UK government puts PCs at risk

Microsoft campusThe UK government has decided not to renew a service agreement with Microsoft for continuing support of Windows XP computers and that means thousands of machines will be vulnerable to hacking.

According to the Guardian, last year the government paid £5.5 million to continue supporting Windows XP computers and its own digital unit said XP machines will now be exploitable.… Read the rest

IBM expands its OpenStack services

IBM logoInternational Business Machines (IBM) said it has introduced a wider range of OpenStack services for its customers.

OpenStack services are aimed at clients and developers for building secure and scaleable business applications in public clouds.

One of the things its customers can do, it claims, is to launch applications on their own servers in house and move them to public clouds using SoftLayer without changing either the code or configurations.… Read the rest

Enterprises indifferent to Hadoop

Ary Pleysier - Beach View with Boats - Wikimedia CommonsWhile Hadoop is the buzz word in this,  the second decade of the 21st century, it appears that not that many enterprises are convinced it is the way to go.

In case you’re not with it, Hadoop is a framework that lets enterprises distribute processing of large data sets across loads of computers, from single servers to gazillions of machines.… Read the rest

Supply change management software grows

SAP logoSAP took the top spot in supply chain management (SCM) and procurement applications and held a 25.8 percent market share during 2014. The whole sector was worth $9.9 billion last year.

But while Oracle stayed at the number two position, its software share fell to 14.6 percent in the year, compared to the 16 percent market share it held in 2013.… Read the rest