Top Stories

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 database’s other co-founder David Axmark a few months ago. Monty’s decision, in the works for months and all wrapped up with his perception that Sun was mishandling MySQL development, was still “pixel-ating,” so to speak, on his blog when news of Marten’s exit broke. Monty was unhappy with MySQL 5.1 being rushed out the door and with the community’s access to the database’s source code under Sun. Mickos, like Axmark, apparently felt stifled inside a big company and maybe never intended staying longer. He is quoted as saying in his farewell address to the troops, “I love the challenge ... (more)

Open Source Visionary Larry Augustin Joins Appcelerator Board

"It's a continuation of the work that I've been doing the past 20 years," affirmed Larry Augustin, one of the most respected figures in open source and the creator of SourceForge.net, the world's largest open source software development community, as it was announced this week that he had joined JBoss Founder and former CEO Marc Fleury on the advisory board of Appcelerator, the Platinum Sponsor of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East in New York City (March 18-20, 2008) and of SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 East (June 23-24, 2008), also in NYC. “I’m pleased to help Appcelerator bring the benefits of open source to solve real-life business problems," said Augustin as the announcement was made. “Larry was present at the creation of the open source movement so his appointment with Appcelerator is a natural fit,” said Jeff Haynie, the company&... (more)

Intrexx enables leading system supplier to make SAP data mobile

Initiative results in earnings growth of 250,000 euros for Noelle & Nordhorn London, 6 February 2012 - United Planet (www.unitedplanet.com), one of the leading developers of enterprise portal software in Europe, is pleased to announce that its intranet and portal suite, Intrexx has played a pivotal role in a new sales initiative for Noelle & Nordhorn GmbH, a leading system supplier in the West of Germany. Intrexx enabled the company to create a mobile web application for its SAP ERP system in only four weeks. It provides sales staff and other field workers with real-time access to important customer information via an iPhone when they are out of the office or at an onsite meeting. The mobile SAP application is easy to use and has helped the sales team to be more flexible and responsive in all interactions with new and existing customers. It has helped the sales team... (more)

Lucene/Solr Revolution 2013 in San Diego Fosters Continued Innovation Within the Lucene/Solr Open Source Search Community

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  LucidWorks, the company transforming the way people access information, today shared highlights of Lucene/Solr Revolution 2013, which took place April 29 - May 2, 2013 at The Westin San Diego. More than 400 attendees, including many of the brightest minds in open source search, participated in the fourth annual Lucene/Solr Revolution, discussing topics and trends driving the next generation of search. The conference was preceded by two days of Apache Lucene, Solr and Big Data training. Big data trends continue to drive interest in Lucene/Solr's unmatched capabilities for building flexible, cost-effective, and scalable search applications, which are shaping the future of search for technologists across sectors and industries around the world. To meet the growing interest, LucidWorks has announced that its next major... (more)

Echelon Announces Next-Generation Multi-Application Control Node to Accelerate Utilities' Grid Modernization Efforts

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), the world's leading control networking platform provider, today announced the new DCN 3000 distributed control node, a multi-protocol, multi-application platform designed to help electric utilities around the world accelerate and simplify their grid modernization and optimization programs. The DCN 3000 extends Echelon's proven, reliable grid technology with increased computing power and flexibility, establishing a more intelligent communication infrastructure between grid devices and the utility head-end through a variety of wireless and fixed connectivity options. A powerful, extensible and easy-to-install data concentrator and applications processor, the Echelon DCN 3000 manages smart meters, sensors and other grid devices on the low-voltage grid. Its ARM processor and Linux-based pl... (more)

Nordic Semiconductor führt die erste ARM-mbed-Entwicklungsplattform der Welt für Bluetooth-Smart-Applikationen ein

OSLO, Norwegen, February 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gemeinschaftsprojekt führt Bluetooth-Smart-Entwicklungstools in das ARM mbed Ökosystem ein und ermöglicht so den Entwicklern eine rasche Prototypentwicklung für Wireless-Produkte Das Spezialunternehmen für HF-Halbleitertechnologien mit geringstem Stromverbrauch ("Ultra Low Power - ULP") Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) und ARM®, ein weltmarktführender Anbieter für Intellectual Property im Halbleitersektor, haben die Markteinführung von nRF51822-mKIT, einer Plattform zur schnellen, leichten und flexiblen Entwicklung von Bluetooth®-Smart-Applikationen (Bluetooth-Applikationen mit geringstem Stromverbrauch, einem Kennzeichnungselement der Bluetooth-Version v4.1) angekündigt.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140224/671580 ) Während das Internet der Dinge ("Internet of Things - IoT") noch in den Kinde... (more)

Chem4Word gains ChemDoodle's Chemical Drawing and Publishing Capabilities

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Outercurve Foundation has partnered with iChemLabs to integrate iChemLab's open source ChemDoodle Web components with Chem4Word 1.5, a new release. It is available for download as a beta, enables users to intuitively draw 2D molecules from scratch. Chem4Word student and researcher users will benefit by having access to ChemDoodle, the standard in chemical drawing, from within Microsoft Word. Chem4Word's interface is made easier and more informative by the Web components, which can immediately recognize chemical structures. Chem4Word Documents are portable, sharable, and can be read on any machine. "ChemDoodle was a great fit for providing users with a more versatile set of chemical authoring options in Chem4Word, and the rich API support made it easy for us to integrate," said Alex Wade, a Chem4Word proj... (more)

Apps Alliance and Intuit Announce Open Source Code for Mobile App Privacy Notifications

Apps Alliance member Intuit today announced that it will provide developers with open source software code to implement at-a-glance mobile app privacy notices. The code will allow app developers to comply with the Mobile App Privacy Voluntary Code of Conduct developed through last year’s U.S. government-hosted multistakeholder talks on mobile app privacy. The code enables developers to incorporate “privacy screens,” or simple notifications of what data the app is collecting and with whom it is shared. “We're developing an open-source code for a standard mobile short-form privacy notice because we believe that now is the time for Intuit, and other companies, to take a more proactive role in letting users of mobile applications know what data is collected about them and who it is shared with,” said Barb Lawler, Intuit chief privacy officer. “Our partnership with the ... (more)

LumaStream Showcases Low-Voltage LED Lighting Solutions Delivering Breakthrough Performance for U.S. Retailers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LumaStream today announced the release of new intelligent, low-voltage, LED lighting systems with unprecedented efficiency and light quality for retail and restaurant lighting applications. Combining LumaStream's strength in low-voltage LED solutions for restaurant chains with ELPRO's proven success serving retail brands, the two companies will be jointly exhibiting at the upcoming SPECS 2014 annual conference and exhibition, March 9-12 in Dallas. LumaStream offers the only holistic approach to low-voltage power distribution for LED lighting. Unlike other LED companies that use traditional wiring, LumaStream uses thin-gauge, low-voltage wiring to carry power to LED fixtures. The same wire also fully controls and dims the LEDs, eliminating the need for secondary control wiring. Remote, digital drivers achieve clean... (more)

CEO Mike Ellis of ForgeRock to Be Interviewed Live Today on Clear Channel Business Talk Radio DFW 1190AM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/11/14 -- ForgeRock, the fastest growing identity platform vendor, today announced that CEO Mike Ellis will be interviewed live today by host Michael Yorba on Clear Channel Business Talk Radio's The Traders Network. The interview will touch on ForgeRock's view of the security/threat landscape, and why identity relationship management (IRM) is not only important, but it is imperative in driving successful security initiatives and top-line business revenue. Ellis will also discuss ForgeRock's achievements over the past year and outlook for 2014. All investors, analysts, industry professionals and prospective customers that are interested in learning more about ForgeRock, its goals, upcoming projects and recent developments are invited to tune in and listen live via Clear Channel's nationally syndicated iHeart Radio stream. The i... (more)

Actuate’s Nobby Akiha and Industry Expert Shaku Atre to Present Uninterrupted Operational Intelligence for Business Analytics on March 19th

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced that its Senior Vice President of Marketing, Nobby Akiha, will co-present with Shaku Atre, President of Atre Group, Inc., in a webinar entitled, “Uninterrupted Operational Intelligence and Business Analytics.” This complimentary webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. PT. Akiha and Atre will focus on the two components of practicing Uninterrupted Operational Intelligence: first, the ability to rapidly access, process and analyze Big Data; and second, the ability to respond instantly to newly discovered insights. An effective Uninterrupted Operational Intelligence System ensures that customers are alerted of important, personalized information in real time, giving them the opportunity to act upon it immediately. Mark Ga... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
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...