Software & Systems


Big Changes Coming in Windows 8

At the 2011 Build conference taking place this week in Anaheim, CA, Microsoft provided the deepest view yet of what looks like a radical departure from past desktop OS designs.

A WatchDox Never Bolts: Document Security for a Mobile World

A new Saas application allows users to share documents among colleagues and partners, while also restricting their ability to copy, forward, or print them.



U Texas Austin and IBM Shore Up Flood Prediction Technology

As weather becomes more extreme and flooding more common, the ability to predict the likelihood of flooding beforehand in a given geographic area would be a real boon to safety and preparedness. A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and IBM is working to develop technology that could tackle just such a problem right now.

Solaris 11 Express on Oracle Exadata Database

The Oracle Solaris 11 Express operating system is now available on the x86-based Oracle Exadata Database Machines X2-2 and X2-8.

Laserfiche Brings Document Management to the iPhone

Laserfiche, a document and business process management company, has released Laserfiche Mobile, an iPhone app that allows the user to capture an image with the phone's built-in camera and then put it into the stream of a managed workflow.

Soft Where? Licensing Struggles in a Virtual World

Software licensing has not kept pace with the shift to virtualization on campus. IT administrators discuss the challenges they face, and debate the future of licensing.

HP Expands Thin Client Lineup, Launches Reference Architecture

HP has announced several new additions to its client virtualization product line: the HP t5335z and t5565z Smart Clients, the HP 6360t Mobile Thin Client, and the HP Client Virtualization Enterprise Reference Architecture.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Gains Improved Performance, Reliability, and Hardware Support

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1.

Oracle Sun Ray Virtual Desktop Software Gets Improved Networking, Multimedia Playback

Oracle has released an update to its cross-platform virtual desktop software, Sun Ray Software 5.2.

School of Music Streamlines Application Process, Moves to Web

A state university's music program has moved its application process online to streamline a previously paper-based enrollment workflow.