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Here we go again

The news may turn out to be no more than rumour, but it is telling nonetheless. To cut costs, several blogs recently reported, Microsoft and IBM would soon both get rid of about 16,000 employees each, 17% and 4% respectively of their workforces. If true, these would be some of the biggest cuts in...

Where the Tech Jobs Are, Part 1

High-tech job seekers should take heart. Despite the daily onslaught of grim economic news, the need for skilled information technology staff remains stable, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, released earlier this month.Twelve percent of chief information...

An Open Secret

Open-source software is quietly gaining ground well beyond the data center...Indeed, by 2012 more than 90 percent of enterprises worldwide will deploy OSS in one form or another, predicts Gartner, an information technology advisory firm; over the past four years the corporate interest in OSS...

Alfresco And Joomla Launch Industry's First CMIS Implementation

Alfresco continues to blaze the trail when it comes to real-world implementations of the proposed Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard. Its latest step forward was the release this week of a module that allows integration between Alfresco and Joomla systems.The module, built...

CMIS Update - First Integration Modules Appearing

Alfresco may not have been in the original group of three Enterprise CMS vendors who developed the CMIS Specification, but they certainly are the most active when it comes to putting it to use. Today they announce a partnership with Joomlatools that demonstrates the first official integration...

Alfresco joins forces with Joomla! on CMIS project

Today, Alfresco announced a joint project with the Joomla! web content management system where Alfresco will act as the content repository for Joomla! web sites. Just last week we posted the special report, "Five open source content management systems you should know about" and both these companies...

Web 2.0 in and beyond the recession

Chris Nuttall, in his Valley View column in Digital Business on October 22, pointed to a severe belt tightening in California by the Web 2.0 cohort. On the advice from the venture capitalist Mike Moritz of Sequoia, a number of companies are preparing for a long, slow and perhaps painful downturn.It...

Open source thrives in downturn

Collaboration initiatives are all about streamlining business processes, and the interfaces between legacy closed systems and open source stacks are an increasingly common place to find business collaboration environments. According to research firm Gartner, open source software is present in 85%...

Cost-Conscious Companies Turn to Open-Source Software

After the tech bubble burst, E*Trade's technology chief, Lee Thompson, needed to find a way to do more with less. In 2001 and 2002, the online stock trading company shrank its tech budget by one-third. "We had to go through and figure out every penny that we were spending…and make alternatives to...

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