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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
Inventor and Guardian of the World Wide Web: How Tim Berners-Lee and W3C Set the Standards That Protect Online Information

How Tim Berners-Lee and the W3C Set the Standard for Protecting the Web

How did the World Wide Web, this creation we hardly notice — yet couldn’t live without — come to be? Starting with a software program that helped him track... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/12/2016
Our Editors' Top Pick: Why Adobe Premiere Elements is the Best Economical Video Editing Program for Sharing Videos Online

Our Top Pick: Why Adobe Premiere Elements is the Best Video Editor

With Premiere Elements, you don’t need to go to Hollywood to become a filmmaker. Adobe packages high-powered features into a novice-friendly, consumer-level... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
12/9/2016
Volusion Primes SMB Sites to Convert Sales — How 900+ Features and a Longevity-Focused Team Produce a Comprehensive eCommerce Platform

Volusion Helps SMBs Design & Build Turnkey eCommerce Sites

For more than 15 years, Volusion has been helping small- and medium-sized businesses create effective eCommerce sites, helping merchants attract, convert,... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/8/2016
How Format™ Empowers Creative-Minded Professionals to Design and Build Beautiful Sites to Complement, Showcase, and Sell Their Work

How Format Empowers Creatives to Build Beautiful Sites

Format provides a platform for creative industry professionals to design and build beautiful websites to showcase and market their work. Artists can choose... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/6/2016
2021's Ultimate Guide to Virtual Machine Management Software for Web Hosts: SolusVM vs. VMware vSphere vs. VMmanager vs. Others

2021's Ultimate Guide to Virtual Machine Management Panels

As the demand for scalable and customizable VPS hosting grows, everyone from individual developers to hosting companies and large enterprises is urgently looking for... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/6/2016
How Tech Companies Benefit From Prezi: Dynamic Visual Presentations Encourage Conversation While Interactivity Moves Projects Forward

How Tech Companies Benefit From Prezi's Dynamic Presentations

Prezi takes an approach to presentations that moves sharply away from traditional slideshow formats. Applying brain science research, the presentations —... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/2/2016
More Than Compute, Networking, and Storage — Microsoft Azure Changes How Teams Build and Deploy Modern Applications

The Cloud on Your Terms: Microsoft Azure Powers Flexible Tools for DevOps

A cloud platform with more than 600 features, Microsoft Azure can surely handle everything you need. With close attention to streamlined user experiences,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/30/2016
How RANDOM.ORG's Journey From Radio Static to True Randomness Generates Reliable Results for Games, Security, and Clinical Trials

RANDOM.ORG: Radios to Generating Truly Random & Reliable Numbers

In the early days of the web, Mads Haahr and his friends knew online gambling would take off — they were just a decade too early. Although their startup... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/29/2016
The Fascinating Story of ibiblio: From Their FTP Roots to Today’s Digital Repository of Public Information and Open-Source Software

Long History of ibiblio's Innovation With Sharing Information & Software

As one of the first websites in the world, the predecessor of ibiblio set the stage for the ultimate “collection of collections.” An online public library... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/29/2016
How Red Hat and OpenShift Automate Infrastructure Management — Helping You Develop, Deploy, and Scale Container-Based Apps Faster

Red Hat and OpenShift's Container Platforms Help Devs Work Faster

Instead of spending the day setting up your environment, the OpenShift suite of container platforms lets developers get straight to work. With their... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/23/2016
Founder David Ekholm Talks jAlbum: How His Software for Creating Online Photo Galleries Helps Designers, Developers, &#038; Web Hosts

Founder David Ekholm Talks About His Photo Gallery Software jAlbum

After a skiing adventure in 2002, developer David Ekholm was frustrated by the limited options for sharing his trip photos with friends. He experimented with... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/16/2016
How Citrix Cloud Lowers Cost and Complexity for Service Providers — A Centralized Platform to Quickly Set Up &#038; Manage Virtual Environments

Citrix Cloud Helps Admins Quickly Set Up and Manage Environments

Citrix Cloud offers a centralized console that facilitates management of all Citrix pre-integrated technologies. The platform is changing the traditional... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/15/2016
GlobalSign Helps Companies Establish User Trust With High-Volume Digital Certificates and Enterprise-Grade Management Tools

GlobalSign: Enterprise-Level Security Solutions Boost Consumer Trust

Offering enterprise-level security services, GlobalSign protects the Internet of Everything — servers, computers, users, applications, websites, mobile... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/14/2016
How Webopedia’s 10K Definition Database, Comprehensive Informational Resources, &#038; Experienced Editorial Team Bring Tech Ed to the Masses

Webopedia Brings Tech Education to the Masses

Webopedia offers easily digestible, authoritative definitions of more than 10,000 words, phrases, and acronyms pertaining to IT fields. The site brings a... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/14/2016
“AVG Internet Security Business Edition” — How Avast Has Simplified Security and Maximized Performance for SMBs

AVG Internet Security Business Edition Protects Data & Performance

With the recent acquisition of AVG by Avast came an expanded analytical footprint — one that facilitates award-winning security measures for SMBs. The 2016... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/9/2016
ActiveState<span class="registered">®</span>: How Precompiled and Supported Versions of Ruby, Node.js, Go, and Lua Give You a Competitive Advantage

ActiveState­: Language Distributions and Tools to Give You an Advantage

With their distributions of dynamic open-source languages, ActiveState lets developers quickly and efficiently create, deploy, and manage applications. Their... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/7/2016
6 New GitHub Features That Will Change How Developers Collaborate on Technologies, Manage Projects, and Protect Their Code

6 New GitHub Features That Will Change How You Work With Code

GitHub simplifies the way developers — from hobbyists to professionals — build software. An idea first discussed at a bar, GitHub fosters a fast, flexible,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/4/2016
Interoute Reaches an Ever-Extending Global Network — Helping You Manage Your Business in the Cloud with Speed and Security

How Interoute Cloud Hosting Helps Businesses Scale Securely

As companies grow and require a secure, international online presence, Interoute touts hosting solutions to meet the needs of modern business. Security,... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/3/2016
Sean Garrity