James E. Gaskin

James E. Gaskin writes books (16 so far), articles, and jokes about technology and real life from his home office in the Dallas area. Gaskin has been helping small and medium sized businesses use technology intelligently since 1986.

Review: Best NAS boxes for small business

Best NAS boxes for small business

Best NAS boxes for small business

New network attached storage devices want to run your entire SMB.

American Cancer Society embraces Big Data

American Cancer Society embraces Big Data

Teradata data warehouse delivers impressive performance gains, opens doors to additional data-driven improvements.

Best NAS appliances for small business

Best NAS appliances for small business

When we tested Network Attached Storage devices seven years ago, the products boasted an amazing (for the time) 1TB of disk space. This time around, we’re testing six units that sport 8TB or larger storage capacities – for...

NAS appliances: Not just raw storage anymore

When we did a roundup of Network Attached Storage devices seven years ago, the products boasted an amazing (for the time) 1TB of disk space. This time around, we're testing six units that sport 8TB or larger storage capacities. While...

Desktop PCs: Dead as a doornail, or maybe just a fax machine

The corporate desktop has looked the same for decades: computer, keyboard, mouse, desk phone, maybe a printer. But do these tools dominate because they're the perfect combination of technology needed for work today, or is the...

Dell Storage Forum: Serious about storage, channel and intellectual property

Dell spent its first Storage Forum, earlier this month in Orlando, Fla., emphasizing three points: The company is committed to the storage market, it is committed to the reseller channel, and it is proud of its new intellectual...

Best NAS boxes for less than $1,000

Buffalo shattered the $1,000 barrier for a terabyte of shared storage back in 2005. With storage prices continuing to drop, that same $1,000 today can buy a four or even five terabyte network attached storage (NAS) device with RAID 5...

Supersize your WAN

Supersize your WAN

Dual-WAN routers provide connectivity, security for small business, branch offices. We tested six of them.

How we tested dual-WAN routers

Our suburban test lab includes AT&T U-verse rated at 18Mbps, and Time Warner Cable data access rated at 15Mpbs with "Turbo" mode for faster downloads. Each router was configured with a single WAN connection first then reset for a new...

Supersize your WAN

Six years ago, we tested dual-WAN routers as a way to pump more bandwidth into small businesses that couldn't afford a T1 and were stuck with relatively slow DSL and cable connections.

SonicWall TZ200: Good mix of connectivity and security

Prices for SonicWall products are hard to pin down because, while the firewall and router have no client license fees, adding support for security features such as enhanced client anti-virus and anti-spyware, VPN Client Windows, UTM...

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