • Bank shaves up to 40 per cent off telecom costs using UC

    West Virginia-based WesBanco Bank, which provides financial services to the residents and businesses of West Virginia, Ohio, and western Pennsylvania, grows through acquisition.

  • 10G Ethernet powers glitzy Vegas resort

    The US$1.5 billion Venetian resort in Las Vegas is a city within a city.

  • City water plugs leaks with CMS

    City West Water has reduced maintenance costs, eliminated paper based reporting and increased responsiveness with an integrated job management system and a new fleet of Next G handsets.

  • Employment firm trains staff in compliance with network management kit

    Employment and training firm CVGT has installed a network management toolkit to enforce compliance and protect the financial and personal data of its 40,000-plus apprentices and trainees.

  • Network control a paradise for Gold Coast City Council

    Gold Coast City Council has cut the complexity from network management by dumping its unsupported Novell network authentication software for a new solution.

  • Nevada prison looks to WAN acceleration for IT upgrade

    Faced with extremely remote desert locations and a complete lack of network infrastructure across the stark landscape, IT workers with the Nevada Department of Corrections needed to connect 24 prison facilities around the state.

  • Advanced network monitoring supports remote offices

    Highly distributed organsations run their IT systems on a managed services provider (MSP) model -- supporting numbers of offices dispersed over a geographic area. Mark Scott, president of The Utility Company, says the best model for this combines advanced network monitoring with a franchising system, such as that used by Dunkin' Donuts. His company is an MSP serving a growing population of small companies -- "five-person PR firms, 30-person law offices" -- across North America from its Ottawa, Canada, base.

  • You want savings? Try 1,500 videoconferences per year

    For the Pan American Health Organization, advanced conferencing technologies are literally a lifesaver.

  • VOIP freeing colleges from wired phones

    With wired phones dying off at colleges, IT executives on campus are looking to VOIP and unified communications platforms as ways to meet the needs of students and faculty using wireless devices.

  • WAN optimization: Money for nothing, clicks for free

    WAN optimization technology is a way to save money -- take that to the bank. For instance, U.S.-based custom machinery manufacturer Curt G. Joa, avoided the cost of adding a server to its German office by installing WAN-acceleration gear from Silver Peak.

  • Wireless LANs reach next round

    Wireless LANs have grown in the workplace -- in size, number of installations and technology maturity -- to the point that many IT managers now expect to expand the uses of their networks in a new round of investments within the next year or two.

  • Savvis chooses Cisco for network upgrade

    Savvis is spending US$33 million to replace the two aging networks connecting its data centres with a single IP backbone featuring Cisco core and edge routers.

  • Komatsu shifts IT up a gear

    Mining and construction distributor Komatsu Australia is overhauling its application infrastructure to drive efficiency and keep pace with more modern technology.

  • Shaklee chooses Virtela for global expansion

    Imagine being the IT director faced with this problem: Your company has just been bought by a private equity firm that wants to take the operation global. You need to upgrade a 10-year-old network, but you don't know what countries you'll need to support or when you'll need to support them.

  • College swaps IPSec for SSL

    The Contra Costa Community College District in California discovered its IPSec VPN gave outside vendors too much access and caused too many support headaches, so it switched to SSL VPN technology and wound up saving money to boot.