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Skype has released Skype 2.8 Beta for Mac, the latest version of its internet communications software for Mac users. This new release contains a number of new Skype features, including Skype Access and screen sharing. Both of these features will be built into versions of Skype for othe...
LogRhythm announced that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization. As a Participating Organization, LogRhythm will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards. The Coun...
Micro Focus has announced the availability of Micro Focus COBOL for Eclipse, encompassing versions of Micro Focus' Net Express and Server Express solutions designed specifically for the Eclipse open source ecosystem. Micro Focus COBOL for Eclipse provides an integrated development en...
DeviceAnywhere announced the addition of the Google Android G1, reported as the first handset from the open source Android alliance available on the T-Mobile network. The Android G1 device is the latest addition to over 1500 handsets offered on the DeviceAnywhere service, which include...
PremiumSoft's JCODER is a lightweight Java Integrated Development Environment for developers to create, navigate, debug and manage codes quickly and accurately. With JCODER Project Wizard, File Wizard, Class Viewer, Package Viewer, Ant Viewer, Tabbed Documents, JDK profiles, and a cust...
MuleSource has announced a partnership with FastConnect that will provide Mule architecture and implementation services throughout the French market. FastConnect spans the domains of data and service integration, through to the user interface, using technologies such as SOA, distribute...
AccesStream has announced the beta release of its identity access management solution to the open source community, available for immediate download and testing from the company’s website. The goal of the AccesStream project is to deliver an enterprise class solution offering authentic...
Salesforce.com has announced that Ingres Corporation is using Salesforce CRM to support its global business growth. Following a two week deployment, Ingres integrated Salesforce CRM with the Intacct financial management system from the Force.com AppExchange. Salesforce.com partner Dema...
In a recent release by Active Storage the company proclaimed significant performance and ease of use enhancements in the Active Storage XRAID, a RAID storage system for Apple users. Debuted in October 2008, the Active Storage XRAID features a Mac OS X management suite and claims outsta...
Concurrent announced a new software release for its MediaHawk line of video servers. The release is SCTE-130 compliant and features enhancements such as play list support enabling advanced advertising. The SCTE-130 standard supports a unified platform for addressable advertising, provi...
2008 was an eventful, breakthrough year for many open source companies, and 2009 will hold even more promise for the open source market, especially in terms of business purchasing patterns, software business model shifts, and enterprise software stack evolution. The current economic co...
Online encyclopedia Wikipedia announced that it had attained its fundraising goal of six million dollars, enough to cover operating expenses for the current fiscal year. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said more than 125,000 people had donated a total of four million dollars since he mad...
AMD has released code on the ATI R600 series concerning 3D acceleration so that the open-source Linux drivers can begin to support the newer ATI graphics processors. This Linux code is needed to begin fostering the development of an open-source R600 3D driver. The microcode for the new...
It is easy to sympathize with software developers trying to build large, complex enterprise software solutions. At the start, a software development project is like a smooth sheet of ice: full of possibility. It’s a clean slate, free from architectural flaws, bugs, and broken code. But...
Sun Microsystems has announced it will strive to solve accessibility challenges for all devices from cell phones to desktops and Web applications by leading a consortium of over 20 other companies and organizations. The consortium will help define new approaches and solutions for build...
XAware has announced the general availability of XAware 5.2, the open source data integration solution for creating and managing composite data services. Working closely with its user community, XAware has included upgrades that give developers new design options that make it easier to...
Red Hat has started a new software maintenance service called Extended Update Support (EUS) that’s supposed to save bigger customers money if they standardize on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment, like, say, RHEL 5.2, for up to 18 months, which, Red Hat says, is three times longer...
The openSUSE Project has hit release 11.1, the latest version of its free open source Linux distribution and the widgetry that the upcoming SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 will be based on. This time there's a new license that eliminates the EULA. The project has removed proprietary so...
Ah, the Christmas spirit of “peace on earth, goodwill to men” must be wafting over Redmond, Washington. Microsoft said Tuesday that to – wait, lemme quote – “help foster interoperability among office productivity applications,” it’s gone and published documentation detailing its implem...
Novell has made Roger Levy, the head of its Open Platform Solutions (OPS) unit, SVP of strategic development and told him to focus on a cross-business strategy and the data center, end-user computing, and identity and security management markets. Meanwhile, Markus Rex, who used to be t...
Adobe’s AIR for Linux, the runtime engine that supports rich Internet apps (RIAs), has caught up with its Windows and Mac siblings. The company has released AIR 1.5 for Linux, the first time the Linux desktop variant has made it as a production-grade, Adobe-supported release. And now a...
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has sued Cisco for copyright infringement. It says Cisco’s Linksys division uses GNU code and won’t honor the GPL 2 and LGPL 2 and 2.1 licenses that the GNU software’s distributed under and give customers the source code to the Cisco-modified embedded...
This is not the first time Jobs is having hissy fit over Macworld and its producer IDG World Expo. A few years ago when a genius IDG guy decided to move Macworld Expo East from New York City to Boston to save a few bucks, Steve Jobs was reportedly on the phone cursing every letter in t...
Last week the name of Arun Sarin, the former head of Vodafone, was being bandied about as a possible replacement for Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang. However, according to the Financial Times, Sarin has decided he doesn’t want the job. The paper said, “It is understood that one reason for his rej...
In a move that takes SpringSource further into the cloud computing environment, SpringSource announced at its annual developer conference in Florida that it will be working with VMware to make available VMware images of its software. “The partnership between SpringSource and VMware bri...
RedHawk 5.2 was developed to address particular needs in real-time application development. New features include an enhanced industry standard Linux kernel (2.6.26); multi-platform synchronization; advanced memory shielding; and support for the latest x86 CPUs and chipsets.
CodeGear RAD Studio 2009, Embarcadero’s flagship product for Windows and .NET platforms, combines the rapid application development capabilities of Delphi® 2009 and C++Builder® 2009 with the recently introduced .NET development capabilities of Delphi Prism™. This combination of product...
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...
Last Friday Sun Microsystems, its fortunes about as low as a snake’s belly, moved its StarOffice franchise into a new Cloud Computing unit with clear instructions to “grow revenues.” StarOffice 9, the latest rev of the Microsoft wannabe, was sent to market Monday priced at $34.95 for a...
In an effort to head off its disappearance below the horizon, Sun is going to lay off 5,000-6,000 people, 15%-18% of its workforce, and restructure its software business, never a great money maker. Among the first to go is the head of software Rich Green. Sun said he has chosen to leav...
A round-up of the many themes and topics of interest to infrastructure architects, developers and IT managers featuring at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo being held November 19-21, 2008 at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. The conference is expecting a record turnout of senio...
The new LISA Eclipse Edition offers deep integration with many aspects of the platform, including the IDE, Source Control, Lifecycle Management, SWT interface elements, and other tools that operate inside of Eclipse. LISA test case documents can be stored and executed within the workfl...
To create application and workload best practices, Mellanox, Dell, and AMD have provided a new Dell PowerEdge SC 1435 twenty-four node cluster, utilizing the latest Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors and Mellanox ConnectX® InfiniBand adapters to the HPC Advisory Council Cluster Center. ...
RightScale, the cloud manager, is supporting the open source Eucalyptus Public Cloud (EPC) run by the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) for purposes of cloud research and experimentation. RightScale and Eucalyptus want to tickle widespread cloud development and adoption, a...
From CEP and Composable Services to Real-Time SOA Systems and SOA For Parallel Computing, this is a round-up of the many themes and topic of interest to architects, developers and managers featuring at the 14th International SOA World Conference & Expo being held November 19-21, 2008 a...
Today, offerings such as Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are providing a new model for on demand compute resources based on virtual machines. Virtual appliances are a natural deployment vehicle for this type of infrastructure, allowing a clean separation between the me...
"Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition is a terrific milestone that underlines the value in our twin track release strategy," said Jane Silber, COO of Canonical. "The server edition embraces cloud computing, virtualization, mail server enhancements, Java development and deployment as well as a ra...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global SOA technology provider WSO2 named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, Califor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels will deliver the opening keynote at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmont Hotel at the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. The first International...
Cloud computing is an opportunity for businesses to implement low-cost, low-power and high-efficiency systems to deliver scalable infrastructure. But moving to a cloud infrastructure is not necessarily as nice and clean as the providers would want you to think. With cloud infrastructur...