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Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if systemd is included in an upcoming release.

By Jon Gold | 23 October, 2014 08:09

Tags: Linux, software, Open Source Subnet, slack, operating systems, emc, ubuntu

Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy

In a move to muscle up in the app dev space, platform services provider Progress Software is in the process of acquiring development software vendor Telerik for US$262.5 million.

By Joab Jackson | 23 October, 2014 07:53

Tags: Development tools, business issues, application development, software, Progress Software, Mergers and acquisitions

Chicago takes top spot in mobile performance ranking

Chicago is the U.S. city with the best overall mobile performance ranking, according to tens of thousands of voice and data tests conducted in 125 cities by RootMetrics.

By Matt Hamblen | 23 October, 2014 07:02

Tags: Mobile & Wireless, Apple, Networking, at&t, Verizon Wireless

Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

As it fights to remain a leader in enterprise social networking (ESN) among giant rivals, pure-play vendor Jive Software has been furiously integrating its suite with the most popular business software, now adding the Google Docs productivity applications.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 03:11

Tags: Jive Software, Google, applications, Microsoft, software, collaboration

Apple: Internet Explorer? Never heard of it

Apple has told browser users to pay attention to warnings of insecure digital certificates after reports of a "man-in-the-middle" attack against iCloud.com in China was revealed earlier in the week.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 October, 2014 02:55

Tags: Apple, Firefox, Microsoft, cloud security, software

EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.

By Chris Kanaracus | 23 October, 2014 00:46

Tags: business issues, Networking, storage, cisco, VCE, emc, Mergers and acquisitions

NFC chip implants: First Apple, now this guy

It's hard to steal Apple's thunder on anything these days, but a self-professed "body modification" enthusiast might have done just that: He's had an NFC chip implanted in his hand.

By Bob Brown | 22 October, 2014 07:53

Tags: Networking

SAP offering customers 'simpler' way to buy its Hana in-memory platform

SAP is hoping a new set of programs, services and policies will help rev up sales of its Hana in-memory database and computing platform.

By Chris Kanaracus | 22 October, 2014 07:40

Tags: applications, databases, SAP, software, IT management, Oracle

Samsung now producing 32GB DRAM modules, 128GB to follow

Samsung Electronics is now mass producing its most advanced 8Gbit, DDR4 memory and 32GB registered dual in-line memory modules (RDIMM).

By Lucas Mearian | 22 October, 2014 07:11

Tags: dram, Data storage, storage, Samsung Electronics

Mitel takes aim at Avaya with ShoreTel bid

Anyone thinking about signing a deal with ShoreTel for unified communications gear might want to take a closer look now that Mitel has made public its hopes to buy the company.

By Tim Greene | 21 October, 2014 08:59

Tags: unified communications, Synergy, telecommunication, Networking, voip, Microsoft, ShoreTel Cisco Unified Communications, Shoretel, Avaya

Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns

One of Samsung's most affordable consumer solid-state drives is experiencing read slowdowns with older data, a problem the company has now addressed with a firmware upgrade and installation guide.

By Lucas Mearian | 21 October, 2014 05:35

Tags: SSD, Drives, Data storage, storage

Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works

Ethernet's future is now about much more than the next top speed: The engineers charting a path for the ubiquitous networking protocol are looking at several new versions to serve a variety of applications.

By Stephen Lawson | 20 October, 2014 11:58

Tags: Ethernet Alliance, Aquantia, Networking, internet, cloud computing

Startup offers a big-data storyteller

Amassing a pile of big data is not sufficient to spur insight, even if you have clever ways of analyzing that data. The savvy data scientist must also find a way to make all this information tell a story so it can be understandable to others.

By Joab Jackson | 18 October, 2014 07:52

Tags: applications, software, ClearStory Data, business intelligence

Kickstarter suspends Anonabox Tor router project

Kickstarter has suspended the crowdfunding campaign of a Tor-enabling wireless router that gained widespread media attention as a privacy device for the masses but left others questioning its legitimacy.

By Lucas Mearian | 18 October, 2014 07:49

Tags: reddit, security, Kickstarter, computerworld, data privacy, privacy

Drupal releases patch for severe SQL injection flaw

Drupal has released a patch for a highly critical flaw in its content management system, which could allow rogue code to run.

By Jeremy Kirk | 17 October, 2014 10:27

Tags: security, Exploits / vulnerabilities, drupal

Open source startup targeting DevOps-defined networking

A software startup debuted this week proposing software-defined networking to Docker, the open source software for creating Linux application virtualization containers.

By Jim Duffy | 16 October, 2014 23:36

Tags: SDN, cisco, OpenDaylight, internet, cloud computing, Red Hat, KT, HP, Docker, Dell

Browser makers spell out anti-POODLE plans

The top three browser makers announced yesterday how they will deal with the design flaw in SSL 3.0 after researchers revealed that their "POODLE" attack method can steal encrypted information and pilfer browser session cookies.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 October, 2014 23:36

Tags: Firefox, Malware & Vulnerabilities, Google, antispam, security, Microsoft

NSW govt seeks apps on education, World War I

The New South Wales government has announced a competition for apps based on open public data.

By Adam Bender | 16 October, 2014 15:23

Tags: App Development, apps, nsw, open data, public data, government, competition

Pacnet builds on OpenStack for NFV

Adding support for network functions virtualization (NFV) to its network-as-a-service platform meant that Pacnet had to delve into OpenStack's source code and modify Neutron — the open source cloud computing project's networking component.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 October, 2014 14:19

Tags: pacnet, open source, Cloud, Networking, cloud computing, OpenStack

Startup builds on Wi-Fi chips for cheaper 'last mile' to home broadband

Areas starved for high-speed broadband may get a new option thanks to a system that's based on Wi-Fi hardware and could deliver half a gigabit per second to each home.

By Stephen Lawson | 16 October, 2014 07:53

Tags: Mimosa Networks, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, broadband

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