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Some of Our Favorite Technology Blogs

Introduction to Blogs and Blogging

A blog is defined by its format: a series of entries posted to a single page in reverse-chronological order. Microblogging is similar, constrained by the limits of an SMS message and a dash of mobile social networking thrown in on some versions, like Twitter. Many blogs offer considerably more than the simply formula, but that’s the definition of the form. WhatIs.com’s blogs, for instance, each offer a different spin on what a blog can be:

  •  Visit Our Latest Discovery to discover great Web sites, videos, photos, information technology (IT) definitions, blogs, tutorials, cheat sheets and Internet culture.
  •  Challenge your knowledge of tech trivia, IT acronyms, online slang and enterprise technology with the Tech Quiz of the Day. Three new questions, every weekday.
  •  Overheard in the Blogosphere is like an impressionist painting about information technology. Close up, it’s just a bunch of colorful quotes. Take a step back and look at all the posts together — and you begin to see a picture.
  •  Is your grammar as good as your code? Use the daily question at Writing for Business to brush up your written communication skills!

You’ll notice that each entry above and below has an XML feed next it, linked to this icon: . Just click on the icon to discover the RSS feed for that blog. Most Web browsers will then add the feed to your preferred RSS reader,like Google Reader or Bloglines. You can also point your feed reader to this page and discover to all of the feeds listed here.

If that jargon is all new to you, you can learn more about blogs, RSS and feed readers by reading Dan Bricklin’s tutorial. If you’re confused about the terms you see out there in the blogosphere, make sure to consult our glossary of blogging terms. If you’re a business owner or corporate blogger, consider listening to this podcast (MP3 download) about how to blog in ways that don’t harm your business.

Do you know of an IT blog that we should add to our blogroll? Let us know!

Note: Some of the blogs listed here belong in more than one category. Slashdot.org is a prime example of this phenomenon. For the sake of organization, we’ve entered each only once, often in the Internet category. If you strongly disagree, let us know about that, too.

 

Backup and Recovery

  • Fileslinger Backup Blog |  Author: Sallie Goetsch The Backup Blog covers (you guessed it) backup and recovery options from the perspective of an independent IT professional.
  • Storage Soup |  Authors: Editors and writers at SearchStorage.com You’ll find commentary on breaking news, interviews, blogs and roundups of the related Web community’s views on backup, recovery and more.

 

Business Intelligence

  • Eye On Oracle |  Authors: Editors and writers at SearchOracle.com You’ll find commentary on breaking news, interviews, blogs and roundups of the related Web community’s views on Oracle.
  • Oracle’s Business Intelligence Blog |  Authors: Abhinav Agarwal, Keith Laker, Aneel Shenker, Mike Durran This blog includes musings and postings on Oracle Discoverer, OLAP, and other Oracle BI products, technologies and tools.
  • Sambi Business Intelligence Blog |  Author: Sam Batterman This Microsoft “Business Intelligence Evangelist” posts on data mining, Web harvesting and other BI tools and methods.

 

 Channel

  • Channel Marker |  Authors: A team of science editors, writers and enthusiasts This site includes public news releases from labs and researchers, original stories, interviews and reader blogs. Science Blog encompasses subjects ranging from Computers & Electronics to Bioscience & Medicine.

 

 CIO

  • CIO Symmetry |  Authors: SearchCIO.com writers and editors A proportional mix of news and wit for the midmarket.
  • Total CIO |  Collaboration, information and opinion from the editors of SearchCIO.com.

 

 Compliance

  • ComplianceBlog |  Authors: Cathy Connally, Charley Best, Paul Savage Reviews, news and trends in governance and compliance around the world.
  • Ethics and Compliance Blog |  Authors: Members of the Ethical Leadership Group Personal reflections and commentary on business ethics, compliance, and corporate responsibility.

 

 Computing Fundamentals

  • Science Blog |  Authors: A team of science editors, writers and enthusiasts This site includes public news releases from labs and researchers, original stories, interviews and reader blogs. Science Blog encompasses subjects ranging from Computers & Electronics to Bioscience & Medicine.

 

 Construction

  • Construction Software |  Authors: A team of science editors, writers and enthusiasts This site includes public news releases from labs and researchers, original stories, interviews and reader blogs. Science Blog encompasses subjects ranging from Computers & Electronics to Bioscience & Medicine.

 

 CRM

  • CRMBlog |  Authors: Various contributers, operated by DotMarketer
  • CRMchump |  CRM industry news, information and commentary.
  • CRM Mastery |  Author: Jim Berkowitz Commentary and musings on CRM best practices and industry news.
  • PGreenblog |  Author: Paul Greenberg CRM, philosophy, baseball and universal metaphors.
  • Voices of CRM |  Author: Barney Beal This podcast covers CRM, philosophy, baseball and universal metaphors.

 

 Data Management

  • Adventures in Data Center Automation |  Ryan ShoppJoin in on trends, tips and tricks on our quest to achieve a “Lights Out Data Center” through software automation. Topics will span application, systems, network technologies and configuration, performance, availability and security functions.
  • Data Center Facilities Pro |  Authors: Matt Stansberry, Mark Fontecchio This SearchDataCenter.com blog is about data center facility management, engineering and design. This blog covers news, trends and tips on topics like data center cooling, data center backup power and data center energy efficiency
  • Gilbane Group Blog |  Analysts and consultants from the Gilbane group write about content technologies and trends.
  • Mainframe Propellor Head |  Authors: Mark Fontecchio, Matt Stansberry, This is SearchDataCenter.com’s blog about the IBM mainframe and its alternatives. This blog covers news, trends and tips on topics like the System z hardware, the z/OS, z/VM and z/VSE operating systems, and software licensing costs.
  • Server Farming |  Authors: Bridget Botelho, Matt Stansberry, Mark Fontecchio, Leah Rosin This blog is an extension of SearchDataCenter.com’s news coverage on server hardware and data center physical infrastructure. Server Farming is intended to be a forum for discussion of the latest in server hardware, systems management, Unix-Linux-Wintel operating systems and large distributed computing systems.
  • Tales from the Data Center | |  Author: Peter SaccoData center operators share their stories of data center disasters, successes and more. Moderated by data center design expert Pete Sacco, this blog will provide a platform for members of the data center community to discuss their trials and experiences.

 

 Databases

  • O’Reilly Databases |  Authors: Various This blog features posts from numerous authors on database configuration, back up and management.

 

 Electronics

  • Engadget |  Authors: Various, founded by Peter Rojas If you love gadgets and consumer electronics of all stripes then this blog is for you, with up-to-the-nanosecond reporting on the latest and greatest tech gadgets on planet Earth.
  • Gizmodo |  Authors: Various contributors, edited by Brian Lam. “The gadget guide. So much in love with shiny new toys, it’s unnatural.” Coverage and market nearly identical to Engadget, though the voice and style are all its own.
  • Pogue’s Posts |  Author: David Pogue If you’ve managed to miss Pogue’s witty and timely articles over the years, you’ve been missing out! This blog links to product reviews, podcasts, articles and comments on current technology trends. (NYT registration required.

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