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Open Source Thriving in Enterprise

According to a new survey from business intelligence (BI) specialist Actuate Corp., open source software (OSS) doesn't simply have a token presence in the enterprise; it has truly arrived.

Analysts: Enterprise Architecture Key To Stopping Cyberattacks

Enterprise architecture must be a key part of the strategy used to protect computers and networks from cyberattacks, said Ron Ross, a National Institute of Standards and Technology senior computer scientist.

Survey Highlights Open Source Perceptions, Pitfalls

If you use open source software (OSS), Gartner recommends you have an official OSS policy. But a surprising number of open source adopters are operating without one.

Virtualization: Another Aspect of Green IT

As IT managers develop strategies and deploy technologies to reduce power consumption in their facilities, they recognize virtualization does not only reduce server sprawl, it can also save energy.

UPDATED: Microsoft Offering $20 Billion for Yahoo Search?

Just days after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's declaration that Redmond was "done with all of these [acquisition] discussions with Yahoo," one newspaper is reporting that a deal is in the works.

ISO - IEC Publishes Office Open XML Standard

ISO/IEC on Tuesday published the Office Open XML (OOXML) file format standard, formally known as ISO/IEC 29500:2008.

Ubuntu ARMed for Mobile Expansion

Netbooks and mobile computers will soon be able to run the Ubuntu operating system with additional energy efficiency.

Intel Exec Thanked Ballmer for Vista Capable Help

Court documents may contain a "smoking gun" reference to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's participation in a crucial decision to downgrade capabilities needed to gain Windows Vista Capable certification in new PCs.

Worm Hits Windows 2000 in China

Despite issuing a preemptive patch two weeks ago and another warning late last week, Redmond is now investigating a bug exploiting Windows Server Service for Windows 2000 that reportedly originated in China.

Cloud Computing Prompts New IT Planning

Microsoft's announcement last week that it will offer a new software development platform for cloud computing added new energy to the debate over how and when organizations might begin turning to the technology.

Google Android Flaw Reopens Open Source Security Debate

A security flaw in Google's new Android operating system discovered recently by independent researchers further underscores the security debate between open source and proprietary software.

PDC: Microsoft's Cloud-Based SQL Services Redefined

Microsoft is evolving its strategy for relational data services in the cloud.

PDC: Microsoft Previews Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft on Tuesday showed off a pre-beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.

Microsoft Ups Exploit Code Warning

It looks like that Redmond's hunch was correct when it issued an out-of-cycle security patch late last week, because on Wednesday Microsoft identified publicly available exploit code related to that vulnerability.

PDC: Microsoft Outlines Windows 7, Slew of New Dev Technologies

Microsoft today articulated how it will bridge PCs and mobile devices with an extraordinary blitz of announcements that included the first demonstration of Windows 7, its Live Framework, a bevy of new offerings for developers including WPF support for Visual Studio, and the first preview of Office 14.

Security Concerns May Slow Cloud Computing Adoption

Microsoft may have reaffirmed its commitment to cloud computing with the launch of its Windows Azure operating system, but overall business adoption of the cloud concept may be stymied, in part, by security issues.

Microsoft Posts Touchless SDK on Codeplex

A software project by a Columbia University computer science student to eliminate the need for multiple hardware-based touch interfaces is now on Microsoft's Codeplex site.

Fortinet Helps DBAs Sniff Out DB Exploits

New security appliance gives DBAs a leg up on flaws and vulnerabilities lurking in corporate database management systems.

Pentagon: Open Source Good To Go

Military information technology folks wondering if their use of Apache, Perl, Linux and other open source software is copacetic with the brass will soon get some answers from the Defense Department's Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Powerful Grid Set To Handle Collider Data

A high-performance computing network called the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) will be formally introduced on Friday as part of an international scientific collaboration investigating particle physics, including "Big Bang"-type calculations.

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