January 9, 2012  9:08 AM

Are your big data analytics ready for 2012?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
big data, Business Intelligence, Hadoop, Linux, Open source, SharePoint and Web 2.0, Twitter

Welcome to Q1 and the year of big data. Now that you're back in the saddle after a rousing holiday season, we've primed the well with our weekly dose of news from around the blogosphere, including the scoop on new releases of Linux and Hadoop, who exactly is still using Internet Explorer 6.0, and...


November 11, 2011  2:20 PM

New social media platforms Tumblr and Pinterest make waves



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Open source, Risk management, SharePoint and Web 2.0

Everyone and their neighbor has heard about Twitter and Facebook,...


September 12, 2011  7:40 PM

Squeezing every dollar out of your cloud computing strategy



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, cloud computing strategy, Open source, Project Management, social media

You might not be ready to say goodbye to summer, but it's definitely fiscal year crunch time. If you're like most CIOs, you're already feeling the pressure and are buckling down to do some serious heavy lifting on your special projects and big picture things like your cloud computing strategy and...


July 22, 2010  5:51 PM

Is open source cloud software suitable for SMBs?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
cloud computing, Midmarket CIO, Open Cloud, Open source

A lack of formal standards has made cloud computing nebulous so far. If a company wants to switch vendors, move platforms or build its own infrastructure, the confusion mounts, since most providers use a proprietary platform like Amazon’s A3 or Salesforce’s Force.com. But Rackspace and NASA...


March 3, 2010  5:17 PM

First open source, ITIL-aligned IT change management tool coming soon



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
change management, ITIL, Midmarket CIO, Open source

The open source community has a new addition: an enterprise-level, ITIL-aligned change management tool.

Recently unveiled at the Pink Elephant IT Service Management Conference & Expo,


July 24, 2009  3:30 PM

Microsoft releases code to the Linux community — and?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Linux, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO, Open source

When Microsoft (historically not a fan of the GPL) announced this week that it would release 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community (meant to enhance the performance of Linux...


May 8, 2009  1:58 PM

Open source cloud computing: The future midmarket sweet spot?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
cloud computing, Customer relationship management, Interoperability, Midmarket CIO, Open Cloud, Open source, Strategy for CIOs, SugarCRM

What happens when open source and cloud computing collide? Cost savings, flexibility and (at least one open source vendor hopes) midmarket CIOs checking it out. Open source CRM provider SugarCRM has launched an on-demand version of its software that is included free with an on-premise...


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