Stories by Cheryl Gerber

Under New Management

Managing today's distributed agency computer systems is no easy task. And it is little help when a tight information technology labor market makes hiring and retaining experienced employees challenging.

Building Bigger Pipes

It sounds almost too good to be true. Bandwidth-hungry agencies that have upgraded their networks with Gigabit Ethernet on IP-based backbones rather than Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) are saving themselves both headaches and money. Besides the obvious bandwidth boost, network managers can expect a variety of benefits by adding Gigabit Ethernet switches to their network backbones. And if they handle the design and installation details properly, they can expect a smooth upgrade as well.