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Protect Your Website and Applications — Free Vulnerability Scans With the Beyond Security™ Automated Engine and Testing Library

Beyond Security Protects Sites With Free Vulnerability Scans

After establishing its experience and credibility with a central website for sharing the newest security threats, Beyond Security has spent nearly two... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
3/21/2017
PinnacleCart: How the Turnkey eCommerce Platform Offers Entrepreneurs an Entry Point Into Online Sales & Marketing

PinnacleCart Offers an Effective, Turnkey eCommerce Platform

If you want your business to remain competitive in 2017, having an online storefront is nonnegotiable. PinnacleCart equips non-web developers with little to... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
3/16/2017
Advanced Security and Usability: Smartcrypt™ from PKWARE Protects Retailers’ Sensitive Data Across Platforms and Devices

PKWARE Secures Sensitive Retailer Data Across Platforms and Devices

When a high-profile data breach occurs, it causes anxiety about digital security for nearly every business. But breaches can especially impact the retail... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
3/15/2017
How Perforce and Seapine Provide a Complete and Seamless User Experience for Application Lifecycle Management and Version Control

Perforce and Seapine Demo Tools for Engineering Efficiency

With the late-2016 acquisition of application lifecycle management specialists Seapine Software, version control experts Perforce can now offer a... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
3/14/2017
How the Free Music Archive Uses an Open-Source Model to Showcase Artists and Curate More Than 100,000 Shareable Songs

Free Music Archive: Using Open-Source Models to Curate Shareable Songs

Inspired by Creative Commons and the open-source software movement, the Free Music Archive provides a rich library of songs available for streaming or... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
3/10/2017
From Software-Based Machines to On-Chip Tech: How AMD Reimagined Virtualization to Help Datacenters Lower Costs and Optimize Efficiency

How AMD Reimagined Virtualization to Cut Costs & Optimize Efficiency

Before 2006, when most people thought of virtualization, software came to mind. Software-based virtual machines had become prevalent in the IT industry... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
3/10/2017
How Hover Sponsorships Support Inspiring Startups — Helping Developers and Novice Site Owners Kickstart Projects with Simple Domain Registry

Hover Supports Inspiring Ideas & Provides Simple Domain Registry

Hover team members Michael Keshen and Anton Mamine discuss how the domain registration company is empowering startups through sponsorships and monetary... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
3/9/2017
Salesforce Commerce Cloud: Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Multi-Channel Sales Unification

Salesforce Commerce Cloud Earns Our Editor’s Choice Award™

When Salesforce acquired Demandware in 2016, it didn’t just fold a new asset into the company. Instead, Demandware became the foundation for the Salesforce... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
3/8/2017
The Landscape of Infrastructure Threats and Why Nagios XI is Our Choice for Comprehensive Health Monitoring, Risk Mitigation, and Traffic Analysis

Nagios XI: Our Choice for Comprehensive Health Monitoring

Your infrastructure is under constant risk from external and internal threats coming from every direction. Being proactive to mitigate these dangers is... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
3/6/2017
2BrightSparks Founder Michael Leaver on SyncBackPro: How His Team Aims to Build Custom Backup Solutions That Don't Sacrifice System Performance

2BrightSparks Provides Complete Data Protection with SyncBackPro

In 2004, Michael Leaver, along with partners Mike De Sousa and Richard Gascoigne, founded 2BrightSparks with their flagship product SyncBack. The software... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
3/1/2017
TemplateMonster CEO and Co-Founder David Braun Shares How Their Creations Simplify Web Design for a Wide Range of Users and Platforms

TemplateMonster Themes Simplify Web Design for Rookies and Pros

Almost 20 years ago, David Braun found himself in the same predicament many of his customers currently face: running a small web design team that was being... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
2/27/2017
UserTesting’s Panel of 1M+ Testers Provides On-Demand Feedback from Target Users to Help Businesses Optimize Online Customer Experiences

UserTesting Helps Businesses Optimize Customer Experiences

Businesses operating in the modern technological landscape know how important it is to provide optimal customer experiences throughout their online... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
2/24/2017
How DesignCrowd Allows Freelancers to Find Meaningful Work and Provides Companies with Crowdsourced Creativity

Crowdsourcing Creativity With DesignCrowd's Dev & Design Marketplace

As with so many successful startups, DesignCrowd was started in a garage by a 20-something who saw a problem he thought he could fix. Alec Lynch sought to... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
2/17/2017
Cisco Helps Retailers Ease Into the Digital Transformation: An In-Store Analytics Fabric Connecting Virtual Beacons, Mobile POS, and Digital Signage

Cisco: An Analytics Fabric Connecting In-Store Technology

When a business wants to improve the customer’s experience, it often finds that the latest technology cannot be supported by its current infrastructure. But... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
2/16/2017
An Ode to WebDAV, CalDAV, and CardDAV: The Origins of a Secure, Dynamic, and Interactive Web

WebDAV: Secure Protocol Gives You Access to Web Servers and Files

Created to explore the concept of distributed authoring on a fledgling World Wide Web in the mid-1990s, WebDAV securely extended HTTP to allow direct and... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
2/15/2017
How ACM & Prestigious Awards Program Drive Education & Innovation in Computing — Featuring Winning Contributions to IT & Computer Science

ACM's Awards Program & Resources Help Advance Computing Professions

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has existed since the dawn of computing with the overarching mission of promoting advances in computer science.... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
2/14/2017
Chitika’s Advertising Platform Cidewalk Helps Business Owners Monetize Websites & Retailers Market Brands to Local Audiences

Chitika Helps Businesses Monetize Websites & Advertisers Market Brands

It’s no secret the online advertising space is competitive and filled with companies, large and small, trying to get their messages heard. The big question... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
2/14/2017
Blackbaud Meets Nonprofits at the Intersection of Technology and Philanthropy — Connecting Them with Software to Serve the Greater Good

Blackbaud Connects Nonprofits with Software to Serve the Greater Good

Thankfully, there is no shortage of nonprofit and charitable organizations around the world working toward a myriad of causes to advance the public good.... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
2/13/2017
How CompTIA Serves the IT Channel and Hosting Communities — Advocacy, Networking, Education, and Certifications for 65K Members

How CompTIA Promotes the Advancement of the IT Channel Community

A key ingredient to professional success is networking, and in no other place does this seem more evident than the IT industry. CompTIA, an industry-leading,... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
2/9/2017
Intel Announces Its Responsive Retail Platform™ and $100M Investment Aimed at Revolutionizing the In-Store Experience

Intel's Responsive Retail Platform™ to Revolutionize the In-Store Experience

As the world’s leading chipmaker, Intel is in prime position to deliver on CEO Brian Krzanich’s $100 million pledge to transform the in-store shopping... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
2/8/2017
How The Linux Foundation Goes Beyond the Operating System to Create the Largest Shared Resource of Open-Source Technology

The Linux Foundation: Open-Source Projects Go Beyond Operating System

The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the legendary 25-year-old operating system, accelerates open-source development and commercial... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
2/1/2017
Your Ticket to Los Angeles: HostingCon Joins Forces With Data Center World in 2017 for Networking, Learning, and a Massive Exhibit Hall

Your Ticket to LA: 2017 HostingCon Joins Forces With Data Center World

Our annual migration to HostingCon Global is upon us. This year, we’re heading to Los Angeles to meet with industry leaders and the teams behind emerging... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
1/31/2017
WinZip 21: Why Millions of Users Choose the File Compression Software With Enhanced Security, Sharing, and Management Functionality

WinZip: Best for File Compression, Security, Sharing, & Management

The standard in file management, compression, and sharing for more than 25 years, WinZip continues to innovate and adapt to new technologies with the 2016... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
1/30/2017
DIY or Done-Just-For-You Sites by Web.com — A No-Code, Low-Cost Means to Establishing a Personal or Professional Online Presence

Custom-Designed or DIY Personal & Professional Sites with Web.com

Web.com offers small, medium, and solopreneur businesses an incredibly easy, coding-free way to get online, market their services, and grow their customer... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
1/30/2017
Veeam’s Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud Provides Continuity, Workload Mobility, and Visibility for the <em>Always-On Enterprise</em>™

Veeam Provides High Availability Solutions for the SMB & Enterprise

Transitions in technology and the ways companies conduct business in the modern world have created an environment where high availability is expected.... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
1/27/2017
NVIDIA Is Virtualizing GPUs — Why This Changes the Game for High-Performance Applications, Virtual Desktops, &#038; Accelerated Security

NVIDIA Virtualizes GPUs: Game Changer for High-Performing, Modern Apps

A pioneer in accelerated graphics processing, NVIDIA products exist on the leading edge of modern computing needs. Known for inventing the GPU popular in... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
1/25/2017
Piwik 3.0 — A Year of Development Leads to the Largest Release Ever for the Popular Open-Source Web Analytics Platform

Piwik 3.0 — Biggest Update to Open-Source Analytics Tool

An open-source alternative to analytics products from Google, Adobe, and IBM, Piwik gives users total control over their website data. Users can install the... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
1/24/2017
Grow Your Cloud Business With Odin — How Streamlining Provisioning, Billing, and Support Maximizes Profits

Odin Streamlines Cloud Services Automation to Maximize Profit

With 300 developers working to perfect their automation codebase, Odin provides software to power the cloud ecosystems of companies large and small. Odin’s... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
1/24/2017
How Sophos Simplifies Security and Works to Protect Your Network From Ransomware and Other Exploits

Sophos: Security Made Simple Protects Users From Threats

As security tools for virus, malware, and endpoint protection have become increasingly complex and specialized, British security company Sophos have... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
1/17/2017
SYNNEX Continued Leadership in Hardware Extends to the Hybrid Cloud: Why Industry Experts, Hardware Assembly, and Distribution Are So Valuable

SYNNEX Innovates Hardware Distribution with Value-Added Solutions

Best known as a technology hardware distributor, SYNNEX pumps more than just components into the tech industry. The company’s aim is to supply their clients... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
1/12/2017
The Beauty of Xero's Cloud-Based Accounting Software for SMBs — How the SaaS Brings Efficiency &#038; Visibility to Business Management

The Beauty of Xero's Cloud-Based Accounting Software for SMBs

Built for business owners instead of CPAs, Xero is an elegantly designed, user-friendly accounting platform that includes all of the financial tools a small... read more »
Brittney Mayer
By: Brittney Mayer
1/12/2017
Things You Might Not Know About phpMyAdmin: The History, Features, and Code Behind the Popular App for Administering MySQL Databases

phpMyAdmin: 20 Years of Bringing MySQL Databases to the Web

A nearly 20-year-old project with a stable and flexible codebase, phpMyAdmin is the go-to program for managing MySQL and MariaDB databases. The open-source... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
1/5/2017
How Telegram’s Secure, Cloud-Based Messaging App Can Help Local and Remote Dev Teams Connect and Collaborate

How Messaging App Telegram Helps Remote Devs Collaborate

It has become a trend for companies to hire remote employees, and that’s especially true when it comes to IT and dev teams. Telegram offers a solution to... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
1/4/2017
Etsy Reimagines eCommerce With Pattern: Website Builder Empowers Creative Entrepreneurs to Sell in a Personal, Standalone Online Store

Pattern: Etsy's Website Builder Gives Sellers Their Own Store

Known for their online marketplace of handmade, vintage, and creative wares, Etsy helps shoppers find something they love and buy it safely and securely.... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
1/3/2017
StackPath Takes First Steps Along Path to a Secure Internet — SecureCDN Delivers Optimized Speed and Security to Developers

StackPath's SecureCDN Delivers Optimized Speed and Security

StackPath, the much-heralded company helmed by SoftLayer Founder and CEO Lance Crosby, is now getting headlines for more than their massive $180 million... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/21/2016
The Rise of NetBeans — Why The Increasingly Popular IDE Has Streamlined Java Application Development for a Network of 1.5M+ Active Users

Why Millions of Web App Developers Love Coding With the NetBeans IDE

Originally a student project in 1996, NetBeans has since become one of the most popular IDEs among app developers. Right out of the box, it boasts a code... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/20/2016
Quantcast: How Deep Insights Into Visitor Demographics Help Drive Decisions for Website Owners and App Developers

How Quantcast Insights Drive Decision-Making for Web and App Developers

Website analytics only tell you what browsers do on your website. They don’t tell you about the people who visit your website. Analytics tell you what device... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/19/2016
How Intel's Data Center Manager and Virtual Gateway Help IT Teams Save Money, Optimize Infrastructure, and Troubleshoot Remotely

Optimize Your Current Hardware With Intel Data Center Manager

Unlocking information from infrastructure already in your datacenter, an innovative suite of APIs and plugins from Intel® provides real-time power and... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/15/2016
Oracle Marketing Cloud Helps Brands Deliver Their Best Campaigns By Blending Sales, Marketing, and Data to Improve Conversion Rates

Oracle Marketing Cloud's Connected Data Boosts Conversions for Brands

Oracle Marketing Cloud, a comprehensive suite of data-driven programs, creates customer engagement, orchestrates experiences, and measures data and analytics... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/14/2016
Dynamic Drive: The Story Behind the Free HTML and JavaScript Code Library and Its 16-Year Impact on the Dev Community

Dynamic Drive Provides Free HTML & JavaScript for Developers

In 2000, the web was just beginning to grow up. Initially composed of static pages and text-only experiences, it now featured sites containing lively,... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/12/2016
Sean Garrity