GPL 3: Will Someone Lose, No Matter What?
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published April 14, 2007
Whether or not the GPL 3's controversial "grandfather" clause ever sees the light of day, it's sure to carry impacts of one sort or another, not just on Novell and Microsoft, but also on competitors, business customers, and smaller Linux toolmakers.
A New Dawn Rising For Open Documents?
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published April 3, 2007
With the filing of a new bill in Oregon, five US states have now taken legislative action around adopting open documents. Still, government agencies in the US lag way behind those in Europe in moving beyond Windows lock-in.
Novell Seeks Partners Across Linux/Windows Integration
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published March 24, 2007
Novell is now on the lookout for more partners to work on-site at customer locations to help out with product maintenance and optimization.
Openbravo's ERP Draws International Cheers
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published March 1, 2007
With open-source ERP deployments now starting to take more hold, Spanish-based Openbravo is quickly gaining international penetration.
LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Wrap Up--Is Open Source Really Superior?
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published February 22, 2007
At the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit 2007, talk was in the air over whether software emerging from the open source tradition is really any better than other software.
Virtualization Gets A Grip In 2006
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published January 5, 2007
Most major Linux vendors did their best last year to get their own virtualization offerings out the door.
Enterprise Linux 2006--A Year Of Deals
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published January 2, 2007
In the enterprise Linux space, 2006 was marked by greater expansion of Linux into vertical markets, new products, and most notably, a string of surprise business deals among vendors.
Desktop Linux--What Happened, And What Didn't, In 2006
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published December 28, 2006
Mozilla, Adobe, and Novell made news in desktop Linux this year, and smaller developers introduced interesting innovations. But 2006 was as memorable for what didn't happen as what did.
Open Source Is More Than Software Alone
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published December 4, 2006
Open source development is influencing phenomena far beyond software, say members of a panel of business and technology visionaries.
CentOS: Oracle Linux Doesn't Measure Up
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published November 6, 2006
Oracle's plans for its own Red Hat Enterprise Linux product follow on the heels of Red Hat derivatives. But the influential CentOS community is voicing strong pessimism over Oracle Linux.
New Linux Security Products Glimmer On Horizon
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published October 30, 2006
Vendors at last week's InfoSecurity show highlighted possible future Linux offerings.
FSG Launches Network to Spur Linux
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published October 26, 2006
The Free Standards Group and O'Reilly Media have launched the Linux Standard Base Developer Network (LDN) to spur the creation of Linux applications.
Glide Online Suite To Get Linux Client, Back End
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published October 20, 2006
TransMedia's Glide online applications suite--an emerging competitor to Microsoft Office--will gain a Linux desktop client and back-end infrastructure early next year.
Linux Devices Coming to Market
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published October 10, 2006
Business and consumer users will soon be hooking up their Windows-based desktop and mobile PCs to more Linux-enabled devices.
Open Source BI Broadens Out in Myriad Directions
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published October 3, 2006
With business intelligence (BI) heading more widely into Linux these days, vendors are adding more open source componentry in a variety of places, much to the glee of users ranging from financial services firm Tradewinds to health care IT specialist Nequalsone.
BI Vendors Get Smart Around Linux, Open Source
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published September 6, 2006
As Linux steps beyond the limits of technical applications, business intelligence (BI) is one area that's leading the way. In a rash of recent BI announcements at LinuxWorld and elsewhere, many vendors are developing new business models, while consciously giving customers a choice between Linux and other operating systems--and in some cases, between commercial and open source implementations, too.
GroundWork to Break New Net Management Ground at Interop
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published September 1, 2006
When the Interop trade show unfolds in New York this month, its underlying network infrastructure will be managed and monitored by GroundWork Monitor 7, a new edition of a Linux-based software offering that mixes open source tools with unabashedly proprietary middleware.
Defense Department Marches Toward Open Source
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published August 2, 2006
The U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Advanced Systems and Concepts enlists the help of numerous technology companies, including open source players, in its campaign for "IT agility."
Linux Vendors Try To Beat Microsoft To Widespread Virtualization
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published July 13, 2006
With Microsoft trying to ramp up its Windows Virtual Server for release next year, Red Hat, Novell, Xandros, and other Linux vendors are pulling out the stops toward virtualization in hopes that Linux might start to beat Windows as the base operating system of choice among enterprises and small businesses.
Zenoss--Open Source Systems Management for SMBs
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published June 2, 2006
Eyeing systems management as the next big market to "go open source," Zenoss, Inc. is now trying to give mid-sized customers another alternative beyond the two main choices available so far: massive suites from the "Big Four" giants or a mishmash of specialized point solutions.
Novell Chips Away at Microsoft's Desktop Dominance
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published April 3, 2006
In an effort to break some of Microsoft's stranglehold on the desktop, Novell is taking new steps in the product and pricing arenas to attract customers who want to move either gradually or quickly to Linux. Jacqueline Emigh reports.
Wall Street: Linux Gets a Lift from Web Services, Tech Support
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published March 2, 2006
Are Linux and open source implementations rising on Wall Street? "Yes," said participants in a financial services IT trade show held this week in New York City, who cited Web services and incremental improvements to tech support as two big drivers. Jacqueline Emigh reports.
Linux Rare at Legal Firms, Except for Security
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published February 15, 2006
In the increasingly Microsoft-dominated land of law firms, Linux deployments remain just about nil, but security appliances are starting to stand out as one exception, according to attorneys and IT folks attending LegalTech. Jacqueline Emigh files this report.
Interop: Giants, Start-ups Examine Open Source
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published December 22, 2005
From giants such as Sun and Computer Associates to start-ups such as Sourcefire and GroundWorks, companies are now stepping in to the open source market from a variety of directions and perspectives, as evidenced at last week's Interop show in New York City. Jacqueline Emigh reports.
Novell To Launch 'Linux Awareness' Program Next Year
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published December 5, 2005
In 2006, Novell plans to further capitalize on its Linux product line with the launch of a 'Linux awareness' program meant to migrate more customers, resellers, and development partners from NetWare and Microsoft Windows to open source alternatives.
What's Holding Up Linux on Wall Street?
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published October 3, 2005
Although the financial services industry has adopted Linux more slowly than first expected, Linux is starting to hold more sway, even if often from behind the scenes.
Will Linux Topple Windows from the Desktop?
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published December 2, 2003
Backing from big vendors like Novell and Sun certainly doesn't hurt. Yet lingering barriers remain.
Experts Weigh In on Office System 2003
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published October 27, 2003
New features and administrative capabilities abound in Office System 2003, but businesses will also need to migrate to Windows Server 2003 in order to enjoy all of the benefits.
802.11 Hotspots Just the Start - More Wireless Management Scenarios on the Horizon
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published September 30, 2003
Enterprises and network administrators are starting to face an increasing number of new remote access and management scenarios beyond the ever-present need to secure corporate laptops at public hotspots.
Linux Clusters for the Mainstream Manager
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published September 25, 2003
With the rapid adoption of Linux clusters for use in high performance computing, high availability, and Web farm applications, can mainstream deployment be far away? Get up to speed with clustering on Linux before it arrives on a network near you.
Enterprise IM Marches On
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published July 2, 2003
To ensure more administrative control over instant messaging, organizations are starting to deploy enterprise instant messaging systems, which add critical features like policy-based rules, logging, archiving, and encryption. As Jacqueline Emigh reports, IM vendors still need to achieve interoperability, though, to better enable secure and managed messaging between users and their outside customers and partners.
Streaming Media Trickles into the Enterprise
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published June 5, 2003
Streaming media deployments are hardly for the faint of heart. Like it or not, though, video Webcasts are trickling their way toward your organization. Jacqueline Emigh reports on the streaming media scene and offers tips to help ensure all your bases are covered and that your network is ready when a streaming media project rears its head.
Managing Content Gets Easier, Despite Big Challenges
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published May 6, 2003
Content management is getting easier with the advent of new commercial CM packages, vendor alliances, and some industry standards. Jacqueline Emigh surveys the current content management scene and reveals several key considerations to take into account when choosing a CM solution.
From Apollo to Zeus: Novell Maps Future Plans for Zen, GroupWise, and Directory
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published April 16, 2003
Open-source support initially made the headlines at BrainShare, Novell's annual conference, but the real news is that Novell spelled out its long-term plans for Zenworks, GroupWise, eDirectory, and other flagship networking products -- and these plans are ambitious, to say the least.
IBM to Launch "Autonomic" Assault This Week
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published April 7, 2003
IBM Tivoli will debut an assortment of products, including a new autonomic engine, at IBM developerWorks Live! later this week in an attempt to boost the company's stature in the areas of crossplatform management, security, and autonomic computing vs. industry rivals, particularly HP's OpenView.
Dell Feels Linux Customer Demand
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published April 4, 2003
In rolling out low-cost, Oracle-based server clusters on Wednesday, Dell CEO Michael Dell mentioned Linux and Windows as 'standards' in almost the same breath.
Interoperability Issues Infest Wireless LANs
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published March 31, 2003
With equipment prices falling and the number of hot spots rising, wireless LANs will become more predominant in 2003 than ever before. For network managers, though, vendor interoperability is expected to remain a critical issue across areas ranging from encryption to configuration management tools. Jacqueline Emigh reports.
Is Crossplatform App Management in Microsoft's Future?
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published March 28, 2003
Despite numerous flops along the way, Microsoft has a track record of astounding the IT world by surmounting mighty high hurdles. Could crossplatform application management be next in line? Jacqueline Emigh reports.
Big Changes Looming for Windows Server and Management Tools
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published March 26, 2003
Several years from now, SMS and MOM will both be history. As Microsoft adopts a new 'self-healing' architecture, administration and monitoring tools will instead gradually be integrated into the OS, application servers, and applications. Don't hold your breath waiting for the changeover, though, reports Jacqueline Emigh.
In the Year 2005, Will Your Anti-Spam Arsenal Be the Same?
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published March 24, 2003
A couple of years from now, will you still be relying on the same anti-spam strategy you're using today? Jacqueline Emigh takes a look at the anti-spam scene as it stands today and reveals where it appears to be headed in the near future.
Migration Path in Place for Lotus Notes to NextGen
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published January 31, 2003
IBM is planning a new release of Lotus Domino/Notes for 2004 that will act as a migration path to the NextGen architecture based on WebSphere and DB2. Meanwhile, the first two products in the NextGen family -- a lightweight e-mail system and a learning management offering -- are slated for release this year.
Eyes On Disaster Recovery: Enterprise Wireless Beyond WLANs
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published October 18, 2002
'Enterprise Wireless' doesn't just mean 'WLAN' anymore as companies search for disaster recovery alternatives and come to grips with popularity of instant messaging among their employees.
Portal Management - Do You Know What It Takes?
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published October 8, 2002
Corporate portals may seem to be an idea that came and went, but for the company that does launch one, it can mean big changes for IT staff and network managers. How might your job change? Jacqueline Emigh reports.
MOM vs. The Giants: Microsoft Struggles for Net Management Supremacy
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published September 16, 2002
Though already out for a year, and despite Microsoft's control of the underlying architecture, MOM faces a fight for the hearts and minds of network managers.
Security Policies - Not Yet As Common As You'd Think
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published June 20, 2002
Some studies show nearly half of surveyed IT executives have no formal security policy in place. Why are many in the industry running in place when it comes to security?
New Tools Aid In IT Disaster Recovery
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published June 3, 2002
Disaster recovery involves more than making backups and mailing them to Iowa: learn how up and coming network technologies can assist you in planning for the worst.
More Networks Consolidating Server Platforms
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published May 21, 2002
Many businesses are moving to server consolidation as a way of cutting total cost of ownership by saving on training, staffing, facilities and operations. But significant server consolidation is not easy, and you must plan wisely before committing to a single platform.
Limiting Risks in Corporate Wireless Networks
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published April 19, 2002
With wireless hubs an entry point for enterprise security risks, it's imperative to adopt policies and security measures that limit the chances your network will be compromised.
A Push For New Security Benchmarks
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published April 15, 2002
The Center for Internet Security hopes to ease enterprise policy compliance with a new suite of security benchmarks that brings cut-and-paste simplicity to network device configuration.
Novell's Sketchy Survival Strategy
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published March 27, 2002
Analysts, users, and Novell are at loggerheads over the company's 'solutions' strategy and product cuts aimed at its Netware line.
LSB -- Can It Help Network Managers Cope With Linux?
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published February 19, 2002
An emerging standard called Linux Standard Base (LSB) is being touted as a boon to software developers. If all goes as planned, though, network managers too could start benefiting from LSB, possibly as early as the end of this year.
Surfing For Security Policies
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published January 25, 2002
Networks will need to pay special attention to security this year, and now is not too late to review or implement effective security policies. This report offers IT managers a number of Web sites with free security resources.
Driveby Hacking on the Go, Part 2
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published January 7, 2002
War Drivers, otherwise known as Driveby Hackers, have been checking out just how easy it is to gain access to Wireless LANs using little more than a laptop, wireless card, and a sniffer. Are you at risk? Part 2 of 2.
Driveby Hacking on the Go
By Jacqueline Emigh | Article Published January 4, 2002
War Drivers, otherwise known as Driveby Hackers, have been checking out just how easy it is to gain access to Wireless LANs using little more than a laptop, wireless card, and a sniffer. Are you at risk?