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  • Open source IP PBX saves serious cash for Michigan CAT

    Posted December 2, 2010 - 11:56 am

    In a move that might send shivers down the spines of mainstream IP PBX vendors like Avaya, Cisco and ShoreTel, Michigan CAT has deployed an open source Asterisk IP PBX to handle its phone calls and contact center at half the cost of what commercial vendors would have charged.
  • Be cautious about open source data mining software

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Businesses should not deploy open source software for data mining just because it is generally cheaper, an open source consultant has advised.
  • Samsung shares Galaxy Tab's open source code

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    Samsung's Galaxy Tab has only been out a few days in the United States, but already the benefits of its open source roots are becoming evident. Specifically, Samsung has released the open source portions of the software code used to run the device, opening up the doors to a potentially exciting array of third-party modifications and enhancements.
  • 10 Reasons Open Source Is Good for Business

    Posted November 5, 2010 - 5:22 pm

    With the many business and government organizations that now use open source software such as Linux, it's becoming increasingly clear that price is not the only advantage such software holds. If it were, companies that adopted it during the Great Recession would surely have switched back to the expensive proprietary stuff as soon as conditions began to ease, and that's clearly not the case.
  • Burning Man's open source cell phone system could help save the world

    Posted August 30, 2010 - 8:39 pm

    Today I bring you a story that has it all: a solar-powered, low-cost, open source cellular network that's revolutionizing coverage in underprivileged and off-grid spots. It uses VoIP yet works with existing cell phones. It has pedigreed founders. Best of all, it is part of the sex, drugs and art collectively known as Burning Man. Where do you want me to begin?
  • Linux driver chief calls out Microsoft over code submission

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 9:55 pm

    After a kick in the pants from the leader of the Linux driver project, Microsoft has resumed work on its historic driver code submission to the Linux kernel and avoided having the code pulled from the open source operating system.
  • Open source may have a role in government

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 11:45 am

    The enormous economic stimulus plan known as the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" currently before Congress will no doubt filter down to the IT business in the form of government spending on a wide variety of tech-based programs.
  • Ruby on Rails on track for major upgrades

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 12:03 pm

    It is looking like a very busy year for the popular Ruby on Rails Web application development framework, with multiple enhancements anticipated in an upgrade due this month, followed by a merger later on with the Merb Web framework.
  • Fedora 10 out, packed with improvements

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 12:35 pm

    The latest edition of the Fedora operating system is available and full of tweaks and improvements.
  • SaaS providers cut costs, but users won't get discounts

    Posted April 14, 2008 - 8:35 pm

    Nine out of ten software-as-a-service providers will rely on open source software by 2010 to save money, but the cost savings likely won't be passed onto customers, Gartner says in a new research note.

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