Chad Levitt, author of the “New Sales Economy Blog,” recently wrote a post, “Sales Reps, Are You Ready for the Digital Universe?,” based on information he gleaned from a recently released IDC report on predictions for the year 2020. Here are some of the major findings from the IDC r...
May. 15, 2010 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 5,139
Today virtualization is creating new demands for another tech disruption. Perhaps the first shots in this revolution were fired last week at an all day working session of networking legends and “Young Turks” at the SRI Infrastructure 2.0 meeting. Time will tell, but the level of inte...
Sep. 11, 2009 07:15 AM EDT Reads: 11,468
There are at least three straightforward steps that best practices companies are implementing to achieve aggressive costs savings with their server virtualization initiatives. I'll be reviewing these three steps in more detail, along with customer use cases, in a webinar on August 19th...
Aug. 18, 2009 11:15 PM EDT Reads: 4,951
IT budgets don't simply disappear, but it can be difficult to get what you want during tough economic times. But if you focus on the business value your chances will improve. You’re in a squeeze. How things ultimately shake out is not relevant right now, because you need to act right n...
Jul. 20, 2009 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 11,910
It amuses me when people start throwing about phrases like “interoperability” and “federation” in a space still hopping in the middle of the hype cycle. You would think that with our long and growing history, we in IT could be realistic about the prospects of any early implementers...
Jul. 15, 2009 05:15 PM EDT Reads: 6,985
The Secrets of Corporate Blogging. I would like to begin with defining what corporate blogging is. There are actually four types of blogs that can be considered corporate blogs; I will list these definitions later. For now, suffice to say that I am most interested in corporate blogging...
May. 19, 2009 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 17,428
I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning: 'Because they can only give you answers.' Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of t...
Feb. 23, 2008 02:45 AM EST Reads: 158,773 Replies: 15
In order to describe itself as an 'open source' company, need a company merely be 'a company that will help you make the switch to open source in your company' - or does it have to be one that lets users feely download, compile, and use the software in question? Where is the dividing l...
Mar. 1, 2007 05:00 AM EST Reads: 98,251 Replies: 18
We have measured performance information to distinguish the differences between the Windows and Linux platforms. Given comparable hardware we found the performance differences almost trivial.
Apr. 28, 2006 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 23,253 Replies: 2
One of the more frustrating features of a Fedora Core installation is its lack of popular multimedia and driver support as well as alternative applications like Abiword. But, with a few simple steps you can easily access a large collection of such software from your system using YUM.
Feb. 22, 2006 01:15 PM EST Reads: 33,165 Replies: 1
For C++ programmers all over the world, Boost and the Boost libraries have become indispensable. Weighing in at 60 C++ libraries, Boost is a large collection of peer-reviewed code covering a wide range of domains. But why should you care about that? Well, because Boost can quickly beco...
Dec. 21, 2005 08:00 PM EST Reads: 33,004 Replies: 4
My aunt and I were having an e-mail discussion about which is the easiest to use: a real photo album with pictures or a computer photo album, as on a CD-ROM. I suggested that we put all the family photos into an album rather than having them strewn all over the place in photo folders. ...
Dec. 3, 2005 11:30 PM EST Reads: 13,894 Replies: 1
Many of the Internet community organizations that enable the processes for the development and administration of the Internet will host the Internet Pavilion at the `ICT 4 all' exhibition at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, 15-19 November 2005. Organisations...
Nov. 10, 2005 01:00 AM EST Reads: 10,064 Replies: 1
Whatever happened to the days when a new college grad could be sent to a two-week developer's course and come back proficient enough to develop and deploy small departmental applications? J2EE - That's what happened!
Oct. 28, 2005 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 42,678 Replies: 2
This article discusses the implementation details for the new device management methods udev and HAL, now used on all Fedora Core 3 and 4 systems for all devices. It's time to relearn how devices are managed!
Oct. 22, 2005 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 44,545 Replies: 1
Sometime between the years 1995 and 2004, Linux reached the mainstream of computer users the world over. No longer was it all about Microsoft or the Mac. Now there was a new sheriff in town, and it was a penguin packing some serious heat.
Oct. 15, 2005 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 21,865 Replies: 2
This article provides an update of the Carrier Grade Linux initiative, the CGL specification, distributions, platforms and deployments.
Jul. 8, 2005 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 23,553
Recently, I spent some time trying out various Linux distributions on my late model Toshiba laptop. Since that article came out, several new releases have come out and I've tried a couple of new distros. So here's a brief update.
Jun. 14, 2005 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 67,302 Replies: 1
As Linux moves in everywhere within enterprise computing - in embedded solutions, on the desktop, in distributed applications, and on mainframe - the LinuxWorld Magazine News Desk brings you all the latest developments.
Apr. 7, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 17,347
Linux.SYS-CON.com's senior contributing analyst, Bill Claybrook, spoke with John Loiacono, executive vice president of Sun Microsystem's Software Group about his new job, and what he has in store for Sun's Linux strategy.
Nov. 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 43,615 Replies: 17
It seems as if every day a new Linux distribution emerges into the world. True, it can lead to some confusion in the marketplace and fragmentation of the Linux brand name, but open source is all about confusing the end user by having five equally good products that do the same thing, s...
Sep. 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 19,635 Replies: 1
'This decision puts the onus squarely on the board of PeopleSoft to meet with us,' said Oracle chairman Jeff Henley triumphantly as Judge Vaughn Walker ruled against the US Justice Department and 10 states, ending their quest to block Oracle's would-be 'hostile takeover' of rival Peopl...
Sep. 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 32,619 Replies: 2
What is open source? It is a way of developing, distributing, and licensing software. In the late 1970's and early 1980's, the roots of open source as we know it today were established.
Aug. 7, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 30,182 Replies: 1
The implementation of Linux open source code, along with IBM’s prowess, is gaining ground in government sectors at home and abroad.
Aug. 5, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 13,765
Spammers are making money exploiting other people's systems and no one is immune. This article examines the implications for organizations and for Linux caused by the spam/virus convergence, and details the level of protection necessary to minimize organizational impact and risk.
May. 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 15,452
OSDL's Carrier Grade Linux working group is hard at work on an open source platform for the telecom industry. This article describes the goals, structure, and working groups of CGL; presents the CGL architecture; and provides an overview of the CGL 2.0 requirements.
Apr. 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 18,706
'It looks as if Mono is going to get a lot more manpower,' writes Dennis Hayes. 'If this translates into more code, Mono could be entering a whole new era. Novell's acquisition of Ximian has been very good for the project, and Novell seems to be true to their word about keeping open so...
Apr. 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 19,689
'I did a research degree entitled 'The Linux Operating System: A Socio-Legal Study' at the University of Warwick, UK, from 1999 to 2001,' writes Maureen O'Sullivan. 'The conclusion of this work was that users and developers of free software needed and deserved legislative protection an...
Mar. 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 30,219 Replies: 5
IBM, Sun, HP...today's news round-up favors the IT giants, each one now rushing toward Linux faster than the other. Sun's going to create a Red Hat version of the Java Enterprise System, for example, while HP is taking Turbolinux to Asia and IBM continues its internal rush to Linux.
Mar. 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 12,137
As Microsoft looks nervously on, Miguel de Icaza and his team of core developers continue to make great strides with their implementation of the CLI, 'Mono' - a free implementation of the .NET Development Framework. While Redmond sees the benefit to them in more implementations of the...
Mar. 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 35,064 Replies: 11
Four years ago, OpenOffice.org didn't exist. Today, it is probably not only the largest free software project in the world, but also the most important. On a personal level, it's also become a major feature of my life - which explains this column.
Feb. 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reads: 23,650 Replies: 15
Next time you see a sporty Audi A8 cruising down the road, you'll know that Linux played a role in designing this popular car. Throughout its storied history, Audi has taken on the role of automotive technological pioneer.
Dec. 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 20,746 Replies: 1
There's tremendous talent in the open source community...but before you can capitalize on the potential within it, you have to understand it. This column explains how to access a wealth of information, with respect for the community that makes it available.
Dec. 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 22,856
The year's end is approaching, so it’s time to do the traditional combination of a retrospective and a look forward. Looking forward, what can we expect in 2004? Well, Linux Kernel 2.6 is the next big step for Linux. But what else can we expect? Martin C. Brown looks back first, then s...
Nov. 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reads: 46,361 Replies: 5
Old father Linux may be 12 years old this month, but little Google is already 5.
Sep. 8, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 21,401 Replies: 2
Welcome to my first LinuxWorld Magazine column. Some credentials are in order: I am the president of Glacier Technology Services, an IT recruiting firm based in Savannah, Georgia. In March of 2000, we formed a division called HotLinuxJobs that focuses on recruiting Linux and open sourc...
Aug. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 22,901
Today Linux is not just about cost savings reported by enterprises, not just about security demanded by Web servers, and not just about government and academia: Linux is also about Small Business USA.
Aug. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 20,076 Replies: 4
Given the rise and rise of Linux in the enterprise, LWM invites one of the giants of the commercial computing world, Computer Associates, to sketch for us its 'take' on what the rest of 2003 has in store...
Aug. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 25,092
Sometimes the irony is so sharp you can cut deli meat with it. As we settle in for a long hot summer and a fall of legal skirmishes between SCO and the rest of the known Linux universe in regards to the patents and other intellectual property surrounding Unix, there's a certain karmic ...
Aug. 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 32,773 Replies: 7
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer didn't mince his words when he wrote in a Wednesday memo to all Microsoft employees that noncommercial open source software, particularly the Linux operating system, was a 'competitive challenge.'
Jun. 5, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 20,942