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.
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.
Open source offers SaaS vendors a way to ease customer concerns about data lock-in should the vendor go bankrupt.
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.
Cloud computing provides the ultimate vendor lock-in...unless open source can keep it honest.
The Free Software Foundation founder says that the industry's latest trend ultimately will result in vendor lock-in and escalating costs for users.
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.
Recently returned to profitability, Internet security vendor Secure Computing will ship this month new software for securing extranets.