Monday, April 13, 2009

[TechRepublic] Can the world run on Gmail?

April 13, 2009
Will the world run on Gmail?
Google's messaging service is becoming more popular, and the Google Apps option to have hosted e-mail is becoming a viable option. IT pro Rick Vanover breaks down this cloud strategy.

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How call proxying works with Google Voice
Derek Schauland explains how Google Voice call proxying works, allowing you to receive SMS messages and phone calls from anywhere in the world -- and keep it all online. See what you think of this service.

Easy packet captures straight from the Cisco ASA firewall
Lori Hyde tells you how to capture packets directly from the Cisco ASA without using a separate packet-sniffing utility, first by setting up an ACL to define the traffic and then using the capture command.

Installing Data Protection Manager 2007 as a VM in a lab environment
Brad Bird describes how to install DPM 2007 as a virtual machine in a lab environment. Here are the gotchas to look out for and an explanation of the benefits you can realize.

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Take a closer look at Windows 7's Jump List feature
Jump Lists are a new feature in Microsoft Windows 7 that are designed to make it easier to find what you want and perform common operations associated with an application. Greg Shultz introduces you to Windows 7's Jump List feature. He shows you the Jump Lists for several applications and describes the feature in more detail.

How do I ... use System Restore in Windows Vista?
The Windows Vista System Restore applet is actually much easier to use than it was in Windows XP. Mark Kaelin shows you how to use it to create a restoration point and then return to that point when necessary.

Eeebuntu: The perfect netbook OS
Jack Wallen has the answer for the so called Windows domination in the netbook market. It's all about the OS, and from Ubuntu the perfect netbook operating system has been spawned. Listen up Asus, this has your name written all over it!

10 tips for secure computer disposal
If you're in charge of IT resources at an organization with more than a handful of users, you might need this advice for secure equipment disposal.

10 must-have Linux Web-based tools
There's no shortage of Web-centric Linux tools -- the trick if figuring out which ones are best for your needs. Jack Wallen offers a list of those he thinks are the cream of the crop.

Maximize the Value of Each Customer Interaction (Live Event)

Join this live BNET Webcast to learn how to get the most out of your CRM system. You'll get practical advice and key insights into how leading companies maximize the value of each customer interaction. (Oracle)

Video: TR Out Loud - April 10, 2009
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