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Online technology links.

News/Research

www.itoverload.com/fraud/--This is a sample of a technical e-mail publication that you can subscribe to (one year approximately $280) that provides a consolidated summary of new technology issues in a format that gets past the hype and shows you practical ways to apply the technology to solve real business problems.

Resources/General Information

www.computerworld.com/cwi/itresources--Free site that provides a wide variety of resources to assist tech people.

www.techrepublic.com--Another free site that provides lots of good information to assist with tech-related work.

etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks/ebooklist.html--Over 1,600 free e-books available for download.

www.zdnet.com/products--Provides objective reviews of the latest technology products in almost every category to help you do your research.

www.thestandard.com--A news site that covers the effect of technology on various industries. Many useful resources for business.

www.office.com--Another great resource for the small business owner/operator. Many useful free resources here on all aspects of starting and running a business.

www.computerworld.bitpipe.com/?cw=3--Research, analysis and white papers on a wide variety of IT subjects. Great research site.

PDA/Palm

www.avantgo.com--The best PDA/Palm application. Thousands of periodicals are available to automatically download to your Palm for free.

Purchase Decisions

www.buy.com--If you know what you want already (and it has to do with computers) this is a good place to find it. Good place for getting a comparison price with which to haggle with your local retailer if you choose not to buy over the Web.

www.allaboutasp.org/enduser.cfm--Provides great research and background information to people who need to learn how to make an informed decision regarding selecting and working with an ASP (application service provider).

Software

www.tucows.com--Stands for The Ultimate Collection Of Web Software. You can find virtually any kind of software you could ever need, many versions free or shareware with fully functional trials available for download.

www.itprodownloads.com/--Features download, top 10 and reviews of many utilities, plus branches to other download software links.

www.infogate.com--Free desktop toolbar that you customize; provides an MP3 player, stock info, weather, news on companies you select, etc.

http://home.vnc.com--Free remote control software that works on multiple operating systems. Very useful utility.

Security

www.Security_Wire_Digest@bdcimail.com--Security Wire Digest. Requires a subscription. Recent issue includes security tips related to the aftermath of terrorist attacks.

www.securityfocus.com--Home of the Bugtraq mailing list archive, plus a good source of security white papers.

www.cert.org--The CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon, a federally funded institute for the identification and investigation of computer crimes, viruses and other inappropriate use of systems. Provides one of the best resources for security advisories and best-practices information.

www.sans.org--SANS Institute, the leading organization for Information Security Education. Includes vulnerability list, white papers and port scan statistics from monitors spread around the Internet.

www.cve.mitre.org--Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, the authoritative list of vulnerability definitions.

www.icat.nist-gov--The National Institute of Standards and Technology's search engine for the CVE database.

www.securityportal.com--Security news and commentary.

www.ntbugtraq.com--A Windows-specific vulnerability Website and mailing list.

www.linuxsecurity.com--All things related to Linux security.

www.microsoft.com/technet/security--Microsoft Product Security Notification Service, Microsoft's security vulnerability mailing list.

www.project.honeynet.org--The Honeynet Project: Learn how to do detailed forensics after a compromise.

www.wiretrip.net/rfp/--The "skinnable" home of Rain Forest Puppy provides detailed information on exploits and has been first to list several prominent vulnerabilities.

www.insecure.org--Home of the definitive port scanner map, plus a great list of security tools.

www.atstake.com/research/advisories/index.html--Formerly Lopht advisories, this is an excellent list of advisories that often covers applications skipped by other lists.

www.2600.com--Home of the venerable hacker magazine.

www.infosecuritymag.com--Website for Information Security magazine, considered top in the industry, but may be a bit tech-heavy for some.

Training

www.smartplanet.com--Almost free training site that offers hundreds of classes on both technical and non-technical subjects. Both instructor-led and self-paced courses are available for various prices.

Other/Miscellaneous

www.interland.net--This is the place to keep your Website. 24X7X365 power generator backup, daily backup, built-in system redundancy, multiple T-3 direct Internet backbone connections, all at a price starting less than $20 a month. This also includes your choice of NT or UNIX server, e-mail accounts and a large list of other technical bells and whistles that would cost you a fortune to create and maintain yourself. This is the fastest-growing Website hosting company on the planet.

www.DSLReports.com--Service provided via the Internet to test the upload and download speeds provided by your ISP.

www.eplace4business.com--Free site that provides a calendar, address book, notes, bookmarks and business news. All information stored can be shared with administrative assistants and visitors with different levels of access. An inexpensive way to keep people aware of your schedule.

Compiled by the Detroit Regional Chamber's MIS Department. For quick access to all of these Websites, visit the Detroiter online at www.detroitchamber.com. Click on "Detroiter."

10 free management tools for your IT staff

Cricket--Performs network and systems monitoring--cricket.sourceforge.net

TCPNetView--Determines IP and MAC addresses--www.eserv.ru/gorlach/netview/english.html.

Netsaint--Monitors network hosts and services--netsaint.sourceforge.net.

Qcheck--Performs network monitoring-www.qcheck.net/index.html.

Sysmon--Performs network monitoring--www.sysmon.org.

Virtual Network Computing (VNC)--Lets you monitor many platforms from one console--www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/download.html.

Ping Scanner--Pings multiple addresses--www.fantastica.com/digilex/downloads.html.

Echo--Logs the results after pinging IP addresses-cbelwal.tripod.com.

Sam Spade--Queries network for many tests-www.samspade.org/ssw.

OpenNMS--Provides an open-source based net management platform--www.opennms.org.

Source: Network World magazine.
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