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Vol. 6 No. 8 October 2007

Top 10 tips of the summer of 2006

With Labor Day right around the corner, summer is coming to a close. Vacations are ending, school buses are revving their engines and the summer clothes are going to the attic until next year. With that in mind, we've compiled the Top 10 tips from the summer of 2006 for SMB IT managers. Storage capacity for SMBs Is there a rule of thumb for how much hard-disk storage capacity SMBs should have? One expert weighs in. Linux security for SMBs: Check IT List SMBs are likely to save with Linux, but they should take some security steps first. IT renaissance employees wanted SMBs face tougher challenges when hiring employees than larger companies do. But even the challenges have silver linings. UTM: Exploring the benefits for SMBs Unified threat management is quickly becoming a must-have tool for SMBs. Security specialist Mike Rothman explains what it is and why you need it. Disk imaging eases SMB security pains Disk imaging may be the security alternative to time-consuming tapes and log files for small and medium-sized businesses. A ...

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Features in this issue

  • Storage still lacks energy metrics

  • Top 10 tips of the summer of 2006

    by Staff

    Storage, security and open source were the front runners in our tally of the Top 10 SMB tips for the summer of 2006.

  • How useful are storage benchmarks?

    Most storage vendors like to tout how well their gear performed on benchmark tests, but the results may not always be as they first appear. The benchmarking process can be easily manipulated because of the large number of variables that influence performance results. To level the playing field, test results need to be categorized by product type, configuration standards need to be defined for each category and vendors must strictly adhere to the configurations.

Columns in this issue

  • Storage Bin: Leaving you in good hands

    It's time for a changing of the guard for the Storage Bin column. Steve Duplessie, whose witty and perceptive insights have graced Storage magazine from day one, is stepping aside to make room for ESG's Tony Asaro to take up residency on our end page.