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Cisco Systems is the undisputed leader in the networking space, but HPE has acquired 3Com in an effort to close the gap. In addition, Juniper Networks is a strong No. 2 to Cisco among telecommunication firms and enterprises. With video consumption set to explode, networking requirements will boom too.

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The best cheap web hosting services: How to find the right provider

The best cheap web hosting services: How to find the right provider

You can buy a month's worth of quality web hosting from a well-established service provider for less than the price of a Grande cappuccino. What's the catch? You'll have to dig a bit to make accurate long-term comparisons of the various offerings. That's where our Buyer's Guide can help.

October 8, 2019 by

Five banking security trends in Latin America

Five banking security trends in Latin America

Cybercrime in the banking world is becoming more sophisticated in the region as attackers develop their own systems and replicate practices seen in other parts of the world. We look at five key trends for banking security in Latin countries.

December 27, 2016 by

Rio Olympics: the technology numbers

Rio Olympics: the technology numbers

The most recent Summer Olympiad staked its place in history as the competition with the highest levels of digital engagement than any previous Olympic Games. We look at some of the key technology numbers behind the Rio events.

August 25, 2016 by

Drobo B800i

Drobo B800i

It's hard to fault the Drobo B800i, which combines good looks, performance and functionality with ease of use. It's not cheap, but for the money it's one of the best small-business iSCSI appliances you can buy.

July 5, 2011 by

IBM Storwize V7000

IBM Storwize V7000

IBM's Storwize V7000 is a mid-range SAN disk array with some very high-end features. Its data migration and virtualisation capabilities are well suited to organisations with SAN disk arrays in need of consolidation or replacement.

April 1, 2011 by

Data Robotics Drobo Elite

Data Robotics Drobo Elite

Data Robotics has taken its self-managing storage technology and added dedicated iSCSI Gigabit interfaces to create a fast, reliable and extremely usable small-business SAN appliance.

June 17, 2010 by

Pogoplug

Pogoplug

<p> Sharing files over the internet in a small-business or home environment has always proved troublesome for non-technical users. Cloud Engines' <a href="http://www.pogoplug.com/">Pogoplug</a> aims to, well, plug that gap &mdash; and adds plenty of goodies for the technically adept too. </p>

February 22, 2010 by

Data Robotics Drobo Pro

Data Robotics Drobo Pro

<p> It's not often that a product lives up to the marketing hype surrounding it, but the <a href="http://www.drobo.com/products/drobopro/index.php">Drobo Pro</a> is one of those exceptions. According to its manufacturer Data Robotics, the Drobo Pro is 'storage that manages itself' &mdash; and we quickly discovered that that's exactly what it is. </p>

September 17, 2009 by

Cisco 891 ISR

Cisco 891 ISR

A great little all-in-one network connectivity and security device that offers good value for money and is perfect for a small office or branch/regional office deployment. You would be hard pressed to pass by the 890 family of ISR devices from Cisco.

September 6, 2009 by

KACE KBOX 1000 Series

KACE KBOX 1000 Series

<p> Systems management tools are notorious for being both complicated and costly to deploy &mdash; criticism that <a href="http://www.kace.com/">KACE</a> claims to address with its <a href="http://www.kace.com/products/systems-management-appliance/index.php">KBOX 1000 Series Systems Management Appliance</a> solution. This is an affordable suite of management tools delivered on an appliance, ready configured to plug into your network and start working. </p>

August 24, 2009 by

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6900 Series

If you want to use Cisco for your corporate IP telephony network but can't afford a 7900 series phone for everyone, it's a no-brainer to check out the lower-specced 6900 series.

June 4, 2009 by

Sierra Compass 885 USB Modem

Sierra Compass 885 USB Modem

<p> If you need to work while you're away from your office or home, then you're almost certain to require mobile broadband: internet connectivity is pretty much essential for useful work these days, and you can't always expect to find a suitable Wi-Fi hot-spot. With a mobile broadband modem such as the <a href="http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/compass_885.aspx">Sierra Compass 885</a>, you can access the internet all over the country (and overseas if you like), given suitable coverage from your service provider. </p>

October 14, 2008 by

QNAP TS-409 Pro NAS

QNAP TS-409 Pro NAS

The old adage "good things come in small packages" certainly applies to the QNAP TS-409, a silver and black cube whose small dimensions sport a raft of features.

June 3, 2008 by

Multi-Tech Faxfinder 820

Multi-Tech Faxfinder 820

In most businesses, faxes have been almost completely replaced by email and digital forms. Although this leaves only a small number of faxes to be sent or received, their importance can be very high, so businesses need a reliable solution to handle this residual traffic.

April 18, 2008 by

LifeSize Express

LifeSize Express

<p> Videoconferencing used to be a relatively low-resolution 4:3 aspect-ratio affair, but in recent years it has been transformed by high-definition (HD) 16:9 video, displayed on large screens in custom-built suites. To reflect this enhanced, immersive, experience, the term 'telepresence' has been adopted. The exemplar of telepresence is <a href="http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns669/networking_solutions_solution_segment_home.html">Cisco's eponymous product</a>, which is notoriously expensive &mdash; it'll set you back around £150,000 for a dedicated suite, with serious service/bandwidth charges on top of that. HP also plays in this high-end market with its <a href="http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/570006-0-0-0-121.html">Halo</a> product, along with the likes of <a href="http://www.tandberg.com/">Tandberg</a>, <a href="http://www.teliris.com/">Teliris</a> and <a href="http://www.polycom.com/emea/en/home/index.html#">Polycom</a>. </p>

April 4, 2008 by

Fonality Trixbox (Base Appliance)

Fonality Trixbox (Base Appliance)

Fonality's trixbox is an ISDN and traditional POTS-style telephony system based on the open source Asterisk software, and comes with dedicated hardware eliminating compatibility issues. We found trixbox to be competitively priced and easy to set up.

March 18, 2008 by

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