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  • Riverbed wins 7-vendor WAN optimization test

    As applications move to the cloud, network managers are seeing increasing requirements to optimize and manage WAN connections. Most enterprises have migrated to web-based applications and make heavy use of Internet services for day-to-day business. All of this makes network performance a key factor for productivity and end-user satisfaction.

  • How to tell if your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn efforts are paying off

    As businesses make more use of social networks, the number of engagement, analysis and monitoring tools has exploded. Enterprises are trying to understand their return on social media investments, to find out if their Twitter and Facebook marketing campaigns are actually delivering customers. They want to track social mentions across multiple networks and be responsive to both kudos and complaints.

  • 4 Bluetooth speakers: Mono colors with stereo sound

    Even the most high-end smartphones and tablets today still have less-than-stellar speakers. We test four mobile Bluetooth speakers to see how they can improve your sound.

  • 7 low-cost videoconferencing services: Which is best for your meeting?

    We look at 7 online videoconferencing services that help colleagues and friends keep in touch, share screens and collaborate on presentations.

  • Web-based conferencing comes of age

    As more people telecommute, having a reliable way to connect via desktop video conferencing takes on greater importance. And for employees working in the office, Web-based meetings are a cheaper and less time consuming alternative to business travel.

  • How we tested Web-based conferencing services

    We set up a variety of meetings on each of the services and then connected via different desktops, browsers, and mobile clients to see how each displayed the meeting content and handled the audio connection.

  • Review: 6 free email servers for small business

    Even as social networking continues to gain in popularity, email remains the undisputed workhorse of messaging, far eclipsing all other forms of electronic communication. Email administration can be a costly function, especially for small to midsized organizations, and many administrators are looking for alternatives to enterprise-sized (and priced) commercial products.

  • How to Choose a Mail Server

    Choosing a mail server is never an easy task. Email management itself is a complex endeavor, and this is reflected in the wide variety of tools we choose to create, edit, send, organize and reply to the vast numbers of email messages that crisscross the globe on a daily basis.

  • Windows Server 2012 Release Preview: Compelling new features

    Windows Server 2012 Release Preview features a better virtual desktop experience, much easier DirectAccess deployment and a full-scale file-classification and access control system.

  • Droid Incredible 4G LTE review: Great sound, good price

    HTC's Droid Incredible 4G LTE is not the sexiest smartphone on the market, but it offers great sound and Android 4.0 for a reasonable price.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III review: A rock star phone, but does it deliver?

    Samsung's Galaxy S III is one of the most hotly anticipated Android phones ever. So does it actually live up to all the hype?

  • Microsoft Lync 2010: Unified communications comes of age

    Every once in a very long while, I get to review a product that strikes me as a stepping stone toward the future. Microsoft Lync 2010 combines instant messaging, VoIP calling, live meetings, and videoconferencing, but it's more than the sum of these parts. Although Lync integrates with almost any PBX, it puts the PC at the center of communications so effectively that it could send your current phone system packing.

  • Check Point enables SSL VPN access to non-Web apps via handheld devices

    Check Point is introducing a software client that makes it possible to access non-Web applications via handheld devices over Internet-based SSL VPNs.

  • Web conferencing evolves

    World and economic conditions combined with technological advancements continue to alter the business-travel landscape.

  • SIP PBXes stake a claim

    SIP works. Not only does it work, but it is easier to use, implement, and configure than older VOIP standards.

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