Zend Launches PHP Subscription
Aimed at cloud-based applications, the Zend Unlimited Subscription allows customers as many instances as they want without the need to calculate licensing.
HP Unveils Mini Tower Desktop PC
The sub-$600 Pro 3130 is targeted to professionals and knowledge workers in small to midsize companies with expansion options for power users.
The Return of Business ByDesign and the Future of On-Demand ERP
It's tough being SAP's Business ByDesign in an unforgiving market. Having been launched and then pulled back, redesigned and then offered back to a market that is a little more jaded and a lot more cautious... the ByD team is facing an almost unprecedented quantity of challenge, skepticism, and even ridicule.
Sourcefire Slams Open Source IDS Suricata
Matt Olney expressed disappointment with the Open Information Security Foundation's efforts, and touted Razorback, Sourcefire's open source analysis and detection engine, as truly innovative.
The Cloud's Proliferating Open Source APIs
In June, Red Hat moved its Deltacloud open source project into the Apache Software Foundation's incubator. In July, Rackspace made its Cloud Files code open source and will collaborate with partners in the OpenStack project. The Open Cloud Standards Incubator at the DMTF is producing another set. Isn't this just too much open source?
GAO Launches Mobile Website
Responding to the growing trend of accessing content on mobile devices, the Government Accountability Office reports are now accessible to BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and other mobile device users.
Amazon Launches $139 Wi-Fi Kindle
The Wi-Fi only electronic reader and a $189 third generation model of the original Kindle with Wi-Fi and 3G are Amazon's latest bid to spur digital book sales.
Radio Shack Revenues Top $1 Billion
An emphasis on mobile products, including a successful wireless kiosk program in Target stores, helped drive $53 million in profits for the second quarter.
Google Ramping Games Business
Discussions with online gaming companies and a job listing for a games project manager suggest Google is prepping its Facebook-competing social network.
Defense Agency Expands Cloud Computing
Platform-as-a-service, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint may be delivered to military agencies from the Defense Information Systems Agency's private cloud.
Microsoft Launches Office For Mac 2011 Video
The marketing video highlights user interface enhancements, including a new ribbon that presents users with the commonly used controls, the template gallery and email improvements.
Facebook Launches Q&A Service
Facebook Questions, launched in a limited beta, allows crowdsourcing of answers to questions on any topic from the 500 million users of the social network.
Slideshow: Top 10 Tech Newsmakers Of 2010
These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.
White House To Review High-Risk IT Projects
As part of its effort to improve IT project management across federal agencies, OMB will require that designated projects devise improvement plans and get executive backing.
What To Do About False-Positive Alerts, Non-Collaborative BI and Inaccurate Metrics
"Push" alerting technology could be much more granular and useful, but is being held back by the problem of false positives. Metrics passed down from on high didn't work too well in Stalin's USSR, and haven't improved sufficiently since. A piece of the solution to both problems is an engine for setting and modifying metrics definitions.
Oracle Exadata V2 Customer Tells All
I've been encouraging Oracle to serve up Exadata reference customers instead of sales pipeline claims. The company has delivered, setting up an interview with Paris-based financial services giant BNP Paribas. Jim Duffy, the company's data warehouse architect, went into great detail about the deployment. Here are a few highlights...