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What the History of Open Source Teaches Us About Strategic Advantage

The free software movement started like many other movements: A group of bright, spirited people felt controlled by a greater power and rose up and took matters into their own hands. It's not that different from the American Revolution. The colonists were tired of being controlled by Great Britain, so they declared their independence and started building their own system of government and military, and creating their own cultures. The revolutionaries' methods were disorganized and improvised, but they ultimately proved to be effective. Same goes for the software revolutionaries...

What Will Stop The Amazon Cloud Juggernaut?

Jason Bloomberg | Cloud Computing Journal | June 7, 2013

A lethal combination of market forces positions AWS to grow ever larger as they squash competitors like bugs under their sandals Read More »

What's At Stake For Google & Android In Rockstar's Patent Lawsuit

Dan Rowinski | ReadWrite | November 4, 2013

Google’s Android operating system may be the rock star of mobile world, but it has another group of rock stars that are trying to knock it from its perch. Read More »

Who Writes Linux? Corporations, More Than Ever

Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld | February 3, 2014

Linux Foundation report shows for-profit companies provide 80-plus percent of kernel patches, with big role for mobile hardware developers Read More »

Why 2018 Was a Breakout Year for Open Source Deals

Klint Finley | Wired | December 23, 2018

At the beginning of 2018, it didn't seem like the open source movement could get any bigger. Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system; websites including Facebook and Wikipedia; and a growing number of gadgets have open source software under the hood-literally, in the case of cars. The world's largest companies, including Walmart and JP Morgan Chase, not only use open source but have released their own open source software so the rest of the world can modify and share their code. Then, in June, Microsoft announced plans to buy GitHub, the platform used by millions of developers and companies, including Google and Walmart, to host popular open source projects, for $7.5 billion.

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Why Are Facebook, IBM, Microsoft And Oracle Backing The Fight *Against* The Blind?

Glyn Moody | Computerworld UK | May 17, 2013

One of the more disgraceful examples of the inherent selfishness of the copyright world is that it has consistently blocked a global treaty that would make it easier for the blind and visually impaired to read books in format like Braille... Read More »

Why Businesses Can’t Ignore The Growing Linux Trend

Seth Robinson | The VAR Guy | May 3, 2016

It used to be a clear sign of geekiness. People who were into Linux would rave about its benefits and flexibility…as long as you knew how to install your own OS, dig around for the hardware drivers you needed, and be a master of command-line instructions. For a world building technical literacy through more user-friendly front-end systems, Linux was a niche reserved for technology enthusiasts...

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Why Cloud for Health IT? Sharing our Experience at careMESH

If you want true, robust security, it is increasingly difficult to argue against cloud, given the advancements and growth in major service providers such as Google, Amazon, or Microsoft. No matter how many security staff members or how much cybersecurity experience you have, the major service providers have more. It's no surprise that across industries, investment in cloud computing, storage and infrastructure are predicted to grow at a rate of 17% annually over the next 3 years.[i]

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Why Feds Are Still Buying IT That Works With Windows XP

Aliya Sternstein | Nextgov.com | April 1, 2014

During the past year, various agencies have bought or expressed interest in buying products compliant with a Microsoft operating system set to lose security support next week, according to a review of federal solicitations and the agencies themselves. The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as the Veterans Affairs, Labor and State departments are a few of the Windows XP holdouts.

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Why JavaScript Will Become The Dominant Programming Language Of The Enterprise

Nolan Wright | ReadWrite | August 9, 2013

A simple learning curve and flexible skill set have JavaScript on the verge of taking over the enterprise. Read More »

Why Microsoft .Net Failed

Andrew C. Oliver | InfoWorld | August 29, 2013

Microsoft tried, but it couldn't win the hearts and minds of developers who weren't already indoctrinated -- and it alienated others along the way Read More »

Why PC Sales Are In Free Fall

George Ou | InformationWeek | April 11, 2013

The latest IDC report has some alarming news for Microsoft and the PC industry. Personal Computer sales are in free fall due to lack of hardware and software innovation. Not only has Microsoft Windows 8 failed to save the PC industry, the hated operating system (OS) has actually harmed PC sales. The PC industry has its share of blame with the failed tablet launch. Read More »

Why the A.I. Euphoria Is Doomed to Fail

Evgeny Chereshnev | Venture Beat | September 17, 2016

Investors dropped $681 million into A.I.-centric startups in Silicon Valley last year. This year, the number will likely reach $1.2 billion. Five years ago, total A.I. investment spiked at roughly $150 million. This is how Silicon Valley works: When something new is hyped and seems to have investor trust, everybody jumps on the train without asking, “Where does this train go?”...

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Why The Future Of Digital Security Is Open

Lou Shipley | TechCrunch | October 16, 2014

The topic of digital security often brings to mind the image of bleak and dark future, where computers, mobile devices and other systems are riddled with malware and cyber criminals lurk, ready to steal our data and crash our systems. We have good reason to be nervous...

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Why The Operating System Still (Kind Of) Matters

Derrick Harris | GIGAOM | April 26, 2014

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has been beating the Linux drum for years — particularly around the Ubuntu distribution that Canonical develops and supports — but his message, and that of much of the Linux community, has taken more of an OpenStack tone lately. Shuttleworth came on the Structure Show podcast this week to tell us when Linux still matters and when it’s the cloud — OpenStack, Amazon Web Services or otherwise — that’s driving the ship in IT.

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