PodTech:FileEngine 101

July 3, 2007

Kim Brand, CEO and founder of FileEngine, explains how this “tweener” file server and backup appliance handles the file needs for small companies and non-profit groups. FileEngine provides hardware, software, and support for less per month than the support costs alone on a Windows file server. Complete file safety for eight dollars per day.

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PodTech:Earthquake Proofing

July 3, 2007

Dylan Mason of WorkSafe Technologies demonstrates the ISO-Base seismic mitigation platform used extensively in California and Japan (both well known for earthquakes). Less well known as an earthquake center, St. Louis businesses also need to make sure their equipment stays up and running after the ground stops shaking.

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PodTech:3COM V3000

July 3, 2007

Raymond Bily gives an in-depth explanation of how Voice over Internet Protocol telephone systems in general, and the 3COM V3000 in particular, work. The flat box you see in the video is all the phone system hardware necessary for a small business.

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PodTech:Step Up Server

July 3, 2007

Art Mann, of Silicon Mechanics, shows the insides of one of their rack-mount servers. Popular among the Open Source crowd, Silicon Mechanics runs a variety of Linux distributions in their long list of operating systems supported on their servers.

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PodTech:Spot Coolers

June 18, 2007

We all hate hot spots, but what about cold spots? Sometimes you need a way to cool down a hot spot in your small business. Greg Lawhorn from Spot Coolers explains why companies need spot cooling and how best to leverage a portable air conditioner.

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PodTech:Rack 101

June 17, 2007

The rack is a rite of passage. When a company buys a computer rack or cabinet they establish the importance of their systems and the need to better manage and protect computer assets. Michael Lucas, of Knurr Environments for Electronics (recently acquired by Emerson), explains what companies should look for when buying their first cabinet or their tenth.

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PodTech:RAD Radio Broadband

May 25, 2007

Jim Guido of RAD Data Communications explains the point-to-point wireless broadband products on display at the ITEC Houston 2007 conference.

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PodTech:Unitrends D2D

May 23, 2007

The Unitrends Disk to Disk backup product family is explained by Phil McKenzie, rep for Unitrends. After Phil, Jennifer Wright of Wright Business Technologies details why her company resells Unitrends based on their own search for a reliable backup solution. Interviewed during the ITEC Houston 2007 conference.

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PodTech:Iomega 150d Video Review

April 24, 2007

A video review of the Iomega 150d, a new Network Attached Storage appliance from Iomega. The focus here is on the hardware details, and how RAID-1 and RAID-5 work and don’t work.

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