• Change management: Is it the right remedy?

    Posted January 2, 2001 - 4:44 pm

    ONE OF THE MAIN reasons e-business is so painful is that it involves major organizational change, and change hurts. Clearly, some companies "do" change better than others, and this agility gives them a significant advantage over their competitors.
  • Installing DSL

    Posted January 2, 2001 - 4:14 pm

    I've got a question regarding the best way to install DSL on an existing Windows NT/98 network. The past few times I installed DSL on a network, the ISP provided an IP address for each PC. The new DSL company (Verizon) has given us only one IP address for the DSL modem. We will be using a router attached to the DSL modem. I would like to continue using the existing IP addresses on the 15 PCs. Can we set up the router to use one of our existing IP addresses under the same subnet mask? I don't think that I want to switch the network to NETBIOS and have the router assign IP addresses for the DSL. What is the best way to go?
  • Deconstruction is key to e-business

    Posted January 2, 2001 - 12:29 pm

    Electronic business should be a catalyst for change. In fact, transforming the essence of a company and resetting its agenda is a necessary outcome of e-business. You can begin by evaluating what the company does and what value it provides. Don't be afraid to deconstruct the company to develop this vision of what it is at its core.
  • Getting the inside track for a new domain name

    Posted January 2, 2001 - 10:54 am

    THERE'S GREAT DEMAND for new Web addresses these days, whatever kind of business you may be in. For example, converting a Windows NT domain to Windows 2000's new Active Directory structure almost requires a working Internet address system for network naming purposes.
  • Keeping Constant

    Posted January 2, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Using mathematical constants and functions COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Webcast: 10 Million reads per second -- 1 Million writes per second

  • Taking Control of the Application

    Posted January 1, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * An introduction to CEdit, the text edit control COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Webcast: 10 Million reads per second -- 1 Million writes per second

  • HMVC: The layered pattern for developing strong client tiers, Part 4 This hierarchical model eases the development of a Java-ba

    Posted January 1, 2001 - 1:00 am

    What about in an EJB container?

    RESOURCES * IT Job Spot: Exclusive opportunities with hot companies
  • After the SYN flood

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 5:19 pm

    This is the nature of your classic SYN flood attack, a technique favored by discerning hackers over the past few years. It is considered to be a denial-of-service attack and can effectively block even a large pipe to the Internet, not by exhausting the pipe's capacity but by exhausting the resources of the machines using the pipe.
  • Port redirecting

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 4:48 pm

    I've observed that in most hotel rooms when you hook your laptop to the room's Ethernet port and try to type any URL, it redirects you to some logon/information Web page. Someone told me it's called 'port redirect.' Until I am authenticated, I won't get Internet access. How is this done?
  • Any port is a hacker storm

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 4:08 pm

    You might already be on the lookout for such ping surveys. A number of tools are available to watch for such activity, and they fall into the realm of packet sniffers - tools that watch passing packets and filter out suspicious events.
  • Setting limits with Exchange

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 4:01 pm

    Ron Nutter helps a reader limit user mailbox sizes in Microsoft Exchange.
  • Reference points: Getting the goods on prospective hires

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 3:21 pm

    How to break the silence of former employers.
  • Size matters in a résumé

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 1:57 pm

    The new, the hot, the unexpected
  • Career counsel

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 12:41 pm

    What kind of executive profile are new dotcom companies looking for in a chief technology officer?
  • Achieving business-IT alignment

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 11:35 am

    Everything you need to know about achieving business-IT alignment.
  • Stock options are a betting proposition

    Posted December 28, 2000 - 10:26 am

    Stock options may sound great -- just hedge your bets carefully
  • Website shows consumers how to lower bills

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 5:47 pm

    In the wake of stock market slides, gas price inflation and dot-com layoffs, penny-pinching is making a comeback. Of course, there's a lifestyle to maintain -- cell phones, SUVs, lattes. LowerMyBills.com is a Website dedicated to helping you save on some of the less glamorous expenses. Cost-cutters can find and sign up for cheaper long-distance service, credit cards, and car insurance. The site's easily searchable database of offers and promotions should please even the most finicky financier. Electric bill too high? Just enter your zip code and the site will generate a list of deregulated utilities whose ample savings are shocking.
  • Career counseling for IT managers

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 4:37 pm

    Mark Polansky offers advice to aspiring CIOs and IT managers.
  • Add multiprocessing support to Windows 2000 Server

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 3:51 pm

    Interested in multiprocessor support for your servers? Windows 2000 Server lets up to four processors be used in each server. (While Novell is working on a multiprocessing release of NetWare, the company currently only uses one processor, irrespective of the number of processors in a server.)
  • Cisco's white paper worthwhile

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 3:23 pm

    Network World Fusion's exclusive free e-mail newsletter on virtual private networks, featuring tips and news.
  • Should you build or buy IT solutions?

    Posted December 27, 2000 - 11:14 am

    Balancing the risks and rewards of information service outsourcing.
  • Best practices for IT

    Posted December 26, 2000 - 5:33 pm

    1 Carefully analyze the problems and potential solutions. Sometimes a software implementation is not the only answer, or even the correct answer, for improving corporate performance, according to the report. In many cases, simple upgrades to existing software are more effective than new systems implementations.

  • Net sales and marketing

    Posted December 26, 2000 - 4:15 pm

    Methods used to understand online customers Partners Sponsors
    Conduct online customer satisfaction surveys 100% 31%
    Capture demographic information through online registration 71% 54%
    Distribute customer surveys by e-mail 71% 23%
    Regularly conduct market research 62% 86%
    How online customer information is integrated into overall business operations Partners Sponsors
    Personalizing customer information online 100% 42%
    Deploying new products/services online 86% 67%
    Developing internet-specific products/services 86% 58%
    Metrics used to track online customer behavior Partners Sponsors
    Hits 71% 85%
    Page views/sessions 71% 69%
    Orders 71% 31%
    Unique visits 71% 23%
    Revenue 57% 23%
    Pathing/links followed 43% 15%

    Source: The American Productivity and Quality Center in Houston

    Best Practices for IT

    1. Build a standards-based, open architecture for net commerce. This practice provides two advantages. First, it lowers the cost of doing e-business. Second, it provides the greatest flexibility for future capacity growth. "Projecting site usage has become an arcane art," says Ron Webb, project leader for the APQC study. "To ensure proper architecture for the future, excess capacity and failover routines [procedures to follow when a server goes down] have to be built into the systems."

    2. Think way ahead. Webb says many of the partner organizations forecast technology changes at least two years in advance. That's clearly difficult in a time of rapid technological change, but online leaders recognize that it's the only way to attempt to stay ahead of the curve.

  • The rights and wrongs of competitive intelligence

    Posted December 26, 2000 - 9:25 am

    By analyzing rivals' moves, competitive intelligence (CI) programs allow companies to anticipate market developments rather than merely react to them. While most companies use a corporate intranet to disseminate information on competitors, an APQC survey found that best practices organizations share the most sensitive information only with senior management.
  • Getting Your Cookies Back

    Posted December 26, 2000 - 1:00 am

    * Editor's Note: Due to email client compatibility issues, the

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