Tag Archives: security

What I’m Reading on 04/10/2014

How to protect yourself from the ‘Heartbleed’ bug – CNET “A new security bug means that people all across the Web are vulnerable to having their passwords and other sensitive data stolen. Here’s what consumers can do to protect themselves.” … Continue reading

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For the Love of Big Data: Approach to policy can determine outcomes

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/06/2014

The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory “Today no one dies from standard wars, not that you’d know it from Internet comments. But years, millions of dollars, and endless arguments are spent arguing about standards. The reason for our fights … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/23/2014

Infinity AR: We’ll fulfill sci-fi promise of augmented reality | Cutting Edge – CNET News “Augmented reality has so far been mostly a sci-fi vision that overlays information from the virtual world atop what we see in the real world. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/01/2014

How to Recover a Forgotten Password on a Galaxy Note Tablet Without a Factory Reset | Everyday Life – Global Post “If you have forgotten your Galaxy Note’s password, you can unlock the device without a factory reset, but only … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 11/19/2013

The ASF’s Position on Oracle’s TCK License : The Apache Software Foundation Blog “Thus, ASF can only agree to the TCK license if Oracle will amend it consistent with the 2002 side-letter referred to above — i.e. by removing or … Continue reading

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Tuning up the website

I’m a bit under the weather today, so I’ve been sitting on the couch fiddling with this website, a WordPress blog. Its most recent large overhaul happened over the Christmas holidays at the end of 2009 when I archived my … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/15/2013

IBM News room – 2013-08-15 IBM to Acquire Trusteer to Help Companies Combat Financial Fraud and Advanced Security Threats – United States “As part of this announcement, IBM is forming a cybersecurity software lab in Israel that will bring together … Continue reading

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What We Do When We Do Analytics Research

In May of 2013 I was asked to contribute an article to ProVISION, an IBM magazine published in Japan for current and potential customers and clients. That piece was translated into Japanese and published at the end of July. Below … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/06/2012

What’s Amazon’s enterprise strategy for the cloud? | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld “Amazon Web Services is doing well with startups and midsize businesses, but pricing structure, security, and privacy issues are holding it back from gaining traction with enterprises” tags: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/08/2012

Machine-To-Machine Analytics: Next Big Data Challenge? | Big Data “An even bigger challenge is the coming explosion of machine-to-machine (M2M) data. Wireless sensors, for instance, are becoming commonplace in a variety of consumer and industrial devices, including vending machines, healthcare … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/15/2012

Can a vulnerability tell you when it’s being attacked? – IBM Software Blog “Last week we announced the release of AppScan Enterprise v8.6 and its ability to integrate with QRadar. QRadar – which automatically maintains and updates information about each … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/31/2012

Innovate 2012: How secure are your mobile apps? – IBM Software Blog “The mobile security threat vector is growing rapidly, so I am always on the lookout for new and relevant information on mobile security threats and how to secure … Continue reading

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Mobile: Build, Connect, Manage, Secure, Extend, Transform

In various IBM presentations about mobile starting at the Impact conference at the end of April, we’ve been using a slide that looks like this: I’m going to give a quick introduction to some of the terms on the slide … Continue reading

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What I learned about mobile at IBM Impact 2012

In this post I talk about IBM mobile products and what happened at a large IBM conference. As a result, it is more specific to IBM’s offerings than some of my other blog entries. This week I’ve been in Las … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/02/2012

IBM Introduces New Foundation For Mobile Computing – MarketWatch “IBM has been steadily investing in the mobile space for more than a decade, both organically and through acquisitions: building a complete portfolio of software and services that delivers enterprise-ready mobility … Continue reading

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The spectrum of hybrid mobile app development with Worklight

The hybrid approach to developing mobile apps offers advantages for those wishing to produce pure native apps or those that have HTML5 content. Earlier in 2012, on January 31, IBM announced its planned acquisition of Worklight, a provider of a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/30/2012

5 Cities Benefiting From Mobile Apps “City government agencies around the world continue to explore mobile applications to provide services more effectively and to reach citizens in new ways. And it’s not just for civil services — cities are embracing … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/17/2012

IBM: Enterprise mobile device management key with tablet growth | Opinno “Many companies, including IBM, have stepped in to produce security solutions to this growing need. Kimber Spradlin, who is an Endpoint Management and Security Specialist at IBM, spoke to … Continue reading

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Mobile security video from EE Times from Mobile World Congress

I’m one of the people interviewed in this video from EE Times done at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona. Next time I’ll try to not move my hands quite so much.

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Video interview with me at IBM Pulse on mobile topics

Yesterday I sat down at the IBM Pulse Conference with Todd Watson and Scott Laningham to discuss several mobile topics including security, privacy, mobile operating systems, and what we might see next. Watch live streaming video from ibmsoftware at livestream.com

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The mobile lifecycle

I’ve been giving many talks lately to customers and partners about IBM‘s mobile strategy and recent moves in our product portfolios. See, for example, the news of the Worklight acquisition and the presentation I gave at Mobile World Congress 2012. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/29/2012

Idevnews | IBM Builds Out AppDev, Management Portfolios for Mobile IT “With these latest mobile announcements, Sutor said IBM continues to complete a set of mobile-optimized tools and capabilities to support mobile apps across their lifecycle — design, development, test, … Continue reading

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Interview with me on mobile

The February issue of the IBM Smart SOA & BPM Newsletter has an interview with me titled “Delivering value with mobile enterprise technologies.” From the introduction: We asked the Vice President of IBM Mobile and member of the IBM Academy … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/23/2012

I.B.M. Turns to Big Data Algorithms for Computer Security – NYTimes.com “I.B.M. is now the latest company to attempt to take a more holistic approach to corporate security using “Big Data.” On Wednesday, the company will roll out QRadar, its … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/15/2012

Researchers Find Flaw in an Online Encryption Method – NYTimes.com “The flaw — which involves a small but measurable number of cases — has to do with the way the system generates random numbers, which are used to make it … Continue reading

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Podcast now available: Enterprise Mobile Management and Security

Yesterday my IBM colleagues Caleb Barlow, Vijay Dheap, Naveed Makhani and I recorded a podcast called “Enterprise Mobile Management and Security.” In it we discussed BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), mobile management, mobile security, why mobile is posing new opportunities … Continue reading

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Upcoming podcast about Enterprise Mobile Management and Security

On Monday, February 6, at 4 pm et, I’ll join my IBM colleagues Caleb Barlow, Vijay Dheap and Naveed Makhani to discuss “Enterprise Mobile Management and Security”. As you might expect, I’ll also talk about IBM’s planned acquisition of mobile … Continue reading

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IBM: Going Mobile with two big announcements

Today IBM announced some important enhancements to its Mobile strategy for supporting customers looking to grow and transform their businesses, whether they are B2C, B2B, or B2E. IBM Advances Mobile Capabilities with Acquisition of Worklight From the press release: In … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/19/2012

Role reversal: Apple’s the corporate standard for mobile | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld “But 2011 was the tipping point. iPhones now have more users than BlackBerrys within corporate environments, and Aberdeen Group mobile analyst Andrew Borg notes that many organizations … Continue reading

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Thoughts on mobile management

What does it mean to manage a mobile device, say a smartphone like an Apple iPhone or one with Google‘s Android operating system? At the lowest level, the device level, you might want to establish a policy for length and … Continue reading

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Mobile BYOD is not unbounded

BYOD, or “bring your own device,” is an important topic in today’s discussion of mobile in the enterprise. Employees buy their own smartphones or tablets, love them, then bring them to work and want to use them to access company … Continue reading

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IBM Mobile Technology Preview v3, now with iOS support

IBM just released the third drop of the IBM Mobile Technology preview at ibm.co/ibmmobile, with details of the update on the tech preview blog. This release includes updates to the mobile application manager with social feedback, SMS support, tools, and, … Continue reading

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Mobility and Endpoint Management at Pulse 2012

From March 4 through 7, IBM will be holding its Pulse 2012 conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the main streams of the event will be the Mobility and Endpoint Management track, and I’ll be a … Continue reading

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My talk at Lotusphere 2012

Next week is IBM’s Lotusphere conference in sunny and, I hope, warm Orlando, Florida. For those of you attending, I’ll be giving a talk called “Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Mobility” on Monday, January 16, from 11 to 12 AM. … Continue reading

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10 predictions for enterprise mobile for 2012

Yes, it’s that time of year of for predictions for what we might see in the next twelve months. Being in the IT business and in a company like IBM, I’m somewhat hamstrung in what I can say regarding the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/14/2011

SMS flaw reportedly found in Windows Phone 7.5 | Security – CNET News “A malicious SMS sent to a Windows Phone 7.5 device will force it to reboot and lock down the messaging hub (see video below). WinRumors said tests … Continue reading

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Getting started with mobile in the enterprise: The IBM Mobile Technology Preview

Over the last 15 years of my career, I’ve seen several ideas or technology trends capture a significant amount of customer, press, and analyst attention. There was Java, XML, web services, SOA, and cloud. In and around all those were … Continue reading

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Employee mobile device + work = potential security problem

Employee: “I lost my iPad.” Corporate security: “Why are you telling me?” “I had company documents on it.” “But you had the mobile security package installed, right?” “Err, no.” “I would have thought the company president would have known better … Continue reading

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Heathrow, more and less

This morning I’m returning to the US after several days in the UK, specifically IBM‘s Hursley Labs near Winchester. It’s been a good trip but as it wound to a close I began to turn my attention, and my anxiety, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/20/2011

Google confirms Android 4.0 ICS is open source | thinq_ “Google has confirmed that the source code for Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ will be made public, after it refused to release the code for its predecessor ‘Honeycomb.’” tags: android … Continue reading

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Something new, something (big) blue: IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Alpha

While this post definitely falls into the category of “a word from my sponsor,” I hope you’ll take a look at the software being discussed if you have at all been involved with Java and web application servers. One of … Continue reading

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 2)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the … Continue reading

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10 things to think about to improve software product descriptions

I’ve been back in a software product area since the beginning of June, and I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at product descriptions and literature. Not just IBM‘s, mind you, but those of our competitors as well. This … Continue reading

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KVM News Today: Meet the Open Virtualization Alliance

Today a whole lot of companies, including BMC Software, Eucalyptus Systems, HP, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, Inc. and SUSE, announced the creation of the Open Virtualization Alliance. From the press release: … today announced the formation of the Open Virtualization … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/07/2011

OMG Announces Cloud Standards Customer Council “OMG® today announced the formation of the Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC). OMG is also announcing that CA, IBM, Kaavo, Rackspace and Software AG have joined the CSCC as Founding Sponsors. The Cloud Standards … Continue reading

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A winter escape from New York

This is a not a story about leaving the City for a fun-filled winter vacation. Rather, it details how I managed to get home ahead of the sixth big snowstorm to hit the area this season. This last week I … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/21/2011

Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac review – PC Advisor “We prefer to keep our Windows VMs as separate as is machinely possible from the Mac, for the obvious security issues associated with running Windows anywhere.” tags: parallels mac windows virtualization … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/19/2011

How to Get the Most Out of Your Laptop with Linux | Linux.com “With just a little preparation, a bit of research, and work you can have Linux on your laptop working like a well-oiled machine. And once you have … Continue reading

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The trip that wasn’t

I should know better than try to travel in November. This last Saturday I was scheduled to travel to Europe for a business meeting. It was the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, so I wasn’t surprised when I got to the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/18/2010

iPad’s business use soars as HP backpedals on Slate’s fit “But although Hewlett-Packard has marketed its Slate 500 on its website as “the ideal PC for professionals who don’t usually work at a traditional desk, yet need to stay productive … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/21/2010

Oracle rips Red Hat and ‘sort of’ launches a new Linux – Computerworld Blogs “Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux–what a name!–is based on the stable 2.6.32 mainline Linux kernel. For some reason, a few idiots seem to think … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/16/2010

A Farmer In The Dell A blog by the woman who is a caretaker at Ralph Waldo Emerson’s house. tags: farmer blog Diaspora – Open-Source Facebook Alternative | Hot Scripts Blog “While Facebook keeps making a number of stumbles regarding … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/09/2010

Statement by Apple on App Store Review Guidelines “We are continually trying to make the App Store even better. We have listened to our developers and taken much of their feedback to heart. Based on their input, today we are … Continue reading

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Math apps and the updated iOS Developer Program License Agreement

Apple‘s changes to the iOS Developer Program License Agreement resolve some issues but still contain confusing elements for those who might want to develop sophisticated apps such as those for mathematical computation. As I first discovered this morning in a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/31/2010

Five Reasons Linux Beats Windows for Servers – PCWorld Business Center “That’s no accident. Linux is eminently better suited to server use than Windows is–better than most any other competitor, I’d argue. Why? Let’s count the ways.” tags: linux security … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/19/2010

Intel to buy McAfee for $7.68 billion | Business Tech – CNET News “The chipmaker said Thursday it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy all of McAfee’s common stock at $48 per share in cash. The boards of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/11/2010

Open source Ruby, Python hit rocky ground at Microsoft – IronPython, IronRuby, Microsoft, .net – Techworld “Microsoft’s open source IronRuby and IronPython projects are shrouded in a dubious future as the last of the full-time IronRuby developers departed the company … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/10/2010

Manila Standard Today — Linux safer than Windows — 2010/august/10 “Experts on both sides of the fence will argue these points back and forth, but ironically, the most relevant argument is the one that Windows supporters themselves offer. There are … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/04/2010

Linux skills more in demand than Unix for the first time – 03 Aug 2010 – Computing “Demand for Linux programming skills has exceeded that for Unix programming skills for the first time ever, according to Richard Nott, director of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/19/2010

Mozilla Ups Security Bounty from $500 to $3,000 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com “Fancy a bug? Mozilla has upped the cash bounty it’s awarding industrious users that find security-threatening bugs in its Firefox, Thunderbird, or Firefox mobile products. As … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/07/2010

User interface overhaul arrives in Firefox 4 beta “Mozilla on Tuesday released the first official beta of Firefox 4, the next major version of the popular open source Web browser. Mozilla has completely overhauled Firefox’s user interface and added several … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/24/2010

Linden Lab Announces Management Changes — SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ – “Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life®, announced today that company founder Philip Rosedale has been named interim CEO, and CFO Bob Komin has assumed the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/02/2010

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Lucid Lynx Benchmarked And Reviewed : Introduction “Lucid has also shown itself to not only be a worthy successor to the previous LTS release, 8.04 Hardy Heron, but also an overall improvement to our previous favorite Linux … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/01/2010

For some companies, IE6′s ineptitude is a feature, not flaw “In spite of its weak security, poor performance, and woeful standards compliance, a lot of people are still using Internet Explorer 6 as their Web browser of choice. A large … Continue reading

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My least favorite volcano

Eyjafjoell, let me go home. I’ve been in Europe this past week on business and was scheduled to return home to the United States yesterday. I’m still here though I hope to get out later today. My Saturday morning flight … Continue reading

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No, I don’t want to store my data on your site

Flickr. Diigo. Evernote. Everybody wants me to work on my machine but then synchronize my data to their site for safekeeping and social functions. I can understand this for situations where I want others to see my photos or my … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/04/2010

Gamers Mad at Sony for Yanking PS3′s Linux Compatibility “A group of Linux users has filed suit against Sony, upset about the company yanking Linux capability from its PlayStation 3 (PS3) game console. When PS3 made its debut in 2006, … Continue reading

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Appliances and Linux

A couple of days ago I posted a link to a video I made with Novell‘s Tom Crabb about appliances and the role of Linux in them. Here are a few additional comments. In your kitchen you have special appliances … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/10/2010

From Arial to Century Gothic: A font switch be a moneysaver | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com “Does anyone ever really give much thought to the font that’s being used on the screen? Oh sure, some fonts are more visually … Continue reading

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On highly customizing that open source code

Several weeks ago at OSBC I posed a serious of “hard questions” about open source software. They weren’t meant to demean it, of course, but were really to say that software for the enterprise needs to be held to very … Continue reading

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Hard questions about open source software

Several days ago I posted the slides I used at the Open Source Business Conference in PDF form and also provided the SlideShare version. For those who want to see the contents of the slides directly, I’ve included most of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/18/2010

CWE – 2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors “The 2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors is a list of the most widespread and critical programming errors that can lead to serious software vulnerabilities. They are often … Continue reading

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My OSBC 2010 keynote, with slides

This morning I gave a keynote called “Asking the Hard Questions about Open Source Software” at the OSBC 2010 conference in San Francisco. Here’s the abstract: Businesses have had decades of experience in acquiring software directly, on hardware, in services … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/16/2010

IBM Extends Development and Test to the IBM Cloud – Yahoo! Finance “IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to go online with its commercial cloud service for software development and testing. IBM, which already delivers a test and development cloud, … Continue reading

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