Mark Gibbs

Contributing Editor

Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has advised on and developed product and service marketing for many businesses and he has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at http://gibbs.com/mgbio

Immersion: The surprising history and connections in your messaging network

dtSearch: How to handle Big or even Biggish Data

dtSearch: How to handle Big or even Biggish Data

Dealing with Big Data, or even just Biggish Data, isn't easy so if you've got a lot of content to search you're going to need something more powerful than the standard tools. dtSearch is just what you need: Fast, capable of indexing...

Bitnami: Making it easy and efficient to test server apps on your desktop and in the cloud

Bitnami: Making it easy and efficient to test server apps on your desktop and in the cloud

Bitnami Stacks are server-based open source applications packaged to a consistent standard with all of the app’s required libraries and dependencies, optimized for performance, and kept updated to the latest stable version. You can...

Predicting crime with Big Data ... welcome to

Predicting crime with Big Data ... welcome to "Minority Report" for real

Crime has patterns just like everything else humans do when we're viewed as a large enough group. Thus, while individual behavior can be hard to predict, determining the average behavior of a population and then matching individuals...

QNAP Virtualization Station: Thoroughly and completely epically awesome

QNAP Virtualization Station: Thoroughly and completely epically awesome

Want to run VMs securely and cheaply? QNAP's Virtualization Station add-on app does it all elegantly, efficiently, and for free

The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter: Cheap, hackable, and thoroughly awesome

The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter: Cheap, hackable, and thoroughly awesome

There's one low-cost platform that will delight everyone who wants to do some serious quadcopter hacking: The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter developed by Bitcraze. It's amazing not just in its design, specification, and performance but for...

A dozen real desks of a dozen real techies

A dozen real desks of a dozen real techies

How does your desk compare?

What would you do if you lost access to your Gmail account?

What would you do if you lost access to your Gmail account?

Hopefully you've enabled Google Two Factor Verification but even if a hacker doesn't steal your account, other things can go wrong and then poof! No more Gmail for you. You can do something about this and the answer is simple; backup...

GREmailRobot: Powerful email automation (and cheap!)

GREmailRobot: Powerful email automation (and cheap!)

GREmailRobot is a powerful SMTP and POP3 Windows utility that can perform sophisticated email filtering, modification, and routing tasks at an incredibly low price.

28 crucial checks to make before launching your Web site

28 crucial checks to make before launching your Web site

Every day you come across Web sites that are just plain wrong. Either they’re over-designed with way too much going on or they look like someone built the site with their eyes closed. And even if they’re well-designed there are...

Illustris: The most amazing (and biggest) computer simulation of the universe so far

Illustris: The most amazing (and biggest) computer simulation of the universe so far

The Illustris simulation represents an unprecedented combination of high resolution, total volume, and physical fidelity … The calculation tracks the expansion of the universe, the gravitational pull of matter onto itself, the...

How-to: Automate image editing with GIMP

How-to: Automate image editing with GIMP

I needed to remove the white background from several hundred images in PNG format and replace it with transparency. I know you can automate Photoshop but that’s like getting into a Sherman tank to go shopping at your local...

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