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  • Debunking the top open source myths

    Today many IT executives choose open source over proprietary software for everything from cloud computing to facilitating teamwork among remote workers. Open source increases security and privacy, encourages an engaged community and offers the ability to "look under the hood" to diagnose and resolve issues quickly.

  • Clueless CIOs aside, open source is 'frightening and fantastic'

    There's a reason the theme song at this year's Open Business Conference was 'Happy.'

  • Career Watch: The rise of people architecture

    In managing human resources, people architecture is gaining popularity, says IT workforce analyst David Foote. He explains what it is and why it's on the rise.

  • Hiring managers advise job seekers to contribute to open-source projects

    Contributing to open-source projects can give software developers an edge over other applicants in the competitive IT job market, say hiring professionals.

  • The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

    , the open source software management company, picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year, based on stats collected from the

  • 4 reasons companies say yes to open source

    Open source is free and widely available, but its benefits don't stop there. Enterprises are embracing it for its agility, a quality they value above all in these times of marketplace upheaval.

  • The firm behind Healthcare.gov had top-notch credentials -- and it didn't help

    CGI Federal, the lead contractor at Healthcare.gov, is a veritable black belt in software development, with the highest possible certification from CMMI. So what does the website's flawed rollout say about how useful CMMI is?

  • What to look for in an SDN controller

    One of the key challenges confronting potential users of software-defined networking is discerning the specific value of particular SDN controllers. Controllers, after all, play critical role as the key arbiter between network applications and network infrastructure.

  • How to extract custom data from Google Analytics

    Not happy with the Google Analytics interface? We show you how to use a programming language like R to bypass Google Analytics and retrieve the data you want.

  • New smartphone OSes take baby steps forward

    Four new smartphone OSes intend to challenge Apple and Google's dominant position. Mozilla's Firefox OS is the first out of the gate, but Canonical, Samsung Electronics and Intel, as well as Finnish upstart Jolla Mobile, are also getting their alternatives ready.

  • The future of Linux: Evolving everywhere

    Mark Shuttleworth's recent closure of Ubuntu Linux bug No. 1 ("Microsoft has a majority market share") placed a meaningful, if somewhat controversial, exclamation point on how far Linux has come since Linus Torvalds rolled out the first version of the OS in 1991 as a pet project.

  • Tech-savvy college hires bring integration, communication challenges to IT workplaces

    College graduates receiving their diplomas this year were teenagers when the first iPhone debuted and Facebook allowed anyone to create a profile. As this tech-saturated generation enters the IT workforce their familiarity with technology -- especially consumer products -- can lead to communication and work style clashes with more seasoned employees who may not share a passion for digital life.

  • Sizing up open source: Not so simple

    Choosing open-source software is more complicated than picking traditional software. Is your IT department prepared to contribute code fixes to the community?

  • Free (with strings attached): Keeping track of open-source code

    Just about anyone in the office can introduce open-source code into the company's IT infrastructure. Yet CIOs face real dangers if they're not properly managing their open-source assets.

  • Open your data to the world

    Not having an API is becoming like not having a website, but the interface has got to be easy for outside developers to work with.

  • Sandberg's book prompts discussion on dearth of women in IT

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's belief that the women's revolution has 'stalled' and that 'men still run the world' may hold true in IT.

  • Cloud computing's big debt to NASA

    IBM's decision this week to base its cloud services on OpenStack may help establish this open source platform as the standard in enterprises.

  • Choosing an open-source CMS, part 3: Why we use WordPress

    In the third part of a three-part series, we look at two organizations that have chosen WordPress as their content management system.

  • Choosing an open-source CMS, part 2: Why we use Joomla

    In the second part of a three-part series, we look at two companies that have chosen Joomla as their content management system.

  • Opinion: Looking forward to a future Internet

    Going into last month the future of the Internet, to borrow a phrase from the great film noir movie "A Touch of Evil," looked like it may have been all used up. The feeling of the traditional telephone folk and controlling governments was that the Internet had done just about enough of this changing the future stuff -- thanks very much -- now it was time for a bit of control. But the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai did not turn out quite the way that those who would control the Internet wanted. Nor, did the WCIT turn out quite the way that those of us who wanted a more hands-off future would have liked.

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