15 OctISDN: So Much Promise, But Too Little Time

With ISDN fast becoming a reality and with more vendors actually demonstrating functional asynchronous transfer mode products, it’s time to look at how the ISDN standard and protocol are laying the groundwork for the establishment of an integrated broadband communications network for worldwide use.

An outgrowth of the original BISDN (Broadband Integrated Digital Services Network) proposals of the late 1980s, ATM is being promoted in the LAN and WAN environment by the ATM Forum, a group that was founded in 1991 by a consortium of manufacturers from the telecommunications and computer industries.

Although ISDN has been defined in users’ minds as the 64K-bps digital link to the future, ATM is the protocol …

13 JulOS/2 Had Successes, Believe It Or Not

When Neuberger & Berman Management Inc. got word from a key outside contractor that it intended to move its customers to OS/2, IS officials decided to build a client/server system instead.

Although IS officials at the New York mutual fund company planned carefully, the road to implementing the new application turned out to be rife with hidden potholes that even exhaustive testing wouldn’t have detected. But after the bumpy ride, however, the company now has a literature-request system and has eliminated at least $40,000 in mainframe licensing fees.

Neuberger & Berman handles the back-office services for its 14 funds. Those services include order fulfillment, production, and marketing for fund literature, lead tracking, …

08 MarGetting A RAID Repair Service That Fits Your Requirements

gardRAID or redundant array of independent disks is very essential in any large computer system. However, when it is being corrupted by internal and external factors, RAID repair is necessary. Basically, RAID repair can be done manually if you are knowledgeable with computers. You can search online for a step by step guide in order to retrieve the lost files and make use of the RAID again. Nevertheless, it is still recommended to seek a professional computer technician to have the hard drives fixed without expecting any complications. When availing computer services, you should be meticulous in choosing the right technician because a single mistake can ruin the entire system.

As much …

28 FebCommon Troubles With Starting A Blog That Every Blogger Experiences

ctwsbWhat a blogger usually experiences during the phases of starting a blog is usually coding and niche problems. Before you even decide what your blog’s outline should be, make sure you have a niche and a solid content plan. Everything should be well planned first. All you need to remember is the arrangement of the codes, the possible codes, and also never forget the heading and the ending of the codes – these two will sandwich your codes together and make sure they will run properly.

The heading and ending of the codes are like the starter of the codes and the ending will execute the codes in it. Starting a blog …

11 OctRAID 10 Recovery Helps With Your Paperless Office

rrThere was a time when an office contained reams and reams of papers and files. The storage space in such offices was always overflowing. The irony was that the older the files became, the less they were accessed. In the end, it was just occupying much needed space. Still, no one threw the old stuff away. Now, companies and government agencies are completely dependent on hard discs and a variety of drives for storing data. This data is safeguarded further with the help of RAID 10 recovery. What has happened is that data is stored in drives and this drive is supposed to be regularly backed up. Again, this backup is not …

19 JanWindows 98 Launch A Mirror Of Windows 8’s

(In light of the latest Windows 8 mess, I thought we should look back at the 98 madness)

t’s not surprising that many corporations have decided, at least initially, to limit migrations from Windows 95 to Windows 98. For most corporate buyers, immediate wholesale upgrades of Windows 95 clients won’t make sense. In PC Week Labs’ tests of the final code, we saw numerous incremental improvements in the operating system; however, none of the improvements will translate into dramatic increases in productivity or reductions in IT spending.

The upgrade to Windows 98, which will become widely available through retail and PC OEMs next week, does offer some advantages to corporations …

19 JanLinux: More Than Proven

Some of the most well known Linux distributors are Red Hat, Suse, Slackware and Debian. More recently a number of large computer suppliers, such as Dell and IBM, have been looking at the possibilities of supplying computers, usually servers, with Linux pre-installed.

Much of the software for Linux is developed under the Free Software Foundation’s GNU General Public Licence. This essentially ensures three things:

* the software’s author(s) retains the copyright

* third parties are free to modify the software in any way they wish, and to distribute or even to sell it, but they must continue to distribute the source code with the software

* the GPL must continue

27 DecWindows 98. Remember That Pile O’ ____?

If you think Windows 98 with its integrated Web browser represents a big change in desktop user interfaces, just wait.

The way users interact with computers, which has changed little since Apple Computer Inc. rolled out the Macintosh and Microsoft Corp. stretched Windows over DOS, is about to undergo a face lift. The transformation, which is being led by big vendors such as Microsoft and Netscape Communications Corp. as well as an expanding cast of startups, promises to replace the classic Windows-style UI paradigm with Web-style interfaces, voice interaction, and new, associative ways of organizing documents and other content. As a result, corporate IT managers will soon be able to more easily

19 NovMore History On An OS Nightmare

The marketing hype that’s sure to surround the release of Windows 98 next week, as well as features such as the new operating system’s Active Desktop, is bound to prove irresistible to some users. Employees at one Fox Television Stations Inc. affiliate who give in to temptation could be in for a big surprise, however: pink slips to go with their final paychecks.

geeekThe station, KDFW, like many enterprises, has decided that Windows 98 will not be supported on its corporate desktops. At the Dallas affiliate, violators are gambling with their jobs.

“At Fox we have a general policy. If anyone installs unauthorized software, it is [tantamount] to quitting,” said John Grayless,