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A first take on enterprise IT technology news and events.

Is Android Really Open Source?

August 08, 2013 12:40 PM
The leader of the Android Open Source Project quits as he raises questions about the limitations of Google's open-source phone efforts inside the proprietary world of mobile handset hardware vendors.

Cyan Makes Some Headway in SDN

August 08, 2013 10:15 AM
The startup, which completed its IPO in May, says it has 85 new customers since December 2012, officials say.

Google Layoff Debate Misses the Point

November 24, 2008 6:11 PM
There is a debate brewing today about Google's employment figures, and it misses the point. Do you call the situation threatening the jobs of 10,000 employees at Google "layoffs"? To the men and women whose jobs are affected, the nomenclature really doesn't matter much -- it's a termination and it sucks.

SAP Scores Coup with Wookey Hire

November 12, 2008 9:11 PM
John Wookey, the former head of application development for Oracle's Fusion applications, started work on Nov. 10 with Oracle's archrival SAP as senior vice president of Large Enterprise On Demand applications. In this position, Wookey will work with several of SAP's "large enterprise on-demand offerings," including SAP CRM on demand with

Spencer Katt Caught on Camera

October 03, 2008 5:10 PM
It's amazing what stir crazy cubicle dwellers will find in the closet on a slow Friday in October at Ziff Davis Enterprise. Spencer Katt ... in some sort of superhero costume? I won't ask. Apparently, he used to make the rounds in this superhero costume at Comdex parties in

Oracle Database Administrators Fear the 'Super User'

September 25, 2008 5:09 PM
What keeps Oracle database administrators up at night? Cranky servers? Hackers? Pushy vendor reps? It's their colleagues. Specifically managers, administrators, consultants and partners, dubbed "Super Users," who have heightened access privileges. Such users could either maliciously or unintentionally compromise enterprise data and that worries Oracle...

So Long, Transmeta

September 25, 2008 3:09 PM

Microsoft, HP Thin the Shareholder Herd to Raise Shares

September 22, 2008 4:09 PM
How does a Fortune 500 company caught in the lack of confidence hammering the stock markets put a rocket under its share price? Thin the herd. Like conservationists killing off portions of a wildlife population to avoid famine or disease, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard have killed off a number of their

IBM Is Banking on Academics to Win the Services War with HP-EDS

September 17, 2008 2:09 PM
IBM researchers, the Ph.D.s and technologists by vocation, not profession, the lab-coat academics who toil years in the bowels of Big Blue on theoretical projects two decades in production, are now tinkering on customer problems to beat a service contract deadline. It's a major shift in IBM Research's role in

Twittering Hurricane Ike

September 12, 2008 6:09 PM
CNN's Rick Sanchez is using Twitter as a tool to report the news. It flips the Me-to-Many Twitter model I had imagined. Twitter's real power is Many-to-Me.

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