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December, 2010

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December 24, 2010  1:52 PM

Was 2010 An (I.A.T.F) IT Acronym Too Far?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Acronyms

There's that terrible moment as a technology journalist when you are in a meeting with a client, vendor, analyst or even a PR person -- and somebody starts using an acronym that you're not familiar with. Suddenly your palms start to sweat and you jostle with the fact that a) they're being...

December 22, 2010  11:27 PM

Microsoft: HTML5 Lab for IE 9 Developers

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, HTML5, Interoperability

Microsoft has used the launch of its new HTML5 Lab website to provide what it calls "a stable foundation" for developers working with Internet Explorer 9. The company says that coders can use the site in as a foundation-level resource...


December 20, 2010  9:54 AM

In cyber wartime, the best defence is… software integrity!

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Denial of Service, WikiLeaks

Last week we all got a front seat view of a real cyber war. First it was the WikiLeaks website brought down by massive denial of service attacks (DoS), followed by an army of anonymous hackers launching a botnet-driven distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on PayPal, Visa and MasterCard...


December 17, 2010  12:29 PM

Micro Focus: COBOL is modern, honest!

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
COBOL, Developers, Legacy systems, Micro Focus

Micro Focus is serious about COBOL. The last time I attended a Micro Focus press conference it was held in the Houses of Parliament. The company is serious about COmmon Business-Oriented Language, even if its first specification was originally laid down in 1959 by US Rear Admiral Grace Murray...


December 16, 2010  10:56 PM

Parallels ‘blue-sky’ blueprint for ‘true-blue’ Cloud Services

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Services

Cloud services company Parallels has dried off the ink on its free Cloud Service Provider Blueprint and "complimentary" (no less!) whitepaper designed to help service providers profit from the Cloud.

This piece of 'blue-sky' thinking joins IDC's habitually upbeat predictions for new...


December 13, 2010  11:27 AM

Microsoft Windows Azure clouds condensed

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Windows Azure

Microsoft used to charter a small Boeing and fly staff and journalists out en masse to attend its PDC developer conference. But that was before the days of the so-called global economic slowdown and the ensuing austerity that it has brought with it. For PDC 2010, Microsoft even used its own...


December 13, 2010  8:54 AM

Windows Phone 7 Developer Delicacies Disclosed

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, Microsoft, SDK, Windows Phone 7

Late last week Microsoft made four announcements around Windows Phone 7 that should, in theory, be of interest to the thousands (according to Microsoft) of developers who have registered for the platform, as well as those who are looking to begin building apps.

Firstly, Redmond is...


December 8, 2010  8:08 AM

The “voice-controlled” web of the future

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, telco, voice, Web services

IOVOX doesn't describe itself as a data analytics company, but its approach to creating voice-driven apps that it hopes will modernise telephony could spell the start of some interesting new usage models for developers working in the voice-data space. Designed to be used by both developers and...


December 7, 2010  1:35 PM

Cast’s application ‘intelligence’ platform – simples!

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
AIP, Data Analytics, NHS, Outsourcing

Technology wastage is everywhere; from the private sector to the hallowed halls of Whitehall, if data management expenditure is not wasted directly then it's hemorrhaging out via some poorly thought through outsourcing streams. OK -- that's a bit strong, but you get the picture. Software analysis...


December 6, 2010  12:03 PM

RunRev’s Speedy iPhone/iPad Compile-free App Programming

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code, Command line, Compilers, ipad, iPhone

Immodestly named Runtime Revolution Ltd. has introduced what it claims is the "fastest way" to create applications for iPhone and iPad with its LiveCode compile-free deployment...


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