More About Earthquake-proof Server Cabinets
A subscriber sent me this about definitely sturdy cabinets with a
really cool technology built into them:
In the demonstration installation, I walked up to a bank of (empty)
cabinets, grabbed it with my hand and moved it around horizontally.
All signal and power connections come in from the ceiling on pigtails
that have enough slack to cover the range of motion of the ISO-Base
system. Imagine the building deflecting +/- 1 foot horizontally in
an earthquake and, due to the inertia provided by the mass of the
cabinets and equipment, the cabinets hardly move at all.
How they look:
[email protected] Will Cost Business $20.5 Billion This Year
This is a short article of the VNU (Europe) website, but the press
release has been repeated on many, many news sites all over the
Cost of dealing with junk mail will rise tenfold by 2007, predicts
research. Dealing with [email protected] emails will cost companies $20.5bn this
year, a figure set to rocket to $198bn by 2007, according to
Analyst company Radicati Group warned that a company of 10,000
users with no [email protected] protection will spend an average of $49
per mailbox per year processing [email protected] messages in 2003. With prices
for [email protected] solutions starting at $15 to $20 per user, ignoring
the problem is hard to justify, it said. The research firm's study,
[email protected] Market Trends, 2003-2007, said: "A 10,000-user company,
running Microsoft Exchange 2000, is deploying an average of five
messaging servers just to process [email protected] in 2003, out of a total of
21 messaging servers. "By 2007, if nothing is done to stop [email protected],
this will spiral to 25 servers processing [email protected], out of a total of
50 messaging servers." The study concluded that 94 per cent of
companies consider [email protected] to be a very serious problem, but 43 per
cent still do not have a formal [email protected] policy in place.
Although tough legislation may bring mild relief to the market,
[email protected] are not likely to cease their activity, and companies
should be ready to combat innovative [email protected] tricks with more
sophisticated technology as well as better user education, the
analyst said. This means a growing demand for [email protected] products.
Revenues for [email protected] vendors and outsourcers are expected to
approach $653m this year, growing to over $2.4bn by 2007,
according to the study.
Want to calculate out what the 'lost time' cost is for your outfit?
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Microsoft releases Mobile Admin Pack for W2K3
Sonicadmin was selected by MS as the best systems administration
tool for their mobile package. The Pack is designed to give admins
everything they need to access and manage their server(s) in one
complete remote access solution. The Mobile Admin Pack offers an
admin secure access to Windows Server 2003 by simply using a Pocket
PC handheld (with sonicadmin) to remotely perform critical server
management tasks anytime, from virtually anywhere.
Microsoft's new Mobile Admin Pack is a Windows Server 2003 promo
bundle that will be available to select Microsoft customers in
the US and will include a Dell Axim X5 300 Mhz Pocket PC, a D-Link
Wireless 2.4 GHz Compact Flash Adapter for PDAs, and the Sonic
Mobility 2.8 Microsoft Mobile Admin Pack.
The Microsoft Mobile Admin Pack is available at a special Windows
Server 2003 launch promotional price of just $159 (a $962 value)
for select Microsoft US Medium Business customers that have acquired
Windows Server 2003 on a Microsoft Volume License. It will be
limited to the first 1,000 participants. Just want to do this on
your own Pocket PC? Here you go:
Is One Of Your Users An Unwitting [email protected]?
Is one of your users helping to send thousands, maybe even tens of
thousands of ads over the Net for low interest mortgages or ?
In the past two years, more than 200,000 computers worldwide have
been hijacked without the owner's knowledge and are being used
to forward [email protected], according to AOL and other ISP's. And each day
thousands of additional PCs are compromised at companies,
institutions, and homes with high-speed Internet connections.
Case in point- Late last year, AOL traced the origin of a flood
of [email protected] to the computer network of the Flint Hills School,
a prep academy in Oakton, Va. The culprits were not students or
teachers. A hacker, still unknown, had exploited a software
vulnerability to use the school's computers to relay [email protected] while
hiding the e-mail's true origins.
The Flint Hills School is not an isolated incident. [email protected] are
constantly finding new ways to beat Internet providers' measures
to stop them. Many mass e-mailers have adopted a new strategy to
avoid the blockades by aggressively bouncing messages off the
computers of unaware third parties.
Mostly, [email protected] are exploiting security holes in existing software.
But increasingly they are covertly installing a type of spyware
that hijacks your computer to forward emails without your knowledge.
Most users do not see much effect when their computer has been co-opted. Surfing the Web from the victimized computer may be slower
than usual, but that's not always easy to detect. The only way
most users become aware of such hijackings is when they receive
calls or e-mail from their ISP warning that [email protected] was traced to
[email protected] fighters say that some software is too easy to exploit and
should be fixed. Moreover, technical precautions can be implemented
to safeguard networks. Patch Management is essential to prevent
known vulnerabilities from being exploited. And anti-spyware
software should be installed on your network to detect the
presence of these programs that hijack your resources and invade
your privacy. PestPatrol anti-spyware has a Network Version available
You can download an eval version here:
Double-Take: "Winner of Security Mag 2003 Best Buy Award"
Double-Take has been reviewed for the SC Magazine June 2003 issue,
and the product did very well. It was awarded an overall 5 Star
rating and the SC Best Buy award with a verdict of "..very useful
and complete data recovery system..." Sold more than all other
High-Availability tools combined. It is even certified for W2K
Datacenter. No other HA tool is. How it works? "Server A goes
down--Server B takes over". Get the eval copy here, this is your