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Open Source Software Beats Proprietary?

Open Source Software Beats Proprietary?
April 18, 2014 No Comments »

According to a recent study by Coverity, which deals with software quality and testing, open source software tends to be less prone to code defects than its proprietary competition. Open source took a hit following recent revelations of the Heartbleed ... Read More »

Wintel to Become Indroid?

Wintel to Become Indroid?
April 17, 2014 No Comments »

As Intel seeks to take a bigger bite of the mobile market, which has been dominated by ARM, it is looking more to Android than Windows as its biggest target. Citing company CEO Brian Krzanich, Computerworld notes, “Intel hopes to ... Read More »

Technology Jobs: No Degree Necessary?

Technology Jobs: No Degree Necessary?
April 15, 2014 No Comments »

Degrees from universities are increasingly unaffordable, and for some employment areas, they may be increasingly unnecessary. Patrick Thibodeau at Computerworld cites a study of technology employees in New York City that discovered “that 44% of jobs in the city’s ‘tech ... Read More »

Intel Restructuring Costs Jobs

Intel Restructuring Costs Jobs
April 11, 2014 No Comments »

In a move to help it focus more on mobile as PC sales continue to decline, Intel is shuttering a Costa Rica–based plant for assembly and testing. The end of operations there will cost some 1,500 jobs. This move follows ... Read More »

Supercomputer Tests Immersion Cooling

Supercomputer Tests Immersion Cooling
April 10, 2014 No Comments »

Liquid cooling offers a number of benefits for computing deployments, including greater efficiency and the ability to pack more infrastructure into a smaller space. Intel and SGI are putting this concept to the test in supercomputing: the companies have immersed ... Read More »

Happy 50th Birthday to the Mainframe

Happy 50th Birthday to the Mainframe
April 9, 2014 No Comments »

The mainframe—the technology that just won’t die—reached its 50th birthday on April 7, according to IBM. Despite naysayers predicting the demise of this mode of computing, it has hung on in many companies and may even be subject to a ... Read More »

Government Security Breaches Rampant

Government Security Breaches Rampant
April 8, 2014 No Comments »

Breaches of U.S. government IT systems are widespread, beyond even existing reports, according to ZDNet’s David Gewirtz. In testimony before a Senate committee, Government Accountability Office (GAO) director of Information Security Issues Gregory C. Wilshusen said, “In addition, although most ... Read More »

Yahoo’s Encryption: Security or Show?

Yahoo’s Encryption: Security or Show?
April 4, 2014 No Comments »

In a move likely motivated in part by the NSA scandal, Yahoo has implemented encryption of traffic between its data centers, according to DatacenterDynamics. “In November last year Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer announced plans to extend efforts to encrypt all ... Read More »

Snowden Effect Hits Cloud

Snowden Effect Hits Cloud
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

A recent survey conducted by NTT Communications indicates that Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations are affecting the way IT decision makers are using the cloud, according to DatacenterDynamics. Almost 90% of participants claimed to have changed their approach to the cloud ... Read More »

Women, STEM and Education

Women, STEM and Education
April 1, 2014 1 Comment »

Playing off of the increasingly unbelievable notion of a dearth in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) talent, a nonprofit group is calling for more government meddling in education as the solution to the ostensible problem of too few women ... Read More »