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Over 49,000 readers have enjoyed this article since Friday when it was published. Read another Maureen O'Gara story from the same day: IBM Dreams of Pushing Microsoft Off the Desktop and Stomping its Clinging Fingers SCO CEO Darl McBride, the most hated man in the computer industry, says he's reached for an analogy to describe SCO's experience since suing IBM. "This is like...," he's said to himself, groping for an elucidating comparison, only to conclude, "Nothing...Nothing compares to what's happened in the last year." What happened in the last few days proves his point. BayStar, the venture capital outfit that wants its money back from SCO - a highly uniquely situation even for the computer business - has suddenly and out of the blue doubled its position in the company. The Royal Bank of Canada, which BayStar brought into the $50 million investment the pair made in... (more)

AJAX and Enterprise RIA Tools - JSF, Flex, and JavaFX

2008 is going to be an important year for Rich Internet Applications. Most organizations are delivering or planning to deliver Rich Internet Applications; however, at the same time, most IT managers are facing a dilemma: which Rich Internet Application technology and platform to use? The number of different frameworks and libraries is too vast to even consider evaluating a fraction of them.  To make this task manageable, I'm going to narrow things down to three different technologies for delivering enterprise-level Rich Internet Applications. While the first two (JSF and Flex) are proven technologies that have been used for a numbers of years, JavaFX is a new declarative language for building rich user interfaces using Java. It's essential for IT managers to consider and be aware that more than one delivery platform exists today for Rich Internet Applications. Tab... (more)

Building Open Interoperable Cloud Infrastructure

At pennies per virtual machine-hour, the economics of cloud computing are both compelling and daunting to replicate. Whether you are building your own cloud infrastructure, building a public cloud or choosing a cloud service, there are key strategy and technology decisions that make the difference between success and failure. In his General Session next week at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York [June 10-13, 2013], Intel VP & GM Jason Waxman  will share industry best practices for deploying cloud infrastructure that maximize the benefits of cloud economics, agility and interoperability. Learn how Intel is working with industry leaders to deliver open, secure and efficient cloud computing based on optimized compute, networking, storage and software technology and what are key tools and resources to help you achieve your cloud computing goals. Speaker Bio: Jason W... (more)

ACCESS Announces NetFront(TM) Browser v4.0 With Super Fast JavaScript(TM) Engine for Embedded Browsers

TOKYO, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced NetFront(TM) Browser v4.0, the latest version of NetFront Browser for mobile handsets and Internet-enabled devices. Featuring one of the world's fastest JavaScript engines(1) developed from the ground up by ACCESS, NetFront Browser v4.0 performs JavaScript executions twenty times faster than ACCESS' NetFront Browser v3.5(2), resulting in a significantly better browsing experience overall, especially for websites that make heavy use of complex JavaScript. The NetFront Browser v4.0 API application and porting layers are compatible with those of NetFront Browser v3.5, so device manufacturers using NetFront Browser v3.5 can easily upgrade to take advantage of super fast JavaScript engine in NetFront Brow... (more)

REMINDER: At 49th Design Automation Conference, Blue Pearl Showcases Interoperability With Leading FPGA Ecosystem Players, Focuses on Accelerating FPGA Implementation & IP Subsystem Integration

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/04/12 -- Who/What At the Design Automation Conference (DAC), Blue Pearl Software, a leading provider of EDA software that accelerates field-programmable gate array (FPGA) implementation, will showcase its Blue Pearl Software Suite's interoperability with tools and flows from other leading FPGA ecosystems players -- Xilinx Vivado™ Design Suite and Synopsys Synplify Pro™ FPGA synthesis software. The Blue Pearl Software Suite provides Register Transfer Level (RTL) analysis and includes linting, clock domain crossing (CDC) and automatic Synopsys Design Constraint (SDC) generation and makes the synthesis and place and route phases of FPGA design implementation more efficient. Its Visual Verification Environment™ makes it easy to use for any level of designer. With the Blue Pearl Software Suite, Verilog, VHDL and SystemVerilog design... (more)

NYSE Technologies Open Platform Launches the OpenMAMA Enterprise Edition

NYSE Technologies today announced the launch of the OpenMAMA Enterprise Edition as a part of its Open Platform which also features the Open Market Data Model (OpenMDM) and an upcoming OpenMAMA Enterprise Edition certification program. The OpenMAMA Enterprise Edition is a commercial offering that is a fully supported, tested and certified distribution of the industry standard Open Source Middleware Agnostic Messaging API (OpenMAMA1). It provides an open, vendor-neutral integration layer for a variety of middleware systems, including NYSE Technologies Data FabricSM. The enterprise edition will also feature a certification program, due to be completed in the first quarter of 2013, whereby third party middleware and applications will be validated, guaranteeing compatibility and support. The NYSE Technologies Open Platform enables users, vendors, and competitors to mut... (more)

Varonis Earns Three 2013 Network Products Guide Awards for Best Access and Compliance Products and Best White Paper

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 -- Varonis, the leading provider of comprehensive data governance software, announced today that Network Products Guide has named two Varonis solutions and a company white paper winners of the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Varonis DatAnywhere was Gold winner for Best Access Product, Varonis DatAdvantage was Gold winner for Best Compliance Product, and the company's "Children of the Digital Revolution" was Bronze winner for Best White Paper. "As the demand for secure digital collaboration increases across all markets, data protection and management continue to be two key issues influencing its adoption. We're very pleased that our technology solutions, as well as our thought leadership in this area, have been recognized with Network Products Guide Awards," said David Gibson, vice president at Varonis.... (more)

Factual Selects Pica8 Switches to Support Rapidly Growing Location Platform

Pica8, Inc., the leader in open systems for software defined networking (SDN), today announced that Factual Inc., a leading location platform, has selected Pica8’s open switches to help power its real-time data stack. Factual’s data stack processes billions of inputs to create its Global Places database, which covers 65 million local businesses and points of interest in 50 countries and is used by thousands of developers including some of the largest web and mobile brands. Factual selected the hardware-agnostic Pica8 switches to leverage the white box economics needed to keep up with its exponential data growth while integrating seamlessly into its current architecture. “When we needed to expand our Hadoop and cluster processing capabilities, Pica8 quickly provided the complete switching system, including the white box hardware and operating system that met our rap... (more)

After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad, Increasingly Archaic, Increasingly Unfriendly

My recent switch to a single-boot Ubuntu setup on my Thinkpad T60 simply floors me on a regular basis. Most recently it's had to do with the experience of maintaining the software. Fresh from a very long Windows 2000 experience and a four-month Windows XP experience along with a long-time Linux sys admin role puts me in a great position to assess Ubuntu. Three prior attempts over the years at using Linux as my daily desktop OS had me primed for failure. Well, Ubuntu takes Linux where I've long hoped it would go - easy to use, reliable, dependable, great applications too but more on that later. It has some elegance to it - bet you never heard that about a Linux desktop before. There are many night-and-day differences between Windows and Ubuntu and, for a guy that does 80% standard office tasks and the rest of the time I'm doing Linux admin tasks, it was nearly all i... (more)

SCO CEO Posts Open Letter to the Open Source Community

In an open letter to the OS community, Darl McBride writes: 'The most controversial issue in the information technology industry today is the ongoing battle over software copyrights and intellectual property. This battle is being fought largely between vendors who create and sell proprietary software, and the Open Source community. My company, the SCO Group, became a focus of this controversy when we filed a lawsuit against IBM alleging that SCO's proprietary Unix code has been illegally copied into the free Linux operating system...' Read the full letter here: The most controversial issue in the information technology industry today is the ongoing battle over software copyrights and intellectual property. This battle is being fought largely between vendors who create and sell proprietary software, and the Open Source community. My company, the SCO Group, became a ... (more)

Where Are RIA Technologies Headed in 2008?

I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX? 2.  How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to make it faster?  3.  When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for my rich web apps?  Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)

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