Stories by James E. Gaskin

NAS appliances: Not just raw storage anymore

When we did a roundup of Network Attached Storage devices seven years ago, the products boasted an amazing (for the time) 1TB of disk space. This time around, we're testing six units that sport 8TB or larger storage capacities. While the disk space has exploded, the investment remains modest, sometimes at a lower actual dollar figure than the first batch back in 2005.

Written by James E. Gaskin08 Oct. 12 15:42

Netbooks in the enterprise: Get ready

Netbooks in the enterprise are coming, some observers believe. And whether it takes a year or five for netbooks to catch on in Corporate America, it behooves IT managers to get ready sooner rather than having to clean up a mess later on.

Written by James E. Gaskin19 Nov. 09 07:15

Digital literacy: buzzword or job requirement?

Graduation season just finished and the air still rings with bad advice given to bored students. Calls for "digital literacy" filled many auditoriums as speakers unclear on the concept tried to hype technologies such as <a href="">Twitter</a> without understanding the technical details they struggled to explain. That made me wonder what people mean when they say digital literacy, because I can think of a dozen definitions. So I asked around, and my suspicions were confirmed: if you demand digital literacy for your employees, be prepared to define exactly what you expect.

Written by James E. Gaskin11 June 09 03:22