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Oregon's move from Oracle-developed site to on track, official says

Oregon's effort to transition its health insurance exchange from a problem-wracked website originally developed by Oracle to the federal platform is going according to schedule and expectations, state officials said this week.

By Chris Kanaracus | 02 August, 2014 04:03

Tags: Deloitte, services, legal, Civil lawsuits, software, IT management, Oracle

HP's new lifeline for OpenVMS gets a thanks from users

The decision by HP to license OpenVMS source code to a new engineering firm is getting mostly positive reaction from the likes of user groups such as HP-Interex France.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 02 August, 2014 03:14

Tags: HP, software, operating systems, Hewlett-Packard

Mitro makes password manager open source as team heads to Twitter

The team at Mitro Labs, the developer of a password manager, is joining Twitter, and its software is being released under a free and open source license, Mitro said Thursday.

By John Ribeiro | 01 August, 2014 13:35

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, open source, Mitro Labs, security, twitter, software, internet

Almost 200,000 people may have been affected by US visa system crash

Computer problems with the U.S. State Department's system for issuing passports and visas may have affected up to 200,000 people, it emerged Thursday, as the scale of the problem became clear for the first time.

By Martyn Williams | 01 August, 2014 08:23

Tags: Government use of IT, applications, databases, Microsoft, U.S. Department of State, software, government, Oracle

Most USB thumb drives can be reprogrammed to silently infect computers

Most USB devices have a fundamental security weakness that can be exploited to infect computers with malware in a way that cannot easily be prevented or detected, security researchers found.

By Lucian Constantin | 01 August, 2014 06:43

Tags: peripherals, security, Desktop security, Exploits / vulnerabilities, Security Research Labs, malware

Windows Server 2003 support expiration could push sales next year

Server sales could spike with the expiration of extended support for Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 OS in July next year, a Dell executive said.

By Agam Shah | 01 August, 2014 06:36

Tags: Dell, Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows, software, intel, operating systems

MongoDB snags key Oracle engineer

Upstart NoSQL software vendor MongoDB has snagged a key engineer from the ranks of Oracle, the company's largest competitor in the database software market.

By Joab Jackson | 01 August, 2014 05:44

Tags: business issues, personnel, applications, databases, MongoDB, Roger Bamford, software, Oracle

Some SAP users remain unhappy with pricier Enterprise Support

SAP is struggling to convince some customers that a pricier support service it introduced several years ago provides additional value compared to the standard support option.

By Chris Kanaracus | 01 August, 2014 04:53

Tags: SAP, software, DSAG

HP gives OpenVMS new life

Hewlett-Packard has changed its direction on OpenVMS, giving the operating system -- and users -- something of a reprieve.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 01 August, 2014 03:36

Tags: HP, Architecture, software, operating systems, enterprise architecture, Hewlett-Packard

CISOs still struggle for respect from peers

Chief information security officers (CISOs) continue to have a hard time gaining the respect of other C-suite executives despite the heightened focus overall on information security.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 01 August, 2014 02:58

Tags: ThreatTrack Security, security, Networking, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management, Neiman Marcus, management, Target

PHP gets a formal specification, at last

Despite becoming one of the most widely used programming languages on the Web, PHP didn't have a formal specification -- until now.

By Joab Jackson | 01 August, 2014 02:56

Tags: Languages and standards, application development, software, Facebook

SAP ties up with Apigee for API management

SAP will resell software from Apigee in a move to help customers and partners build mobile applications, products and services that securely tap data from SAP systems.

By Chris Kanaracus | 31 July, 2014 23:21

Tags: Apigee, SAP, middleware, software, internet

Oracle buys TOA Technologies in strike against

Oracle is fleshing out its family of cloud applications and taking a competitive step against the likes of with the acquisition of TOA Technologies, maker of software for companies centered around field services. Terms were not disclosed.

By Chris Kanaracus | 31 July, 2014 23:03

Tags: Toa technologies, application development, Internet-based applications and services, software, internet, cloud computing, Oracle

Stanford surgical students set sights on Google Glass

Stanford University's medical school plans to start using Google's wearable computer, Glass, to help train students in surgery.

By Sharon Gaudin | 31 July, 2014 13:27

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, healthcare IT, mobile, Stanford University

Oracle-based system for US visas still glitchy after software update

There's no immediate end in sight to trouble that has hit the U.S. State Department's computer system for processing visa applications and caused problems for thousands of people worldwide.

By Martyn Williams | 31 July, 2014 06:48

Tags: Government use of IT, applications, databases, hardware systems, U.S. Department of State, software, government, Oracle

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system that can be used to test chips and associated hardware based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers with the aim of standardizing that market.

By Joab Jackson | 31 July, 2014 04:39

Tags: Linux, servers, hardware systems, software, operating systems, Red Hat

Infor wins appeal of long-running patent lawsuit

A U.S. appeals court has dismissed a long-running patent infringement lawsuit lodged against Lawson Software by ePlus.

By Chris Kanaracus | 31 July, 2014 01:21

Tags: Lawson Softwar, eplus, copyright, intellectual property, legal, Civil lawsuits, Infor, software

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 update takes Cortana to China, UK, and three other countries

Microsoft's voice-activated digital assistant Cortana is coming to China in a beta version nicknamed "Xiao Na", as part of several new functions packed into a Windows Phone 8.1 update.

By Michael Kan | 30 July, 2014 20:58

Tags: Microsoft, Mobile OSes, software, voice recognition, mobile, Windows Phone

Start Up Australia opens free classes for entrepreneurs

A startup initiative launched by the federal government and sponsored by industry players has announced a free online school for people wanting to start a business in Australia.

By Adam Bender | 30 July, 2014 11:02

Tags: american express, Start Up Australia, startups, small business, MYOB, entrepreneurs, education

Samsung, Apple still dominate smartphones, but their shares slip

Samsung and Apple, in the second quarter, sunk to their lowest shares of the global smartphone market in recent years as Chinese smartphone vendors came on strong, according to market research firm, IDC.

By Matt Hamblen | 30 July, 2014 07:10

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, ios, ZTE, wireless, operating systems, mobile, Xiaomi, Apple, IDC, consumer electronics, tcl, smartphones, Lenovo, software

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