Stories by Joab Jackson

Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 07:34

Tags: Linux, open source, middleware, software, data integration, operating systems, Red Hat

Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence'

Microsoft is targeting the growing volume of data being generated by both machines and humans: CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday showed off tools that could help organizations better understand -- and profit from -- this trove of information.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 06:17

Tags: applications, Internet of Things, Microsoft, software, data mining, IoT

Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 02:36

Tags: Linux, open source, canonical, software, operating systems

Mozilla appoints former marketing head to interim CEO

Attempting to quickly recover from a contentious and ultimately failed CEO appointment last month, the Mozilla Corporation has appointed board member Chris Beard as interim CEO.

By Joab Jackson | 15 April, 2014 06:26

Tags: business issues, personnel, mozilla

Tibco 6.0 moves outside the data center

Updating its platform for the hyper-connected cloud era, Tibco has equipped the new version of its flagship application-integration software with the ability to communicate with external applications.

By Joab Jackson | 12 April, 2014 05:13

Tags: Enterprise service busses, middleware, Enterprise application integration, software, data integration, tibco

IBM acquires Silverpop to boost its online marketing personalization products

Continuing its run of digital marketer acquisitions, IBM has announced its purchase of Silverpop, which specializes in managing personally-customized Internet promotions.

By Joab Jackson | 11 April, 2014 02:47

Tags: business issues, IBM, marketing technology, Mergers and acquisitions

VMware extends Horizon beyond virtual desktop infrastructure

VMware is about to release a new version of its Horizon VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) software that will allow administrators to manage VDI and non-VDI deployments in a unified manner, by using multiple VMware technologies.

By Joab Jackson | 10 April, 2014 06:50

Tags: virtualization, desktop virtualization, VMware

MongoDB 2.6 keeps pace in database speed wars

Working to keep its place in an increasingly heated competitive landscape, MongoDB has updated its namesake open-source NoSQL database system with considerable performance improvements, a new automated management module and stronger security tools.

By Joab Jackson | 10 April, 2014 01:29

Tags: databases, applications, MongoDB, software

Microsoft Patch Tuesday bids adieu to Windows XP

This month's "Patch Tuesday" includes the final round of security fixes Microsoft will issue for Windows XP, potentially leaving millions that continue to use the OS open to attack.

By Joab Jackson | 09 April, 2014 06:20

Tags: security, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Bitcoin akin to the Internet 20 years ago, digital currency executive says

Bitcoin today is like the Internet of 20 years ago, showing immense promise but in need of much more development, a digital currency executive said Monday, kicking off the Inside Bitcoins conference.

By Joab Jackson | 08 April, 2014 04:33

Tags: Circle, finance, industry verticals

Google protests Turkish YouTube ban

Google has filed a protest with the Turkish courts about the government's country-wide ban of YouTube, according to a Turkish newspaper.

By Joab Jackson | 08 April, 2014 02:58

Tags: Criminal, Google, legal

The mainframe turns 50

In many ways, the modern computer era began in the New Englander Motor Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut.

By Joab Jackson | 05 April, 2014 00:10

Tags: servers, IBM, hardware systems, Mainframes

Build: Microsoft Azure embraces outside technologies

As it rolled out tools and features for coders at its Build developer conference, Microsoft showed that it is ready to embrace technologies and platforms not invented within its walls.

By Joab Jackson | 04 April, 2014 07:59

Tags: Microsoft, development platforms, Managed Services, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

Microsoft open sources Windows Library for JavaScript

Potentially helping developers more quickly build cross-platform applications, Microsoft is releasing as open source its WinJS JavaScript library for building Windows-styled controls.

By Joab Jackson | 03 April, 2014 13:20

Tags: Web services development, Languages and standards, application development, Microsoft, software

Microsoft signals strategy shift at Build conference

Instead of relegating desktops to a lower priority while pursuing the mobile device market, Microsoft will integrate its PC dominance into its current core strategy to become a devices and services company, opening keynotes at the company's 2014 Build developer conference suggest.

By Joab Jackson | 03 April, 2014 07:56

Tags: Windows 8, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

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