Profile of Ed Scannell
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Articles by Ed Scannell
posted in March 2009
Anything IBM could acquire from Sun's existing open source portfolio, it could develop on its own or buy more cost effectively from another vendor, analysts suggest.
Symbian 2, which will be based on the foundation's Series 60 release 5.1, will have updates every six months.
The company's first commercial version of Hadoop allows cloud-powered servers to store petabytes worth of information.
The company's Reserved Instances EC2 service allows companies to reserve both processing and storage capacity ahead of time, instead of rolling the dice.
Open source is playing an increasingly integral role in the area of business intelligence and data warehousing, a new report shows.
Among the biggest concerns keeping both large and small developers up at night are licensing and support.
Penguin is targeting users in industries such as manufacturing, finance, and image processing who are inexperienced with GPU-based technology.
Sun Microsystems CTO Greg Papadopoulos discusses cloud computing, open source, and open storage against a backdrop of an economy that's acting as a huge accelerant.
The media site's Zimbra open source mail product edges past Gmail with 40 million paid mailbox users.
Marketcetera's trading platform marries with Pentaho's BI software and Ingres' database to form an open source-based trading system built on Eclipse.
The appliances can serve as the base for helping developers and users to more intelligently piece together products from the thousands of possible open source components.
Although Symbian's open source platform for smartphones has been a major sales driver, the growing momentum of Google's Android is expected to spur continued growth.
Improvements to the company's console server offerings enhance reporting on all UPS and PDU systems located in a data center.
Licensing terms for Nokia's Qt 4.5 apps framework for mobile platforms could make Symbian more competitive with Google's Android.
Apache and Sun go at it again over licensing of the Java Compatibility Kit.
Open Source Business Foundation platform puts developers on a bus to the clouds by allowing access online apps as a service through an integrated Web-based application.
New reference design is rolled out for creating in-vehicle products and services supported by Intel and Wind River.
Version 5.6 of the company's BlueCat software exploits Intel's latest Atom processors and is expected in medical and industrial applications.
Many large IT shops gravitate toward open source strategies and want solid security for those products.
MobileWe version 7.1 also offers a synchronization client for Symbian phones, iCalendar support, and speed and performance improvements.
ThinkFree deal allows the open source Phoenix HyperSpace Shell to work with Microsoft Word and Excel file formats.
CIOs attribute their interest to the minimal amount of capital needed to get started and the higher level of flexibility that open source applications generally present.
Apple's iPhone gains surprising acceptance among open source developers, according to a Black Duck survey.