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FOSS, the Recession and the Lower-TCO Promise

Most segments of the technology market are hurting due to the recession, but one -- open source systems -- appears to be thriving despite the economic turmoil. Open source vendors such as Red Hat, SugarCRM and Vyatta say the recession has compelled organizations and corporations large and small to t...

Cisco Wraps Arms Around Enterprise Computing

Networking giant Cisco Systems unveiled a slew of new products and services Monday that promise to simplify, consolidate and lower the cost of running vast computer networks at large businesses. The new products and services fall under an initiative Cisco calls the "Unified Computing System," which ...

Open Source, the Recession and the Lower-TCO Promise

Most segments of the technology market are hurting due to the recession, but one -- open source systems -- appears to be thriving despite the economic turmoil. Open source vendors such as Red Hat, SugarCRM and Vyatta say the recession has compelled organizations and corporations large and small to t...

Free Software Foundation Hauls Cisco to Court for Open Source License Violations

The Free Software Foundation filed a lawsuit against Cisco Systems on Thursday, alleging the networking giant is in violation of numerous open source licenses. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Manhattan by the Boston-based nonprofit open source software group. The FSF claims that sev...

Have Pollsters Been Dialing the Right Numbers?

As the U.S. presidential election season winds down, a handful of political polls that include mobile phone users show Democrat Barack Obama beating Republican John McCain by a substantially wider margin than polls that do not include cell phone users. In polls that extended to cell phones, Obama b...

Microsoft Builds a Stairway to the Cloud

Microsoft announced plans Monday at the Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles to launch a large-scale cloud computing initiative that could drastically change the way it develops and sells software. Cloud computing, an emerging trend in the technology industry, employs vast computer and ...

Microsoft Yells ‘Fire!’ – Then Bars the Doors

Microsoft rushed out an emergency security patch for its Windows operating system Thursday in the hope of heading off a potentially crippling hack attack to nearly a billion Windows-powered PCs. Normally, the software giant addresses bugs and security flaws through the issue of so-called software "p...

Google Bares Android’s Soul

As promised, search engine giant Google has released the source code for its Android platform -- the open source technology that Google hopes will be adopted by mobile application developers, phone makers and carriers alike. The move comes just a day before the first Android-powered smartphone -- th...

Cisco Bulks Up Its Softer Side With Jabber Buy

Networking giant Cisco Systems said Friday that will acquire instant-messaging software maker Jabber. Terms of the pending deal were not disclosed. Denver-based Jabber makes an open source instant-messaging software that supports an assortment of devices across a business' IT network. Jabber also ma...

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