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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 Comes Up with First App for Rival Google’s Android

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 Launches WebM Project Promising Free Open Video Format for Web

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)

GroundWork Open Source Announces New $59 Linux Virtual Appliance

Open source network management software, GroundWork Open Source, Inc. launched the latest version of its Enterprise Quickstart as a SUSE-powered virtual appliance. 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 offers: • A fully-supported and licensed version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 • The benefits and assurances of enterprise class Linux in a convenient virtua... (more)

Mozilla Thunderbird Connector for Open-Xchange Now Available

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 www.open-xchange.com/oxpedia#Thunderbird... (more)