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Open source in local government, and other unicorns

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Despite years of encouragement from central government to adopt open source software, many public sector IT chiefs are clinging to proprietary tools. Stuart Sumner finds out why
02 Jul 2014

Security of open source in a post-Heartbleed world

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'We don't have the opportunity to change our minds now, we're using open source, that decision is made,' said Marc Lueck on panel discussion about security
02 Jul 2014

New funding for Couchbase as NoSQL competition hots up

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$60m funding round and appointment of new board member takes the fight to MongoDB
27 Jun 2014

Met Office selects 2ndQuadrant to help with data migration to open source

UK weather service wants to shift away from proprietary database solutions that require a licence fee
28 May 2014

Hadoop is 'the biggest paradigm shift in a lifetime' MapR CMO

Hadoop can make things simpler as well as bigger, says MapR's Jack Norris
16 May 2014

Open source has failed to catch on with local government - report

Local Government Information Unit claims open source is not cheaper or simpler, it's just "different"
12 May 2014

Open season: is open source really the best approach for NoSQL?

Two major Couchbase customers explain why they are gunning for the open source model - and where it is vulnerable
02 May 2014

“Each time we look at open source, Microsoft is cheaper” says local government CIO

Jos Creese, CIO for Hampshire County Council, explains why local and central government often procure proprietary software over open source, and large integrators over SMEs
29 Apr 2014

Heartbleed – Who’s to blame?

A ‘simple’ coding mistake is just scratching the surface; money and resources are the wider issues
17 Apr 2014

Build gives Windows developers reasons to be cheerful

The developer conference brought us open-sourced languages, Windows going free, and apps to span all Microsoft platforms. Has the software giant finally got its mojo back, asks Peter Gothard
08 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Microsoft open sources a slew of software with .NET Foundation

Project Roslyn released into the wild live on stage in San Francisco
04 Apr 2014

GreenDataNet project aims to run urban data centres on 80 per cent renewable energy

Consortium looking to apply smart grid thinking to data centre design
14 Mar 2014

Case study: how Oracle licensing drove us into the arms of Maria

Online retailer Greetz tells Computing how migrating to MariaDB has allowed it to grow and innovate
27 Feb 2014

Big data and the internet of things - turning OT to IT

Talend explains why proprietary enterprise software will struggle in the new hyper-connected age
24 Feb 2014

Intel launches big data software suite - free to a good home

Open source Intel Data Platform aiming to be the 'operating system' for big data
14 Feb 2014

Government wants to drop Microsoft Office for open source alternatives

Francis Maude says switch will result in cost savings and better collaboration
29 Jan 2014

Boeing uses open source to build cloud-based digital aviation platform

Aerospace company claims platform will enable its customers to become 'digital airlines'
15 Nov 2013

NHS Spine2: Q&A with Basho, the US developer behind Riak

Basho's software engineer Sean Cribbs and marketing manager Jeremy Hill answer questions on the new infrastructure
25 Oct 2013

Open source Android alternative CyanogenMod hatches plan to take on Google

CyanogenMod's $7m in venture funding sees hobbyists go full-time
19 Sep 2013

Getting touchy-feely with the Fairphone

Computing checks out a prototype of the new crowd-funded ethically sourced smartphone
19 Sep 2013

Angry Birds creator Rovio deploys Basho Riak NoSQL solution

NoQSL scalability enables Rovio to cope with fluctuating data demands from millions of users
10 Sep 2013

A big data case study: Ooyala’s real-time video analytics

Ooyala CTO Peter Bakas tells John Leonard how early adoption of Hadoop and NoSQL gave the video services company the perfect platform for rapid expansion
04 Sep 2013

UK government culture holding back open source adoption

Steve Nice, CTO at Reconnix, the open source ecosystem company, assesses the current state of open source adoption in the public sector
30 Aug 2013

Rackspace public cloud struggles against Amazon's AWS

Heavy investment in its open cloud vision reduces its margins
09 Aug 2013