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April: Exclusive Interview with Dale Fuller This past February David Skok's new VC firm - Matrix Partners - orchestrated, with Accel, a $10 million investment in JBoss, Inc. This first round of funding in an open source company was a bold play, but then David Skok, famous in the Java arena as the founder of SilverStream Software - acquired by Novell in 2002 - is no stranger to bold moves. The first question then, naturally enough, is to ask Skok whether this investment is somehow a contradiction, or whether there is indeed money to be made from open source? "We think that there's definitely money to be made," Skok says without hesitation. "Red Hat's a clear example," he adds. "They're now profitable on around a $100m annual revenue run-rate. And we're still in the early days of the open source movement."   Curious about the business model he sees underlying OSS, I ... (more)

TokBox to Exhibit at WebRTC Summit at Cloud Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that TokBox will exhibit at SYS-CON's 1st WebRTC Summit, which will take place on November 6-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TokBox develops and operates OpenTok, a global service that enables you to add live face-to-face video experiences to any web or mobile property. We believe that integrating live video into products should be simple, whether you're developing an app for one-to-one calls or for complex large-scale broadcasts. OpenTok is a flexible platform that leverages cutting-edge video, audio, and networking technologies such as WebRTC to bring the best possible experience to your browser or device through simple APIs. For more information, visit http://tokbox.com. Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home A Rock Star ... (more)

[email protected] Marketing Solutions Wins Inaugural Open Source Challenge with OrecX's Recording Platform at Linux World

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- [email protected] Marketing Solutions ([email protected]) a leading direct marketer and information technology resource company was awarded the prestigious Open Source Challenge Award last night at Linux World for its use of the open source recording application, Oreka TR from OrecX, as the core application to build a voice recording platform for its operations. "Oreka TR gave us a recording platform that we can grow with, at an affordable price and they supplied us with the technical expertise to integrate Oreka TR into our infrastructure. Our main objective was to deploy an IP recording platform that would enhance our ability of monitoring our employees and allow us to increase our call quality which has allowed us to retain current clients and gain new clients," said Vance Dailey, Vice President Information Technology - [email protected] "We are thr... (more)

Ingres CAFE Wins LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award

Ingres Corporation, a leading provider of open source database management software and support services, announced today that Ingres CAFÉ (Consolidated Application Foundation for Eclipse) has won a LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award. Ingres CAFÉ, an open source community contributed project, was named the Best Application Development Tool by an independent panel of judges and industry experts. The award was presented at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo this week in San Francisco, Calif. Ingres CAFÉ was built by developers, for developers, and is designed to enable fast implementation of a Java Development Environment (JDE) by minimizing configuration issues. It is a tool that brings together in one bundle a pre-configured stack of technologies that can be used by community and professional developers to build feature rich Java applications. Given that they are bui... (more)

Pentaho Highlights Open Source BI, Data Integration, Cloud Computing and Customer Success at MySQL Conference and Expo

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/17/09 -- MySQL Conference & Expo 2009 What: Pentaho, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), will provide four exciting glimpses into the power and value of combining MySQL and the Pentaho BI Suite at this year's MySQL Conference & Expo, April 20-23, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif. The four sessions are: "Starring Sakila: Data Warehousing Explained, Illustrated and Subtitled," Tues., April 21, 11:55 a.m., Ballroom F -- In this session, Matt Casters, Chief Architect for Data Integration at Pentaho Corp. and Roland Bouman of XCDSQL Solutions/Strukton Rail, take a close look at Sakila, a simple, publicly available sample database of a DVD rental business, which is popular for illustrating traditional database schema design issues and SQL queries. For detailed informati... (more)

Sourcefire Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of New Network Intrusion Prevention Appliances Magic Quadrant Report

Open source innovator and Snort® creator, Sourcefire®, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in Enterprise Threat Management, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned the company in the Leaders Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention System Appliances"1 report. The Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors based on their vision and ability to execute and positions them in one of the following quadrants: Leaders, Visionaries, Challengers or Niche Players. "Sourcefire is committed to providing our customers with network security solutions that protect them from today’s dynamic threats and address their real-world business requirements, and we are proud to be recognized in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Network Intrusion Prevention Magic Quadrant Report,” said John Burris, CEO of Sourcefire. “Our team is driven to lead the industry with innovative a... (more)

Banca IFIS Adopts Ingres Open Source

Ingres Corporation, the leading open source database management company and pioneer of the New Economics of IT, announced today that Banca IFIS (ISIN IT0003188064, Bloomberg ticker IF MI, Reuters ticker IF MI) has adopted Ingres Database, the leading open source database that helps organizations develop and manage business critical applications at an affordable cost. Ingres Database allows Banca IFIS to effectively manage the sensitive financial information resulting from the large number of financial transactions its customers make on a daily basis. Banca IFIS is the only independent Italian bank specializing in financing enterprises. Committed to the development of new services for lending financial support and managing working capital, the bank helps thousands of enterprises every year find the appropriate solution to their financial needs. Banca IFIS implemente... (more)

OpenFabrics Software Powering 120Gb/s InfiniBand Network and Two Dozen New Product and Research Demos for Exhibitors at SC09

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA), an industry consortium that develops, tests, licenses and distributes cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance computing, today announced details of its extensive and influential presence at SC09, which will include providing the underlying software protocol stack for a 120 Gigabits per second InfiniBand network as part of SCinet. OFA will also have a booth presence (#139) in collaboration with the InfiniBand Trade Association, and will host a Bird’s of a Feather session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18 in Room PB251. One of the annual highlights of OFA’s participation at the SC conference is its role in enabling high-performance applications running over SCinet. This year, the OpenFabrics team is pushing the envelope by utilizing OpenFabrics Software to provision and operate a high-performance InfiniBand network... (more)

The American Education Corporation Reports 2009 Third Quarter and Nine-Month Record Revenues and Earnings Increases

The American Education Corporation (AEC) (Pink Sheets: AECC) today announced that for the third quarter and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2009, revenues increased 66 percent and 30 percent, respectively. Net revenues for the 2009 third quarter were $6,643,870, compared to $4,012,751 for the same quarter of 2008. For the nine-month period, net revenues were $13,551,631, compared to $10,396,323 reported for the same 2008 period. The increase in net revenues is primarily attributable to growth in online revenues, expanded market coverage and the continued penetration of larger school districts. The availability of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funding was an important factor in certain regional markets to provide school districts with the resources to purchase company products. Third quarter 2009 operating income increased to $1,133,445... (more)

New OSMOBI Release: the Mobile Web Just got Even Easier (and More Beautiful)

GHENT, Belgium, January 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SIRUNA, the Belgian technology and solution provider for mobile internet, announces a new and improved release of online tool OSMOBI (launched last October), enabling Joomla! & Drupal web developers to make mobile websites instantly customized to any make or model of device. Thanks also to OSMOBI's 2000+ registered users, SIRUNA continues to pursue its goal of being the reference provider for mobile web technology in the open source arena. Ghent, The new OSMOBI release makes mobile web development even easier than before. It is so simple that amateur developers can use it without knowing how to code a mobile website. Professional users will also find that OSMOBI saves time, letting them focus on visual presentation. As a result, anyone viewing the internet from any mobile device will have a better browsing experience. New... (more)

PT Adds IP-Based Radar/Sensor Recording and Playback Platform to its Air Traffic Control and Defense Communication Systems

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PT (Nasdaq: PTIX), the recently rebranded Performance Technologies, a leading global provider of advanced network communications solutions, today announced the introduction of its MPR2000 Radar and Sensor Data Recording/Playback System. The new offering enables integrators to more easily expand their existing air traffic control recording systems and leverage new technologies to build next generation, IP-based sensor and radar recording solutions. The MPR2000 Data Record/Playback System is the newest addition to the company's suite of air traffic control and defense communication systems, complementing the world class MPS1000 Data Distribution Server which transports multiple radar formats and sensor interfaces over IP. For over a decade, PT systems have provided extremely reliable and highly available servi... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
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Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...