Applications are the lifeblood of a business's work processes, providing the tools that employees use day in, day out. The Applications channel brings together the latest news, reviews, and insights on choosing and using enterprise applications wisely.
Application developers are the ones who help companies go beyond the standard offerings available to everyone, with their development of custom business applications or extensions to standard tool offerings. This channel features ongoing coverage of key developer issues -- from tool platforms to development techniques -- through regular news coverage by InfoWorld's Paul Krill, ongoing reviews by the InfoWorld Test Center, and insights from Neil McAllister's Fatal Exception column.
Big data refers to the trend of deriving insight from vast repositories unstructured or semi-structured data using Hadoop, NoSQL databases, and other new tools.
Services provided over the Internet, from computing infrastructure to enterprise applications, are changing the face of IT -- as are the technologies and architectures employed to build cloud services. Cloud computing is one of the most active areas of IT investigation these days, and in this channel you'll find the latest news and insights, as well as the hands-on expertise found only in David Linthicum's Cloud Computing column.
InfoWorld has a long tradition of reviewing enterprise products and evaluating strategies for the corporate data center. As server virtualization proliferates, and such technologies as automated server provisioning and chargeback take hold, the data center is becoming more dynamic in its ability to scale and accommodate changing business demands. InfoWorld contributing editor and veteran technologist Paul Venezia helps guide InfoWorld readers as they select new technology and learn new best practices to enhance their data center infrastructure.
Gadgetry has its limits, but mobile business applications know no bounds. And it's clear that mobile devices are becoming a key part of any business's technology arsenal. This channel focuses on mobility of all stripes -- smartphones, wireless networking, netbooks, and laptops -- with ongoing news and reviews coverage, plus analysis in the Mobile Edge column written by Galen Gruman and others.
The Security Central channel provides a vital resource for IT professionals to make the most of their security-oriented resources with best practices and discerning technology selection. In addition to ongoing news and reviews, the Security Central channel features the Security Adviser column written by Roger Grimes, one of the leading authorities on security in the industry.
InfoWorld was first to highlight the importance of server, desktop, and storage virtualization, with a broad and deep array of product reviews, hands-on advice, and informed opinion from contributors with real-world deployment experience. Virtualization is now a key IT trend, with considerable more potential to be realized. This channel keeps you up to date on key virtualization developments through news, reviews, and analysis. And Virtualization Report columnist Dave Marshall keeps his finger on the pulse of virtualization innovation.
Organizations store data at frighteningly high rates -- rates that are only increasing. To help enterprises deal with that information explosion, turn to the Data Explosion channel for key news and insights on the products and techniques to keep control over the tidal waves of data sweeping your business. In addition to news and reviews, the channel features Matt Prigge's Information Overload column for experience-based advice.