Columns Index

Survey: Moving to the Cloud Still Ain’t Easy
By Jeff Kaplan | Columns Article Published on November 21, 2014
Close to half of survey respondents had a failed or stalled cloud computing implementation.
Free Software, Free as in Beer
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on November 20, 2014
Being available at no cost may not define free software, but it is responsible for many of its ups and downs over the years.
The Case Against Rolling Release Linux Distros
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on November 17, 2014
In many cases, using a rolling release Linux distro requires more work for the user.
BlackBerry: Humor and Candor are Important in a Turnaround
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on November 14, 2014
As Blackberry wages an uphill battle, one industry observer praises CEO John Chen’s approach.
Why Samsung Should Dominate Home Automation
By Mike Elgan | Columns Article Published on November 12, 2014
Samsung could be the Apple of home automation – if only the company decided to truly focus on this growing market.
The Future of VCE
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on October 29, 2014
In the wake of its ownership change, an IT analyst discuss the strategy of VCE’s “IT in a box” approach.
4 Big Data Strategies IT Should Steal from Marketers
By Jeff Vance | Columns Article Published on October 23, 2014
The Big Data strategies employed by marketers may in fact lead the larger market toward Big Data adoption.
How Apple Pay Makes Life Better for Non-Users
By Mike Elgan | Columns Article Published on October 20, 2014
Apple Pay is good. It's good for iPhone users and it's good for Apple. And guess what? It's even good for non-users.
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.