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May 17, 2012  3:07 PM

Open source data integration from Aston Martin to the Large Hadron Collider

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data integration, Messaging, Open source

Content and data is everything right? But device usage at the enterprise level necessitates real-time integration, or that data becomes less valuable and potentially even worthless if it exists in some standalone silo. Or so the theory goes at least... Inconsistencies, incongruencies...

May 16, 2012  12:18 PM

Can UK “IT” PLC save money via open source?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
government, Open source

The UK government appears to be taking positive (possibly even 'assertive') steps towards more implementation of open source technologies at this time. The Open Government Summit today will be held on 30th May in Central Hall Westminster and speakers have just been announced. While the UK public...


May 11, 2012  11:06 AM

Open source CRM with “CRM gamification”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CRM, Gamification, Open source

A new open source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution with built in "CRM gamification" techniques has surfaced this month in beta version release form. The 'tablet-ready' Zurmo claims to provide a means to "engage users at every level" in the pursuit...


May 9, 2012  9:09 AM

Dell Project Cпутник Sputnik docks with Ubuntu

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Dell, Developer, Open source, Ubuntu

Dell is aiming to boldly go where no cosmonaut or programmer has gone before and build an open source laptop designed specifically for developers. Project Sputnik is a six-month effort based on Ubuntu 12.04 and Dell's XPS13 laptop. According to Dell's developer blogger


April 30, 2012  9:47 AM

Australian open source drag-and-drop GUI boosts genomic DNA research

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
GPUs, Open source, science

Western Australia's Murdoch University has pioneered an open source project designed to build drag-and-drop style web-based user interfaces suitable for supercomputers. While the particle physicist, computer science and computational physics communities are all comparatively adept when it comes to...


April 25, 2012  8:24 AM

Vendor-neutral open clouds @ CloudOpen 2012

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

The nonprofit Linux Foundation will host a new open cloud conference 'cleverly' named CloudOpen 2012 from August 29-31 this year in San Diego. CloudOpen is expected to be a vendor-neutral meeting of minds to discuss the open source projects, products and companies that are driving cloud and big...


April 22, 2012  6:12 PM

Twitter “does the right thing”, sponsors Apache open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apache, Cluster, Open source, twitter

Twitter has this month confirmed that it will take now make a positive and concrete contribution to the open source community by acting as an official sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Reports suggest that this could be the first of several moves toward open source by Twitter as the...


April 17, 2012  12:51 PM

Hybrid cloud’s big question: will it blend?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Open source

California-based Eucalyptus Systems has coined a new term to describe part of the developer's imperative to now help move and migrate (some) cloud computing driven applications from public cloud infrastructures


April 16, 2012  6:57 AM

MSFT Office, OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice.org & now Calligra-Suite.org

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
office, Open source

In the wake of what has been claimed to be leaked screenshots of Microsoft Office 2014 and the continued growth of both OpenOffice and its LibreOffice fork, there is still more choice out there in the...


April 13, 2012  12:15 PM

TOWIOSE: The Only Way Is OpenStack Essex

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Canonical, Cloud Computing, Open source, OpenStack, Rackspace, Ubuntu

The OpenStack open source cloud operating system project has this month blinged over to its fifth version known affectionately as the "Essex" release. Essex is said to be the first fully-functional version of OpenStack to ship with its dashboard management portal and identity authentication...


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