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Mozilla Looking to Go Cross Platform for Development
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published September 12, 2014
HTML is supposed to be cross platform, so what not have a cross platform web development tool?
Java 8 Officially Released, Modularity Still a Concern
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published March 18, 2014
Open-source programming language gets a major update that will shape enterprise IT development for the next several years.
LinkedIn Building New Data Centers as Revenues Grow
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published February 7, 2014
LinkedIn continues to grow its social networking service for professionals and is building out new infrastructure to support it.
Dell Advances Cloud Efforts and Preps for More Innovation
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published December 12, 2013
Dell announces new OpenStack partnership with Red Hat as Michael Dell talks about innovation and the impact of Dell going private.
Puppet Labs Pulls the String to Acquire Cloudsmith
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published July 17, 2013
The vendor behind open source Gepetto gets a new master.
ICANN Reveals new Top Level Domains
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networks Article Published June 13, 2012
A major shift in the history of the Internet starts today.
Citrix Buys Bytemobile for Cloud-Optimized Mobile Networks
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published June 7, 2012
Citrix takes aim at the wireless service provider market as mobile Internet traffic explodes.
Get Ready for the Mozilla Firefox Phone
By Sean Michael Kerner | Features Article Published February 27, 2012
Mozilla partners with Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom  in new Linux powered phone effort.
AMD Revenues Hit by Supply and Demand Issues
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published January 25, 2012
Chip vendor AMD reported fourth quarter results showing a net Loss, but CEO pledges a bright future.
Oracle Advances Open Source NetBeans
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published January 5, 2012
Open Source developer environment adds support for JavaFX 2.0 and CSS3.
Microsoft Moves IE to 'Silent Update'
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published December 15, 2011
Soon, you'll never need to manually update a browser -- Chrome, Firefox or IE -- as Microsoft announces its intentions to move to the silent updating model.
Oracle Affirms Unix Commitment with Solaris 11 Release
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published November 9, 2011
Serious operating system debuts as Oracle exec declares that Oracle is "not a toy company."
HP Pushes ARM for Project Moonshot Data Center Effort
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published November 1, 2011
HP is rethinking the way that data centers servers should be made with new Project Moonshot effort to reduce energy and improve efficiency.
Facebook Opens Up Open Compute
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published October 27, 2011
Open Compute project gets a foundation and support from Red Hat, Intel and Dell
LibreOffice 3.4.0 Released as OpenOffice Heads to Apache
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published June 3, 2011
OpenOffice fork continues to move further away from Oracle with new release. Is there any chance the two projects will ever come back together?
HP Launches Executive Scorecard to Track IT
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published June 1, 2011
HP platform aims to take in all types of IT input to create a dashboard tracking all IT operations and then mapping it to a scorecard of key performance indicators.
WWDC: Apple Teases iOS 5, Mac Lion and iCloud
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published May 31, 2011
In a surprise move, Apple is deflating rumors of what they'll announce at WWDC by announcing what they plan to talk about.
Skype Updates for Outage Flaw
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published May 27, 2011
Skype fixes flaw that prevents users from signing into the VoIP service.
OpenLogic Collaborates for Open Source Compliance
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published May 26, 2011
Enhanced SaaS service aims to help enterprises comply with open source licensing.
Fedora 15 Lovelock Linux Debuts GNOME 3
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published May 24, 2011
GNOME 3 desktop lands in Red Hat's community Linux distribution.
U.S. Department of Defense Details Open Source Lessons Learned
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published May 23, 2011
DoD issues major report on best practices for open source adoption. What should enterprises learn from the DoD's adoption of open source?
Red Hat Updates Enterprise Linux
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published May 19, 2011
RHEL 6.1 delivers new hardware support, virtualization and networking improvements as well as Enterprise Identity tech preview.
Linux 2.6.39 Debuts with Improved Performance
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published May 19, 2011
New kernel released by Linus Torvalds provides performance and virtualization improvements.
Attachmate Exec Takes Control of SUSE Linux
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published May 18, 2011
What are Attachmate's plans for Linux?
Where Will the Internet Be in 2015?
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published May 12, 2011
Intel executive tells Interop audience that massive changes are on the road ahead.
Do Cloud Standards Matter?
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published May 11, 2011
Interop panel discusses the key features that enterprises need to consider before they leap to the cloud.
Cisco Challenges 'Good Enough' Networking
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published April 29, 2011
In what appears to be an answer to newly tough competition, Cisco makes noise about networking standards.
Novell Sale to Attachmate Completed
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published April 27, 2011
$2.2 billion bid to take Novell private is closed as patent deal is reached.
Russia Takes Top Hacking Honors, U.S. Lags
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published April 27, 2011
Russia produces more hacking attacks than anywhere, while America falls a few spots in this dubious honor roll.
Zend, Rightscale Partner in PHP Cloud Deal
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published April 21, 2011
The commercial PHP vendor Zend and cloud management firm RightScale ink a deal to promote PHP in the cloud.
Cisco Goes Green With New Data Center
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published April 15, 2011
Cisco opens new Texas data center to power its own operations.
Google Q1 Revenues: Double Digit Growth
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published April 15, 2011
Mobile searches are up more than 500 percent in the last two years.
Gartner: Get Ready for Tablets in the Enterprise
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published April 14, 2011
Analyst forecasts that 80 percent of enterprises will support tablets by 2013.
IBM, Akamai Partner to Boost Application Speed
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published April 14, 2011
The partnership focuses on the WebSphere Application Accelerator, including a hardware element and managed services.
VMware Unveils Open Source Cloud App Platform
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published April 14, 2011
The virtualization vendor's new offer expands a PaaS engine across disparate frameworks and application services.
Where Will Linux Be in 20 Years?
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published April 6, 2011
Open source operating system celebrates 20 years, but what does the future hold and where does Linux go from here?
Microsoft Complains About Google To European Union
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published April 1, 2011
Microsoft files a formal complaint with the European Union’s antitrust regulators over anticompetitive practices that it claims hurt competitors.
Virtualization Beat: Small Player Targets Virtual Storage
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published March 31, 2011
The former head of VMware's research and development, now heading a storage startup, says storage challenges can hinder broader virtualization deployments.
McAfee Buys Database Security Vendor Sentrigo
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published March 24, 2011
The database security vendor's products include a Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) solution that provides virtual patching for database deployments.
Firefox 4 Debuts Faster, More Secure Browser
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published March 22, 2011
The latest open source browser release features a new user interface, synchronization, HTML5 and overall performance improvements.
Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 5.1 Goes After Enterprise Data Services
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published March 11, 2011
New product release includes data services, SOA and developer tools, including new technical previews for the next generation of SOA.
How to Solve the Innovator's Dilemma
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published March 4, 2011
Juniper Networks executives explain how to get around the Innovator's Dilemma and build a pipeline of disruptive technologies.
HP Unveils 900 Mbps Enterprise Wi-Fi
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published March 2, 2011
Demand for faster access keeps prompting vendors to up the ante in the wi-fi sector.
Novell Adds IBM DB2 Templates to SUSE Studio Linux
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published March 1, 2011
Novell notes that SUSE Studio users can benefit from the DB2 integration without any initial cost.
FreeBSD 8.2 Expands ZFS Support -- Without Oracle
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 25, 2011
Latest release of FreeBSD open source operating system inherits code from the dead OpenSolaris project. Will FreeBSD become the defacto platform for ZFS now?
Apple Unveils Mac OS Lion, MacBook Refresh
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 24, 2011
Apple touts Mac OS Lion as offering new dashboard control and better application start-up.
Ethernet Switch and Router Market Totals $12.8 Billion
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 24, 2011
The impressive total represents a robust 20 percent increase over the 2009 total.
Cisco Kills Cloud Computing Email
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 23, 2011
After pumping millions into hosted email effort, Cisco throws in the towel.
Avaya Adopts Shortest Path Bridging, Expands Network Virtualization
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 22, 2011
New networking gear switch upgrades support the latest 802.1aq spec, bringing flatter, virtualization-friendly networking to enterprises and college campuses.
Novell Shareholders Approve Attachmate Deal
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 18, 2011
$2.2 billion bid is approved by Novell stakeholders, but the deal isn't quite done.
Cisco's SecureX Claims Context-Aware Security
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 18, 2011
The network giant touts its new solution as still more secure than the self-defending network architecture it has long promoted.
Google's Chrome 9 Browser Gets Security Fixes
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 10, 2011
Google rates three of the five security issues as having high impact.
ICANN Moves Into IPv6 Era
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 4, 2011
With the last block of IPv4 addresses exhausted, the Internet transitions into a new era.
OpenStack Expands with Glance, Ubuntu and Cisco
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 3, 2011
Open source cloud computing platform debuts new image discovery service to enable cloud portability as new members join the effort.
World Mobile Data Usage Sees Historic Spike
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published February 2, 2011
Network vendor Cisco reports a dramatic upturn in global mobile usage in the last year.
Verizon Buying Terremark in $1.4 Billion Cloud Play
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published January 28, 2011
The cloud is big business and Verizon wants a bigger piece of the pie.
Can Virtualization Save Your Life?
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published January 27, 2011
Virtualization is a key component of enterprise IT consolidation and it’s also being used to help improve medical reliability too.
CoreTrace Brings Application Whitelisting to Linux, Mac
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published January 24, 2011
Do Linux and Mac users need another layer of application security? At least one vendor thinks so and is building a solution to meet the need.
EnterpriseDB Releases New Postgres Plus Security Tools
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published January 20, 2011
Commercial vendor updates its version of the open source PostgreSQL database and provides new security tools, at a price.
Cisco: Java Attacks on the Rise As Spam Declines
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published January 20, 2011
Annual security report from Cisco shows the first ever decline in spam volume, but don’t get too optimistic -- other types of attacks are growing.
Xeround Expands Cloud Database Platform
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published January 12, 2011
MySQL for the cloud enters public beta as global footprint for cloud database platform grows.
Sourcefire Acquires AV Vendor Immunet
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published January 6, 2011
Commercial open source IPS vendor shells out $21 million for cloud based anti-malware technology.
Cisco to Leverage Open Source in Cloud Computing
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published January 6, 2011
Networking giant Cisco plans on using open source as it continues to build presence in cloud computing deployments.
Qualcomm Acquires Atheros for $3.1 billion
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published January 5, 2011
Qualcomm acquires Wi-Fi vendor, making a major play for enterprise and consumer Wi-Fi as convergence between cellular and Wi-Fi access continues.
Open Source Group Challenges Attachmate Bid for Novell
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published January 3, 2011
Will European regulators delay acquisition of Novell over patent issues?
Oracle Updates OpenOffice 3.3 and Debuts Cloud Office 1.0
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published December 16, 2010
Forget about forks: Oracle is pushing forward on its own with a new OpenOffice release and the debut of a cloud office offering. LibreOffice 3.3 isn't too far behind either.
Opera 11 Released With Tab Stacking
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published December 16, 2010
New version of Opera browser is out, piling on new tab, extension and translation features.
Oracle Releases MySQL 5.5
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published December 15, 2010
A year after its first development milestone release, Oracle rolls out new version of the open source MySQL database.
WhamCloud: Open Source Lustre Moves Forward
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published December 14, 2010
Open source, cloud high-availability and a project with some real ‘Lustre’ where Oracle works well with the community.
The 'Who Writes Linux?' Report
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published December 10, 2010
Trends include a slower pace and more contributions from mobile vendors.
Survey: Cloud Computing Still in Infancy
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published December 9, 2010
A vendor sponsored study indicates that the move toward cloud computing may be not as advanced as it sometimes appears.
Cisco Teams Up with BMC for Joint Cloud Solution
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published December 6, 2010
New Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform melds Cisco's hardware with BMC software for new solution for cloud deployment, provisioning and management.
Novell's Final Earnings Report?
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published December 3, 2010
In what may turn out to be Novell's final earnings report as a public company, revenues continued to fall as the company is set to be acquired.
Novell Sold to Attachmate for $2.2 Billion
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published November 22, 2010
Saga of who will buy Novell is now over, but intellectual property concerns still remain as Micrsoft takes control of some assets.
Building Windows and Linux Systems with rPath
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published November 19, 2010
The vendor that pioneered the Linux software appliance market 5 yearrs ago is now at long last adding Windows to its roster. How do you build a Windows appliance/software stack anyways?