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Jan 24, 20062 mins
Data Center

Everyone needs help of some kind when managing a network. If your network is three computers in the same room, you need minimal help. If your network is three hundred computers across 13 states, you need maximum help. You can hire a full-time network administrator for each site and that still won’t be enough. You need automated help in the form of a network management suite.

Hence the top story on the right picking LANDesk as the leader in our latest round of testing. If your network isn’t large (or important) enough to have a budget for such tools, read Paul’s review and make a list of all the things you aren’t doing regularly because you’re doing them by hand. Then save some money for a good net management suite to help you in the future (the near future, I hope).

Wandering workers love those WiFi hotspots, and a new report says there are 100,000 WiFi hotspots to enjoy now. Only a few more than 37,000 of them are in the United States, but how much time can you spend sitting at Starbucks to check your e-mail anyway? If you want some food, go to a local Panera Bread location and have a nice sandwich while placing your online Super Bowl bets, er, excuse me, working hard while on the road.