Published: 24 Aug 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.
Is there a rule of thumb for how much hard-disk storage capacity SMBs should have? One expert weighs in.
SMBs are likely to save with Linux, but they should take some security steps first.
SMBs face tougher challenges when hiring employees than larger companies do. But even the challenges have silver linings.
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 may be the security alternative to time-consuming tapes and log files for small and medium-sized businesses.
Instant messaging can be highly beneficial to SMBs -- just think how much you'll save on phone bills. But prepare yourself for IM's associated security issues.
A value-added reseller is not a security panacea, but it has its advantages, says security specialist Mike Rothman.
Continuous backup might cost more in the short term, but for SMBs the benefits outweigh the cost in the long run.
A successful SMB storage plan requires a thorough examination of your storage needs, budgets and resources. Greg Schulz asks and answers seven key questions for small and medium-sized businesses to consider.
SMBs are slowly learning about the advantages of open source. And the open source market is ready for them.