The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
A freelance Java developer claims it took him only 30 days to build and launch a basic open source office suite that runs on multiple OSes.
By Loek Essers | 23 May, 2013 14:39
With Bitcoin all the rage and startups popping up left and right, it's hard to know who's an expert in the virtual currency and who just has an opinion. Most people would put Jeff Garzik in the former camp.
By James Niccolai | 19 May, 2013 19:01
Users of the Hadoop data processing platform now have two more search engines to help them sort through their mountains of information.
By Joab Jackson | 01 May, 2013 20:44
FreeOTFE may sound like a political bumper sticker, but it stands for "Free On The Fly Encryption." The "Free" part is self-explanatory; "On The Fly Encryption" refers to the encrypting/decrypting of data as it is written to or read from your hard disk.
By Ian Harac | 09 March, 2011 06:09
With all the many compelling reasons for a company to switch to Linux on the desktop, it's no wonder that businesses large and small are increasingly relying on the free and open source operating system.
By Katherine Noyes | 27 January, 2011 06:52
There are many ways that vendors of proprietary products try to scare business customers away from open source software, and one of the more commonly heard examples involves vague fears about compliance with open source licenses. There's nothing like the specter of a good lawsuit to scare a company back into a paid vendor's welcoming arms.
By Katherine Noyes | 05 November, 2010 10:49
With all the many reasons to use Linux today -- particularly in a business setting --it's often a relatively easy decision to give Windows the boot. What can be more difficult, however, is deciding which of the hundreds of Linux distributions out there is best for you and your business.
By Katherine Noyes | 28 August, 2010 04:20
Just about anyone in the office can introduce open-source code into the company's IT infrastructure. Yet CIOs face real dangers if they're not properly managing their open-source assets.
By Mary K. Pratt | 06 May, 2013 10:08
In the third part of a three-part series, we look at two organizations that have chosen WordPress as their content management system.
By Robert L. Mitchell | 27 February, 2013 12:34
In the second part of a three-part series, we look at two companies that have chosen Joomla as their content management system.
By Robert L. Mitchell | 19 February, 2013 11:47
In today’s economic climate, everyone’s feeling the pressure. No industry is safe. And no one can comfortably predict just when things will turn around. The challenge is especially great for your IT department: you need to figure out how to cut costs while keeping pace with ever-escalating demand for IT-supported business transactions. Read more.