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Oracle releases Cloud API

Oracle has released a cloud API and submitted part of it to a standards organisation.On Wednesday the company released a general Oracle Cloud API, and submitted a subset of the API — the Oracle Cloud Elemental Resource Model API — to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), a standards body.

November 4, 2010 by

Aerohive talks up gigabit Wi-Fi

Matthew Gast, Aerohive's director of product management and a standards-setting participant at the Wi-Fi Alliance and the IEEE, tells ZDNet UK what to expect from 802.11ac and 802.11ad

October 24, 2010 by

GAGEtrak Calibration Management

GAGEtrak, the world's leading calibration management software solution helps you manage metrology assets, forecast workloads, minimize...

June 6, 2013 by CyberMetrics

SmartSynch, AuthenTec team up in strategic smart grid security relationship

You could probably see this one coming, but now it's official: Smart grid infrastructure player SmartSynch has signed a deal with AuthenTec to add what it is calling "carrier-grade" open security standards to its product line.AuthenTec's security -- which covers everything from identity management to touch controls and biometrics -- actually already is part of the SmartSynch's GridRouter communications hub.

April 20, 2010 by

Content management interoperability steps up a gear

Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) is a standards proposal designed to help developers working with content across multiple repositories by bringing a much-needed level of interoperability to the party. IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and others are behind this initiative, but Alfresco Software is apparently the first to table a product with Verson 1.

November 30, 2009 by

Fetal Heart Rate 5-tier

This app is intended for obstetricians, midwives, and nurses who use electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) in laboring patients. In addition...

September 21, 2012 by OB Apps LLC

Like ITIL, but for managing greenhouse emissions

Remember how the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) transformed the management of IT projects and maintenance? Well, the British Standards Institute has now come up with a specification that provides guidepoints for improving energy efficiency.

July 7, 2009 by

Could ZigBee enable the truly universal remote control device?

In case anyone wondered which of the various wireless controls and sensor standards is likely to gain more traction in coming years, consider that the ZigBee Alliance just scored some pretty major support from several of the biggest names in consumer electronics.ZigBee is a green tech protocol that is finding practical applications in the energy management technology marketplace.

March 16, 2009 by

With Systinet 3.0, HP broadens SOA governance role to encompass services lifecycle, business processes, IT service management

The movement is to expand SOA governance, but perhaps more importantly, expand governance in general across more of what IT touches. Rules, roles, business context, policy, development-to-deployment lifecycles, operational efficiency, projects and services -- all need to be brought into a contextual whole. Not by a common product set, but via standards, technology provider inclusion, and with a methodological and cultural commonality emphasis. There really isn't another place to try and find this common framework for stitching together the disparate aspects of IT management -- the SOA registry is as good as we have nowadays.

October 6, 2008 by

BriefingsDirect SOA Insights analysts examine 'Microsoft-Oriented Architecture' and evaluate SOA's role in 'Green IT'

Clearly, [Microsoft] had to go beyond UML in terms of a modeling language, as you said, because UML doesn’t have the constructs to do deployment and management of distributed services and so forth. I understand that. What disturbs me right now about what Microsoft is doing is that if you look at the last few years, Microsoft has gotten a lot better when they are ahead of standards. When they're innovating in advance of any standards, they have done a better job of catalyzing a community of partners to build public specs. ... I'd like to see it do the same thing now in the realm of modeling.

November 13, 2007 by

DMTF Accepts New Format for Portable Virtual Machines

I just read a press release that indicates that the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has accepted a new format for portable virtual machine files that was submitted by Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, VMware and XenSource. Although this announcement seems just another in an endless series of attempts by vendors to use international standards bodies as a proxy in their battle with one another in the marketplace, I think this one is really important.

September 10, 2007 by

Autonomy and Zantaz pursue dark matter

Yesterday I wrote about Orchestria, software that provides policy management for messages and Web and file activity to prevent data leakage and ensure corporate governance and compliance with regulatory and corporate standards. I described this class of software as bring more fine-grained controls to unstructured data, the dark matter flowing through enterprises.

July 3, 2007 by

Linux should use less power and go green

At a summit in Canada next week, Linux developers will meet to discuss ways of improving Linux's power management capabilities.The Green Linux initiative is being organised by the Linux Foundation, which was formed earlier this year by a merger of the Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group.

June 19, 2007 by

REST Battles SOAP for the Future of Information Services

There has been some subterranean discussion in the content management standards arena about what is the best way to support the interoperability of content services with applications. Should vendors support content services through the myriad of web services support layers that have been developed over the last decade?

May 25, 2007 by

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