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  • 'IT genome' an effort to map tech 'DNA'

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 8:25 pm

    IT discovery vendor BDNA on Wednesday unveiled Technopedia, what it calls the world's first "IT Genome," a regularly updated encyclopedia of information on every type of enterprise software and hardware platform.
  • Rally adds Kanban tool to agile arsenal

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    The company buys AgileZen and will migrate its functionality to its Rally platform.
  • OpenSolaris leaders unnerved by Oracle silence

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    OpenSolaris communitry is vexed at Oracle's silence, considers solo route
  • Review

    The 8 best iPad apps -- so far

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    Apple's iPad has been available for a short time, and you can already find apps to watch streaming movies, manage your Web passwords, use Twitter, do word processing and more.
  • Cloud Computing: Early Adopters Share Five Key Lessons

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 3:25 pm

    While some large enterprises have moved their information-technology infrastructure to a third-party managed service to save costs, small firms--especially startups--have come to rely on cloud services to cut initial outlays and help them focus on the core services and products.
  • Privacy in a mobile world: Massachusetts data privacy law

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    The Massachusetts Data Privacy law, effective as of March 1, 2010, states that all businesses that collect personal data from or about Massachusetts residents will need to adopt a comprehensive written security program. Unlike most state-based data privacy laws, which focus primarily on public disclosure once a breach occurs, the new Massachusetts law prescribes that more stringent protective measures be taken to prevent breaches from occurring in the first place.
  • Why your information security stinks & what to do

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    Former cybersecurity czar Amit Yoran on why information security is in a "death spiral" -- and what you can do.
  • Oracle issues emergency Java patch to stop zero-day attacks

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    Oracle today patched a critical Java vulnerability that is being exploited by hackers to install malicious software.
  • After attacks, Oracle patches Java bug

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    One week after a critical bug was made public, Oracle has patched its Java virtual machine to fix an exploit that could be used to sneak malicious software onto a computer.
  • Could open source overtake the iPhone?

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 11:31 am

    A Linux official sees parallels between the iPhone's momentum and technologies from now-defunct Sun Microsystems.
  • MeeGo, Android phone platforms take stage at Linux conference

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 11:23 am

    Nokia, Google officials offer progress reports on their open source device OSes
  • Google introduces two new Twitter tools

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 7:27 am

    Whether you want to do some twitter archeology or find new people to follow, Google is ready to help.
  • NetSuite hooks up with Amazon's storage cloud

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    NetSuite has integrated its on-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) software with Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service (S3), the company announced Wednesday in conjunction with its annual partner and developer conference in San Francisco.
  • 10 must-have Firefox extensions for business

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    Since its launch to the public in 2004, Mozilla Firefox has steadily spread across the Internet, becoming the second-most-popular Web browser, behind only Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Although early versions of Firefox incorporated lots of then-innovative features such as tabbed browsing and a skinnable interface, it was and continues to be its extensions that set it apart -- and above -- other browsers.
  • Java developers OK with Oracle -- so far

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    Technologists don't see anything to worry about since Oracle took over Sun's prized Java technologies -- but they haven't relaxed yet, either.
  • How Adobe might take on Apple in the courts

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    Adobe still isn't saying if it will take Apple to court over Apple's new iPad/iPhone device software development rules, but here are some of the ways they might try to do it.
  • Startup pushes Hadoop via spreadsheet

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 11:40 am

    A startup called Datameer is offering a simpler way for business analysts to use Hadoop, the open-source framework for large-scale data processing on clusters of commodity hardware.
  • Ex-SAP CEO resurfaces at cloud SCM vendor

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Former SAP CEO Léo Apotheker has been appointed to the board of GT Nexus, maker of on-demand SCM (supply chain management) software, roughly two months after his departure from the ERP (enterprise resource planning) giant.
  • Apache project server hacked, passwords compromised

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 3:10 am

    Hackers broke into a server used by the Apache Software Foundation to keep track of software bugs.
  • Microsoft's Silverlight 4 available Thursday

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 9:51 pm

    The rich Internet technology is getting a boost in business-oriented capabilities
  • What an IronPython user should know about Python 3

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 8:11 pm

    Should you use Python 3.x or 2.x in your next project? Experts say it depends. Briefly, if you rely on an extension to standard Python, you're probably stuck back in 2.x. Otherwise, though, there's no reason not to jump to the latest 3.1 or even 3.2.
  • Google exec worries over 'rudderless' Java

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    Chief Google Java architect warns that the Java language is at a crossroads
  • Apple, Mozilla chase Google with browser stability moves

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    Apple and Mozilla have taken a page from Google to beef up the stability of their respective browsers, Safari and Firefox.
  • Apple tweaks OS X 10.6.3 with stability update

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    Apple has released Mac OS X 10.6.3 v1.1, what is essentially an update to its recent update for Snow Leopard. It contains a typical round of stability, compatibility, and security fixes for Mac OS X, though apparently not enough to warrant a bump to 10.6.4.
  • Review

    Review: Visual Studio 2010 delivers

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 4:46 pm

    A no-brainer upgrade for Microsoft-oriented developers, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 marks a major advance in functionality and ease

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