MySQL's Former Owner Can't 'Save' It After Selling It
Monty Widenius continues his campaign to save MySQL from falling into Oracle's possession with a script that would have been suitable, perhaps, for the Perils of Pauline. The whole problem with "saving" MySQL at this point is that its most outspoken defenders chose to sell it to Sun, a firm on the brink of collapse.
Salesforce.com's Wizard Was Parker Harris And Team
Much has been recorded about the rise of Salesforce.com and how Marc Benioff's clever marketing brought the company to the forefront. Today, with its stock reaching new highs, I wanted to pay tribute to a giant of cloud computing, Parker Harris, the technology magician behind the marketing who made Benioff's story possible.
Google AdMob Buy Opposed
Consumer groups said the acquisition would diminish competition in mobile advertising and raise privacy concerns.
Locating Your Business: What To Look For In A Building
They say that real estate is all about location. But small and midsize companies may discover that what their building is made of can be as important as where it's located. Some building materials can interfere with your company's technology equipment!
Q & A: Army CIO Advances Consolidation Effort
Cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are part of Jeffrey Sorenson's plan to centralize Army IT and make it more consistent for soldiers deploying from bases to the battlefield.
Verizon Defends Cancellation Fees
The largest U.S. carrier said doubling its early termination fee was necessary to reduce consumers' costs for sophisticated devices like the Storm 2 or Motorola Droid.
5 Predictions For Government IT In 2010
Government agencies will continue to struggle with cybersecurity, while making strides in transparency and cloud computing. There will also be new pushes for accountability and IT procurement reform.
FCC Preparing Broadband Plan
A tight supply of broadband spectrum and the use of set-top boxes for Internet connections are just two of the matters the commission is working to address.
H1N1 Hotline Spreads Flu Info
Healthcare providers may use the phone and online service to provide H1N1 information while preserving medical resources for truly urgent care.
MySQL Campaign Heats Up
The open source database's author urges users to object to deal that would give Oracle ownership of MySQL.
Chief Of The Year: Vivek Kundra
The federal CIO is driving change within the government's lumbering IT operations. A lengthy to-do list will test his ideas and power of persuasion.
Federal CIO Kundra Talks IT Strategy
Nine months into the job, Vivek Kundra discusses IT initiatives, the path ahead, and challenges in driving the Obama Administration's 'open government' agenda.
Remote Assistance Thriller: Dial "S" For "Scam"
A new scam involving remote support software recently surfaced in the United Kingdom. Before you snicker at just how gullible the victims appear to be, ask yourself whether your company's PCs are vulnerable to precisely this sort of attack.
Project Honey Pot: Over One Billion Spammers Served
This week, Project Honey Pot identified its one billionth spam message. Find out what it has learned from that torrent of junk email -- and what you can do to make its efforts to stop spam even more successful.
Congress Goes Wireless
The House of Representatives is preparing to roll out its wireless network, though the timeline for completion is unclear.
Work Visas Back On Congressional Agenda
The Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 would make it easier for foreigners with advanced degrees from U.S. universities to get green cards.
Oracle Mobilizing MySQL Users
The European Commission investigation into Oracle's acquisition of Sun is turning into a political dogfight as MySQL users are writing letters supporting and opposing the deal.
Los Angeles Goes Google
As of Monday, city employees will be able to start using Google Apps for daily computing tasks.