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Microsoft's New CEO: Adding What Was Missing
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on April 16, 2014
Newly minted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella appears poised to make some much needed changes.
Listen Up! Hearable Computing Is the Next Big Thing!
By Mike Elgan | Columns Article Published on April 16, 2014
Desktop. Mobile. Wearable. What’s next?
Why I Switched to GNOME
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on April 14, 2014
GNOME isn’t the desktop for everyone, yet it has clear advantages over competitors.
Brendan Eich's Departure Will Mar Mozilla but Not Stop Its Innovation
By Sean Michael Kerner | Columns Article Published on April 07, 2014
NEWS ANALYSIS: Brendan Eich's resignation soon after being named Mozilla CEO will scar the company, but it won't likely halt its major tech initiatives.
The Virtue of VCE
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on April 07, 2014
The VCE solution wins customers by selling the efficiency of a converged infrastructure.
Tech Gurus Still Don't "Get" Linux
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on April 07, 2014
Plenty of supposed tech experts attempt to review Linux without truly understanding it.
Does Data Science Come With Ethical Responsibilities?
By Guest Author | Columns Article Published on April 03, 2014
Big Data and data analytics enables us to know a remarkable amount about people and groups. But what are corresponding responsibilities of this knowledge? 
Will Cloud Computing Live Up to Its Hype?
By Jeff Vance | Columns Article Published on March 31, 2014
At one time, cloud computing prompted skepticism much like the early Internet did. Will the cloud outgrow its critics to the extent the Web itself has?
Measuring the Value of the Internet of Things
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Columns Article Published on March 26, 2014
Even as the Internet of Things ramps up dramatically, many potential users remain unaware of its full scope.
Tech Comics: "Wearables"
By Oliver Widder | Columns Article Published on March 21, 2014
The trend toward wearable tech has created some unique moments in modern life.
Can Lenovo Become the Next Apple?
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on March 21, 2014
Ashton Kutcher is playing a role at Lenovo that is similar to Jobs' role at Apple.
It's Time to Bring Back Techno-Optimism
By Mike Elgan | Columns Article Published on March 20, 2014
The loss of privacy and the constant flood of new gadgets is creating a backlash against technology. But unplugging isn't the answer.
What Happened to the Vision in Open Source?
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on March 18, 2014
Pragmatism seems to have replaced idealism in open source. Has corporate success ruined this once utopian branch of software development?
Tech Comics: Apple in the Car
By Oliver Widder | Columns Article Published on March 11, 2014
As Apple moves into the car with iCar, expect the driving experience to change significantly.
Is Ubuntu Animosity Misplaced?
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on March 10, 2014
Ubuntu receives a healthy dose of criticism even as it does a great deal to move Linux forward.
In Praise of Deborah Conrad, Intel's Departing CMO
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on March 06, 2014
An industry observer highlights the achievements of Deborah Conrad, who is stepping down as Intel's CMO.
Pulling Together the Internet of Things
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Columns Article Published on March 05, 2014
Business operations are quickly being reshaped by a widening array of interconnected technologies.
Lessons From Ballmer's Microsoft
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on February 04, 2014
As a new CEO takes charge, a look back at Ballmer’s era provides key tech management lessons.
Tech Comics: Deep Nested Minds
By Oliver Widder | Columns Article Published on January 31, 2014
Communicating with your home's computer system can be a two-way street.
Has Apple's Innovation Engine Run Out of Steam?
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Columns Article Published on January 29, 2014
Can Apple replicate its success with the iPod, iPhone and iPad in yet another device category?