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Alfresco Puts Out Second Annual Open Source Barometer Report
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Enterprise content management software maker Alfresco Software last year made some big headlines when it gathered up some of its own internal data about its customer set and took it private as a barometer of sorts for the adoption of open source applications among enterprises. The big finding from the July 2007 report from Alfresco was that companies test open source applications on Windows, but deploy on Linux. This time around, Alfresco is asking its customers some more detailed questions and the barometer is therefore a better indicator of the application weather in the data center. READ MORE >

Rock and Tukwila Were the Stars of ISSCC Last Week
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The two popular chip conferences held each year--the IEEE's International Solid State Circuits Conference in the winter and Stanford University's Hot Chips Conference in the summer--are like debutante balls for advanced microprocessors. This is where chip makers who have been shaping advanced technologies and bringing them to maturity announce them to the world. Last week, it was the ISSCC show, and Sun Microsystems, Intel, and IBM were talking about their latest processor designs. READ MORE >


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Virtualization Software Player Announcement Roundup
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It always seems to be a busy week for news in the virtualization software space these days. While there are not always big announcements, like VMware going public or Citrix Systems buying XenSource, there is always a bit of buzz going on. Rather than break it all up into little stories this week, I thought I would just give you the news rapid fire out of Virtual Iron, Parallels, and Citrix and its new partner, VMLogix. READ MORE >


As I See It: Why IT Will Save the Economy
by Victor Rozek

Explanation #1: Fifteen years ago, two college kids were jogging along the beach and, as they were passing a large clump of flotsam wrapped in ropes of kelp, they noticed something glinting in the sunlight. They stopped, looked, and one of them reached into the slimy mass and pulled out what appeared to be an ancient lamp. As is the custom with ancient lamps, the young man began to rub it vigorously. No sense in taking a chance; they'd feel pretty stupid if they passed up their opportunity to awaken the Genie. READ MORE >



 

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Who Needs a Web Application Firewall?
by Alex Woodie

At the turn of the millennium, IT shops were scrambling to deploy firewalls and other devices to stop hackers from infiltrating their servers. Over the ensuing years, network security professionals got very good at locking down their charges. As a result, hackers have moved onto more productive pastures, including exploiting vulnerabilities in Web applications themselves. This has given rise to a new security device: the Web application firewall. The question is: Do you need one? READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• Gartner Looks at the Big IT Issues for the Next Few Years

• Red Hat Gets SAP Mainframe Cert, Hires New Exec in Japan

• Dell Rejiggers Distribution for Athlon and Opteron Machines

• The PHP Community Starts the PHP 4 Sunset, Gears Up for PHP 6

• IBM Emphasizes Security with OpenID and NSA Commitments


 

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We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >


 
Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Alfresco Puts Out Second Annual Open Source Barometer Report

Rock and Tukwila Were the Stars of ISSCC Last Week

Virtualization Software Player Announcement Roundup

As I See It: Why IT Will Save the Economy

Who Needs a Web Application Firewall?

But Wait, There's More:

Gartner Looks at the Big IT Issues for the Next Few Years . . . Red Hat Gets SAP Mainframe Cert, Hires New Exec in Japan . . . Dell Rejiggers Distribution for Athlon and Opteron Machines . . . The PHP Community Starts the PHP 4 Sunset, Gears Up for PHP 6 . . . IBM Emphasizes Security with OpenID and NSA Commitments . . .


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