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31 "How To" resources you might have missed

Helpful articles on everything from fixing your iPhone to preparing for cloud computing to protecting Facebook privacy

By , Network World
December 08, 2010 06:02 AM ET

Network World - Between Network World and its sister publications we’ve produced a dizzying number of “How To” articles this year. Here’s a handy roundup of some of the most useful, featuring pieces on everything from Android smartphones to Windows 7 to full disk encryption.

Smartphones, tablets and wireless

How to Protect Your Smartphone's Valuable Data

With today’s smartphones holding so much data, don’t let a lost smartphone be the end of your world.

How to Prepare the iPad for Enterprise Usage
Andrew Rubin, CEO of Cymtec Systems, chats with Keith Shaw about ways IT can get ready for and also benefit from the iPad.

How to best manage enterprise mobility

Managing enterprise mobility means more than keeping track of who uses an iPhone and who uses a BlackBerry. For a group of companies, best practices are cutting costs, extending mobile access to data for more employees, and decreasing lost or stolen mobile devices.

How can wireless and wired security be brought together, rationalized and managed?

Like many things in IT, this security convergence is a work in progress. But as wireless LANs become the primary connectivity for more enterprise users, integrating wired and wireless becomes more pressing, especially around security.

How to fix your iPhone

Wet iPhone? Cracked screen? Here's what you can do.

How can enterprise WLANs manage the bandwidth crush from mobile devices and multimedia apps?

Some existing wireless LANs, based on 802.11abg gear, already "are buckling under video applications," says Andrew Borg, senior research analyst for wireless and mobility at Aberdeen Group, a technology research and consulting firm based in Boston. And the surge in sophisticated mobile devices is making it worse.

How can employee-owned mobile devices be secured and managed on corporate networks?

With the rise of personal mobile devices, a growing number of enterprises have scrapped the homogeneity mandate: instead of requiring employees to use a standard smartphone, more IT departments are now looking at some degree of control over employee-owned (or "employee-liable") devices, to manage and secure them.

How are big Wi-Fi networks affecting radio management?
One emerging issue for some enterprise Wi-Fi networks is radio management challenges as the number of access points and wireless clients grow.

How to Take Screenshots on an Android Phone 

Capturing a screen image on an Android Phone isn’t quite as easy as you might be used to doing on your Windows PC or Macintosh. Here are the steps you need to take.

Software

Get your PC ready for Windows 7

7 points to consider before upgrading to Microsoft’s Windows 7.

How to Keep Your Kids Safe on Facebook

Facebook provides a fun way for people of all ages to communicate with their friends online but kids and teens can be susceptible to risks as well. Here’s a guide for parents to help kids protect their identities, avoid sketchy strangers and dodge possible malware.

How to consolidate IT management tools

Years of acquiring specialized IT management tools have left some enterprises with too many tools and too much overlap. It might be time to clean house.

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