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Computer Associates has offered to pay $10 million to get the government's investigators off its back and keep the SEC from dragging it into court. Seems a bit chintzy considering the amount of finagling CA did to meet or exceed Wall Street estimates. However, CA has called it an "initial offer." ... (more)

Microsoft & Citrix Cross-License

A few days before Christmas, Microsoft cut a five-year patent cross-licensing deal with Citrix, assuring Citrix of continued access to Windows Server code into the next-generation Longhorn timeframe. Microsoft has promised a Longhorn beta later this year and the widgetry is supposed to include new Terminal Server technology code named Bearpaw rumored to threaten Citrix. The new arrangement apparently de-claws Bearpaw probably because Citrix has promised not to put its MetaFrame technology on Linux servers. For its part, Microsoft, of course, is on a new patent cross-licensing kick. It's done a patent deals with Autodesk, Cisco, SAP and Siemens and reportedly has another dozen irons in the fire. The new arrangement with Citrix, which replaces one set to expire in May, also includes a new technology collaboration agreement to tighten up the integration between Windows... (more)

Open Source Collaboration Software Maker Open-Xchange Secures $9 Million

Open-Xchange has closed a Series B round of venture funding to the tune of $9 million. The round was led by German venture firm eCAPITAL Entrepreneurial Partners AG and joined by BayBG and existing Munich-based investor BayTech Venture Capital (if you’re looking for a connection: the company has R&D operations in the country). Open-Xchange had raised a total of $8.8 million in a Series A financing round from angel investors and BayTech back in 2006. Built as open source software, Open-Xchange aims to provide an alternative to commercial platforms like Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, including features like mobility support (iPhones, Blackberry), document sharing, shared calendars and shared address books. The Tarrytown, NY-based company claims it has managed to increase the number of paid mailboxes by 4 year over year, bringing its total to 8.4 million as a resul... (more)

Enterprise Architecture’s Quest for Its Proper Identity

This guest post comes courtesy of Len Fehskens, Vice President of Skills and Capabilities at The Open Group. By Len Fehskens It is my impression, from what I read and hear in many enterprise and business architecture blogs and forums, that the enterprise architecture (EA) community comprises multiple factions, and which faction you are part of depends on how you answer two questions. These are fundamental questions that I suspect many in the EA community (present company excepted, of course) have not asked themselves explicitly, or, if they have, considered why they would answer them one way or the other. I believe the answers to these questions color the way we talk and think about enterprise architecture, and until the EA community as a whole comes to a consensus regarding their answers, we risk talking past one another, using the same words but meaning significantl... (more)

Network Security Software Developer Primonics and MBX Systems Partner to Manufacture Syncsafe Authentication Gateway Appliance

WAUCONDA, Ill., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MBX Systems, a leading contract manufacturer and integrator of server appliances for OEMs and independent software vendors (ISVs), today announced an appliance manufacturing partnership with Primonics Inc. for its Syncsafe(R) Authentication Gateway for network security. Developed with powerful open source technologies, the Syncsafe application is delivered on a hardened Linux appliance and can be deployed in minutes. Primonics chose a server appliance as the method for delivering Syncsafe because as a complete system it reduces the expense and unpredictability of application deployment. An appliance ships fully installed with the application, operating system and supporting programs. It also provides the reliability that is critical for a network security application, like Syncsafe, where stability is paramount to protecting... (more)

Thomson Reuters Celebrates Ten Innovative Sites and Services Using OpenCalais

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/21/09 -- Web 2.0 Summit - Thomson Reuters today issued an update on its OpenCalais Initiative, and cited ten innovative sites and services that use OpenCalais to reduce costs, deliver compelling content experiences and mine the social web for insight. "Less than two years into the project, 18,000 developers have joined the OpenCalais community and we are now processing four million documents per day," said Tom Tague, OpenCalais Initiative lead, Thomson Reuters. "We are inspired and humbled by the creativity that today's Web 2.0 entrepreneurs and online publishers have brought to bear in putting OpenCalais to work, and we are thrilled to recognize ten new sites and services that are changing the way we engage with news and the social Web." The newest publishers to join CBS Interactive / CNET, Huffington Post, DailyMe and others... (more)

SYNTASA Delivers Killer Big Data Analytics Apps Powered by Hortonworks Data Platform

SYNTASA™ today announced it has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program to offer an Analytics as a Service (AaaS) platform on enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®. The SYNTASA™ analytic applications focus on addressing specific business challenges by delivering real-time decision science results, not just a toolset for developing analytics. Utilizing Hortonworks Data Platform, the industry’s only 100-percent open source Apache Hadoop distribution, SYNTASA is able to immediately scale Big Data Analytics for real-time ingestion, algorithm execution and output to dramatically change the speed and understanding of business decisions. Example applications from SYNTASA are in the online retail-marketing sector driving content personalization and more effective campaign management. Additional applications targeted in the U.S. federal government sector and financial servic... (more)

ACT-IAC to Host Management of Change 2014

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier government IT community’s public-private partnership, today announced that it will host the 34th Annual Management of Change (MOC) education and training event on May 18 – 20, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake in Cambridge, Md. Attendees at this year’s event will explore how to redefine the federal government’s brand for the 21st century as a creator of breakthrough innovation. Featured keynote speakers will include government, industry and academia leaders, including Retired Brig. General Allison Hickey, Under Secretary for Benefits at the Department of Benefit Affairs. “In the past, the government brand was that of a trusted leader in technology and innovation, credited with lofty accomplishments such as putting a man on the moon and developing the concept of the Internet,... (more)

Industrial Internet Consortium Reaches over 50 Members Two Months after Launch

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announces it has over 50 members and several key initiatives underway, two months after it was launched. “We’re very excited about the rapid progress we’ve made since the IIC was founded,” said Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium. “Our members are already leaders in their respective industries, and with the projects that are poised to come out of our working groups, they are leading the charge for adoption of the Industrial Internet.” New Members The new members, who join IIC founders AT&T, Cisco, GE, Intel and IBM, are from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. They include: Accenture             Pitney Bowes Bayshore Networks Inc PrismTech BlackBerry PTC Inc Bosch Purfresh Inc Cubicon Corporation Real-Time Innovations Dan Hussain RhoData Corporation Datawatch SevOne, Inc. Ec... (more)

After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad, Increasingly Archaic, Increasingly Unfriendly

My recent switch to a single-boot Ubuntu setup on my Thinkpad T60 simply floors me on a regular basis. Most recently it's had to do with the experience of maintaining the software. Fresh from a very long Windows 2000 experience and a four-month Windows XP experience along with a long-time Linux sys admin role puts me in a great position to assess Ubuntu. Three prior attempts over the years at using Linux as my daily desktop OS had me primed for failure. Well, Ubuntu takes Linux where I've long hoped it would go - easy to use, reliable, dependable, great applications too but more on that later. It has some elegance to it - bet you never heard that about a Linux desktop before. There are many night-and-day differences between Windows and Ubuntu and, for a guy that does 80% standard office tasks and the rest of the time I'm doing Linux admin tasks, it was nearly all i... (more)

SCO CEO Posts Open Letter to the Open Source Community

In an open letter to the OS community, Darl McBride writes: 'The most controversial issue in the information technology industry today is the ongoing battle over software copyrights and intellectual property. This battle is being fought largely between vendors who create and sell proprietary software, and the Open Source community. My company, the SCO Group, became a focus of this controversy when we filed a lawsuit against IBM alleging that SCO's proprietary Unix code has been illegally copied into the free Linux operating system...' Read the full letter here: The most controversial issue in the information technology industry today is the ongoing battle over software copyrights and intellectual property. This battle is being fought largely between vendors who create and sell proprietary software, and the Open Source community. My company, the SCO Group, became a ... (more)

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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...
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Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...