Software & Systems


IT Debt and the Case for Application Overhaul

Maybe you haven't heard of it yet, but "IT debt" is a $500 billion global problem that affects public and private sector organizations and that could hit $1 trillion in just five years, according to IT research firm Gartner.

New Release of Vyatta Open Source Network OS Adds Cloud Features

Vyatta has released a new version of its open source network operating system that addresses IPv6, cloud computing, and stronger security.



Microsoft Takes HPC to the Cloud

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, launched Monday, has been optimized for 1,000 node, up from a previous limit of 256 nodes.

Texas Tech Students To Learn Digital Business Processes

Financial planning students at Texas Tech University in Lubbock will learn the appropriate ways to digitize the documents they work with, thanks to a donation of software by Laserfiche.

Microsoft Moves to Digital Delivery for Academic Users

Microsoft is rolling out digital delivery of its software to academic users around the world with the help of e-academy, a company that already does online software delivery into the academic market.

Hyland Software Acquires Higher Ed Document Management Company

A company that sells document management software has acquired a competitor in the higher ed space.

Microsoft Releases P2V Desktop Virtualization Beta

Microsoft last week described a different way to use desktop virtualization to maintain legacy applications and still move users to Windows 7.

Citrix, Cisco Partner for Desktop Virtualization Kit

Citrix Systems has gone into business with Cisco to deliver a packaged setup that promises to help organizations deploy virtualized computing environments more easily. The solution, which combines Cisco's Unified Computing System with Citrix XenDesktop, will, the companies claimed, reduce the cost per desktop by 20 percent by lowering data center infrastructure expense through high user density per server and tight integration of hardware and software.

Gartner: Microsoft 'Dominates' E-Mail Market

Microsoft received a "strong positive" rating in a study of e-mail system vendors by Gartner, which was released in mid-August.

Microsoft Releases 'Fix it' Help for DLL Security Flaw

Microsoft updated its security advisory this week concerning a dynamic link library issue and published a "Fix it" solution to help address the problem.