Stories by Brian Proffitt

  • Joomla 3.0 review: Making way for mobile

    We take a close look at 3.0, the latest version of the open-source content-management system, which offers a new implementation that helps site developers design for the mobile platform.

  • Alfresco: An open-source ECM alternative for SharePoint

    In any business organization, the need to effectively communicate and collaborate in a timely manner is very important. Contending with mobile workers and shifting schedules, many businesses look toward enterprise content management (ECM) systems such as <a href="http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx">Microsoft's SharePoint</a>. Their purpose is to allow users within organizations to collaborate and share work inside of a commonly accessed website framework.

  • Desktop virtualization: Parallels vs. VMware vs. VirtualBox

    Virtual machines are the best way to accommodate different application needs in a datacenter environment. Whether you need to run your apps on a specific platform, or just need to meet scaling requirements, virtualization is the solution to a lot of IT manager's problems, thanks to fast and cheap memory.

  • Desktop virtualization: Parallels vs. VMware vs. VirtualBox

    Virtual machines are the best way to accommodate different application needs in a datacenter environment. Whether you need to run your apps on a specific platform, or just need to meet scaling requirements, virtualization is the solution to a lot of IT manager's problems, thanks to fast and cheap memory.

  • Site builders: Drupal vs. Joomla vs. WordPress

    Building a website has never been easier. Gone -- mostly -- are the days of having to hand-code HTML and PHP scripts in order to get a slick, fully functional website, thanks to the capabilities of content management systems that do most or all of the heavy lifting for site creators.