BI at Cloud Expo
Sophisticated and advanced analytics tools that can strategically aggregate
relevant data is key to the success of every business. The right solution can
be challenging to find considering that we grab information from a multitude
of platforms today – enterprise, web, social networks, SAAS, you name it..
Snaplogic and Mindtouch have decided to combine their respective offerings in
a package that they call Business Application Integrations (BAI) which they
say will work out cheaper to meet enterprise integration requirements for
medium sized businesses.
SnapLogic is an open source data integration framework for integrating data
on both sides of the enterprise firewall.
MindTouch helps with simplified, user friendly presentations of this data. So
if you are in need of one service, you are probably in need of the other as
well. Their combined solution ... (more)
Microsoft has released an application called Tag that is compatible with
Google's Android Operating System , a prime competitor of its Windows mobile.
The free software available from Android Market turns any phone’s built-in
camera into a mobile barcode reader which lets you gain instant access to
Websites, videos, reviews, schedules, contact information, social networks,
discounts and promotions . Though this is the first time that Microsoft is
delivering an app for Android, it has an established tradition of making
software for outside mobile companies. In December 2008 it pro... (more)
Google will be open sourcing video codec VP8 , the technology that it
procured as a result of its acquisition of On2 Technologies. The initiative
is a part of its newly announced WebM project for developing open standard,
high quality video on the web. All videos that are 720p or larger uploaded to
YouTube will now be encoded in WebM. The project was announced at this year's
annual Google I/O 2010 in San Francisco and in addition to the VP8 video
codec, it also includes the already open source Vorbis audio codec.This is
expected to provide direct competition to the patent-encumbe... (more)
Open source network management software, GroundWork Open Source, Inc.
launched the latest version of its Enterprise Quickstart as a SUSE-powered
Targeted at small environments, with a price of $59, the new appliance
combines GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Quickstart with a fully supported
version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 from Novell.
Enterprise Quickstart is built as part of the SUSE Appliance Program and
• A fully-supported and licensed version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
• The benefits and assurances of enterprise class Linux in a convenient
Open-Xchange, which provides business-class open source collaboration
software, has introduced a free connector for Mozilla Thunderbird, the
cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
The "Community OXtender for Thunderbird" software connector gives users full
access to appointments and contacts stored in the Open-Xchange Server and
enables them to use Thunderbird as a rich PIM (Personal Information
Management) client to access data online and offline. The software packages
and documentation are available at