Reviews round-up: Products from Gradwell, Philips and Sun


Philips Brilliance 225B monitor

Philips reckons its new monitor is a bit sensitive. But in a good way. The screen has an infrared sensor inside meaning it misses you when you're not there and drops its brightness and power in protest.

Our reviewer did point out that you can get better image quality for the same price tag, but that if reducing power consumption is your main goal, this is probably the monitor for you.

Sun Microsystems Sun Fire X4275 storage server

Sporting the latest Intel Xeon 5500 processors, this server was born to help store things. It's a 2U rack system that has high capacity and plenty of room to expand a great choice for businesses who need a storage solution now and aren't quite sure just how big their needs will be in the future.

During our exclusive review, Dave Mitchell was fairly wowed. Although he's still keen to see what Oracle has up its sleeve when it comes to servers.

Gradwell Office Communications Server

VoIP offers many benefits to businesses, but choosing the right solution is no easy task. We took a look at Gradwell's Office Communications Server (OCS) to see what it can bring to Microsoft-based organisations. And, we certainly liked what we saw.

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.