Features Index

Software as a Service (SaaS)
By Paul Rubens | Features Article Published on March 22, 2017
Software as a Service leverages cloud computing to offer flexible and efficient delivery of software to a wide array of customers.
Will Google Cloud Catch Up?
By James Maguire | Features Article Published on March 21, 2017
An underdog in the cloud, Google is pouring resources into its cloud platform and focusing on attracting enterprise customers. Will it ever be a cloud leader?
Data Privacy: 7 Trackers Collecting Your Personal Data
By Guest Author | Features Article Published on March 20, 2017
There’s data collection that creates great user experiences, then there’s data collection that takes place in the background without your consent.
IT Managers Feel the Pressure of Managing Mobile
By Pedro Hernandez | Features Article Published on March 15, 2017
A recent survey from Tangoe and ORC International finds that most IT managers are not only in charge of keeping their mobile users and data safe, they're going it alone.
7 Reasons to Use Debian (and 3 Reasons Not To)
By Bruce Byfield | Features Article Published on March 14, 2017
There are at several reasons for Debian's great popularity.Yet depending on your interests, Debian's features can come at a cost.
Open Source and Cloud Computing: Friends or Foes?
By Cynthia Harvey | Features Article Published on March 13, 2017
Today's cloud runs on open source software, and many open source companies rely on the cloud to monetize their offerings. But is the situation really a win-win?
Connected Homes Are a Haven for Early Adopters
By Pedro Hernandez | Features Article Published on March 13, 2017
The Internet of Things is growing by leaps and bounds, but vendors have some work to do before it spreads into the average household.
Google and Oracle Making Big SaaS Gains
By Pedro Hernandez | Features Article Published on March 10, 2017
Microsoft may be the current champ, thanks to its strong collaboration offerings, but its rivals are picking up speed, says Synergy Research.
Cloud Floats High over 'Rocky' IT Market
By Pedro Hernandez | Features Article Published on March 09, 2017
IDC predicts some ups and downs over the next year and a half, but the cloud will rise above it all.
Happy IT Departments and How CIOs Can Help
By Pedro Hernandez | Features Article Published on March 07, 2017
A career in IT is stressful -- but often fulfilling if the right factors are in place, finds a new survey from Spiceworks.
How to Setup Your Own Cloud Server with NextCloud
By Matt Hartley | Features Article Published on March 06, 2017
A step-by-step guide to creating your own cloud server with NextCloud, potentially saving money and boosting security.
9 Reasons to Contribute to an Open Source Project
By Cynthia Harvey | Features Article Published on March 06, 2017
Why do developers spend time and effort writing coding that they plan to give away for free?
Gordon the Robot Serves Me Coffee
By James Maguire | Features Article Published on March 06, 2017
A visit to San Francisco's first robot coffee shop. Are we humans ready for this?
7 Essential Tips for Linux Sysadmin Workstation Security
By Guest Author | Features Article Published on March 03, 2017
The Linux Foundation recommends the following steps to secure your workstation before logging in remotely.  
Commercial Drones Spark Privacy and Security Fears
By Pedro Hernandez | Features Article Published on March 02, 2017
Technology professionals harbor concerns about the privacy and security implications of deploying drone fleets, finds ISACA.
Smartphone Market to Pick up the Pace in 2017
By Pedro Hernandez | Features Article Published on March 01, 2017
Anticipated demand for Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone and a growing appetite for augmented and virtual reality experiences on Android phablets will help vendors ship more smartphones this year, says IDC.
Threatcasting Corporate Strategy: Dealing with Excessive Tactical Thinking
By Rob Enderle | Features Article Published on March 01, 2017
The practice of threatcasting could help firms break out of the short-term thinking that makes it difficult to achieve long-term success.
What to Do After Installing Debian
By Bruce Byfield | Features Article Published on February 28, 2017
Depending on your needs and preferences, Debian post-installation setup can go in a few different directions.
How Serverless Computing is Changing the Cloud
By Datamation.com Staff | Features Article Published on February 27, 2017
The term serverless is a misnomer but the concept is influential in cloud computing – and growing in popularity.
Best Linux for Old Laptops
By Matt Hartley | Features Article Published on February 27, 2017
We'll share some of the best Linux distros for old laptop hardware and also touch on what the minimum requirements are for each distro.