Manek Dubash

Manek Dubash is an analyst and journalist with over 30 years experience. Focused on business technology, he observes and comments on enterprise infrastructure issues for a range of industry-influential websites including The Register, ZDNet UK, Computer Weekly and CloudPro, and produces reports for research firm STL Partners.

Manek's views are his alone and do not necessarily represent those of Microsoft.

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Pogoplug

Pogoplug

Few devices make it easier to share data on USB-connected drives over the internet, or offer as much functionality for the price. The Pogoplug is also highly extensible, thanks to its open-source software.

February 22, 2010 by in Networking

HP ProCurve 1410-24G

HP ProCurve 1410-24G

There's nothing not to like about the ProCurve 1410-24G, which will prove a highly useful addition to any SME network that requires a zero-admin device.

July 1, 2010 by in Reviews

Apple nails the service providers

Apple nails the service providers

It may not surprise you to know that Apple plays hardball when it negotiates with service providers over the iPhone. It may surprise you to know that Apple doesn't negotiate at all, at least according to an informal discussion I recently had with a representative from a mobile comms provider.

October 3, 2010 by in Networking

Are high-speed disks on the scrapheap?

Are high-speed disks on the scrapheap?

In blog last year, I had a bit of a pop at SSDs following a failure. I do not as a rule draw general conclusions from specific cases so I didn't assume that SSDs were bad, although there's certainly a warning to be gleaned from the sudden failure I experienced.

January 4, 2012 by in Networking

Are we in a datacentre building bubble?

Are we in a datacentre building bubble?

Big data is back on the agenda of enterprises, according to a new survey released by Oracle, the eponymous database company. The survey of 949 datacentre managers in Europe and the Middle East was commissioned from analyst firm Quocirca and suggests that datacentres are running out of space for data -- fast.

January 16, 2012 by in Networking