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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.
How the Surface Tablet Won the NFL
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on August 08, 2014
The NFL chose the Surface for its security and ability to handle legacy Windows software.
Flash Storage: Choosing the Best
By Christine Taylor | Columns Article Published on August 06, 2014
Flash storage is making big inroads in the enterprise -- but which type of flash works best for your data center?
How Cloud Computing Is Changing Robotics
By Guest Author | Columns Article Published on August 05, 2014
Thanks to cloud computing, robots might change the world sooner than you’d expect.
What If Performance and Availability Was Your Hub?
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on July 24, 2014
IT deployments are typically organized around a hub and spoke model. Which means the hub needs to be chosen with great care.
Security, the Edward Snowden Way
By Mike Elgan | Columns Article Published on July 23, 2014
Security applications recommended by Edward Snowden – who probably knows as much about Internet privacy as anyone.
How to Choose Vendors for Massive IT Changes
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on July 09, 2014
Business is facing technological changes the likes of which it has never seen. The time to get ready is now.
Android Wear: Way Better Than You Think
By Mike Elgan | Columns Article Published on June 30, 2014
Android Wear is a computer minus everything but the essentials, and it’s a user interface very carefully designed for the wrist.