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NetFlash: Does Novell still have mind share?

Opinion
Mar 21, 20062 mins
Networking

* Does Novell still have mind share? * It's raining IT security surveys * New version of Windows NAS makes the grade * Telecom industry to convene amid consolidation, controversy * Protecting data from cradle to grave * The perils and promise of automated security

Does Novell still have mind share?

Does a reinvented Novell matter anymore? As the company prepares to trumpet its focus on serving the open enterprise at its annual BrainShare conference this week, industry observers remain mixed on whether the former networking powerhouse has a relevant place in today’s corporate software market. Click here for more.

It’s raining IT security surveys

If it feels like you’re getting bombarded with surveys about network security threats, that’s because you are. Leading security vendors, looking to scare up interest in their products, pumped out more than twice as many of these surveys last year as in 2004, and this year are on an even more aggressive pace. Click here for more.

New version of Windows NAS makes the grade

In our Clear Choice Test of Microsoft’s latest version of its file-pinching network-attached storage software – dubbed Windows Storage Server R2 – we found it to be fast, difficult to misconfigure, highly efficient and a useful storage operating system for both local drop-and-add NAS boxes and branch-office storage devices. Click here for more.

Telecom industry to convene amid consolidation, controversy

Fresh off another announced megamerger and with microscopes dissecting controversial topics like ‘Net Neutrality, the telecom industry will convene in Las Vegas this week at TelecomNext 2006 amid a rapidly changing landscape. Click here for more.

Protecting data from cradle to grave

Mark Rizzo from Perpetual Entertainment achieved the near-impossible by safeguarding sensitive data at the desktop. He did it with “life-cycle protection.” Click here for more.

The perils and promise of automated security

Automating security can lead to streamlined, yet powerful, security operations. But it also can create a false sense of security for the New Data Center. In this roundtable, three enterprise security leaders discuss how organizations can ensure the best results. Click here for more.

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