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Upstart SugarCRM is entering the on-demand, hosted application space--currently led by Salesforce.com--with its open-source CRM application distribution.
Has anyone uttered an unkind word about the open source challenger to Microsoft's browser? With Firefox still gaining on Internet Explorer (according to a recent study).
Hype or not, Linux is on its way to succeed in the software market, but can the same be said of open source? It's too early to say.
Improving IT administrator-to-server ratios is not just an outcome of server consolidation--server automation suites are gaining converts and become more affordable for smaller companies. Server automation can include capabilities ranging from bare metal imaging, configuration management and software distribution to security assessment, multi-step process management and rapid recovery from faults.
According to a recent Gartner report, companies such as Oracle, SAP and Microsoft need to have more modular, bite-sized chunks of functionality, which would allow customers to update systems with more flexibility and speed. Not exactly a new revelation.
Microsoft is rejecting claims by a German security researcher that a spoofing technique discovered in Internet Explorer is a security vulnerability -- even as the company acknowledges it as a security issue. Whatever you want to call it, Outlook Express is also affected.
Google's entrance into the desktop search business last month (now coming to...
I first met Dave Winer during his early days as founder of Living Videotext, which made a great outliner for the Macintosh. Since then, Dave founded Userland Software, Scripting News and helped usher in the age of Web services, blogging, RSS and now podcasting.
Almost half of business and IT professionals believe the 2004 U.S.