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The 15 biggest enterprise ‘unicorns’

These are 15 of the highest valued enterprise software companies that have received venture funding but have not yet been sold or gone public.

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Facebook open-sources Hack code generator

Hack Codegen creates code for Facebook's PHP spinoff

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Intel backs $100M funding round into OpenStack cloud

Looking to fuel enterprise adoption of the cloud, Intel is leading a $100M investment in Mirantis, an emerging player in the OpenStack arena.

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Former Google engineer revs up a new Linux filesystem

An ex-Googler is writing a file system, Bcachefs, to match the speed of traditional Linux file systems with the advanced scalability and reliability of newer file systems.

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13 firms join to open up Ethernet, object-storage to everyone

The Linux Foundation has announced a collaborative of 13 industry-leading companies in support of open source object storage on next generation, Ethernet-enabled storage devices.

IBM partners to make mainframes more mainstream

The company is working with Suse and Canonical to expand its offerings

How to embrace open source tools in the enterprise

The key steps to take to ensure success

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Microsoft releases iOS-to-Windows app maker Windows Bridge to open source

Also called "Project Islandwood," the development environment is Microsoft's bid to accelerate Windows app development by bringing in popular apps from other platforms.

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LibreOffice aims new, free office suite at huge installed base of Windows 7 users

The new version of LibreOffice brings a smarter, more well-designed user interface to those who can't or won't pay for Microsoft Word.

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FIRST LOOK: LibreOffice 5.0 free and open source suite

The latest major release of LibreOffice FOSS package brings a streamlined look, bug fixes, performance tweaks and a lot of new cross-compatibility.

Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

SlamData’s main appeal is that it works natively with data from NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which means it doesn’t need to translate unstructured data into the usual relational format. That’s an improvement over common analysis...

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Newcomer Cyanogen looks to disrupt Android and iOS

Several versions of the Android OS for smartphones have appeared on the global stage in recent years. One version, Cyanogen OS, has gathered publicity as well as prominent investors --including Twitter, Qualcomm and Foxconn -- that...

NFV a hit for OpenDaylight

Almost 3/4 of users adopt it for virtualized functions; enterprises find NFV appealing too

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Accuvant researchers to release open source RFID access tool

Security researchers have long known about the vulnerabilities of the RFID readers that many buildings use instead of door locks, but facilities managers have been slow to upgrade to more secure systems.

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Why the Open Container Project is good news for CIOs

A Linux Foundation project to create a single standard for containers means CIOs can invest in container technology without fear of running in to compatibility problems.

IBM moves open source business software to the cloud

The DeveloperWorks Open site will initially host 50 IBM open source software projects

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IBM woos cloud developers

IBM has announced a three-pronged approach aimed at helping developers build and deploy open source cloud apps, including the developerWorks Open platform, the release of 50 projects to open source and partnerships with universities.

What’s behind Linux’s new Cloud Native Computing Foundation?

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is housed in the Linux Foundation and includes big names such as Google, IBM, Intel, Box, Cisco, and VMware, along with a variety of smaller companies like Docker, Cycle Computing, Mesosphere and...

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