Columns Index

BlackBerry AtHoc: The Solution That Could Save Your Company and Your Life
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on April 28, 2016
The AtHoc mobile app addresses provides early warnings and facilitates emergency response during crisis situations.
Is Debian Difficult to Install?
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on April 26, 2016
Difficult? Debian? If you think so, think again. In contrast to do-it-yourself distributions like Gentoo, Arch Linux, or Linux From Scratch, the default Debian Installer is a dancing and singing purple plush toy next to a live velociraptor.
Linux and the Second Goal
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on April 20, 2016
Linux's most important goal isn't world domination.
Cisco and Doing Telecommuting Right
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on April 13, 2016
In order for a telecommuting program to work well, companies need to have the right management structure, company culture and hardware for employees.
Microsoft Build and Women in Technology
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on March 31, 2016
A student panel at the Microsoft developer conference highlighted some of the diversity problems in the industry.
Cloud Servers Are More Secure Than Your Data Center. Here's Why.
By Guest Author | Columns Article Published on March 29, 2016
Without the expertise, experience and security commitment a cloud vendor, your company's data center is unlikely to match the cloud for security.
The Best Linux desktop Environment
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on March 28, 2016
Selecting the best Linux desktop may be a question of personal taste, but there are some key facts to weigh in your choice.
Why I Wrote "Designing with LibreOffice"
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on March 23, 2016
An author reflects on the day of publication: Why write another LibreOffice guide if so much documentation already exists?
Hybrid Cloud Strategies That Work
By David Needle | Columns Article Published on March 21, 2016
Hybrid Cloud strategies offer many advantages to enterprises, but there are pitfalls to be aware of when deploying this approach.
What I Learned From Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley: You Have To Keep Moving
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on March 19, 2016
Having the right executives and the right mentors are critical for the tech industry.
Does Ubuntu Shipping with ZFS Threaten Linux?
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on March 14, 2016
Does the Linux kernel have legal protection? A technical decision could have large scale implications for open source.
HoloLens for Video Conferencing: Potentially Better Than Actually Being There
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on March 03, 2016
Microsoft's new device offers a lot of possibilities that no one has explored yet.
Is Linux Too Dumbed Down?
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on February 22, 2016
Some people claim that Linux is finally ready for the masses. Whether that's true is open to debate.
Chief Digital Officer or Chief IoT Officer?
By Jeff Kaplan | Columns Article Published on February 18, 2016
How many C-suite executives have the organizational skills to play the role of CDO or Chief IoT Officer?
7 Reasons Why Open Source Code is Better Than Proprietary
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on February 17, 2016
The nature and common practices in open source offer an unbeatable combination.
Facebook's Avoidable India Scandal
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on February 16, 2016
There are three big lessons other tech companies can learn from Facebook's mistakes in India.
Is PCLinuxOS Is the Best Rolling Release Distro?
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on February 15, 2016
Certainly many Linux users think that Arch is the best rolling release distro, yet there are reasons that PCLinuxOS earns that title.
Open Source Desktop: Good News and Bad News
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on February 10, 2016
In at least one sense, open Source is dominant on the desktop. But is that a consolation prize for missing what matters?
Long Term Support vs Rolling Linux Release
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on February 08, 2016
There are pros and cons to an LTS distro release yet they remain a solid option for a variety of reasons.
LibreOffice Online Takes Another Step Forward
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on February 03, 2016
A quiet announcement has more importance than you might think, offering the potential for major movement forward for LibreOffice.