Stories by Paul Ferrill

An all-in-one method for SMBs

Small businesses looking to set up ship with e-mail, file and printer sharing, and a Web presence have options such as Microsoft's Small Business Server, or even Linux distributions that come with all the software you need (although setup and configuration isn't for the faint of heart).

An all-in-one method for SMBs

Small businesses looking to set up ship with e-mail, file and printer sharing, and a Web presence have options such as Microsoft's Small Business Server, or even Linux distributions that come with all the software you need (although setup and configuration isn't for the faint of heart).

Product Review: Novell Linux Desktop heads to the office

Every new Linux distribution, particularly from an established vendor such as Novell's SuSE division, brings with it the question "Is it ready to take on Microsoft on the desktop?" We recently got a copy of the Novell Linux Desktop, which was created to offer an alternative corporate desktop operating system that meets the needs of most structured task workers.

Adding Biometric Authentication to NetWare

With a seemingly endless stream of Internet virus attacks and highly publicized security breaches, security concerns are paramount for enterprise network managers. And most companies fear attacks more from inside the firewall than outside.

The ZEN of NetWare Server Management

Managing large numbers of servers from a central point has been an unattainable goal for many network administrators. It is especially difficult when it comes to distributing server-based software and completing the requisite number of installation steps, which often includes rebooting a server. ZENworks for Servers 1.0 is Novell Inc.'s answer to this centralized server management conundrum.

Product Review: CallXpress 5.2 conquers enterprise inboxes

If you support many users who travel frequently, you have heard them clamour for a unified inbox. When they are on the road, their jobs would be greatly simplified if only they could read and respond to their e-mail, listen to their voice mail messages, and pick up faxes with one call.

Product review: Thin C/S solution eases administration

With the advent of thin clients, the world of computing has come full circle. In the beginning, there were big mainframe computers and dumb terminals. Then there was the personal computer revolution, and the power was pushed to the desktop. Now we have gone back to the future with thin clients connected to centralised servers.