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To most who practice it, technology is a religion. So it will come as no surprise that one amongst us now claims to have discovered the “true Cloud,” the Cloud beyond simple development, the Cloud that brings us to the nirvana of serious application deployment and production via the cl...
OpenXava 3.1.4 is an open source framework to rapid development of Portlet Enterprise applications deployable in WebSphere Portal 6.1. With OpenXava, you only need to write your model, POJOs and Java annotations. You do not need to write the view, and the controller (for CRUD, print...
With its latest software update, open source groupware innovator Open-Xchange is previewing the ability to integrate social network information. For example, adding LinkedIn contacts into the Open-Xchange address book.
There's now such a thing as Open Source for America.org (OSA), a consortium started by a large swat of open source commercializers to push their products on the federal government. They figure they've got a free-spending friend in Washington living in the White House that they might...
Adobe announced two new Adobe Flash Platform open source initiatives for developers, media companies and publishers. The new efforts will help content owners extend their online media efforts, as they look to create new business opportunities and monetization strategies for publishing ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Maxworks to exhibit at the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East. The 15th International SOA World Conference will take place June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. Maxworks is a leading opensource SOA Solutions Provider. Maxworks combines Java...
Coming off its record year, Likewise Software is announcing a $10 million funding round. Earlier this year, the company reported 20,000 organizations using its open source software and revenues increasing by 500 percent year-over-year. As corporate networks became more diverse with inc...
CohesiveFT (http://www.cohesiveft.com), the leader in onboarding solutions for virtual and cloud computing infrastructures, today announced a technology preview of Elastic Server deployment to Eucalyptus private clouds. Elastic Server Personal Edition users can now dynamically deploy c...
Partitions created in the hard drive enable you to install different operating systems. A partition table is positioned at the first sector (cylinder 0, head 0 and sector 1, Master Boot Record) of every hard drive. This table contains the information about locations and sizes on the ha...
Here’s the roadmap for Clear Toolkit 4 for the year of 2009: 1. Offer data syncrhonization solution for AIR/BlaseDS applications - March 2009 2. Enhance Flex UI component to support PDF generation on the client - April 2009 3. Release documentation on classes from Clear component libra...
Google has opened up a site called Google Code Labs, not to be mistaken for Google Code or Google Labs, where developers can now go to get involved with potential products in their early days, familiarize themselves with APIs still being formulated and presumably build off them while G...
Quoting unnamed sources the Dow Jones All Things Digital blog reported Friday that Yahoo and Microsoft have started sounding each other out again about a search and ad partnership and said Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz met the week before last.
ParaScale, Inc., a startup company developing cloud storage solutions, announced today at SYS-CON Media's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo the immediate global availability of ParaScale Cloud Storage (PCS) software. As a software-only solution that can be downloaded from the web and a...
There are some restrictions in this Tech Preview so be sure to check out the iPhone Community pages we have set up for requirements, tips and forum discussions. If you want to set up a separate test environment to test your apps over 3G we have a preconfigured XenApp Virtual Appliance ...
Greenplum claims to have created the lightening-fast flow of data into its database for large-scale analytics and data warehousing. It says it’s getting loading speeds of over 4TB an hour in production with a negligible impact on concurrent database operations.
Free Softwares overtakes proprietary softwares on the management softwares market. Open ERP V5 takes an unquestionable lead on its larger competitors. Two very thorough studies have compared Open ERP with its proprietary and free competitors, showing an advance of several years for Ope...
3tera’s global network of data center partners puts the power of cloud computing where you need it. Or, you can install AppLogic in your own data center, for the most flexible IT infrastructure available. 3Tera, Inc. is the innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing ...
Yakov Fain, one of the top 3 Ulitzer bloggers, launched a new magazine on Ulitzer as a one stop shop for all Flex/AIR/Java developers who decided to use open source Clear Toolkit framework for developing enterprise rich Internet applications.
Xandros announced a turnkey software solution with a new user experience for ARM technology-based netbooks and other low-powered Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). The Xandros solution enables mobile OEM vendors and communications carriers to bring desktop computing to mobile devices with...
Funambol and a la Mobile announced the availability of enhanced open source sync software for Android. a la Mobile has extended Funambol's SyncML-based Android client to sync additional PIM data, pictures, music and videos. Furthermore, a la Mobile is contributing the enhanced Android ...
Black Duck Software, the open source tracking start-up, took in $9.5 million in new money on Monday, and then on Tuesday it got a new CEO, Tim Yeaton, once senior VP of worldwide marketing at Red Hat, an architect of its JBoss acquisition, and more recently chief marketing officer of E...
The Mono Project, an open-source initiative sponsored by Novell, announced the availability of Moonlight 1.0, an open source project that provides Linux users access to Microsoft Silverlight content. According to the company, Moonlight provides the platform Linux users need to use Silv...
Red Hat announced the global availability of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 4.3, an integrated and standards-based open source platform for hosting and portal based applications and rich web presences. JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 4.3 maintains its focus on enterprise needs with ...
Comodo CA announced that its code-signing certificates enable developers to sign extensions or "add-ons" for installer modules using Mozilla Foundation standards. Comodo code-signing certificates enable developers to sign Mozilla extensions or "Add-ons" for a wide variety of different ...
Sun has lost the stickiness test. MySQL boss Marten Mickos, the operation’s former CEO and senior VP of Sun’s database group since its acquisition almost exactly one year ago, is following co-founder and MySQL’s original developer Monty Widinius out the door. Sun lost the open source d...
He says, "The main reason for leaving was that I am not satisfied with the way the MySQL server has been developed....In particular I would have like to see the server development to be moved to a true open development environment that would encourage outside participation and without ...
Talend, the open source data integration software house, has secured $12 million in Series C financing to help fuel growth. The round is being led by Balderton Capital, an early investor in MySQL, and existing backer AGF Private Equity bringing Talend’s total funding to more than $20 m...
Ironic Software has released OpenMeta, a new open sourced standard for metadata on OS X. OpenMeta, working with established OS X technologies, ushers in a new wave of standards based document management solutions. These solutions can scale from single laptops through to large organizat...
Ahead of any auction of its assets, SCO has doubled the price of older versions of its OpenServer and UnixWare operating systems so it can “continue to focus on upgrading and maintaining the latest versions of SCO Unix.” The current versions of OpenServer 6 and UnixWare 7.1.4 will ma...
Find out how a leading Pharma switched from their legacy scheduler to Univa UD’s UniCluster environment – and saved 80% on cluster costs in this Unvia Case Study. Click here to view Univa’s Case Study now!
Ulitzer will be launching 6,000 new author sites for the leading technology authors and software industry rock stars. Ulitzer.com is also open for new authors who would like to be published on any topic. Authors can submit their bio and articles for consideration using the pre-beta pag...
Find out how Pathwork Diagnostics leveraged UniCloud to meet peak processing needs – saving on CAPEX and OPEX while increasing the capacity to innovate. Click here to view Univa’s Case Study now!
Alfresco Software announced the general availability of Alfresco Labs 3 Stable. “This release is designed to be the open source content services platform for all Alfresco and non-Alfresco content applications from document management and web content management to wikis,” said John Newt...
Fortify Software announced that it achieved record growth in Q4 2008, finishing a strong fiscal year 2008 with the largest quarter in company history. Most notably, Fortify increased its bookings in Q4 2008 80% over Q4 2007. The company attributes its success to new business growth in ...
SCO filed its Chapter 11 reorganization plan with the bankruptcy court in Delaware. The notion of getting $100 million from the oil-rich Arabs has disappeared down the same rat hole as $150-a-barrel oil – yes, folks, even Dubai has been crushed in the global depression – so SCO is prop...
Ingres, the open source database company, is using Salesforce CRM. Apparently, it’s been using it for the last couple of months. It integrated Salesforce CRM with the Intacct financial management system from the Force.com AppExchange. It says it gives its sales, marketing and finance s...
Let’s face it - 2008 was a real slog. Even the most wide-eyed optimist would agree that this was one year whose end was long overdue. Of course, ringing in the New Year doesn’t somehow wash away what has become a fairly deep recession, but it does symbolize the fresh start that I think...
DSS announced it will open source the code for its vxVistA electronic health record (EHR) framework, providing their version of VistA under a commercially-friendly open source license that can be used to unite the VistA community. Mark Byers, president and CEO of DSS, said “vxVistA is ...
Focusing on an evolving business environment in which mobile warriors and entrepreneurs need to improve efficiencies in the workplace and stay connected while on the go, Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, (TAIS), announced a ne...
Marvell has announced the PXA168, the first in a family of applications processors targeted at new mass market opportunities in computing and digital consumer devices. The Marvell PXA168 is based on a new architecture that delivers the processing capabilities of an entry-level laptop t...