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Red Hat broadens programming language support

Potentially making work easier for system administrators, Red Hat has updated its development packages to support running multiple versions of the same programming language on its flagship enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

By Joab Jackson | 24 April, 2015 04:10

Tags: Development tools, open source, application development, Languages and standards, software, Red Hat

Dropcam camera, Facebook posts sink suspected serial burglar

A man suspected of committing as many as 2 dozen car and house break-ins was arrested for burglary in a Boston suburb on Tuesday after being identified from a home surveillance camera and implicating himself via Facebook.

By Bob Brown | 24 April, 2015 04:01

Tags: applications, crime, social, software, collaboration, Dropcam, Facebook

Pretty much all of the Apple Watches are coming to work

Almost all current or perspective users of smartwatches and other wearable technologies want to use them for work, according to a Harris Poll survey commissioned by MDM vendor MobileIron.

By Jon Gold | 24 April, 2015 03:15

Tags: Apple, Docker, MobileIron, Networking, swarm, wireless, XOEye Technologies, Wearables

Huawei eyes US enterprise market despite political challenges

Past political trouble in the U.S. isn't stopping Huawei Technologies from selling its enterprise services in the country.

By Michael Kan | 23 April, 2015 14:57

Tags: Huawei Technologies, services, servers, storage, regulation, hardware systems, government

Box wants to be a platform for easy-to-write enterprise apps

A developer edition of Box will allow enterprises to build applications on top of the company's content collaboration and sharing capabilities without using the Box user interface or requiring users to have a Box account.

By Stephen Lawson | 23 April, 2015 08:48

Tags: storage, cloud computing, internet, Box

Google launches Project Fi, its combo cellular and Wi-Fi network

Google launched its own ambitious wireless network primarily in the U.S. on Wednesday in partnership with Sprint and T-Mobile.

By Matt Hamblen | 23 April, 2015 04:39

Tags: wireless networking, Motorola, Google, Networking, wireless

EMC Syncplicity lets enterprises manage their own encryption keys

Some enterprises that are happy to put their data in a public cloud prefer to keep the keys to that data under their own control. That's the message online file sync and sharing services are sending lately.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 April, 2015 23:33

Tags: storage, security, emc

Chipmakers lay groudwork for faster and smarter data center switches

Broadcom and Freescale Semiconductor have announced switching platforms that promise to improve the performance of network virtualization and make the underlying technologies more widely available.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 April, 2015 21:00

Tags: broadcom, Networking, LAN, Freescale Semiconductor

SugarCRM sweetens Sugar 7.6 with a BPM twist

Following a string of acquisition and partnership announcements over the past few weeks, SugarCRM on Tuesday rolled out a new version of its flagship customer relationship management software that adds business process management capabilities along with several key mobility and usability enhancements.

By Katherine Noyes | 22 April, 2015 04:18

Tags: sugarCRM, applications, Customer Relationship Management, Business Process Management, software

As Nokia buy awaits, Alcatel-Lucent grows switching and virtual networking portfolio

As it awaits to be swallowed up by Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent continues to expand its switching and virtual networking portfolio.

By Jim Duffy | 22 April, 2015 03:14

Tags: networking hardware, Ericsson, alcatel-lucent, Networking, Ethernet Switch, Nokia, 40G Ethernet, intel

Americans view government's online services and public data sharing as a resounding ‘meh'

Despite large-scale efforts over the past decade by officials at every level to bring more government information and services online, Americans' attitudes toward "e-Gov" services are still decidedly mixed, according to the results of a study released today by the Pew Research Center.

By Jon Gold | 22 April, 2015 00:05

Tags: Pew Research Center, applications, data mining, software, big data, business intelligence

VMware prepares its virtualization stack for Docker

VMware may have pioneered enterprise virtualization, but until Monday it had been relatively quiet when it comes to Docker containers, the popular lightweight form of application virtualization.

By Joab Jackson | 21 April, 2015 06:54

Tags: virtualization, Server Virtualization, VMware

VMware just created its first Linux OS, and it's container-friendly

VMware Monday announced its first operating system, and it's designed to run containers inside the company's virtualization management software. In announcing the Linux OS, named Project Photon, VMware is attempting to convince users who are curious about using containers that they can do so while still using the company's software.

By Brandon Butler | 21 April, 2015 06:24

Tags: virtualization, beca, containers, VMware

VMware bestows new container powers upon vSphere/vCloud

With the unveiling of a pair of open source projects -- Project Photon and Project Lightwave -- VMware is expanding the range of its offerings for enterprises dealing with containerized apps.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 21 April, 2015 04:23

Tags: CoreOS, application virtualization, virtualization, Docker, Pivotal, Red Hat, VMware

Why the journey to IPv6 is still the road less traveled

The writing's on the wall about the short supply of IPv4 addresses, and IPv6 has been around since 1999. Then why does the new protocol still make up just a fraction of the Internet?

By Stephen Lawson | 21 April, 2015 04:00

Tags: at&t, Networking, ARIN, Infonetics Research, IT management, internet, Facebook

Mozilla to debut Firefox for iPhone 'soon'

Mozilla will introduce Firefox for Apple's iPhone "soon," according to a company announcement of an open marketing position.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 April, 2015 03:33

Tags: Apple, Firefox, Mobile OSes, Jobvite, mobile, mobile apps

Why investors are so excited about Slack

It wasn't long after the launch of Slack's namesake team-communication software last year that the San Francisco company was catapulted into the "unicorn" club -- that growing group of startups with valuations above $1 billion.

By Katherine Noyes | 18 April, 2015 06:11

Tags: business issues, applications, e-mail, software, Slack Technologies, collaboration, investments

Docker update speeds and organizes container deployments

With updates for both the core Docker engine and its registry software, Docker has endeavored to make its popular software container technology faster to deploy and easier to manage.

By Joab Jackson | 18 April, 2015 04:39

Tags: application virtualization, Docker, virtualization

Yahoo loses some U.S. share gained from Firefox deal

Four months after Yahoo closed a deal with Mozilla to make its search engine the default in Firefox in the U.S., Yahoo has managed to hold onto most of the share it grabbed from Google.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 April, 2015 00:38

Tags: search, ComScore, Yahoo, Firefox, Google, internet, search engines

MIT researchers develop wearable thumbnail-mounted wireless controller

Researchers at MIT have come up with a novel way to interact with wireless devices a miniaturized trackpad so small that it can be stuck onto a user's thumbnail.

By Jon Gold | 17 April, 2015 07:19

Tags: Networking, wireless

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