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Novell both-source vision

Novell both-source vision

Speaking yesterday at Novell's annual conference in Barcelona, CEO Jack Messman told customers and partners that Microsoft's exhaustive license fees for Windows have prevented enterprises and developers from directing cash into more "innovative" software. "Microsoft has sucked $60 billion out of our industry that could have been used for innovation," said Messman, who thinks innovation stands a better chance with Novell's brand of juggling the open-source and proprietary worlds.

September 13, 2004 by in Open Source

Security vendors pitch aggravated SMBs

Security vendors pitch aggravated SMBs

Security breaches can impact companies in a variety of adverse ways. But when Yankee Group (registration required) surveyed small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs), unwanted aggravation came out on top of the list:Sixty-eight percent of SMBs quantified their security issues from the last year only as a nuisance resulting in no real down time or inability to function as a business.

September 13, 2004 by in Security

Problems loom despite XML  success

Problems loom despite XML success

XML may be living up to its hype but challenges persist. For one, as Dan Farber recently pointed out in his blog, industry observers are worried that the proliferation of XML schemas has gone too far, potentially creating new instances of interoperability problems.

September 10, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Microsoft's Virtual Server  ready to ship

Microsoft's Virtual Server ready to ship

Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005 is finally coming to market. The software helps improve utilization and management by allowing a server to run multiple operating systems, or multiple copies of the same operating system on Intel-based hardware at a single time.

September 9, 2004 by in Virtualization

Intel CTO calls for Internet overhaul

Intel CTO calls for Internet overhaul

Intel CTO Pat Gelsinger says the Internet must be upgraded with a new layer of capabilities to deal with imminent problems of capacity, security and reliability. While he applauded efforts by Cisco and other networking companies to improve the existing Internet plumbing, Gelsinger argued that it's not sufficient to deal with the complexity of Internet2, the shift to IPv6 and other issues.

September 9, 2004 by in Intel


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