HP boosts cloud capabilities with new thin clients, embedded OS

Cloud computing is a convenient, cost-effective and efficient way to scale existing infrastructure without springing for a ton of new boxes. But too many IT departments are still working with badly out-of-date hardware

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

The ten skills to look for when you hire for the cloud

The cloud computing steamroller continues to roll along. As part of its 2014 IT forecast, TEKsystems surveyed around 900 Canadian and U.S. IT managers at organizations of varying size and found that 59

Published on: June 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Six free network vulnerability scanners

The security risks that threaten networks seem to evolve just a little bit faster than the methods used to deal with them. Fix one, it seems, and one or two more pop up

Published on: April 29th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Finally, some real money for OpenSSL?

Sometimes it takes a crisis to get people to pay attention. The Heartbleed bug definitely counts as a crisis, and the people responsible for OpenSSL now have reason to hope they'll be taken

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Canonical aims for sub $400 Ubuntu-based smart phone

It’s still several months away from hitting the market but an official of Linux distribution maker Canonical is dropping hints about the new smart phone it is developing. TheInquirer.net reports that  CEO Mark

Published on: March 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Wanted: Linux professionals

There's "explosive demand" around the world for people with Linux skills, according to a recent report. A survey sponsored by the Linux Foundation and Dice.com an IT jobs Web site, found hiring managers

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Vancouver wireless firm to add open source M2M platform

Sierra Wireless has announced a new open source embedded platform it will use so developers can build machine to machine apps around its wireless modules. Called Legato, it integrates the commercial-grade Wind River

Published on: February 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Dell to give customers choice of operating system on switches

Almost every IT manufacturer looks for a way to separate its products and strategy from competitors. Dell Inc. is trying to distinguish its network strategy by offering more support for open networking than

Published on: January 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM puts $1 billion to expand Linux on Power Systems

IBM Corp.'s RISC-based Power Systems servers have a lengthy lineage as mid-range computers dating back to the early 1990s running older operating systems like AS/400 and the Unix-based AIX as well as a

Published on: September 17th, 2013 Howard Solomon