Mel BeckmanInfoWorld

Mel Beckman is a software engineer and network technology consultant. He’s written hundreds of articles about networks and software development for InfoWorld, Macworld, PC World, and many other publications.

What the App Store Future Means for Developers and Users

Apple's iOS and Mac app stores have popularized the concept, but Microsoft, Google, and others are now adopting it.

Eight Radical Ways to Cut Data Center Power Costs

One or more of these wild-eyed approaches could save you a lot of money -- and not cost you much.

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iPad Data Dilemma: Where Cloud Storage Can Help

Tablets and cloud storage seem like a marriage made in heaven, but it takes third-party apps to bring them together.