Columns Index

7 Excuses For Not Using Linux -- And Why They're Wrong
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on May 06, 2015
Many excuses for not using Linux are merely rationales for resisting change.
Trends in Information Governance: eDiscovery and Big Data
By Christine Taylor | Columns Article Published on April 30, 2015
Organizations have the best chance for information governance success by concentrating on the highest risk and biggest pain points. IT’s domain is first in line.
Build 2015: Microsoft Got Its Heart Back
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on April 29, 2015
Microsoft's moves with Azure and Visual Studio indicate that it's returning to its earlier focus on developers.
Is Xfce Still a Lightweight Distribution?
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on April 29, 2015
Some may question whether Xfce is still a lean desktop – but does that matter anymore?
Linux Freedom vs. Convenience
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on April 27, 2015
There are various different reasons for using the Linux desktop, and at times they can conflict with each other.
Deflating the Cloud BI Hype Balloon
By Larry Marion | Columns Article Published on April 16, 2015
Business intelligence delivered via the cloud is showing early signs of maturity, with integration challenges (and IT opportunities) rising. Reports of the end of on-premise BI may be premature.
Why So Much Shade Thrown at Private Cloud?
By James Maguire | Columns Article Published on April 15, 2015
The private cloud takes its share of disparagement. But that’s likely to change dramatically.
A Creative Solution to the Data Scientist Shortfall
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on April 15, 2015
A new Uber-like service is helping organizations find true analytics experts.
Why the Time is Right for a Chief IoT Officer
By Jeff Kaplan | Columns Article Published on April 09, 2015
An executive dedicated to ‘Internet of Things’(IoT) will enable a company to truly capitalize on this quickly emerging trend.
9 Hidden Features in KDE
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on April 08, 2015
The menus and dialogs of KDE contain some surprises - and they're useful.
Does Your Company Know the Best Time to Outsource Data Management?
By Guest Author | Columns Article Published on April 07, 2015
As the Big Data plays an increasing role, it makes sense for companies to outsource their data management.
The Open Source Funding Conundrum
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on April 06, 2015
Some tips on getting your open source project funded. Hint: lose the guilt trip.
Cloud Foundry Gets a New Backer in Mirantis
By Sean Michael Kerner | Columns Article Published on April 02, 2015
Analysis/Opinion: Open source PaaS Foundation adds a new member to help advance alignment with OpenStack.
Trending Big Data Topics: 2015
By Guest Author | Columns Article Published on April 02, 2015
Team Datascope weighs in on IoT, Analytics, Data Journalism, Privacy, Security and more.
IBM and the Weather Company Create a Digital Crystal Ball
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on March 31, 2015
The two companies plan to use IoT sensors and Watson technology to predict the weather more accurately.
11 Activities for KDE Plasma
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on March 24, 2015
The best way to explain the value of KDE Activities is to show how to construct some.
Finding a Place for DevOps Innovation
By Guest Author | Columns Article Published on March 20, 2015
Finding a true practical definition for DevOps is a big part of using this emerging methodology.
The PC Is Dead. Long Live the PC!
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on March 18, 2015
A new product from Dell, NVIDIA and VMware would pave the way to a new generation of high-performance, cloud-based PCs.
How IT Will Be Redefined By IoT
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Columns Article Published on March 17, 2015
No technology has fundamentally redefined the role of IT like the Internet of Things will do over the coming years.
Is It Time to Review Your Data Monitoring Policy?
By Guest Author | Columns Article Published on March 12, 2015
The relationship between workers, their devices and company material can be hazardous if left unmonitored.