The Apache Directory Team have released Apache Directory Studio 1.5.3. Apache Directory Studio is an Eclipse RCP application that’s composed […]
Version 0.8.0 of Trinidad (formerly “Tomcat-rails”) is now available to download. Trinidad is a JRuby-rack, Tomcat-based server that looks to […]
Research company ChangeWave predict a 3% increase for Android over the next 90 days.
A third of organizations do not know how to effectively measure the benefits of business analytics projects. The lack of effective measurement methodologies is stalling enterprises from reaping the full advantage of their IT investment. It may also be holding back widespread deployment of analytics solutions.
The Apache Lucene project have released Apache Tika 0.7. Apache Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting both metadata […]
Eclipse Live are due to host a webinar on Eclipse Gemini on April 13th, 2010. The webinar will detail the […]
The Apache HttpComponents project have released HttpComponents HttpCore 4.1-beta1. This is the first BETA release of HttpCore 4.1. HttpCore are […]
Android-based TV to be released September 2010.
ModeShape version 1.1.0 is available. ModeShape is a JCR 1.0 implementation that provides access to stored content, through a JCR […]
Kohsuke Kawaguchi, senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, has revealed that he is leaving the company. Following his departure, Kawaguchi […]
The Apache MINA team have announced the first release of Apache Vysper. Apache Vysper is a modular, XMPP server product […]
Experts typically advise enterprises to take a stair-step approach to implement BPM.
A new white paper by BPM Guru Mark McGregor, A Pragmatic Approach to Leveraging BPM Technology for Business Success, has good details on how to get it right. It breaks down BPM projects into seven steps and provides good insight into each of them. It also has tips on how to bring in technology, and navigate organizational complexity.
While the demand for cloud computing-based hosting is on the rise, how profitable is it for data centers to provide it? There is interesting data to compare the cost and returns for three different hosting models: colocation, managed hosting and cloud computing. In sum, the jury is still out. But cloud computing is still some distance away before replacing other hosting models in data centers.
A new report states that “ease of use”, not necessarily advanced features, is key to achieving high user adoption of BI and analytics tools. Based on 255 survey responses, a new report says ease of use and interface appeal are important factors in making BI more pervasive, particularly beyond the power user base. “When BI is hard, more time is spent learning tools and on routine tasks than on using the data for insight and business improvement,” says the study author. “It’s particularly telling that easy-to-use BI tools are rated as more important than BI features and analytic power.”