- Netezza buy further defines IBM's analytics bent
- JavaFX moves forward while mobile variant on hold
Some info on JavaFX roadmap – still, tragically, the lack of spread and marketing convincing case to use it instead of mobile web or native app development makes it nothing to get too worked up about. Also, Charles Nutter gets thrown in at the end on recent JRuby updates.
- Dell aims Streak and other mobile hardware at enterprises
Pegging Streak success to "enterprise" verticals instead of consumer success: "Health care and education are great examples where smartphones and tablets can be easily integrated, Felice said. The mobility and content management capabilities offered by devices like the Streak make them easy to fit into broader hardware, software and services offerings to hospitals." That's fine, but we'll need to see some partnerships with folks like Medtronics, Siemens, and others (I don't know the space, really) to get Dell access to hospital spending channels. Also, it seems like handhelds and PDAs are already saturated in verticals like this – and the tablet was "dead" until Apple came around…so…are those more like zombie markets, or is there sufficient budget in there for Dell to go after? It'll be interesting to see how Christmas gift buying effects the Streak – it's going to be sink or swim for Apple competitors this year, Night of the Long Knives for tablet sellers.
- Oracle pledges MySQL community love
Quotes in support of MySQL, and also some summary of the open-core strategy, namely the closed source parts that Oracle is planning on building around MySQL – mostly IT management and backup related stuff, not developer-oriented.
- Oracle spins own Linux for mega hardware
Some speculation on Oracle's private cloud technology strategy: "It sounds as if the combination of Coherence and Oracle VM, with Oracle's Linux, will handle the "elastic" part of cloud compute – to spin up and spin down servers – instead of using a more widely used and open offering such as Eucalyptus or going with OpenStack."
- SCO to sell off Unix business assets
Referring to previous company announcements on secured funding for operating, administrative and litigation expenses, RedMonk analyst Michael Coté thinks this is just another way to generate more money. “It looks like they want funds to support the customers they still have and pursue revenue through litigation by going after Novell and IBM, among others,” he said.
- Older Unemployed Struggle to Rejoin the Work Force – NYTimes.com
Our work-culture clearly doesn't know how to deal with older workers, and the general trend of The Death of Retirement.
- The Lion Man
"The Lion Man is 34,000 years old, and is the oldest imaginary being in the world."
- Oracle’s new president Hurd announces strong quarter
"Revenues rose 48% year-on-year to $7.5 billion in the three months ending August 31 2010. Net income, meanwhile, grew 18% to $1.4 billion."
- RedHat gets cloud-evangelical • The Register
- Motorcycle Couriers in London – Artful Dodgers
Referenced in the Thanks section for William Gibson's Zero History: "where I learned everything I know about London motorcycle couriers."
- What are each of these solutions SimpleDB, CouchDB, MongoDB and Cassandra best fit for? – Quora
- Adobe, Please Bring Flash Builder Up To Par
- Greater IT automation is imperative, says BMC CEO Bob Beauchamp
Check out BMC's CEO and CTO talking cloud.
- Red Hat Outlines Its Cloud Strategy
- Facebook: $50 Million A Year on Data Centers « Data Center Knowledge
"An analysis of Facebook’s spending with data center developers indicates that the company is now paying about $50 million a year to lease data center space, compared to about $20 million when we last analyzed its leases in May 2009."
- Adventures in Open Source » Blog Archive » OpenNMS iPhone App Now Available
iPhone app for Open NMS.
- Heroku Extends PaaS Leadership with Cloud Service Provider Program, Development Kit
- FeedWordPress | simple and flexible Atom/RSS syndication for WordPress
- Ron Conway’s Confidential Investment Guide: The Tech Megatrends
- Open source systems management tools slideshow
- Google Web Toolkit Blog: Google Relaunches Instantiations Developer Tools – Now Available for Free
Google releases GWT Designer, CodePro AnalytiX, WindowsBuilder Pro, and WindowTester Pro for free.
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