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.
Open source offers SaaS vendors a way to ease customer concerns about data lock-in should the vendor go bankrupt.
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.
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.
Cloud computing has many benefits, but the risk of being locked-in to a single vendors' platform is very real.
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
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.
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.
Gartner likes open source for more than just operating systems and app servers.
When it comes to assessing your Facebook privacy risk, the quick and simple ReclaimPrivacy.org outshines the more invasive Secure My Profile.