John Enck


John Enck is a vice president and research director for Gartner. He has written more than a dozen commercial computer books and hundreds of articles.

How Windows NT Dispatches Processes and Threads
How processes and threads are dispatched by Windows NT.
Web Security Is Your Responsibility
The Lab Guys learn an important lesson from watching attacks on AS/400 and NT Web security: The owner (not the vendor) is ultimately responsible for system security.
8-way Scalability
Find out how Microsoft comes up with its pie-in-the-sky performance numbers, and learn whether 8-way systems are really scalable.
AIM Technology Server Benchmark Test - 01 Sep 1998
The AIM Technology Server Benchmark Test is based on a mix-and-load modeling scenario that lets you run a predefined application mix that resembles the tasks an NT server most commonly performs.
Vendor List for 8-Processor Servers
Vendor List for 8-Processor Servers
Ipen 14
If it looks like a pen and moves like a pen, it must be a mouse.
Thin Client Updates
The Lab Guys provide the scoop on thin client computing.
Thin Client or Fat Head?
The Lab Guys ponder the complexity of thin client downloading.
The Manacle of Oracle
Zen and the art of benchmark tests: The Lab Guys tackle Oracle's no-benchmarking policy.
eRoom 1.02
A Web-based solution for collaborative computing.
Reflection NetApps 1.0
WRQ's trim TCP/IP suite rounds out NT networking nicely.
A Matter of Protocol

The original thin-client protocol for multiuser NT is Independent Computing Architecture (ICA), which Citrix developed for use with its NT-based WinFrame product. Over time, several companies (i.e., Insignia Solutions, Network Computing Devices­NCD, and Exodus Communications) implemented support for the X11 protocol in conjunction with multiuser NT servers. Thus, you had the choice of using ICA-based terminals with or without client-side applications, or X terminals with or without X terminal emulators to access Windows-based applications.

Souping it Up
Get the best performance from your systems and applications.
The Last Word on ISDN--Maybe
One Lab guy explores reader observations and suggested alternatives in his continued plight with an ISDN line.
Thin Clients for Thick Applications
The Lab's ongoing testing of corporate desktop systems concludes with a look at three products and some thoughts on what the future holds for thin-client technology.

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