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There has been a significant amount of derision heaped on Xen after its successful integration into the Linux kernel last month. One wouldn't think such criticism is warranted, since the inclusion of Xen in the Linux kernel puts it on equal footing with KVM. Yet, when Oracle's Wim Coekaerts announced the inclusion of Xen code for DomO and DomU support in Linux, many industry observers took the opportunity to lambaste Xen for being too-little-too-late. True, KVM has been more successful in the briefer time it has existed. Xen has had plenty of opportunity to be the go-to virtualization platform for Linux. KVM, however, exploded in popularity and was fully integrated into the Linux kernel by the time Linux 2.6.20 was released. It's now the virtualization platform of choice for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Canonical's Ubuntu Server, and SUSE Enterprise Server Linux (though... (more)

SCO Threatens to Derail Novell-SUSE Deal & Sue a Fortune 1000 Linux User

Talk about amusement value. Man, this thoroughly entertaining SCO thing gets better and better. For its latest move, SCO CEO Darl McBride has suggested that SCO is going to upset Novell's $210 million acquisition of SUSE. He claims the 1995 asset purchase agreement between Novell and the old Santa Cruz Operation that the new SCO Group inherited prohibits Novell from entering a market where it would compete against SCO's Unix interests. In a formal statement, Novell denied the existence of the non-compete, adding that it had had no communication on the subject from SCO. SCO insiders claimed they had just starting talking about it internally. But, if the non-compete doesn't exist, how do you suppose Novell is going to explain away the verbiage in paragraph 1.6 of the 1995 agreement that reads: "Seller [Novell] agrees that it shall use the Licensed Technology" - in other ... (more)

New Linux-Based PCs Encourage Seniors To Learn The Internet

A new computer called SimplicITy has been aimed at people over the age of 60 who have never before used PCs or the Internet, BBC News reported. The simplified desktop has just six buttons directing users to basic tasks such as e-mail and chat and each machine is pre-loaded with 17 video tutorials from television presenter Valerie Singleton. The SimplicITy computer has no login screen when started up, and contains no drop-down menus. The made-to-order computer can be ordered by mail and takes two weeks from request to delivery.Singleton set up the project in partnership with Wessex Computers and Discount-age, her website aimed at older people. A recent survey by the Office for National Statistics in August 2009 revealed that 6.4 million people over 65 have never used the Internet.Singleton said the number of older people who do not have computers shocked her. "I think pe... (more)

Red Hat Enables Enterprise Cloud Usage by Leveraging Amazon Web Services

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, on Tuesday announced an expanded offering on Amazon Web Services LLC in an effort to provide enterprises with a more efficient way to reduce costs, drive innovation and improve business agility with cloud computing. Amazon Web Services is the first Red Hat Premier Certified Cloud Provider that enables customers to extend their Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions into the cloud simply and easily with Red Hat Cloud Access. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! With Red Hat Cloud Access, customers can move their Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions between traditional on-premise servers and Amazon Web Services. With this feature, customers can select appropriate computing resources for their needs, without the need for new busine... (more)

OpenNebula 2011: A Year of Innovation in Cloud Computing

As 2011 draws to an end, we'd like to review what this year has meant for the OpenNebula project and give you a peek at what you can expect from us in 2012. You have all the details about the great progress that we have seen for the OpenNebula project in our monthly newsletters that we started in June.  Most of the time has been spent developing new features to continue to deliver the open-source industry standard for data center virtualization, offering the most feature-rich and flexible solution for comprehensive management of virtualized data centers. Technology The stable version of OpenNebula 2.2 was released in March with the new SunStone GUI and important new features for fault tolerance and scalability. Seven months later, in October, the project released OpenNebula 3.0 with management of zones and virtual data centers, new authentication methods with usage... (more)

Interactive SalesForce.com Analytics and Reporting Delivered by Simba Technologies and SAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) BI OnDemand

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/12 -- Simba Technologies Inc., the industry expert on relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity, today announced that its JDBC Driver for SalesForce.com has been licensed by SAP AG. The solution enables advanced, cloud-based reporting and analysis on SalesForce CRM data in real-time. Simba's JDBC Driver for SalesForce.com will be included with the SAP® BusinessObjects(TM) Business Intelligence (BI) OnDemand solution to provide live connectivity to SalesForce.com. "Simba's JDBC Driver for SalesForce.com enables SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand to connect to SalesForce.com data via standard JDBC," said Amyn Rajan, Simba's CEO. "The JDBC driver connects to SalesForce.com via the SalesForce Web Services API - directly serving up a user's CRM data for interactive, cloud-based analysis and reporting. The soluti... (more)

Simba Technologies Announces Release of SimbaO2X 4.5

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/12 -- Simba Technologies Inc. - industry's choice for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data access and analytics on in-memory, cloud and big data - announced today the immediate availability of SimbaO2X 4.5. SimbaO2X 4.5 offers improved usability and performance enhancements enabling access and high-performance analytics in popular ODBO-based business intelligence tools such as Microsoft Excel 2013. SimbaO2X 4.5 includes Excel 2013 and Windows 8 support, leveraging enhancements and new functionality in Microsoft's latest Office release and OS. Excel 2013 allows users to more intuitively explore data and create richer data visualizations, using PivotTable's enhanced interface and features such as Excel's new timelines functionality to allow users to easily view data trends over time. SimbaO2X is th... (more)

Simba Releases World's First Big Data ODBC Drivers for Mac

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/03/14 -- Simba Technologies Inc., the industry's source for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity solutions, today unveiled a full suite of Big Data ODBC drivers for the Apple Mac®. There are over 72 million(i) installed Macs globally. With Simba Big Data ODBC drivers for Mac, enterprises can now empower employees using any Mac product by giving them a decisive advantage with rich interactive data access. "Enterprises can now connect Excel, Tableau, and any BI, analytics, or reporting tool on Mac products to data in Cassandra, Google Big Query, Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Impala, MongoDB, and Salesforce.com. This is a world first," exclaimed Amyn Rajan, CEO of Simba Technologies. "Simba was the first to offer a comprehensive suite of ODBC drivers on Windows and Linux for Big Data. Our team con... (more)

Simba Releases World's First Big Data ODBC Drivers for Mac

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/03/14 -- Simba Technologies Inc., the industry's source for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity solutions, today unveiled a full suite of Big Data ODBC drivers for the Apple Mac®. There are over 72 million(i) installed Macs globally. With Simba Big Data ODBC drivers for Mac, enterprises can now empower employees using any Mac product by giving them a decisive advantage with rich interactive data access. "Enterprises can now connect Excel, Tableau, and any BI, analytics, or reporting tool on Mac products to data in Cassandra, Google Big Query, Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Impala, MongoDB, and Salesforce.com. This is a world first," exclaimed Amyn Rajan, CEO of Simba Technologies. "Simba was the first to offer a comprehensive suite of ODBC drivers on Windows and Linux for Big Data. Our team con... (more)

AdvanceNet Health Solutions Inc. Launches New Client -- IPS Pharmacy (a CatalystRx Company) on Open Source ePostRx(TM)

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/01/09 -- AdvanceNet Health Solutions (ANSHealth), announced today that Immediate Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., has successfully begun dispensing prescriptions with ePostRx(TM) as its primary pharmacy fulfillment solution. According to IPS Director of Information Technology, Matt Walko, "After reviewing various options, we selected ePostRx(TM) as it met the needs of our business model. As an open source application, ePostRx(TM) allows us to fully customize the software to meet our specific business needs and workflow requirements. Furthermore, as a web application, ePostRx(TM) provides IPS Pharmacy with an effective enterprise solution." ANSHealth President John Strecker is very pleased that IPS Pharmacy has selected ePostRx(TM) as its open source pharmacy solution. "This proves that the open source model is very much appl... (more)

Journal Register Company Establishes Advisory Board

YARDLEY, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/17/10 -- Journal Register Company, a leading multi-media company in local news and information announced today the establishment of an Advisory Board. "The media landscape and how news is both created and consumed is changing rapidly. In an era where the audience has gone from spectator to participant through social media and other digital innovations our Company must re-define what we do and how we do it," said John Paton, Chief Executive Officer of Journal Register Company. "Our Advisory Board is charged with helping us assess the changes we need to make and pushing us to experiment in new ways of news creation and delivery," Mr. Paton said. The three initial members of the Advisory Board of the Journal Register Company are: Jeff Jarvis, Dr. Jay Rosen and Betsy Morgan. Mr. Jarvis, is Associate Professor and Director of the Interact... (more)

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Moroccanoil®, the global leader in oil-infused beauty, is thrilled to announce the NEW Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks, a collection of dual-benefit hair masks that deposit pure pigments while providing the treatment benefits of a deep conditioning mask. The collection consists of seven curated shades for commitment-free, beautifully-colored hair that looks and feels healthy.
The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
We all love the many benefits of natural plant oils, used as a deap treatment before shampooing, at home or at the beach, but is there an all-in-one solution for everyday intensive nutrition and modern styling?I am passionate about the benefits of natural extracts with tried-and-tested results, which I have used to develop my own brand (lemon for its acid ph, wheat germ for its fortifying action…). I wanted a product which combined caring and styling effects, and which could be used after shampo...
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.