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  • News: Brain drain: Where Cobol systems go from here

    David Brown is worried. As managing director of the IT transformation group at Bank of New York Mellon, he is responsible for the health and welfare of 112,500 Cobol programs -- 343 million lines of code -- that run core banking and other operations. But many of the people who built that code base, some of which goes back to the early days of Cobol in the 1960s, will be retiring over the next several years.

  • News: Big Data and the case for IT relevancy

    The case for IT's long-term relevancy in the workplace is about to head for the jury, and big data and cloud computing are going to be a large part of the closing arguments.

  • News: What's the best Linux server for you?

    When it comes to clothes, I'm a normal guy. I just want to walk into a store, grab something that fits, buy it (What, try it on? Are you kidding!?), and head home. Well, that's what I want to do. I've learned over the years that just because something should fit doesn't mean that it will fit. It's the same with Linux servers. Sure, they're all built on the same code base and can run the same applications, but one may fit you perfectly while another may make you look like a clown.

  • News: The mobile app developer's dilemma: How to get paid without annoying users

    If there was one common theme among the app developers speaking at Xconomy's Mobile Madness program today, it was this: Don't take your users for granted.

  • News: Cricket leaps to Clearwire for LTE offload

    LightSquared suffered another blow to its hoped-for wholesale 4G mobile business on Wednesday as budget carrier Cricket announced it will use Clearwire to flesh out a planned LTE service.

  • News: Antitrust experts: US gov't should avoid enforcement in tech industry

    U.S. government agencies should be wary of bringing antitrust complaints against tech companies such as Google or Apple, because of the ever-changing nature of the industry, some antitrust experts said Wednesday.

  • News: Microsoft: Don't hate on IE 10

    Microsoft says its latest version of Internet Explorer clears out a lot of clutter and creates a more immersive browser experience when paired with Windows 8's touch environment, and that it can be navigated by mouse and keyboard as well, although from the sounds of it not as elegantly.

  • News: Mozilla, Google commit to Metro browsers for Windows 8

    Mozilla has kick-started development of a Metro-style version of Firefox for Windows 8, Google has committed to doing the same and Opera Software said yesterday that it's looking into the matter.

  • Opinion: Ex-Microsoft Employee Launches 'Fixing Windows 8' Campaign

    Not everyone is happy with Windows 8's sweeping design changes, including one former Microsoft employee who thinks the company can do better.

  • News: IT execs still awaiting Windows 8 on tablets

    IT managers say they are eagerly awaiting Windows 8-based tablets due out this fall, though some do wonder whether it's too late for Microsoft to successfully take on Apple iPads and various Android tablets.

  • News: Ubuntu 12.04: A 'Coming of Age' on Servers Too, Shuttleworth Says

    Much has already been made of Canonical's forthcoming Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, not least by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth himself, who has described it as the first time Ubuntu has taken the innovation lead over Macs and Windows.

  • Opinion: Tweaking Lion's firewall

    Reader Jake Tesler is ready to set Lion's firewall on fire. He writes:

  • News: Motorola, HTC, Samsung and others face antitrust suit

    A company that controls 100 patents has filed an antitrust complaint against Motorola, LG, Samsung, Dell and HTC, saying that they have conspired to refuse to negotiate with the company.

  • News: Oracle updates its Linux kernel with new advanced file system

    Due to an error in information from a vendor, the story, "Oracle updates its Linux kernel with new advanced file system," which posted to the wire Tuesday, incorrectly stated the role that the Oracle Ksplice software will take in its role in updating the Linux kernel. Paragraph 14, the last paragraph, has been changed on the wire and now reads:

  • News: Woopra adds Android app for keeping track of Web visitors

    Web analytics company Woopra has announced an application for Android-based smartphones and tablets that allows users to keep track of what's happening on their sites in real time.

  • News: 4 Firefox rebuilds feed the need for speed

    Firefox is one of open source's biggest success stories. Not only is it a hit with mainstream users, it's also popular with developers, who've created a number of spinoffs, derivatives, and alternative builds from its code base.

  • News: Finding the best iOS podcast manager in the App Store

    Podcasting as a medium exists mostly because of Apple's iPod. Before the MP3 player hit the market, there wasn't much of an audience for mobile, digital audio on demand.

  • News: Dutch court rules iPhone 4S does not infringe Samsung 3G patents

    Apple's iPhone 4S does not infringe on four of Samsung Electronics' key 3G patents, a court in The Hague, Netherlands, has ruled.

  • News: Safer Internet encryption via TLS may take years, expert says

    Although the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 protocol, designed to make network connections more secure, was defined in 2008, a security expert at Black Hat Europe this week in Amsterdam said it will be years before Web users can reap its benefits.

  • News: EU weighs investigation of collusion among mobile operators

    Europe's top antitrust regulator is considering an investigation against the European Union's five biggest telecommunication companies for possible anticompetitive collusion against potential competitors including Apple and Google.

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