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.

Written by Brian Proffitt04 Oct. 12 11:27

10 e-commerce platforms make selling simpler

We take a hands-on look at 10 e-commerce tools that can help businesses large and small sell products and/or services online. Insider (registration required)

Written by Brian Proffitt03 July 12 14:06

Project management software smackdown

Like the global economy, the world of project management and collaboration software seems to be divided into two significant groups: The 'haves' and the 'have-nots'.

Written by Brian Proffitt27 June 12 15:16

Location-based services: Are they there yet?

Mobile users are more connected to the Internet than ever. As of December 2011, ComScore estimated that there are 97.9 million smartphone users in the US - nearly a third of the total population.

Written by Brian Proffitt03 May 12 23:28

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="">Microsoft's SharePoint</a>. Their purpose is to allow users within organizations to collaborate and share work inside of a commonly accessed website framework.

Written by Brian Proffitt08 Nov. 11 06:03

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.

Written by Brian Proffitt14 Oct. 11 09:52

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.

Written by Brian Proffitt15 Sept. 11 04:01