In any year, there are winners and losers, those that successfully rode--or shaped--the tide, and those smashed by the waves of change. As virtual battles raged on Xboxes, Kinects, and other platforms, software developers waged war over market share and steadily loosening budget dollars. Eagerly awaited new products and beta versions made their debuts, jockeying for position and sales. The past year was, of course, no exception. In the rapid-paced world of social media, granddaddy MySpace all-bu
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Having lost its lawsuit against Novell and IBM, SCO Group in September announced it would try to sell-off most of its Unix business, following bankruptcy court approval of the deal. In 2004, SCO sued Novell, claiming Novell owed it millions of dollars. The vendor also tried to add IBM to the mix, saying that SCO had rights to Unix code that had been used in open source code. The jury's ruling in favor of Novell was widely viewed as a ruling for open source. SCO filed an appeal.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.