An awful lot of people -- including yours truly -- assume that when the dust settles in the smartphone market, Linux will either dominate its competitors or at least claim a handsome share of the spoils. Are we dealing in reality here, or is Linux strolling into a war zone armed with little more than its own delusions of grandeur?
The Mozilla Foundation says it has no plans to introduce scheduled patch releases or automatic updates for Firefox. This stance does a major disservice to Firefox users, some of whom may not realize an important security patch is available until it's too late.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to making a decision about whether to use open-source software. The good news is that IT managers don't have to endure cringe-worthy sales pitches or marketing materials when weighing their open-source options. Instead, open source allows IT professionals to go straight to the source to help them judge the merits of a particular application. Making a smart choice about open source depends upon your knowledge of the open-source community and how well you know
It has been another Microsoft week in desktop computing news -- and The World's Largest Software Company and Legend In It's Own Mind didn't even hold one of those week-long infomercials it's thrown so many of this spring. (We've had the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, the CEO Summit, the Management Summit, and most recently TechEd, to name just those I can remember at the moment.)
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.