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Facebook has countered Yahoo’s patent infringement claims with some patent infringement claims of its own. It’s countersuing the stricken old Internet queen in federal court in Silicon Valley, charging it with infringing 10 of its patents. According to the New York Times it’s enoug...
In the information technology world, perhaps no topic today is receiving more attention than cloud computing. Unlike the days of the past where cloud computing was once perceived as a cost-effective, flexible option for small to mid-sized companies, in 2012 cloud computing will dig eve...
I was sitting in a meeting sometime ago with a company that was embracing Scrum like a ten year old being offered a warm plate of chocolate chip cookies. They were grabbing at it as fast as they're little hands could reach out and grab the goodies. Watching this made me wonder what is...
Moving production applications to the cloud takes heavy lifting. The mismatch between the current set of infrastructure tools and application requirements has been both an impediment to cloud adoption and a call for tools that are application-centric. In their session at the 10th Int...
Application Transformation, as an industry term, is all very well and good; but it begs the inquisitive reader to question its deeper meaning and gain a little extra perspective. After all, most of us would naturally expect all applications to undergo a certain amount of “transformatio...
Ahead of a May 31 trial, HP and Oracle Monday separately asked the court for a summary judgment in its favor to resolve their bruising fight over whether Oracle can legally stop supporting servers based on Intel’s Itanium chip. HP, the biggest of the few Itanium users, claims Oracle ...
Modular Data Protection Services (DPS) Inc., a leader in cloud data protection for the mid-market, today announced availability of its new comprehensive cloud data protection strategy, Modular 360° Partner Program™ for anytime, anywhere recovery-on-demand. Designed to speed deployment ...
Your reaction to the title is probably one of the following: Why should it be a challenge? Co-existence would be impossible. There will be difficulties but it can be done. Why should this be a challenge? After all, EA is agnostic to software development methodologies. After all, EA is ...
Cloud delivered security, often called Security-as-a-Service, has quickly gained popularity over the past couple of years. Parallel with this growth, corporations have continued to do more with less, while addressing the challenge of keeping up with today’s evolving threat landscape. O...
Yahoo said late Sunday that it has named three independent board members in an attempt to foil Third Point, its largest stockholder, from staging a proxy fight at the next stockholders meeting whenever that is. Third Point said it offered “several significant compromises to strike a ...
Amazon Web Services has been quietly reaching out to big business recently looking for business, sources have told us. And in that vein Thursday it agreed to work with open source private cloud peddler Eucalyptus Systems so companies can have an on-premise cloud that nicely migrates wo...
Zumbox, the American digital mail start-up, has changed its overseas strategy. Rather than try to involve the local postal operator – as it has once with New Zealand Post – it’s going to go it alone. It’s starting in Australia where its wholly owned licensing arm, Zumbox Software Inc...
Four-year-old Ctera Networks, which sells a hybrid cloud storage enablement suite to SMBs and enterprise branches, has gotten a third funding round, this one led by the ever chi-chi Venrock with a strategic investment from Cisco and participation by existing backer Benchmark Capital. ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Xsigo Systems, Inc., the leader in virtualized data center infrastructure, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Xsigo ...
Opscode, a provider of cloud infrastructure automation, on Monday announced that Ancestry.com, Decide.com, EDO Interactive, LAN Airlines, Marshall University and SolutionSet are among a rapidly growing base of companies using Opscode's Hosted Chef and Private Chef to enable rapid deplo...
A first-degree direct LinkedIn connection implies that the two parties know each well. Using this assumption two disconnected LinkedIn users, attempt to connect via an intermediary. What often turns out, is that the first degree connections are in fact very weak connections, and thus ...
In a recent article, CIO.com said that analytics and BI will be the top technology priorities for CIOs in 2012, based on a Gartner Inc. survey of IT executives. However, if you look back in time, reports show that BI was a top priority even then. Although we have fast-forwarded many ye...
First thing Wednesday morning HP confirmed the big news that leaked the day before: it’s moving its printers and PCs together under PC chief Todd Bradley, who will run a new Printing and Personal Systems Group, and losing printer chief Vyomesh Joshi to retirement. It's also pushing i...
Progress Software Corporation made available the latest version of its JDBC drivers, Progress DataDirect Connect for JDBC 5.0. The standards-based, fully interoperable drivers enable organizations to enhance modern data-driven Java applications by expanding their feature set, performan...
If you are in IT, I highly recommend reading this book. There are not too many systems being created today that I would consider more than interfaces to a data structure. Meaning most systems today rely on people to provide the intelligence behind them. The systems themselves are vie...
The last American DRAM maker Micron Technology named Mark Durcan CEO Saturday after long-time incumbent Steven Appleton, 51, was killed Friday morning when the small single-engine Lancair plane he was flying – one of those build-it-yourself kit things – crashed near company headquarter...
NAS devices offer an affordable compromise to investing in more expensive server solutions for small businesses. "Every small business with a network needs a server to share and secure data. NAS devices are an easy solution, but they don't provide the powerful features that would make ...
The purpose of this article is to describe some tools and techniques in performing the planning, scoping, and recon portion of a penetration test. In covering these tools and techniques the reader will learn how to use them to find vulnerabilities in their organization and help improve...
Without a doubt, one of the most difficult stages of manufacturing production is the planning stage. Minor errors in predicting demand or planning materials can lead to costly mistakes such as producing too much or carrying excess inventory. To drive out waste and produce at the most e...
I have been a fan of the Martin Fowler Signature Series for a long time. This book fit into the series great and filled in a missing link in the series. One of the things I liked seeing was that the author does not think web services are a silver bullet. Right off the bat he warns tha...
What does American Express, Foursquare, Etsy, and NYC OPEN Government all have in common? They all need to innovate through data...and they need to go outside to do it big. At first glance one cannot help take note of the almost impossible task of merging the words "American Express"...
Business design is set to undergo a dramatic transformation. The convergence of ecosystem automation and autonomics, architecture for continuously evolving business, together with the merger of consumer and business IT will have a profound impact on conventional business models, which ...
Dart is a new structured data programming language from Google. While unstructured data has become extremely useful, structured data is still extremely important because it keeps businesses running day in and day out. Programming languages still need to be coded by hand and most Google...
Here is my 'five-minute XML' series where by I give you scheduled byte size guides. Today's issue is good for those people that happen to be starting out with XML. In "XML Schema - Overview" (5 Minute XML #7), I reported the need for a schema definition language. I defined principle ...
IDC has joined Gartner in clipping its projections for global PC growth this year. It figures the number of widgets shipped will only be up 2.8%, down from a previous forecast of 4.2%, citing tablet cannibalization, cautious spending by SMBs and consumers and saturated mature markets...
Incorrect, inconsistent, fraudulent and redundant data cost the U.S. economy over $3 Trillion a year - an astounding figure that is over twice the amount of the 2011 Federal Deficit. In survey after survey, about half of IT executives consistently agree that data quality and data cons...
RPost, the Registered Email outfit, has gone into the cloud business, calling its new widgetry the “new global standard for legal electronic messaging.” The RPost Cloud, for that is its name, is targeted at software applications, service providers, developers, IT departments, ye olde ...
In order to perform calculations on data completely in memory, all the relevant data must reside in memory, i.e., in the computer’s RAM. So the questions are: 1) how does the data get there? and 2) how long does it stay there? Some of the items on Boris' list are just as applicable to...
The case for using developer testing as one mechanism for improving software quality.
If you are in IT, there is good chance that you are maintaining multiple B2B integration systems for data exchange and translation. Every IT leader has considered consolidating these products into a single B2B suite to reduce costs and improve supply chain agility. Historically, each B...
Citrix has bought RingCube Technologies and its user personalization technology for virtual desktops. Price was not disclosed but the six-year-old company has raised about $26 million. RingCube is supposed to eliminate the tradeoff between user personalization and centralized IT mana...
Product Line Engineering Resource Kit is a kit of reusable assets made for use with SPARX EA on Software Product Line projects. I recently decided to update the Product Line Engineering Assets I reuse from project to project. In the past I reused a baseline project that contained a fo...
Successful business intelligence (BI) solutions serve as many business users as possible. As more users use it, the more value the solution brings. However, if you’ve had any experience with BI, you must have noticed that as the number of users grow – so does the complexity (and cons...
Almost every business leader will say that people are their most important asset, but few do anything about it. If you are going to take this principle seriously, then human capital planning is crucial. The Human Capital Plan is an important tool that organizations use to drive focused...
As the economic horizon continues to shift and belts tighten, small and medium-sized companies – that typically have between 10 to 500 employees and represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – may wind up being so focused on ...