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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


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


Locked up: Why AT&T racks up so many exclusive phones

CNET takes a look at how AT&T is able to strike so many agreements, including past notable exclusives, and explains why they make business sense even as they irk consumers.

By November 18, 2013


Lock-in is everywhere

It's good to have discussions about lock-in points associated with cloud computing but, as a practical matter, almost every piece of software or hardware locks us in.

By January 22, 2009


Avoiding lock-in in the cloud

Cloud computing has many benefits, but the risk of being locked-in to a single vendors' platform is very real.

By June 30, 2008


Red Hat pitching proprietary lock-in as "open"

If IBM were content to have the platform dictate the licensing of the application running on it, Red Hat and IBM could credibly call the solution "open." But I haven't seen IBM lining up to change its Lotus licensing to an open-source license. IBM licen

By April 29, 2008


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


Which open-source vendors can afford the cloud?

Open source is the foundation of most cloud-computing efforts due to its cost and flexibility, but that cost benefit may nudge some traditional open-source vendors out of the market.

By February 2, 2010


Self-promotion: Gartner selects MuleSource as Cool Vendor in SOA Governance

Gartner likes open source for more than just operating systems and app servers.

By May 1, 2008


Free Facebook privacy scanners help you lock down your account

When it comes to assessing your Facebook privacy risk, the quick and simple ReclaimPrivacy.org outshines the more invasive Secure My Profile.

By June 9, 2010