Stories by Joab Jackson

BMC automates the mainframe change ticket

Mainframe operators using BMC software may now be able to enjoy the speedy, devops-style development pace that is quickly becoming the norm for customer-facing mobile applications and Internet services.

Former GitHub CEO quits after harassment investigation

Former GitHub CEO Tom Preston-Werner has resigned from the company following an investigation into claims of harassment.

Microsoft to close Nokia acquisition Friday

Microsoft will be in the smartphone manufacturing business as of this Friday, the day it expects to close the acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business.

Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications

Netcraft tool flags websites affected by Heartbleed

Worried about how the Heartbleed vulnerability may affect your personal accounts? A new tool may be of help.

IBM profit falls on weak hardware sales, transition costs

Falling hardware sales and the cost of layoffs hit IBM's profit hard in the first quarter, sending it down 21 percent from a year earlier.

US court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling

A U.S. federal court has affirmed contempt charges against Lavabit, rejecting an attempt by company attorneys to argue new issues on appeal.

Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence'

Microsoft is targeting the growing volume of data being generated by both machines and humans: CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday showed off tools that could help organizations better understand -- and profit from -- this trove of information.

Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.

Mozilla appoints former marketing head to interim CEO

Attempting to quickly recover from a contentious and ultimately failed CEO appointment last month, the Mozilla Corporation has appointed board member Chris Beard as interim CEO.

Tibco 6.0 moves outside the data center

Updating its platform for the hyper-connected cloud era, Tibco has equipped the new version of its flagship application-integration software with the ability to communicate with external applications.

IBM acquires Silverpop to boost its online marketing personalization products

Continuing its run of digital marketer acquisitions, IBM has announced its purchase of Silverpop, which specializes in managing personally-customized Internet promotions.

VMware extends Horizon beyond virtual desktop infrastructure

VMware is about to release a new version of its Horizon VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) software that will allow administrators to manage VDI and non-VDI deployments in a unified manner, by using multiple VMware technologies.

MongoDB 2.6 keeps pace in database speed wars

Working to keep its place in an increasingly heated competitive landscape, MongoDB has updated its namesake open-source NoSQL database system with considerable performance improvements, a new automated management module and stronger security tools.

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