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MySQL Journal on Ulitzer MySQL creator Monty Widenius’ petition to stop Oracle from getting the MySQL open source database along with Sun Microsystems had collected more than 13,600 signatures on Sunday, the day before Widenius has promised to start circulating the results to “regulators, governmental bodies, parliaments and journalists.” Widenius is also hoping to get regulators besides the European Commission investigating the proposed merger. He has refused to identify which regulators he means. According to its self-imposed deadline the EC has until January 27 to decide whether to wave the deal through or not although Oracle has broadly hinted that it has the EC’s approval in its pocket. Widenius claims Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL would be a conflict of interest and that the undertakings Oracle gave to the EC about MySQL a few weeks ago to nudge it into appr... (more)

Managed Security Services Gaining Adoption

Enterprise leaders say that it's becoming difficult to find the highly qualified IT and network security talent they need that's affordable, and so they look to service providers for a solution. According to the latest market study by Forrester Research, demand has been growing. That said, Forrester believes that using a managed security services provider (MSSP) is more than just a lower-cost alternative to doing the same work in-house. MSSPs are not just managing devices, they also provide insightful analysis that can help with business decisions. CIOs and other business technolog... (more)

Is Google Drive Too Late to the Party?

Like many people, the other week I downloaded and installed Google Drive.  This is the long-awaited competitor to services like Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive, offering free online storage with the ability to upgrade to higher capacity at a cost.  Dropbox and the various other lookalikes have been around for some time, so is Google coming to this market too late and is the party already over? Cloud Storage The concept of Cloud Storage is pretty simple.  Services like Dropbox allow you to share a local folder on your PC or Mac and have that data replicated into “the cloud”.  Fr... (more)

Emulex Drives Gen 5 Fibre Channel Deployments with Adoption by Key Ecosystem Partners

ATTO Technology, Bloombase, Imation, Permabit, and Violin Memory Certify Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel Technology for Flash Storage, Backup and Security Deployments COSTA MESA, Calif, - 17 December 2013 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced that more ecosystem partners have certified its LightPulse® Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) for flash storage, backup and security solutions, further extending the Gen 5 FC ecosystem. ATTO Technology, Bloombase, Imation, Permabit and Violin Memory ha... (more)

Intellectual Property Law in Cloud Computing | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

You would have to be living under a rock not to notice that everything's going to the clouds, not the dogs. The cloud industry has continued to demonstrate its "sky-high" potential as intellectual property (IP) rights are becoming important in preserving competitive edges, and sky is the only limit. Is it? While intellectual property rights remain important to protect many hard-earned innovations, the news from the patent lawyers has not been as cheery. The Supreme Court's June 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank and its aftershocks rocked the tech community with the fear o... (more)

TASER Reports Quarterly Revenue of $37.2 Million

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/14 -- TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Financial Summary: Net sales were $37.2 million in the quarter, an increase of $5.0 million, or 15.5%, compared to second quarter 2013 net sales of $32.2 million. The increase was driven by total law enforcement weapon handle sales which increased $2.6 million in the second quarter compared to the prior year. AXON® cameras, EVIDENCE.com and TASER® CAM™ HD recorders also contributed to the net sales increase in the... (more)