Paula Rooney

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Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Paula Rooney owns no stock in the companies that she covers. She holds a 401K that is managed by Morgan Stanley.

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Red Hat's $1B milestone notable but chump change vis-a-vis overall Linux industry

Red Hat's $1B milestone notable but chump change vis-a-vis overall Linux industry

The Linux Foundation's exec director saluted Linux distribution leader Red Hat for reaching $1 billion in revenues but pointed out that the overall Linux industry is worth many, many billions today.In a recent post, LF Director Jim Zemlin said the "collective investment" in Linux, at $10 billion, is freely available and that the resulting "network effect" has generated billions of Linux users and billions of dollars transacted on Linux systems daily.

April 3, 2012 by in Enterprise Software

Colosa debuts cloud and social-based BPMA Service

Colosa debuts cloud and social-based BPMA Service

On the same day that Gartner Group issued a report noting that enterprises will eventually integrate more analystics, social and mobile technologies into their business processes, open source BPM provider Colosa announced a new BP modeling and analystics application that integrates Facebook, twitter and Google+

March 7, 2012 by in Enterprise Software