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Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Red Hat  has reported an impressive fiscal third quarter profits with revenue increase of 18 per cent compared to the same period last year. One of the top performing areas for Red Hat has been its Subscription revenue which showed a 21 per cent jump. The sore spot though was it's operating income which lagged by more than $1 million due to $8.8 million for a litigation settlement. In spite of that, it has managed to chalk up an income of US$194.3 million with record billings, boosting accounts receivable by US$24 million from the same period last year. Oracle was named exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010, which will take place April 19-21, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Cloud Expo, with over 5,000 delegates and more than 200 sponsors, will be the most significant technology event ... (more)

Jaspersoft Aims To Woo Large Enterprises With New Release

BI on Ulitzer Jaspersoft has released the first enterprise edtion of its business intelligence software suite. Jaspersoft whose software was initially targeted at small and medium business owners, has now expanded it's horizons to larger enterprises with the latest launch. It claims to offer the same functions found in more expensive proprietary BI platforms like Oracle's or SAP's such as "in-memory analysis capabilities and more to solve enterprise-class BI problems for organizations of all sizes," Adoption of open-source business intelligence software is doubling every year ... (more)

Veracode Finds Most Apps Lacking in Security Effectiveness

Veracode has found that 58 percent of software applications possess vulnerabilities similar to those exploited in the recent cyber attacks on Google and the U.S. Department of Defense. The "State of Software Security" report that has taken into consideration 1,600 internally developed, open source, outsourced, and commercial applications is based on multiple testing methodologies on the full spectrum of application types (components, shared libraries, web and non-web applications) and programming. After examining billions of lines of code submitted to Veracode for independent v... (more)

Intel Opens Up Atom SDK to Promote Apps for Next Year’s Netbooks

Intel has released the first beta of the software developer kit (SDK) of the Intel Atom Developer Program Software Development Kit (SDK) available for Microsoft Windows and Moblin* operating systems developers. The Atom SDK covers Atom use in Windows (C and C++) and Intel's own open-source Moblin platform. The kit helps software companies and individuals design and submit applications for Intel-based netbooks to ultimately sell at stores opening next year. With the Beta SDK, developers can submit their applications for validation and, once validated, begin to take advantage of th... (more)

Red Hat Wants to Make Headway in Desktop Virtualization

SPICE Session at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Red Hat has open sourced a virtual desktop protocol it acquired last year, called the Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environment (SPICE) whose technology is close to other rendering protocols like Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol and Citrix's Independent Computing Architecture. When Red Hat acquired Qumranet in 2008, it inherited SPICE used in Qumranet's commercial desktop-virtualization product, SolidIce. SPICE can be used to deploy virtual desktops from a server out to remote computers, such as desktop PCs and th... (more)