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  • Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

    In a move to beef up its portfolio of analysis software and services, Microsoft is acquiring Revolution Analytics, a major commercial distributor of the R statistical programming language.

  • Brocade offering free SDN for one year

    Brocade this week said it is shipping its SDN controller and offering it free for one year.

  • Contextualisation, personalisation to drive next wave of digital: Acquia CEO

    A focus on delivering personalised online experiences is a big part of the next wave of digital transformation for businesses, according to the chief executive of Acquia.

  • PHP vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mind share

    It's a classic Hollywood plot: the battle between two old friends who went separate ways. Often the friction begins when one pal sparks an interest in what had always been the other pal's unspoken domain. In the programming language version of this movie, it's the introduction of Node.js that turns the buddy flick into a grudge match: PHP and JavaScript, two partners who once ruled the Internet together but now duke it out for the mind share of developers.

  • In IoT standards battle, there is no neutral zone for this CTO

    LAS VEGAS Jan Brockmann, the chief technology officer at AB Electrolux, one of the world's largest appliance makers, is on a mission at the International CES trade show to help shape the future of the Internet of Things.

  • Think that software library is safe to use? Not so fast!

    In today's world of agile software development and fast release cycles, developers increasingly rely on third-party libraries and components to get the job done. Since many of those libraries come from long-running, open-source projects, developers often assume they're getting well-written, bug-free code. They're wrong.

  • SDN in 2014: A year of non-stop action

    The past year was a frantic one in the SDN industry as many players made strategic and tactical moves to either get out ahead of the curve on software-defined networking, or try to offset its momentum.

  • Exploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities can compromise systems

    Remote code execution vulnerabilities in the standard implementation of the network time protocol (NTP) can be exploited by attackers to compromise servers, embedded devices and even critical infrastructure systems that run UNIX-like operating systems.

  • The 'grinch' isn't a Linux vulnerability, Red Hat says

    The "grinch" Linux vulnerability that Alert Logic raised alarms about Tuesday is not a vulnerability at all, according to Red Hat.

  • Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

    Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of the Canonical Ubuntu Linux distribution tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

  • 2014: The year in quotes

    From rattled airline passengers who fear the coming of smartphones to jurors who don't know a smartphone from a tablet, here are some of the colorful quotes from IT news in 2014.

  • Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

    If 2014 was the year that Apache Hadoop sparked the big data revolution, 2015 may be the year that Apache Spark supplants Hadoop with its superior capabilities for richer and more timely analysis.

  • Faster Ruby on Rails rolls into the station

    The Ruby on Rails Web development framework has plenty of rivals these days on the JavaScript front, but the framework keeps chugging along, with multiple upgrades on the horizon.

  • Why there's no open-source standard-bearer for the network

    Open-source software plays an increasingly prominent role in many areas of modern business IT it's in servers, databases and even the cloud. Vendors like Red Hat, Canonical and others have managed to graft open-source principles onto a profitable business model. The former company became the first open-source-centered business with $1 billion in annual revenue in 2012.

  • CoreOS's Rocket launch aimed directly at Docker

    Citing concerns around Docker's security model and its increasingly complex supporting platform, CoreOS is developing Rocket, an alternative to the open-source container technology.

  • Jolla's open-source tablet might actually stay the course

    The Jolla Tablet, an open-source device that promises privacy, ease of use and comparable hardware to late-model Android tablets and iPads, has demolished its funding goals on IndieGoGo in just the first few days of its campaign.

  • Attack of the one-letter programming languages

    Watch out! The coder in the next cubicle has been bitten and infected with a crazy-eyed obsession with a programming language that is not Java and goes by the mysterious name of F.

  • Global Forum: Innovation creates opportunity, causes disruption

    Geneva, Switzerland - The 23rd Global Forum, an annual policy and strategy conference for technology leaders, was held last week in the shadow of the International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) modernist tower.

  • Debian general resolution against systemd coupling fails, sponsor steps down

    Debian developers voted down a proposal that would have weakened the Linux distribution's integration with a controversial system software package on Tuesday, in a victory for systemd supporters.

  • Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

    Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.