Stories by Joab Jackson

The iPad makes demands on Web developers

Web developers behind the sites on Apple's approved list of iPad-ready online destinations have confronted an issue that the device-maker is forcing to the fore: are official World Wide Web Consortium standard languages sufficient tools to deliver cutting edge functionality, or do plug-ins lead the way in design innovation?

Written by Joab Jackson06 April 10 06:50

Microsoft, Ford team on electric car software

Microsoft will expand its Hohm consumer energy management software to work with Ford Motor Company electric cars, the two companies announced Wednesday.

Written by Joab Jackson01 April 10 06:49

Oracle revamps Tuxedo for mainframe rehosting

With the latest version of its Tuxedo online transaction processing (OLTP) middleware, Oracle is hoping to lure IBM mainframe users over to the world of x86-based distributed computing, namely by promising that their applications will run just as quickly and will not need to be rewritten for the new environment.

Written by Joab Jackson01 April 10 06:52

Red Hat focuses new RHEL 5.5 on multicore

Open-source enterprise software company Red Hat has updated its flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to take full advantage of the latest spoils from the heated microprocessor battle between Advanced Micro Devices and Intel.

Written by Joab Jackson31 March 10 07:05

Red Hat moves into desktop virtualization

Open source enterprise software company Red Hat has updated its virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (REV), to include support for desktop virtualization, the company announced Monday.

Written by Joab Jackson30 March 10 07:20

Microsoft to update communications server

Microsoft plans to release a new version of its Office Communications Server (OCS) by the latter half of 2010, according to Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Unified Communications Group.

Written by Joab Jackson25 March 10 06:14

IBM adds DB2 to Lotus Foundations SMB package

Just a few weeks after Microsoft pulled the plug on its Windows Essential Business Server (EBS), IBM has beefed up its own pre-integrated package for small and medium-sized businesses, called Lotus Foundations.

Written by Joab Jackson20 March 10 03:51

Microsoft sweetens pot for the virtual-desktop curious

In an effort to capture what it sees as a growing market for virtual desktops within enterprises, Microsoft is simplifying some licensing agreements and enhancing its virtual-desktop-related software.

Written by Joab Jackson19 March 10 06:04

Oracle loses XML co-inventor to Google

One ex-Sun Microsystems employee who will not be cashing an Oracle paycheck is XML co-inventor Tim Bray, who has opted instead to work for the Google.

Written by Joab Jackson16 March 10 06:53

WordPress guns for Web content management duties

Long popular with bloggers, the open-source <a href="">WordPress</a> blogging software is also starting to find a niche as a low-cost corporate CMS (content management system), at least for managing relatively simple Web sites.

Written by Joab Jackson09 March 10 10:36

Microsoft envisions ultra-modular data centers

In the years to come, Microsoft's data centers may not be huge buildings tightly packed with server racks, but rather rows of small, stand-alone IT units spread across acres and acres of cool, cheap land.

Written by Joab Jackson04 March 10 12:28

Microsoft researcher wins Turing Award

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has awarded the 2009 A.M. Turing Award to Charles P. Thacker, for his work in pioneering the networked personal computer.

Written by Joab Jackson10 March 10 07:51

W3C pulls former Novell CTO for CEO spot

Filling a position left open since 2008, former Novell CTO Jeffrey Jaffe has taken on the role of chief executive officer for the <a href="">W3C</a> (World Wide Web Consortium).

Written by Joab Jackson09 March 10 07:01