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Infrastructure 2.0 Journal on Ulitzer It seems like the most simple logical solution to energy conservation-powering down servers not in use. After all not all servers are used all the time. For example servers that perform only a single predictable function such as for calculating the employee pay are used only on certain days in a month. Or those used for special testing or running backups and so on. It makes sense that they power themselves down when not in use just like in commonplace electronic gadgets. Alliance to Save Energy, Kelton Research and 1E, a software IT company, found through surveys of server managers and analysis of industry data that out of the world’s 44 million servers, roughly 4.7 million of them are idle and not doing necessary work. “Contrary to popular belief, one of the largest causes of energy and IT operational waste in data centers are... (more)

Enterprise BI: Snaplogic and Mindtouch Team Up

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... (more)

Microsoft’s Free Web Kit Packs in 40 Open Source Application Partners

Microsoft Corp. has released an all-comprehensive free web development kit called WebMatrix to create, customize and publish websites to the Internet. Meant for designers of varying skill levels ranging from students to professional developers and agencies building data driven SEO friendly online sites, the platform comes with video tutorials, how-to tips and other ancillary resources. To create a site, one could use the code provided through available templates or derive from about 40 integrated free open source applications, such as content management systems WordPress, Joomla... (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)

Google Adds to Its Wave Team, Announces Fresh Code Release Plans

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer After Google ‘s $10 million Friday acquisition of Applejet, Aaron Iba, AppJet’s CEO has announced that their service would reopen to the public as opensource. Applejet is the developer of EtherPad , a document collaboration service like Google Docs with some enhanced features notably one that displays document updates to all users in real time. With the MIT-led EtherPad team working side by side with the Google Wave development group, Wave is better poised to become a much improved office suite version of Google docs. Etherpad’s users who were n... (more)