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Morgan Stanley has gone negative on HP. It says it expects PC unit growth will be in the single digits this year and that HP is in the worst position to cope with a tepid environment. It figures that HP is the most exposed to the new $499 Mac, that it's losing market share in PCs and printers, that a focus on bottom-line results inhibits it from taking sustainable pricing action to take share, that its storage business continues to underperform despite the boom in storage, that it's had trouble getting industry standard servers to customers in the January quarter, that its mega outsourcing deals aren't returning cost savings to the customer or margin to HP, and that Dell has been eating into HP's key printer, enterprise and European markets. Morgan says it believes "the risk of mis-execution rises for HP" over the next six-12 months. It says, "Barring any sort of ma... (more)

Mozilla CEO John Lilly Speaks Out on Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox

John Lilly's Blog Interesting developments in the browser world lately. Between the new beta of IE8 and Google releasing the beta of their new browser (called “Chrome”), not to mention interesting work by the Mozilla team here as well, there’s as much happening as I can ever remember. Let’s start from there: more smart people thinking about ways to make the Web good for normal human beings is good, absolutely. Competition often results in innovation of one sort or another — in the browser you can see that this is true in spades this year, with huge Javascript performance increases, security process advances, and user interface breakthroughs. I’d expect that to continue now that Google has thrown their hat in the ring. It should come as no real surprise that Google has done something here — their business is the web, and they’ve got clear opinions on how things should... (more)

Seven Predictions for Open Source in 2009

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 conditions will certainly prompt businesses to look more closely at alternative IT solutions and open source technology will be one of the big winners next year. Here are a few predictions as to what will re-shape the open source software market in 2009: Adoption of open source software will increase as the economy worsens. As the 2008 recession extends into 2009, it will change the software landscape as the economic "shock" forces businesses to make structural changes to their IT strategies to drive down costs. Open source software eliminates up-front licensing costs and drives down the... (more)

Some thoughts on best practices for SMTP blocking of e-mail spam

Blocking e-mail spam at the time of SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) transfer has become a best practice. There is no point wasting precious bandwidth & disk space and spending time browsing a huge spambox when most of the incoming flow is clearly spam. At LinuxForce our e-mail hygiene service, LinuxForceMail℠, makes extensive use of SMTP blocking techniques (using free and open source software such as Exim, Clam AV, SpamAssassin and Policyd-weight). But we are extremely careful to only block sites and e-mails that are so “spammy” that we are justified in blocking it. That doesn’t prevent false positives, but it keeps them to a minimum. Recently we investigated an incident where one of our users had their e-mail blocked by another company’s anti-spam system. In investigating the problem, we learned that some vendors support an option to block e-mail whose Recei... (more)

Report: IBM Open Source-Based Application Server Growing Nearly Three Times Faster Than JBoss

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/21/06 -- A new research report found that WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Community Edition -- IBM's (NYSE: IBM) open source application server software based on Apache Geronimo -- is gaining share nearly three times as fast as rival JBoss. According to Evans Data Corporation, in a single year WebSphere Application Server Community Edition gained 16 points of market share with Eclipse developers, versus only a 6.6 share gain for JBoss. The second Annual Eclipse Global Enterprise Report from Evans Data Corporation surveyed software developers on their attitudes, awareness, perceptions and concerns of developers regarding Eclipse and Eclipse-related products. Eclipse is an open source, platform independent framework for developing software applications. "WebSphere Application Server Community Edition enables customers and Business... (more)

Ingres CAFE Wins LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award

Ingres Corporation, a leading provider of open source database management software and support services, announced today that Ingres CAFÉ (Consolidated Application Foundation for Eclipse) has won a LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award. Ingres CAFÉ, an open source community contributed project, was named the Best Application Development Tool by an independent panel of judges and industry experts. The award was presented at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo this week in San Francisco, Calif. Ingres CAFÉ was built by developers, for developers, and is designed to enable fast implementation of a Java Development Environment (JDE) by minimizing configuration issues. It is a tool that brings together in one bundle a pre-configured stack of technologies that can be used by community and professional developers to build feature rich Java applications. Given that they are bui... (more)

Broadcom Announces GPON Product Family to Complement Its Broadband Carrier Access Portfolio

PARIS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced its first product offerings in the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) market with a scalable family of products spanning from gigabit bridges to fully integrated access device (IAD) capabilities. Broadcom's GPON portfolio leverages their field proven processor, switch and physical layer (PHY) intellectual property cores, in conjunction with the industry's most widely deployed Linux(R) and voice over IP (VoIP) software suite, enabling Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) solutions. With today's announcement, Broadcom further completes its carrier access portfolio delivering highly integrated solutions for ADSL, VDSL and now GPON technologies. ... (more)

Rob Bearden Joins Black Duck Software's Board of Directors

WALTHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/28/09 -- Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, today announced that Rob Bearden has joined the company's Board of Directors. Bearden comes to Black Duck with more than 20 years of software industry experience building and scaling some of the most successful open source and enterprise software companies in the world. Bearden will apply his software industry experience to support Black Duck's continued expansion and strong growth. A 53 percent third-quarter rise in services contributed to continued top-line bookings growth in the third quarter of 2009 for Black Duck. Rising adoption of tools by enterprises to manage multi-source development, in which software developers combine open source code with in-house deve... (more)

SUSE Leads With Most Certified Applications Across Linux Vendors

NUREMBERG, Germany, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SUSE® today announced that more than 9,000 software applications are fully certified on the latest versions of SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server, with independent software vendors (ISVs) continuing to support new applications each month. Based on publicly available information, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, 10 and 11 have the most certified software applications of any Linux distribution giving customers more options to choose for their Linux environment. In fact, a comparison of SUSE.com and RedHat.com shows that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server offers 33 percent more certified applications than the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the next largest distribution. The number of certified SUSE Linux Enterprise Server applications has grown by more than 85 percent over the past two years to more than 9,200. As Lin... (more)

SwRI Launches ROS-Industrial Consortium

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is launching a cooperative research consortium to accelerate the development of ROS-Industrial, an open-source extension of ROS focused on the needs of industrial users. ROS, which stands for Robot Operating System, is an open-source project providing a common framework of libraries and tools for a wide range of applications, particularly for service and research robots. The ROS-Industrial Consortium (RIC) will enable the industrial robotics community to apply the advanced capabilities of ROS for industrial applications quickly and easily using a common platform, the ROS-Industrial open source software program. The consortium will conduct foundational, precompetitive research and code development at the direction of the membership. Test results, data, recommendations and analysis generated by RIC will create a competitive advanta... (more)

X-ES Introduces 6U CompactPCI SBC Featuring 3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Processor

MIDDLETON, WI -- (Marketwire) -- 09/12/12 -- Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) introduces the XCalibur4402, a 6U CompactPCI Single Board Computer (SBC) supporting the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor. Available in conduction- or air-cooled versions, the XCalibur4402 utilizes the processor's dual- or quad-core technology with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, making it an excellent COTS solution for military, communications, and industrial applications. The XCalibur4402 features include: Conduction- or air-cooled 6U CompactPCI module Dual- or quad-core 2nd generation Intel Core i7 and 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel QM67 Express chipset Processor configurations supported are: Intel dual-core i5-2655LE: 2.2 GHz, 4 MB cache Intel dual-core i7-2610UE: 1.5 GHz, 4 MB cache Intel dual-core i7-3555LE: ... (more)

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Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...