Applications Index

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?
75 Open Source Mobile Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published on March 09, 2016
These open source mobile tools include mobile management solutions, mobile development tools, security and privacy solutions and mobile apps geared for business.
Cisco Leads Growing Collaboration Market
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on March 08, 2016
New data from Synergy Research finds that Cisco reigns supreme in the enterprise collaboration market, but upstarts are nibbling at its heels.
Top Open Source Creativity Apps
By Matt Harley | Applications Article Published on February 29, 2016
Download these open source apps for all manner of creative tasks, from video to graphic image editing.
VMware Broadens Its Hybrid-Cloud Virtual Desktop Horizons
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on February 09, 2016
The company embraces the one-stop management in the latest version of its enterprise desktop and application virtualization platform.
Hadoop vs. Spark: The New Age of Big Data
By  Ken Hess | Applications Article Published on February 05, 2016
In the question of Hadoop vs. Spark, the most accurate view is that designers intended Hadoop and Spark to work together on the same team.
The Surprising Truth about Big Data
By James Maguire | Applications Article Published on February 02, 2016
Big Data has been billed as a miracle technology that offers super insight. How are businesses responding?
App Containers and IoT Among Top Tech Trends for 2016: CA
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on December 29, 2015
Growth in application containers, business analytics and the Internet of Things are among CA Technologies' IT predictions for the upcoming year.
49 Open Source Office Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published on December 23, 2015
Top open source office tools for everything from graphics to CAD to Web design to CRM. All free downloads, of course.
5 Open Source Replacements for Accounting Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published on December 17, 2015
These open source replacements for accounting software are good potential choices for businesses that are pinching their pennies.