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UK firm to reattach amputated IT limb to IBM in outsourcing deal

UK firm to reattach amputated IT limb to IBM in outsourcing deal

Reuters: UK cable company NTL  reported a small first-quarter operating profit on Tuesday and announced plans to reduce its workforce by about a third following its merger with rival Telewest....Of the 6,000 job cuts, mostly in back-office operations, roughly half will be outsourced to companies including IBM Chief Executive Steve Burch said in a conference call....

May 9, 2006 by in CXO

Webapps unplugged: How they can work

Webapps unplugged: How they can work

In an attempt to help people better understand how a technology like Java DB can keep Web applications running even when no Internet connection is present, Sun's "Mr. JavaDB" Francois Orsini has posted a bit of a primer that talks about persistence and Java DB can faclitate something called "Local AJAX.

May 9, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Rotten Apple gives Beatles agida

Rotten Apple gives Beatles agida

Right about now, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is flicking his nose with his thumb at the music industry and saying "Whose your Daddy now?" In addition to getting the top four music labels to knuckle under to his rules for selling music on the Internet, Jobs has beat back a challenge from Apple Corps: the record label made infamous by The Beatles.

May 8, 2006 by in Apple

Hoo-ah!  Brainiacs to ban laptops in classrooms?

Hoo-ah! Brainiacs to ban laptops in classrooms?

A story made the rounds last week about how various colleges have either banned notebook computers from their classrooms, shut down their wireless networks, or are considering such moves in an effort to keep students focused.   This type of knee-jerk reaction reminds me of the sort of spirit that the company Websense kindles amongst its current a prospective customers (see Questionable $178B loss: Employee's fault?

May 8, 2006 by in Laptops

Legal guidelines now available for podcasters who remix

Legal guidelines now available for podcasters who remix

Prefaced by a foreward that's written by Lawrence Lessig, a Podcasting Legal Guide was made available by Creative Commons, Vogele & Associates, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard's Law School.  The guide which was apparently inspired by the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Legal Guide for Bloggers covers some of the typical gotchas that could result in legal trouble for podcasters.

May 8, 2006 by in Legal

EC decision proves the value of an ISO standard

EC decision proves the value of an ISO standard

Perhaps the International Organisation of Standardization (the ISO) should rename itself to something more appropriate like the IMSO: The International Organisation of Multiple Standards.  After all, why bother issuing standards at all if, after ratifying one standard, it ratifies another for the same thing.

May 8, 2006 by in Open Source

Is it time to consolidate your Java apps?  Onto a mainframe?

Is it time to consolidate your Java apps? Onto a mainframe?

For the better part of three decades now, IBM's mainframes -- often referred to as big iron -- have been coming under assault from smaller iron: minicomputers and servers that may not by themselves have the sheer horsepower to keep up with a mainframe but can often get the job done, especially when a bunch of them work together on the same tasks (a technique known as scaling out).

May 8, 2006 by in Open Source

OnHollywood: Consumer generated media

OnHollywood: Consumer generated media

The final panel at OnHollywood focused on "consumer generated media," which was the major undercurrent at the conference. As Ted Cohen of EMI Music said, "The audience is taking over the programming," creating and distributing content outside of the traditional entertainment industry channels.

May 5, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Google-Yahoo-Microsoft. Net and DRM neutrality, Samsung Q1 and more...

Google-Yahoo-Microsoft. Net and DRM neutrality, Samsung Q1 and more...

This week on The Dan & David Show, we discuss Google in the enterprise and Google as an infrastructure provider to the planet; the potential shape of a Yahoo/Microsoft connection; and Microsoft's odds of remaking itself into a major media company. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's statement:"Ad-supported software services are an integral part of Microsoft's plans to give consumers access to a broader variety of digital media, whenever they want and on whatever device they prefer," said Ballmer.

May 5, 2006 by in Google

With patent and trademark, Apple phone appears inevitable

With patent and trademark, Apple phone appears inevitable

I must apologize.  The other day when, after practically the entire music business knuckled under to Steve Jobs, I rattled off the kingdoms that Apple's proprietary digital rights management (DRM) technology (known as FairPlay) gives or will be giving Jobs the keys to (starting with music and movies), I failed to mention telecommunications.

May 5, 2006 by in Mobility

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