The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Bob Metcalfe, co-inventor of Ethernet 40 years ago this week, will get his turn to play social media rock star as the subject of a Reddit IAmA on Tuesday, May 21, at noon EDT.
By Bob Brown | 20 May, 2013 16:17
With Bitcoin all the rage and startups popping up left and right, it's hard to know who's an expert in the virtual currency and who just has an opinion. Most people would put Jeff Garzik in the former camp.
By James Niccolai | 19 May, 2013 19:01
Usually Amazon Web Services, which many consider to be the leader in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing market, is pretty hush-hush about the internal workings of its massive cloud.
By Brandon Butler | 17 May, 2013 14:32
Mozilla on Tuesday released Firefox 21, adding more social media connections, tweaking the Do Not Track privacy setting and rolling out a new tool that long term, aims to create a self-healing browser.
By Gregg Keizer | 15 May, 2013 10:54
Firefox for Windows 8's "Modern" user interface (UI) will likely wrap up development this fall, Mozilla said on its website in a best case-worst case schedule.
By Gregg Keizer | 09 May, 2013 15:11
Dell has purchased Enstratius, a company that allows customers to manage cloud resources across multiple providers from a single management console for an undisclosed sum this week.
By Brandon Butler | 09 May, 2013 14:28
As part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook's network engineering team is leading a project to develop an open source networking switch.
By Joab Jackson | 08 May, 2013 20:57
The latest version of Debian -- Version 7.0, codenamed "Wheezy" -- is now in stable release, bringing with it accessibility enhancements, a new version of the GNOME 3.4 desktop environment and support for multiple hardware architectures.
By Jon Gold | 06 May, 2013 21:30
Facebook used to be a company just like many others: It would buy servers, racks and other hardware from vendors like HP and Dell and rent out co-location space from vendors like DuPont Fabros and others.
By Brandon Butler | 06 May, 2013 11:14
Twitter, the increasingly popular micro-blogging service, has come under quite a bit of criticism in the past few weeks. Users of the platform, which describes itself as an "information-sharing network" are struggling with what to do about false information being spread around.
By Brandon Butler | 01 May, 2013 20:57
Users of the Hadoop data processing platform now have two more search engines to help them sort through their mountains of information.
By Joab Jackson | 01 May, 2013 20:44
Open source has become a staple for software development in the enterprise, but keeping track of it and maintaining security for it remains an elusive goal, according to a survey of more than 3,500 data architects and developers published today by Sonatype, which provides component lifecycle management products and also operates the Central Repository for downloading open-source software.
By Ellen Messmer | 30 April, 2013 18:02
The former Opera Software designer accused of leaking trade secrets to Mozilla denied the charges yesterday, but confirmed that the lawsuit takes aim at a search revamp he worked on while a consultant for the maker of Firefox.
By Gregg Keizer | 30 April, 2013 17:52
Microsoft is rolling Skype in with its free Outlook.com email service, giving customers the ability to fire up VoIP calls directly from their mail inbox.
By Tim Greene | 30 April, 2013 14:08
Trond Werner Hansen, the designer of some of the Opera Web browser's signature interface features, has been sued by that company in Norway for 20 million kroner ($3.4 million).
By Jon Gold | 29 April, 2013 22:10
Trisquel is a 100 per cent 'free as in free speech' GNU/Linux distribution started by Rubén Rodríguez Pérez nine years ago.
By Rohan Pearce | 26 April, 2013 16:02
Dr. John Halamka, CIO at the hospital where Boston Marathon bombing patients and suspects have been treated over the past week, has shared in a blog post Tuesday lessons learned from an IT and security management perspective.
By Bob Brown | 23 April, 2013 19:21
Figuring out the next big thing in technology is something a lot of us are tasked to do, and it becomes even more challenging when predicting what will succeed long term. But one attribute that stands out as giving a new technology a leg-up is using open technologies for a creative freedom to spur innovation.
By Lauren States, vice president, CTO, IBM Corporate Strategy | 23 April, 2013 17:56
Two companies offering third-party support for Oracle's open-source MySQL database, as well as the MySQL offshoot MariaDB, have announced plans to merge.
By Chris Kanaracus | 23 April, 2013 13:56
A forthcoming documentary from Filament Features will feature the work of the Open Source Ecology project, which aims to produce a set of open source tools capable of building environmentally sustainable communities.
By Rohan Pearce | 23 April, 2013 11:17