Columns Index

How BMC Is Re-creating Steve Jobs' Best Practice
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on October 16, 2014
Part of Steve Jobs' recipe for success was his focus on customer needs.
The Divisive Linux Community
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on October 14, 2014
Linux users find a lot to argue about, from audio tools to gaming to proprietary code.
Can GNOME Make a Comeback?
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on October 13, 2014
GNOME has dwindled far from its former glory. Regaining dominance depends overcoming its image problem.
No, Really, Oracle Does Cloud Computing
By James Maguire | Columns Article Published on October 06, 2014
Oracle may be late to the cloud, or perhaps it’s right on time. Either way, it faces big challenges ahead.
Time to Replace XFCE?
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on October 06, 2014
The XFCE Linux desktop has much to recommend it, yet users might also look at alternatives.
Windows 10: An IT View
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on October 01, 2014
Windows 10 embraces all the Microsoft platforms, while erasing the mistakes from Windows 8 and focusing on user experience.
How Will the Internet of Everything Change Us?
By Jeff Vance | Columns Article Published on October 01, 2014
The Internet of Everything is rising fast. But does it have a dark downside?
Web Software vs. Native Linux Software
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on September 29, 2014
Both Web-based software and Linux software offer significant costs savings. Is one actually better in the long term?
What Linux Users Should Know About Open Hardware
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on September 24, 2014
What Linux users don't know about manufacturing open hardware can lead them to disappointment.
How IBM's Watson Could Do For Analytics What Search Did for Google
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on September 18, 2014
IBM’s freemium move with Watson is an aggressive push to enlarge the Big Data analytics market.
Can Commercial Linux Gaming Succeed?
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on September 17, 2014
Whether commercial Linux games can succeed remains uncertain, but clearly it's not the road to sudden riches.
ChromeOS vs Linux: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on September 16, 2014
In the battle between ChromeOS and Linux, both desktop environments have strengths and weaknesses.
MapR Technologies Brings Enterprise-Class to Big Data and Operational Data Alike
By David Hill | Columns Article Published on September 05, 2014
MapR Technologies delivers an enterprise-class distribution for Apache Hadoop with an in-Hadoop NoSQL database.
IBM Can Help Appleā€™s Trust Issues but Blackberry Could Steal Share
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on September 03, 2014
The nude celeb hacking scandal suggests that Apple could use IBM’s help.
Are Docker and VMware Strange Bedfellows?
By James Maguire | Columns Article Published on August 28, 2014
Experts weigh in on the Docker-VMware alliance announced this week at VMworld.
Why Linux Isn't a Desktop Alternative
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on August 27, 2014
It's not a matter of technology so much as one of attitude.
When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model
By Mike Elgan | Columns Article Published on August 20, 2014
Moves by Twitter, Facebook, Comcast and other companies suggest that abusing and harassing users pays big.
Steve Ballmer Steps Away From Microsoft: It Was Time
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on August 19, 2014
Steve Ballmer’s tenure was mixed, yet not without accomplishment.
Leveraging Cloud-Based Analytics to Make IT Smarter
By Jeff Kaplan | Columns Article Published on August 19, 2014
There’s good news and bad news about cloud-based IT analytics platforms and tools.
Hidden Linux Benefits, Clear Linux Challenges
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on August 11, 2014
Linux benefits outweigh Linux challenges, yet the desktop clearly offers both.