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  • SDN in 2014: A year of non-stop action

    By Jim Duffy | 23 December, 2014 07:35

    The past year was a frantic one in the SDN industry as many players made strategic and tactical moves to either get out ahead of the curve on software-defined networking, or try to offset its momentum.

  • Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

    By Joab Jackson | 06 December, 2014 08:55

    If 2014 was the year that Apache Hadoop sparked the big data revolution, 2015 may be the year that Apache Spark supplants Hadoop with its superior capabilities for richer and more timely analysis.

  • CoreOS's Rocket launch aimed directly at Docker

    By Joab Jackson | 02 December, 2014 08:53

    Citing concerns around Docker's security model and its increasingly complex supporting platform, CoreOS is developing Rocket, an alternative to the open-source container technology.

  • Microsoft open sources .Net server stack

    By Joab Jackson | 13 November, 2014 02:30

    In an effort to broaden its reach beyond Windows developers, Microsoft has released as open source the server-side components of its .Net framework and embarked on a project to port the runtime software to Linux and Mac OS.

  • LibreOffice defends handling of spreadsheet bug

    By Jon Gold | 08 November, 2014 06:16

    A new version of LibreOffice's Calc program has broken many spreadsheets, users say, and a perceived unwillingness by developers to address the problem has sparked an ill-tempered argument.

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  • Debunking the top open source myths

    By Rob Howard | 06 September, 2014 06:44

    Today many IT executives choose open source over proprietary software for everything from cloud computing to facilitating teamwork among remote workers. Open source increases security and privacy, encourages an engaged community and offers the ability to "look under the hood" to diagnose and resolve issues quickly.

  • Does Microsoft Really Love Open Source?

    By Paul Rubens | 21 August, 2014 23:17

    Microsoft's relationship with the open source movement has undergone an extraordinary transformation over the last few years, from a deep hostility to what can only be described as an embrace.

  • Clueless CIOs aside, open source is 'frightening and fantastic'

    By Julia King | 08 May, 2014 01:43

    There's a reason the theme song at this year's Open Business Conference was 'Happy.'

  • Career Watch: The rise of people architecture

    By Jamie Eckle | 24 March, 2014 10:37

    In managing human resources, people architecture is gaining popularity, says IT workforce analyst David Foote. He explains what it is and why it's on the rise.

  • Facebook Open Sources Thrift Protocol ... Again

    By Thor Olavsrud | 19 February, 2014 22:27

    After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to incorporate the work.

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  • Why Open Source Hadoop Matters

    Today, software for every layer of the enterprise stack is available under a permissive open source license. This whitepaper discusses the benefits and limitations of open source platforms for your business •Understand why all open source platforms are not the same and what to look out for •Find out how to get the baseline and generic business benefits of any platform •Learn how to choose software that will reach a long-term successful deployment

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