"Toward year's end, many IT managers find themselves looking for
useful ways to spend unused budget dollars."
"Hardware and software vendors certainly don't make it easy for
us buyers. The variety of products for the Linux market has leaped
in size from last year. Nearly every major software vendor now has
a Linux product and there are hardly any hardwaremanufacturers
without a Linux strategy."
"Luckily, we at Byte.com get the chance to get sneak previews of
new products just before they hit the market. In this column, I
will suggest a few items per category that IT managers with money
to spend might want to look into before reaching into their