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New iPad Sells Three Million, Hot in Many Senses

ipad3thumb.jpg While the wide-ranging points of sale meant there were few huge queues for the press to get excited about, Apple still managed to notch up a blazing three million sales over its opening weekend, but will heat prove the enemy of the new tablet?

Nuxeo, Liferay Offer Cross-Platform Integration via CMIS, OpenSocial

nuxeo_logo_2009.jpgIf you use open source enterprise CMS platform Nuxeo and open source portal platform Liferay, we have good news for you. The vendors announced that Nuxeo’s platform is certified as a content source for Liferay.

Pentaho Extends Big Data Support to Cassandra

Pentaho is continuing its efforts to make big data a first -class citizen in business analytics. In October of last year, the open source business analytics provider began its efforts to comprehensively embrace big data by adding support for Hadoop and a few other NoSQL data sources. Now the company is going a step further.

Jahia 6.6 Web CMS Enhances User Interface Creation, Platform Core

jahiaLogo2012small.pngOpen source content management system (CMS) vendor Jahia has released a new version of their platform. Jahia 6.6 includes several notable enhancements to Jahia Studio, the free user interface builder the company introduced in its last release, and the core platform.

Liferay Releases Dropbox Style Synchronization for Enterprises

Liferay-Logo.jpgTaking a page from Dropbox and other document sharing services, Liferay announced today a new document sharing add-on for the community edition of its enterprise portal. The add-on, Liferay Sync, allows users to access documents stored in Liferay from their desktop or mobile device.

eXo Takes Its Latest Release Into the Cloud

exo_logo_2010.jpgeXo has released the latest version of its open source portal, eXo 3.5. The release has lots of new features, but the big news may be the portal’s journey to the cloud.

Pentaho Updates Kettle to Handle Big Data, Moves Platform to Apache

Open source business intelligence provider, Pentaho, has announced a new version of its ETL (extraction, transformation and loading) platform Kettle. Pentaho has updated Kettle with features to support big data and moved the project to Apache.

The Bro Code: Manage Twitter in Real Time With SocialBro

The Bro Code: Manage Twitter in Real Time With SocialBroTo say there are a lot of tools to help you manage, measure and monitor your social media presence is an understatement. Finding the right tool isn’t easy, but when you find it, it can be life-changing. Such was the case when I discovered SocialBro. Despite its frat boy name, SocialBro delivers a powerful and comprehensive Twitter management dashboard that will make you wish you could manage everything in your life with it. 

Acquia Beefs Up Board with Two Technology Veterans

Acquia New LogoAcquia is only three years old and focuses almost exclusively on open source platform Drupal, which makes its earning a spot on Forbes list of 100 most promising companies in 2011 a pretty impressive feat. Despite the company’s showing, Acquia is not yet a well-recognized name in enterprise circles. The appointment of two new board members may just change that.

Will Release of Joomla! 2.5 Entice Enterprises?

joomla_vert_logo_90x70.pngJoomla! announced the release of version 2.5 of its popular open source content management system. The new version includes several big enhancements, like support for databases other than MySQL and improved search and software update notification, that seem to be targeted at enticing enterprises to take a closer look at the platform.

Nuxeo's Expanding from the Valley to the Alley

nuxeo_logo_2009.jpgOpen source enterprise content management (ECM) platform provider Nuxeo announced that it is opening a US headquarters in New York to complement its existing US offices in Boston and San Francisco (Silicon Valley).

SilverStripe Gives You the Chance to Design Its Default Theme

SilverStripe Gives You the Chance to Design Its Default ThemeSure, it’s Friday the 13th, but if you’re a designer, it might be your lucky day. Open source CMS provider SilverStripe and web agency Bluehouse Group have launched a contest to design the new default theme for SilverStripe CMS 3.0.

Liferay Impresses With 6.1 Release

Liferay Impresses With 6.1 ReleaseOpen source portal provider Liferay has finally released the latest version of its platform, version 6.1 Community Edition. We were able to see a preview of 6.1 at the Liferay West Coast Symposium back in September, and the official release did not disappoint.

Open Source Web Server nginx Passes IIS in Popularity

nginxlog.PNGThe web server market has been stable for ages. Year after year, open source darling Apache HTTP server takes first place by an impressive margin and Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) takes the silver. Well, it looks like things are changing.

HBase, Node.js, nginx, Hadoop Make Big Enterprise Inroads

Enterprises have increasingly embraced open source as a part of their technology portfolio. Despite the growth, some leaders are still hesitant about “officially” endorsing open source options. There are fewer support options, more unknowns and an almost complete absence of magic quadrant style analysts’ reports to guide decision-making. Open source solutions provider OpenLogic may be changing that. The firm has released a new, detailed finding about enterprise open source trends in 2011.

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