eWEEK Labs Analysts Pick Years Top Products

By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2003-12-27

eWEEK Labs Analysts Pick Years Top Products

Samba 3.0
Version 3.0 of open-source Samba does a better job than ever of providing users with a replacement for Windows for file and print services—both as software that companies install and configure themselves and as a component that functions behind the scenes in products such as Mac OS X.—Jason Brooks

See eWEEK Labs review of Samba 3.0

Sitescape Enterprise Forum 7.0
Business process integration is a big hurdle when it comes to Web-based collaborative work spaces. SiteScape Enterprise Forum 7.0 clears it by providing modules for human resources, proposal, program and business partner management that are well-integrated into the core work-space application.—Michael Caton

See eWEEK Labs review of SiteScape Enterprise Forum 7.0.

IBM Active Protection System Drives
Drives armed with Big Blues Active Protection System have motion sensors that continuously monitor a laptop for movement that could damage the hard drive. This saves not only data but also money.—Anne Chen

See eWEEK Labs review of IBMs hard drive protection technology.

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IBM Bladecenter
With the best blade density in its class and top-notch management software, the BladeCenter is the ideal choice for enterprise IT managers looking to roll out performance-intensive applications on the Xeon blade server platform.—Francis Chu

See eWEEK Labs review of the IBM BladeCenter.

Parasoft Jtest 5.0
Giving developers leverage where they need it most and demonstrating the productive synergy of the Eclipse open-source initiative, Parasofts Jtest 5.0 encourages extensive and consistent Java source code testing.—Peter Coffee

See eWEEK Labs review of Jtest 5.0.

Patchlink Update 4.0
PatchLinks PatchLink Update 4.0 provides effective security patch management across the range of operating systems found in enterprise data centers, as well as on corporate desktops and laptops.—Cameron Sturdevant

See eWEEK Labs review of PatchLink Update 4.0.

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Mozilla 1.5
Already a great Web browser suite, Mozilla took some impressive steps this year to become the clear leader in quality. Freed from the limitations placed on it by AOL and Netscape, the now-independent Mozilla Foundation has developed a suite that illustrates the benefits a cutting-edge browser can provide over the stagnant Internet Explorer.—Jim Rapoza

See eWEEKs review of Mozilla 1.5

Mcdata Sphereon 4500 Fabric Switch
The Sphereon 4500 Fibre Channel switch boasts flexible port scalability and firmware upgradability with zero downtime, making it a clear storage winner for 2003.—Henry Baltazar

See eWEEK Labs review of the Sphereon 4500.

Editors note: Technical Analyst Andrew Garcia joined eWEEK Labs late in the year, but he looks forward to making his "top product pick" next year.

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