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Larry Ellison let it be known at the recent Oracle OpenWorld (an ironic name if I ever heard one) that he saw nothing wrong with companies using just Oracle solutions across the entire enterprise. Of course, he would think that given that he runs Oracle. But these days, more often than...
"Enterprises everywhere are realizing the inherent benefits of running their core IT services in the cloud,” said Todd McKinnon, most recently VP of Engineering at Salesforce.com from 2003 to 2009, and now CEO of the on-demand identity and access management service, Okta. "This shift ...
Derek Singleton at SoftwareAdvice.com has written an interesting article entitled Can Open Source ERP Succeed? He brought up some of the hurdles for the adoption of open source ERP software. Having developed open source ERP and CRM for over five years now, I’d like to ask a diff...
OpenStack Object Storage is an open source software for creating scalable cloud storage solutions. It's open source nature makes it very attractive to service providers. For example, in the recent news (Computer World), Internap is offering a new public cloud storage service that it bu...
Today Russian Prime Minister Putin ordered all federal workers and all governing structures to start moving to Linux and open source software. Someone has convinced Putin that using Linux and open source software saves money. In the long run it may, but for the next several years it’ll...
"I think that marketers like 'cloud computing' because it is devoid of substantive meaning...perhaps the term 'careless computing' would suit it better." -- Richard Stallman I agree, Chrome OS seems like a very bad, and maybe evil, idea. Although I like the Chrome browser--it doesn'...
For years, everything has been moving to computers. But it hasn’t always been easy. Many things about computers are highly technical, densely interrelated and generally frustrating. For businesses, it takes a lot of money to dive deeply into technology. Companies spend a material perc...
Keith Curtis, author of 'After the Software Wars' has published an Open Letter to the American author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, in which he sings the praises of free software and laments that "Proprietary software and a lack of cooperation among our software scientists has ...
A flashback to IntelliJ IDEA open-sourcing one year ago, plus addition of Android development support to the free IntelliJ IDEA 10 Community Edition. In short: * There’s been no drop in sales of IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate * A 25% increase in new customers over the same period last year...
"Larry Ellison is borderline bat-shit crazy on a good day," the analyst Rob Enderle is quoted as saying in a piece last week by Sam Gustin - a senior writer at DailyFinance, an AOL Finance & Money site. Enderle was prompted to utter this remark by speculation that perhaps the Oracle...
One of the advantages Pulse is pushing out to its one million developers is the ability to manage four years of Eclipse platform technologies from a single dashboard, including Eclipse 3.0, also known as Helios. Getting developers on board. That’s the challenge technologies from Linux...
This past week I spent a few days in San Francisco attending the VMworld 2010 event which included a Wednesday evening concert with the Australian band INXS. Despite some long lines (or queues) waiting to get into sessions, keynotes or lunch resulting in delays reminiscent of trying...
It is said that one image says more than a thousand words. This image illustrates how OpenNebula emphasizes interoperability and portability, recognizing that their users have data-centers composed of different hardware and software components for security, virtualization, storage, an...
Mr. and Mrs. President Bashar al-Assad: At the tender age of 17 months my severely ill daughter Sofia, an American citizen, was abducted by her mother on Monday, July 26, in Istanbul, Turkey, and taken to Syria. I was informed yesterday by Sofia's mother that she will not be comi...
Konfuzius-1770 There has been a lot of press already about OpenStack’s announcement yesterday about their new open source cloud computing software. OpenStack says that the goal is, ‘to allow any organization to create and offer cloud computing capabilities using open source software r...
There’s a real explosion of cloud platforms and management tools, it seems you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one these days. In the commercial proprietary solutions space you have – CA’s 3Terra Rackspace Champion's Open Source CloudAppLogic, Enomaly, Nimbula, RightScale. In op...
[openstack] Late yesterday, Rackspace launched OpenStack with a reasonable community of boosters. OpenStack aims to disrupt the cloud stack red ocean with a complete open source release of the Rackspace CloudServers compute and CloudFiles object storage systems for use by anybody. Imp...
BIRT Introduced OLAP style data cubes and crosstabs in version 2.2 and while they have been around for some time we still get a lot of questions on how to use and manipulate them. Below are just some of the resources that have been posted to BIRT Exchange that should help you with cub...
You are a developer and you are short of cash (who is not in these days of gloom and doom with millions out of jobs)to buy all the fancy software. You could go to Open Source, or get programs for free. The evaluation editions are great but they can be a headache. By evaluating, you a...
BIRT 2.5.2 provides a variety of tools to construct reports to analyze data. These include charts, aggregation elements, drill to detail capabilities, nested tables, data cubes and crosstabs. These features are presented very well in the AJAX based viewer when deployed to the web, supp...
We have come a long way in the history/archives /library world. The internet and now open source programming is swinging doors & windows wide open for the little guy or gal. The audience can now be wooed and targeted like never before and across the globe to boot! I own a website htt...
At first glance, the ecosystem in the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) world can seem a bit complicated. There are several ways to get software: project websites where you can download it directly, use a software management tool that your Linux distribution provides, or you may als...
In this edition of the quarterly update, I’m happy to tell you about the opentaps 1.4 Release; New opentaps.org website, forum, and training video store opentaps-Magento integration; Development goals for opentaps 1.5; A proof of concept for opentaps 2.0 based on OSGi, Spring dy...
DevCentral has many rock star contributors. Most are not affiliated officially with F5 Networks, or DevCentral for that matter, but there are several F5ers who believe in the community, and really believe in the F5 story. One of those F5ers is Matt VimCauthorn, or as you know him in ...
Issue: FinishedVerify: Not enough resources: vm instances. Reasoning: This issue arises if the node controller is not registered with the cluster controller or if there are no free VMs available to launch the instance. Solution: In case, the node controller is not registered, the ...
The following log files would be of interest for debugging errors encountered while working with UEC. On CC axis2c.log – This file logs messages specific to Axis2c web services. cc.log – This file logs messages specific to Cluster controller. cc-registration.log –...
I will be attending the 5th Annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference (ETE 2010) this Thursday and Friday, April 8-9, 2010. The event is billed for “developers, architects, and IT executives” and attempts to provide a dynamic forum for “emerging technology and Open ...
There are certainly many benefits to backing up your data to EMC Atmos, but how can users be sure that noone can look at their files after they’re backed up online? Until now, that was a nagging question with no good answer. With the introduction of AES 128-bit encryption for files ...
La décennie 2010 - 2020 sera celle du Cloud Computing ; c’est un message que je répète sur ce blog depuis longtemps et il est maintenant bien accepté par tous les fournisseurs, y compris les «historiques», par la grande majorité des responsables informatiques. Les deux composantes t...
1.4 is a big number. The recent opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Version 1.4 release marks a milestone of our effort to build free, openly available enterprise software. This journey began over six years ago with the goal of building full featured business software that could work for a...
Google announced that they would open source the PowerMeter API that integrates home energy monitoring devices directly into Google's Power meter . The Google meter is a free software tool that lets you monitor your personal energy consumption from iGoogle homepage so that you can mak...
When I saw David Skok's name on recent Ulitzer authors page I was pleasantly surprised. David is one of the key figures in the technology space for the past two decades, including his venture capital activities. Throughout his long career, he successfully launched a number of companies...
Something as simple as chalk, a tool used by nearly everybody n the country, was not being produced in the domestic business sector. Dr. Bukenya changed that. The chalk problem was quickly rectified, and a new program of “can we make it in Uganda” started. The basic idea is if the p...
Great companies are almost always run by great management teams. And great management teams know that the only way to improve a process is to start by measuring it. Good metrics should also be actionable, and drive successful behavior. In this post I hope to help show how to figure out...
John Wilbanks of Creative Commons (and head of Science Commons) is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk about the threats to science’s generativity. He takes Jonathan Zittrain’s definition of generativity: “a system’s capacity to produced unanticipated change through unfiltered contribution...
This week I am very excited because we released Zenoss Core 2.5.2 with a cool new feature,  Xen hypervisor monitoring. I am very happy to see Zenoss put this out as open source software, because it’s the beginning of what could be a great piece of software. Now that this is out ...
In life, occasionally it is refreshing to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. In the context of cloud computing, it is imperative that you do this quite often. While it is easy to be focused and locked into a particular segment of the cloud, as I often do with PaaS, users ...
I published a link to my post "Choosing a SOA Consultant" in Ulitzer. Ulitzer is a "new media" site. The site provides a portal like page for every author. You can look at my page as an example. Each article's page includes related articles. For example "Choosing a SOA Consult...
The OpenNebula open source project has just released a new web site. This is not only a new look for opennebula.org but a whole new site for the community, a new place to share resources, contribute developments and discuss about components and solutions around OpenNebula. In the la...
If you are a cloud provider or consumer, specifically in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) landscape, it’s hard not to be excited by the work going on in the Open Cloud Computing Interface Working Group. Owing to the growing number of IaaS providers and increasing adoption of the ...