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Microsoft Sees Complex Future for Software

The next generation of applications will include local software and global services, resulting in a persistent hybrid model, says a Microsoft executive at the New Software Industry conference. Read More >

"$100 Laptop" Project May be Coming to America

A project that aims to deliver low-priced laptops with string pulleys to the world's poorest children may have a new market: U.S. schools. Read More >

Adobe Open-Source Move Sets Showdown with Microsoft

Adobe's plan to open-source its Flex Web development framework offers at least a partial open-source alternative to Microsoft's Silverlight and Extensible Application Markup Language. Read More >

Hardware Virtualization Scenario Set to Play Out Soon

Virtualization, both on the software and hardware side, took center stage at the Linux/Open Source on Wall Street conference. Read More >

Panel: CIOs Wary of Open-Source Enterprise Apps

Analysts and company representatives at the Linux/Open Source on Wall Street conference discuss the obstacles in the way of mainstream adoption of mission-critical open-source applications. Read More >

I.T.'s Top 81 R&D Spenders

A burst of investing in 2006 was mostly aimed at shoring up existing product lines and was concentrated among the biggest firms, like Microsoft, Intel and Google. Read More >

Indian Techies Are Well-Paid but Restless

A new survey finds that the majority of India's IT professional work force are young, frequently promoted and restless for growth opportunities. Read More >

Human Supply Chain: How to manage it

CUNA Mutual Group, which spends $15 million a year on contract workers, wanted to get the best talent at the best price. First, it had to take a good look at its hiring processes. Read More >

Software AG Buys WebMethods for $546M

Germany's Software AG acquires WebMethods to make an SOA powerhouse. Read More >

IBM Expands CICS for the Mainframe

The latest version of the CICS Transaction Server for z/OS 3.2 provides additional management and Web services for System z users. Read More >

Al Gore: Embedded Tech Can Help Heal the Earth

Conservationist envisions electronet—or smart grid—and improved efficiency in IT components to help lower power consumption and "greenhouse gas" emissions in future years. ( Read More >

Putting I.T. Appliances to Work

Unlike general-purpose computing platforms and software, appliances don't have to do everything—just a few things very well. Read More >

Developers: Expect New Major Language Within Five Years

A group of software developers said we should expect to see more dynamic languages and possibly a new major language in the next five years. Read More >

Microsoft Strikes Broad Patent Deal with Fuji Xerox

Executives from both companies praised the deal for the interoperability advances it would facilitate and the ability to access one another's broad patent portfolios. Read More >

The End of Software, and a New Way of Doing Business chief Mark Benioff has brought the concept of consumer e-commerce applications to business users, creating one of the fastest growing tech companies in the world. Read More >

Microsoft Customers Irate over Daylight-Saving Time Woes

Updated: This year's daylight-saving time change is causing major frustration for IT administrators running Microsoft programs that need to be individually patched to reflect the change. Read More >

HP and IBM Trade Blows in Blade Brawl

As the two companies battle each other for "mind" share in the blade market, Hewlett-Packard is looking to one-up an IBM-sponsored study that claims it has superior blade performance. Read More >

Second Life: Is Business Ready For Virtual Worlds?

Real-world companies such as American Apparel, IBM, Starwood Hotels and Toyota are exploring whether 3D virtual communities can be adapted to serve business—and whether they are an effective place to do market research and collaborate on projects, an Read More >

Second Life Insiders

Philip Rosedale, founder of Second Life, is a pioneer in the development of streaming media technology. Read More >

Virtual Growing Pains

When Linden Lab outlined a growth path for Second Life, it found that getting everyone on the same virtual page wasn't easy. Read More >

Daylight-Saving Time Change: Bigger than Y2K?

IT shops have had less notice in dealing with the time change than they did for Y2K, and the issue doesn't have visibility at the highest levels of an organization as it did for Y2K. Read More >

Turing Award Anoints First Female Recipient

A woman—IBM Fellow Emerita Frances Allen—has been named the honorary of the prestigious A.M. Turing Award, essentially the Nobel Prize of the computing industry, for the first time in its 41-year history. Read More >

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