Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

I'm editor-at-large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. That's a fancy title that means I write about whatever topic strikes my fancy or needs written about across the Ziff Davis Enterprise family of publications. You'll find most of my stories in Linux-Watch, DesktopLinux and eWEEK. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, I worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects.

Customized Linux PC for MySpacers

PC vendor Everex and gOS (Good OS), the Linux distribution based around Google applications, is taking the next step in online-based computing by introducing a limited edition MySpace PC.The...

Linux Partisans Gather at Linux Foundation’s Annual Meeting

AUSTIN, Texas-How do you herd cats? Well, as the famous EDS commercial shows, it isn't easy. In a sense, that's what the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit pro-Linux organization, will...

Finding the Right Open-Source Savvy Lawyer

Some days, like it or not, you need a lawyer. For most business purposes, picking the right law firm isn't usually that big of a deal.Chances are you already...

Microsoft Gives Up on Vista

Vista is dead.That's not what Bill Gates said at a seminar on corporate philanthropy in Miami on April 4, but it might as well have been. What Gates actually...

XP Home Lives, and So Does Linux, on UMPCs

When I thought Microsoft was going to extend XP's lifetime to better slug it out with Linux on Ultra Mobile PCs and Mobile Internet Devices, I was afraid Linux...

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Top Cloud Service Providers & Companies

Cloud computing providers play a foundational role for businesses. Virtually every enterprise uses cloud computing in some manner, whether it’s to deliver key infrastructure...

The Role of Data Governance in Effective Data Management

I spoke with four industry experts about the growing challenges in data governance, spotlighting which issues need to be resolved for better data management. The...

Edge Data Fabric: What It Is, Why It Matters

To generate richer and more timely insights, enterprises are using increasing amounts of data. Expect that trend to continue. An IDC model projects that...

How to Encourage a New Generation of Leaders in the Remote Workplace

Companies are starting to finalize their long-term work plans, with many choosing to stay remote for the foreseeable future. The flexible, remote work option will...

F5 Acquires Threat Stack, Continuing Its Transition to a Security Company

F5 has announced an agreement to acquire Boston-based Threat Stack for $68M. The purchase of Threat Stack is F5’s fourth acquisition in the past...