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vendor lock-in


Defcon vendors hawk pentesting, blue boxes, bike locks (photos)

The Defcon vendor's room carries the latest in security-testing tools alongside some of the oldest modern tech gear that still functions. Check out the wares that caught our eye.

9 Images By July 31, 2012


Defcon vending room showcases tech of all ages

Looking for a high-grade door lock? How about a satellite phone? Or maybe you've been craving a Wi-Fi Pineapple? Whatever gadget you desire, chances are you can buy it in the vendor room at Defcon.

By July 31, 2012


Easing SaaS lock-in with open source

Open source offers SaaS vendors a way to ease customer concerns about data lock-in should the vendor go bankrupt.

By January 6, 2009


Is open source enabling next-gen vendor lock-in?

The Open Source Business Conference offers terrific content, but it may simply be training the proprietary world how to create distribution efficiency sans the freedom found in open source.

By March 26, 2009


Open source may be your only ticket out of the cloud

Cloud computing provides the ultimate vendor lock-in...unless open source can keep it honest.

By July 29, 2009


Stallman: Cloud computing is 'stupidity'

The Free Software Foundation founder says that the industry's latest trend ultimately will result in vendor lock-in and escalating costs for users.

By September 30, 2008


A bill of rights for cloud computing

Cloud computing promises a great deal of freedom, but proposed guidelines, intended to deliver the value of the cloud without vendor lock-in, could help it to deliver.

By August 20, 2008


Software locks up extranets

Recently returned to profitability, Internet security vendor Secure Computing will ship this month new software for securing extranets.

February 17, 1998