Profile of Paul Korzeniowski
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Paul Korzeniowski is a freelance contributor to InformationWeek who has been examining IT issues for more than two decades. During his career, he has had more than 10,000 articles and 1 million words published. His work has appeared in the Boston Herald, Business 2.0, eSchoolNews, Entrepreneur, Investor's Business Daily, and Newsweek, among other publications. He has expertise in analytics, mobility, cloud computing, security, and videoconferencing. Paul is based in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at [email protected]
Articles by Paul Korzeniowski
posted in March 2010
Wireless network equipment supplier Meru Networks has decided to wade into chilly waters and take the firm public. In order to improve its long term viability, the vendor opted to sell 4.4 million shares at a price of $15.
The IT industry is moving away from autonomous server, storage system, and network devices toward more integrated solutions. In response, HP, which has the necessary pieces for such devices, boosted the performance of its ProLiant server line, which has been a staple in many small and medium businesses.
Virtualization was once a way for large companies to reduce their data center costs. The technology has made its way into the small and medium business sector, a trend that network management supplier Spiceworks acknowledged in its latest product enhancement.
Tough times have recently been the rule for many high tech suppliers. Novell, which has had six straight down quarters and saw revenue dip by more than 10% in 2009, now is trying to ward off an unsolicited takeover bid, a scenario that raises questions about the companyï¿¼s long term viability.
After struggling most of the year, smartphones ended 2009 with robust growth, according to market research firm ABI Research. While sales of the devices had shown minimal growth through the first nine months, they jumped by 25 in the fourth quarter, so small and medium businesses need to get ready to effectively manage these devices.
Cloud services have been very popular among small and medium businesses because it enables them to take advantage of leading edge technology without adding a lot of management headaches. As a result, Meraki, which has been delivering wireless cloud services, beefed up the security features found with its Cloud Controller.
The effects from Cisco's recent acquisition of video conferencing supplier Tandberg continue to ripple throughout the IT marketplace. Polycom added one more partner, Avaya, to a rapidly expanding list, and the move underscored how the video conferencing sector is evolving into a two horse race.
Communications has become the lifeblood of small and medium businesses, however, these companies have struggled to deliver the latest features to their employees. In response, j2 Global Communications has taken a cloud computing approach to deliver its eVoice business communications service.