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  • Red Hat CEO: VMware our biggest competitor

    When it comes to enterprise open source software vendor Red Hat, one might assume its biggest competitors to be Oracle, Novell, Microsoft, or even IBM.

    Written by Joab Jackson26 June 10 02:02
  • sues Microsoft for patent infringement has sued Microsoft for patent infringement, making a move in response to an intellectual property suit Redmond filed against the on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) vendor last month.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus26 June 10 02:30
  • Google Gmail to harness HTML5

    In keeping with Google's enthusiasm for the emerging HTML5 standard, many upcoming features of the company's Gmail Web-based e-mail service will be rendered in HTML5, said Adam de Boor, a staff software engineer working on the service.

    Written by Joab Jackson26 June 10 07:00
  • Chinese language top-level domains win ICANN approval

    Web site operators will be able to register domain names written entirely in Chinese characters, including the final characters to the right of the last dot, in a matter of months.

    Written by Peter Sayer26 June 10 01:54
  • Facebook stands by its homegrown infrastructure

    Facebook regularly reviews whether to continue using its own data centers or hand off its processing to a cloud service provider, and its operations remain on homegrown infrastructure.

    Written by Stephen Lawson25 June 10 08:33
  • Oracle APEX gets Web 2.0 boost

    Oracle has upgraded its Oracle Application Express development software so that it will allow developers to add some Web 2.0 flash to their applications.

    Written by Joab Jackson23 June 10 22:10
  • Amazon EC2 creator launches private cloud start-up

    The "private cloud" is a popular phrase in IT these days, but often a meaningless one, with tech vendors slapping the label on any old product that happens to make an existing IT function slightly more efficient.

    Written by Jon Brodkin24 June 10 01:33
  • Survey: Social networking policies still scarce

    Most organizations do not have a social networking policy, despite giving employees unfettered access to the popular web sites, according to a survey conducted by Symantec earlier this month.

    Written by Joan Goodchild24 June 10 03:29
  • Facebook engineer: Going large requires thinking small

    When managing a constantly expanding system with many moving parts, it is crucial to break the system into large numbers of small pieces and manage them with lots of small, dedicated teams, advised Bobby Johnson, who is director of engineering for Facebook, at the Usenix Annual Technical Conference in Boston.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 June 10 03:45
  • Red Hat launches hybrid cloud platform

    Red Hat has launched a comprehensive package, called Red Hat Cloud Foundations, that will allow organizations to run applications in both public clouds and their own private clouds.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 June 10 04:14
  • Why security needs to catch up to Web 2.0

    Security managers can keep blocking Facebook, refusing to support mobile devices and vetoing cloud-based services, but they aren't going away.

    Written by Joan Goodchild23 June 10 00:56
  • A 'fat-free' programming framework for the cloud

    Researchers in the U.K. are developing a lean-and-mean programming framework called Mirage that is designed specifically to support applications running on cloud infrastructure platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 June 10 07:18