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  • OpenStack helps deliver data insights at CBA

    OpenStack, together with a substantial array of other open source projects, is aiding the efforts of the Commonwealth Bank’s data scientists to build a culture of experimentation at CBA.

  • IAG saves millions with OpenStack

    Open source software and open source inspired approaches to development and innovation are set to play an increasingly large role in the future of ASX-listed insurance group IAG.

  • NBN leverages open source software to analyse faults

    A new NBN initiative will use a range of open source projects including Apache SPARK, Kafka, Flume, Cassandra and JanusGraph to help analyse and improve the end user experience on the National Broadband Network.

  • What Acquia did next

    Boston-headquartered Acquia is entering a new phase of its evolution as it expands its cloud offering, seeking to be the “universal platform” for enterprises to build digital experiences.

  • Drupal, reimagined

    Drupal originated as a student message board built by Dries Buytaert that later evolved into an opportunity to experiment with web technologies — and eventually transformed into a wildly popular open source content-management system (CMS).

  • Edward Snowden calls for ‘protocol level’ protection of human rights

    Famed exposer of the NSA’s secrets, Edward Snowden, is calling for the development of technology that enables the protection of personal information at a fundamental, system, level, claiming this is not only possible but essential if future generations are to enjoy the rights and freedoms of today’s democratic societies.

  • OpenStack gathers momentum

    Survey results and user stories presented at this week’s OpenStack Foundation Summit in Boston show that use of the open source software for cloud computing is growing rapidly in the number, the scale and the significance of deployments.

  • The working dead: The security risks of outdated Linux kernels

    Linux kernel security vulnerabilities are often in the headlines. Recently it was revealed a serious kernel vulnerability remained undiscovered for over a decade. But, what does this mean in a practical sense? Why is security of the Linux kernel important? And, what effects do vulnerabilities have on older or obsolete kernels that are persistent in many devices?

  • Qantas to add agility to legacy IT with APIs

    Qantas is working on placing API layers in front of its legacy IT systems as part of a wide-ranging digital transformation program Australia’s largest airline has undertaken over the last two years.

  • 5 ways to be successful with open source software

    Because of my long-standing association with the Apache Software Foundation, I’m often asked the question, “What’s next for open source technology?” My typical response is variations of “I don’t know” to “the possibilities are endless.”

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