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Articles by Larry Greenemeier
posted in August 2005
Two research reports sponsored by IBM argue that Linux is less expensive to buy and operate than Windows or Unix.
Some 18 companies are using SunGard's Availability Services and more than 120 customers have put the company on notice that they might have to use SunGard facilities to relocate employees, call centers, and computers.
Perhaps there isn't a meaningful business technology parallel to the hellacious scenario that unfolded Monday in New Orleans, although I did once attend a Common AS/400 user conference at the newly convertible Superdome. As Hurricane Katrina unleashed her fury along the city's cobblestone streets and left several residents stranded on their rooftops, people were more co
Hurricane season is again in full swing. Katrina, presently pounding Florida, is being blamed for at least five deaths and cutting power to more than 2 million people in the southeastern part of the state. As devastating as this year has been -- four named storms in the Atlantic so far -- it doesn't yet measure up to the 2004 storm season, during which nine named storms tormented citizens in the Southeastern states. While it's hard to find a silver lining in these storm clouds, at least last yea
New service must overcome companies' unwillingness to share even anonymous data
When Pearl Jam hits the stage for its upcoming 2005 U.S. and Canadian tour, fans will be able to download music from the live shows within hours of the final encore (probably before most of the band's faithful can get their cars out of the arena parking lot after the show). True to its fiercely independent approach to both music and the recording industry, the band will make its work available online without the protection of any digital-rights-management software. This time, however, it's not j
Several businesses and organizations are testing a new process for anonymously sharing cyberthreat and attack data with their peers and government agencies without being subject to law-enforcement audits.
Sun Microsystems is making some software available to the open-source community to launch an effort to create standardized software for digital-rights management.
After testing more than 100 technologies earlier this summer, the military has tabbed three communication and IT systems to improve emergency response.
There still doesn't seem to be a consensus regarding the validity of Linux as a desktop operating system. The head of IBM's software business used LinuxWorld as an opportunity to promote the promise of desktop Linux. Then again, IBM isn't the biggest fan of Microsoft. Meanwhile, a Gartner study spelled out that desktop Linux adoption is way behind where it should be at this point, or at least behind where Gartner thought it would be at this point. Here's the deal ...
Another LinuxWorld show has come to pass. It's been a long time since LinuxWorld was dominated by technical folk who used it as a forum for exchanging ideas and an opportunity to attach a face with a screen identity. LinuxWorld is now about how open-source can be "sold" to address the overarching issues facing IT managers today: boosting security and cutting costs. The IT world's biggest vendors were once again out in full force, this time linking arms in a show of unity and trying to convince t
IBM's top software exec talks about the many ways the company is embracing open source, and why.
Red Hat launches initiative at LinuxWorld to deliver security technologies and policies, identity management, systems monitoring, and security software upgrades.
Novell pledges to certify applications running in high-performance computing environments on Hewlett-Packard servers and to offer technical support for users of JBoss Inc.'s Enterprise Middleware System.