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VMware Extends Cloud Desktop Horizon
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published on April 10, 2014
Horizon 6 launch takes direct aim at Citrix by enabling enterprises with new virtual desktop capabilities.
Google Chrome 34 Gets Responsive
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published on April 09, 2014
Google's upgrade to its Chrome web browser includes support for responsive images and fixes for 31 security issues. 
Mozilla Kills Firefox for Windows Metro
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published on March 17, 2014
Mozilla's effort to bring the open source browser to Windows 8 Metro has been terminated.
Big Data Calls for Big Storage
By Jeff Vance | Applications Article Published on March 12, 2014
By its very definition, Big Data's vast trove of data requires a storage capacity that grows ever larger all the time.
Why XFCE beats KDE and GNOME
By Matt Hartley | Applications Article Published on March 03, 2014
XFCE provides a better user experience, offering a stable and easily understood desktop environment.
Fear of Big Data
By Jeff Vance | Applications Article Published on February 28, 2014
No one likes being told they’re wrong, but in the Big Data age, we better start getting used to it.
Is There a Big Data Bubble?
By Jeff Vance | Applications Article Published on February 25, 2014
The hype and new investment dollars flowing toward Big Data are both vast. Will it live up to the anticipation?
How to Avoid Breaking Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Applications Article Published on February 24, 2014
Ubuntu, like any Linux distro, isn't infallible, but these tips will better secure your desktop.
35 Android Apps to Help You Stay Up to Date
By Pam Baker | Applications Article Published on February 20, 2014
Android apps to keep you in touch and well informed, from news and weather to sports and events and entertainment.
Linux Invasion: 101 Open Source Apps for Windows
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published on February 20, 2014
These are some of the best applications for home, business or education users who are new to open source.
Life without a Windows Desktop
By Matt Hartley | Applications Article Published on February 17, 2014
A Linux user talks about assembling an open source desktop with complete functionality.
Which Software Version Should We Use?
By Scott Alan Miller | Applications Article Published on February 11, 2014
To upgrade or not, that is the question. As the end of support for Windows XP draws near, the question gains fresh significance.
LinkedIn Building New Data Centers as Revenues Grow
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published on February 07, 2014
LinkedIn continues to grow its social networking service for professionals and is building out new infrastructure to support it.
How Twitter Will Grow in 2014
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published on February 06, 2014
Twitter makes its first financial report as a public company as it plots a path forward to build a better Twitter.
The Software Defined Data Center Emerges (Slowly)
By Jeff Vance | Applications Article Published on February 03, 2014
A variety of IT trends are fueling the software defined data center, yet SDDC still lacks a central driver to propel it into the mainstream.
Firefox Set to Get a New Look, Better Sync
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published on February 03, 2014
Australis design overhaul comes to Firefox's Aurora alpha channel today.
Watson Plus IBM Cloud Services: Siri or Cortana on Steroids
By Rob Enderle | Applications Article Published on January 22, 2014
A cloud-based real time advanced decision engine could be a major game changer in the enterprise.
100 Open Source Apps To Replace Everyday Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published on January 21, 2014
For home users, small businesses or enterprises, these popular open source applications can help with day-to-day computing tasks.
Are You Ready to Become an Internet of Things Hero?
By Jeff Kaplan | Applications Article Published on January 14, 2014
The Internet of Things is more than just the next overhyped buzzword. It’s time leverage the technology at your company.
Big Data: Understanding Customer Centricity
By Larry Marion | Applications Article Published on January 14, 2014
Combining data from ERP, CRM and other systems in real time is the next challenge and opportunity for IT.