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Network & Internet

24-port PoE Ethernet switches

Fancy using your network to supply power as well as data? IT Pro's Alan Stevens looks at six of the latest Power over Ethernet-enabled switches
10 Oct 2011
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In-depth

A boost for server-based computing

Server virtualisation isn't the only technology to benefit from the introduction of multi-core processors. Faster, more capable, silicon is also re-ki…
8 Sep 2006
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Server & storage

Second beta for MS Virtual Server upgrade released

AMD support gets built in and more support for virtualisation
31 Aug 2006
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News

IBM extends quad-core range

As the industry switches over to multi-core processors IBM is leading the charge
25 Aug 2006
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Business strategy

Citrix to target branch offices, with help from Microsoft

Partnership deal produces results that will worry the competition
25 Aug 2006
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Business strategy

Rivals ready to exploit Exchange weaknesses

Microsoft may face tougher times ahead for Exchange sales as rivals smell blood
24 Aug 2006
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Server & storage

Debian Linux gets HP seal of approval

HP adds the operating system to its Linux portfolio in move that reflects demand for open source software
18 Aug 2006
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Server & storage

Analysis: Vendors queuing up for new Opterons

Bad news for Intel as Opterons prove popular despite Xeon improvements and price cuts
17 Aug 2006
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Server & storage

Finns win virtual contest

Finnish team win WMWare challenge and trouser $100,000 for network troubleshooting application
16 Aug 2006
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Network & Internet

Further delays for high speed wireless

The final standard for 802.11n is still being thrashed out and could slip until 2008 as submissions reach record levels
16 Aug 2006
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Business strategy

Wyse adds support for virtual desktops

Virtual PCs on every desktop as virtualisation market heats up
8 Aug 2006
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Server & storage

Analysis: Broadband over power lines coming - but not over

Europe likes to think it's a technology-friendly area but regulation could mean the US beats us to the punch on getting broadband via power lines
7 Aug 2006
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Server & storage

Analysis: Remember NetWare?

Novell has pledged to support Netware as long as there are customers but can it handle two operating systems at once?
4 Aug 2006
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Network & Internet

Analysis: Microsoft deals with server recall

Red faces at Redmond as Microsoft is forced into a product recall but the problem is more common than you'd think
3 Aug 2006
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Server & storage

IBM extends server partnership with AMD

Loyalty pays as IBM's new server line gets behind AMD's server products
1 Aug 2006
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Network & Internet

Analysis: Power outages causing network rethink

With the lights going out over London network managers are focusing on options for keeping the core network running
1 Aug 2006
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Network & Internet

Competition for Microsoft Exchange gathers pace

The release of Exchange Server 2007 beta has proved popular but alternative systems are gaining ground as IT managers look for the same groupware func…
26 Jul 2006
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Network & Internet

Analysis: Virtual hot potatoes

Virtualisation providers like EMC and Microsoft aim to roll technology out to all companies, from the largest to the smallest
24 Jul 2006
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Network & Internet

VoIP for business

IT Pro Guide: It's easy to see why consumers are taking to VoIP in their droves, but the technology also has benefits for business. Want to know if it…
22 Jun 2006
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In-depth

Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches

IT Pro Guide: You'll find them tucked away in the corners of offices and racked up in server rooms in most organisations, but there's more to the humb…
22 Jun 2006
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Server & storage

Setting up a Linux server on a Windows network

Thinking of taking the open source plunge? Our resident server expert, Alan Stevens, shows you how to install a Linux server on your Windows network.
23 May 2006
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Mobile

Using an industry standard server to build an IP PBX

You don't have to go down the custom hardware route to reap the benefits of IP telephony, says Alas Stevens.
23 May 2006