Applications Index

EMC Releases UniK Software for Cloud and IoT App Deployments
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on May 25, 2016
The open source software tool turns application code into lightweight bootable images called unikernels.
DevOps Tools: 20 Top Tools for Successful DevOps
By Andy Patrizio | Applications Article Published on May 23, 2016
DevOps tools go hand in hand with the best practices in software development – along with the necessary discipline.
Enterprises Stumble on Data Management
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on May 18, 2016
Data may be the lifeblood of business, but few organizations have the information governance technologies and policies in place to fully control and exploit it, according to a new report from Veritas.
Mobile App Revenues Buck Slowing Demand for Smartphones
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on May 09, 2016
While the smartphone market may not be expanding as fast as in years past, mobile app sales will continue to grow, predicts IDC.
Apple and SAP Partner for HANA-Powered iOS Apps
By Matt Hartley | Applications Article Published on May 06, 2016
The companies are working on an SDK that will bring the power of SAP's in-memory, big-data-crunching platform to iPhones and iPads in the enterprise.
Virtual Reality for Business: 9 Key Use Cases
By Andy Patrizio | Applications Article Published on May 05, 2016
While virtual reality for business is still nascent, a pioneering crew of businesses is investing aggressively in virtual reality.
Augmented Reality: 8 Key Uses
By Andy Patrizio | Applications Article Published on May 04, 2016
Augmented reality use is trending upward with virtual reality, yet augmented reality use cases are very different.
Containers Used on over Half of New Apps in Production
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on May 03, 2016
Docker and other application container technologies are already having a major effect on how enterprises deliver and deploy new applications, according to a new survey from Shippable.
Is Web Mail Killing Thunderbird?
By Matt Hartley | Applications Article Published on May 02, 2016
Mozilla decision to let go of Thunderbird took a lot of folks by complete surprise. Is Web Mail really everyone's favorite solution?
Software-Defined Data Center Gains Ground in 2016
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on April 25, 2016
CIOs are warming up to software-defined data center approaches, leading to increased adoption this year, according to a new study from HyTrust.
Ubuntu Snap Packages: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
By Matt Hartley | Applications Article Published on April 25, 2016
Ubuntu snap packages is a remarkably large development in the Ubuntu world, and may even change how we look at desktop packages for Linux.
Big Data and Security Dominate IoT Buzz on Twitter
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on April 21, 2016
A social media analysis by Argus Insights reveals that the massive amounts of data generated by the IoT and concerns about data security are hot topics on Twitter.
Open Source Cloud Apps: 65 Cloudy Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published on April 19, 2016
Some of these open source projects are enabling the creation of IaaS or PaaS offerings, and some are available for purchases on a SaaS basis.
Microsoft Nipping at Salesforce's Heels in Enterprise SaaS Market
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on April 18, 2016
Watch your back Salesforce: Microsoft's SaaS software portfolio is growing by leaps and bounds, according to Strategy Research.
Free Software Foundation's Priorities Reflect Changing Times
By Bruce Byfield | Applications Article Published on April 14, 2016
Updating the high-priority projects list shows how the times have changed. But will adding advocacy positions dilute technical concerns?
Top 10 Android Game Apps
By Matt Hartley | Applications Article Published on April 13, 2016
These top Android game apps go from mega-hits like Minecraft to lesser known apps like Goat Simulator -- with an emphasis on fun.
Open Source Audio Video Apps: 36 Top Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published on April 11, 2016
These open source audio video apps replace expensive commercial AV apps, in most cases offering quite similar functionality.
Containers Are Entering the Mainstream
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on March 30, 2016
The majority of enterprises are already using or currently evaluating using containers and microservices, according to a new survey from NGINX.
Email and Messaging Lead Enterprise SaaS Adoption: Survey
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on March 25, 2016
Businesses are increasingly turning to the cloud for their electronic communications but users keep fumbling their cloud data, finds a new study from EMC Spanning.
Is Proprietary Software Holding Linux Back?
By Matt Hartley | Applications Article Published on March 21, 2016
Even the most dedicated Linux user includes some proprietary apps into their desktop mix. Is there a way around this?