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Last week, enterprise open source leader Red Hat announced it was acquiring CoreOS, an up-and-coming player in the red-hot container marketplace. Superficially, the motivation for this […]
Liferay's stated mission statement,"By building a vibrant business, making technology useful, and investing in communities, we make it possible for people to reach their full potential to serve others. "Read more here:https://www.liferay.com/OK. How is it different from many others?The...
According to market research firm Technavio, the global Hadoop market is slated to grow at a CAGR of more than 53 percent over the next four years, reaching a value of $27.84 billion in 2019. The big data that enterprises must handle is creating a growing demand for cost-effective solu...
Enterprises run on data, so it’s no surprise that big data – and in particular, big data platform Hadoop – are today’s enterprise software battleground. This week’s news that Hadoop vendor Hortonworks filed their S1 with the SEC, indicating their intent to go public, ratchets this batt...
While organizations across a variety of spectrums, including both government and the enterprise,  are increasingly drawn toward open source solutions because of the variety of benefits the technology affords, some have been reluctant to embrace them due to security concerns. But o...
Colorado Springs, CO, November 07, 2013 --(PR.com)-- XTIVIA, Inc. announced today that it is the recipient of the 2013 Liferay “North America Partner of the Year” Award for the second year in a row. Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise open sourc...
Having a Deployment Pipeline in place is extremely helpful! Learn how to set it up and how to deploy to production servers with Zero Downtime Deployment in this article. A deployment pipeline lays out the whole process that your code needs to go through from your repository to product...
Open source software leader advances next-generation integration solution with big data profiling for Hadoop, support of major NoSQL databases and increased usability featuresMaidenhead, UK - 5 November 2012 - Talend, a global open source software leader, today announced the availabili...
Colorado Springs, CO, October 17, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise open source portal platform, announced it has awarded XTIVIA, Inc. the 2012 Liferay “North America Partner of the Year.” This announcement was made at the 7t...
Colorado Springs, CO, September 05, 2012 --(PR.com)-- XTIVIA, Inc., a leading provider of mission critical Liferay-based customer portal solutions, announced today its participation as a Platinum sponsor at this year’s Liferay North America Symposium. Hosted by Liferay, Inc., th...
It's been almost four months since our book “Enterprise Development with Flex”  been released in print by O’Reilly.  Since day one, it remains in Amazon’s bestseller’s list in several IT categories. This gives me a great feeling given the fact...
Introducing the open-source Contributor-API Agency-Kit by picNiche Rob Davies, appreciated author of the picNiche suite,  has just released a new open-source software package called the “Agency Kit” to easily add an API to any crowd-sourced content licensing agency (desi...
As of March 10th, 2010 almost exactly one year after uploading our first how-to video, our videos are averaging 150 collective hits per day and have reached the 20,000 view milestone. Being the author of these videos, I am glad to see that people are benefiting from our content and rea...
Although I haven’t seen a thoroughly researched study, I figure there must be at least 250,000 FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) tools available to every systems administrator on the planet (230,000 at SourceForge + 15,000 at Launchpad + 12,000 at CodePlex + 5,000 at Google Code and...
At our Seminar last month, Managing FOSS to Lower Costs and Achieve Business Results, several participants asked about the dynamics of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) projects that reach a crossroads (a failure, a merger, loss of key personnel, etc). I had not expected that conce...
When you look at the success of some very proprietary solutions and the loyalty with which customers defend them, you have to wonder if vendor lock-in is really as bad a thing as we sometimes make it sound. The subtext in the discussions around data portability and interoperabilit...
Although my presentation focused on individual contributions, these lessons also apply to how businesses benefit by contributing to FOSS. When a business approaches a project they should attempt to build a symbiotic relationship with the community. Such a relationship involves followin...
This blog is part of a new educational initiative to foster a deeper understanding of the capabilities and issues involved with administering FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) to deliver concrete business benefits. Although our subject will sometimes become technical, we will strive...
Open Source in mobile phones and devices are becoming increasingly popular and hyped. All and everyone but Microsoft seems to go and use open source: Nokia, Motorola, Google, SonyEricsson, Samsung, LGE, HTC, China Mobile, etc. etc. I attended OSiM in Amsterdam for a day (had to be back...
Software designed by open source standards has security built in and has been found to be fielded with far fewer faults per unit of code than proprietary development houses.  There are many reasons for this.  This factor is especially true when the open source code is commercially supp...