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Setting up a deployment process on the cloud means a variety of choices. Most likely you’re prepared to make some tradeoffs. But getting a view across these potential tradeoffs can be difficult. Here are six popular deployments and advice for making the best choice for your organizatio...
Building video calling apps is no small task. Learning about video codecs, signaling, and presence is just the beginning when it comes to implementation. At PubNub, we have partnered our technology with WebRTC to make integration fast and easy to build video chat software. Out of the b...
We recently completed a proof-of-concept (POC) that involved pulling data out of DynamoDB and into Redshift so that business users could analyze the data in an ad hoc manner with JasperSoft. JasperSoft and Redshift are touted as the new way to do data warehousing in the cloud and we we...
Moore-Wilson is a British design and development agency, purveyors of "bespoke technology solutions". In other words, they're in charge of the full web app experience, from design and development to lifecycle maintenance. Their projects are mostly PHP-based, often using Drupal as a CMS...
Recently FireScope Inc. introduced the general availability of its Stratis product. Stratis brings all of the FireScope Unify capabilities to the cloud, with the added advantage of a new architecture that delivers near infinite scalability. Moreover, the new Stratis architecture provid...
The case study features an organization that has made a broad commitment to Linux and has adopted best practices to optimize that environment. The retailer highlighted in this IDC paper has taken an important step toward building a tightly controlled standard Linux server operating sys...
The recent train wreck that was the CA batch process failure at RBS should probably be ringing alarm bells for some folks running batch processes into their systems; however, more importantly it should remind us of two important things. A call I participated on a couple of months back...
The role and impact of integration has shifted, and a more comprehensive and managed approach to integration is required, thanks to such major trends as cloud, hybrid computing, and managing massive datasets.
Data-driven businesses are facing some tough challenges in today’s rapidly changing information landscape. As decision cycles continue to shrink, companies need to act on information within hours and minutes rather than weeks and days. At the same time, the volume of data that needs to...
When the time had come for pizza chain Pizza Nova to upgrade their IT, they tapped restaurant point of sale software developer Volante Systems and their Java based, Pizza POS solution to do the job. And it runs on Linux, too. Leading Canadian pizza chain Pizza Nova has been satisfying...
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Bango provides technology that powers commerce for businesses targeting the growing market of Internet-enabled mobile phone users. Bango’s products collect payment from mobile users for online content and services, and provide accurate analytics bac...
With over 50,000 pages, Wellesley’s website serves as the primary informational source for prospective students and their families and for students, faculty, staff and alumnae. So, over a year ago, the college’s president and entire senior staff launched a strategic overhaul of their w...
Being in the security business, I am constantly surprised by how many companies continue to rely on security practices that they know to be poor. Organizations, large and small, make excessive use of the root user account to perform routine maintenance on their UNIX and Linux computers...
Wikis are a great software tool for collaboratively creating and editing content. They seem to be an obvious choice for building a community Web infrastructure. Yet they have serious drawbacks that made JBoss.org choose a Content Management System (CMS) instead of a Wiki to build its n...
Over the course of the past few decades, the consumer media industry has evolved from a slow-moving oligopoly dominated by a handful of vertically integrated networks to a highly fragmented and competitive marketplace of content creation, publication, and distribution players. This dis...
Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago, WBEQ 90.7 FM Morris, and WBEW 89.5 FM Chesterton) is a community-supported, non-commercial public service broadcasting institution for 7.7 million people throughout Chicago and surrounding regions. Chicago Public Radio produces, acquires, and...
Learning how to solve existing problems is one of the keys to developing a successful product. Learning when to turn to the open source community to facilitate innovation is another quality that more and more companies are beginning to realize. The BitLeap story provides a real-world e...
Customers have high expectations that their software solutions have been stress-tested thoroughly in advance for every conceivable combination of events that might occur in production and that vendors who put out buggy products are exposed quickly.
For the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), using technology to further the education of its 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students is nothing new. In 1983, UNCC became the first U.S. university to electronically categorize its library, and for the past 10 years the s...
When obstacles such as poverty, lack of education or disabilities keep people from finding jobs, Goodwill is there to help. We do that by selling your donations of clothing and household goods in local Goodwill stores and using the revenue to fund our job-training programs in your comm...
The Marena Group in Lawrenceville, Georgia, has always followed its own path and bucked convention. A maker of compression garments for athletic and post-surgical use, the company exports approximately half of its domestically produced goods to overseas markets - a true exception in th...
Mention the state of Maine, and most people envision things like lobsters, lighthouses, and lumber mills; 'publishing shop' probably wouldn't spring to mind. Yet in the sleepy hamlet of Surry, along a picturesque inlet not far from Bar Harbor, The Borealis Press greeting card and gift ...
This year, Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas, became the first community hospital in the country to adopt Open Source-based electronic health records (EHR). The implementation reflects the emergence of Open Source alternatives in healthcare applications as well as the growing...
Movielink (www.movielink.com) is an online movie download service offering U.S. broadband customers an extensive selection of recently released films and classic movies covering every genre for rent or purchase. Movielink, LLC was founded in 2002 as a joint venture of five major studio...