Topic: ViewPoint

On the cusp of spam

Every editor of every tech magazine receives volleys of unsolicited email. While there are gems among the junk, it's like being deluged with a daily wave of watery mud laden with chunks of...

The end of the line for Xserve RAID

Like every other Mac IT administrator, I awoke recently to the replacement of the Xserve RAID with RAID boxes from Promise Technology. Indeed, Apple has discontinued the Xserve RAID, opting...

Paranoia, KGB-style

Back in the days of the USSR, the KGB served as the Soviet Union's premier security agency, secret police, and intelligence agency. They achieved a reputation for ruthless espionage-including...

Metrics as Tools Of Persuasion

Issue: The CIO's understanding of the company's security posture comes from the metrics provided each quarter. Action plan: Take the time to review the metrics whenever possible. The best...

Calling Comrade Chou

Chou He and I aren't close. But it's comforting to know we could be.I know I could pick up the phone and dial 0871-3197977 and reach, if not the good man himself, his office at the Kunming...

The politics of bandwidth

A Hong Kong telco with a four-letter acronym came to my flat last month and hooked me into a massive pipe. I'm talking bandwidth, I'm talking 100 Mbps (their penultimate package-they also...

File sharing beyond the firewall

Conventional storage systems work well for local file sharing, but no system I can think of can help you share files outside your organization, unless you commit to cobbling together an in-house...