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  • John 'Maddog' Hall: Why Raspberry Pi is only the beginning

    Raspberry Pi ? the credit card-sized single-board computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of computer science in schools ? is one of the most talked-about inventions of the year, but for Jon "maddog" Hall, executive director of Linux International, it is only the beginning.

  • 2012 - The year in quotes

    Some of the most memorable IT-related quotes were uttered in courtrooms this year, which involved a steady stream of legal challenges about intellectual property. In no particular order, these are some of the comments that stuck with us as 2012 winds to a close.

  • Open source Java for Android? Don't bet on it

    Industry observers aren't optimistic, despite chatter about the possibility in OpenJDK circles

  • 5 key forces driving open source today

    From the rise of foundations to emerging revenue models, the open source movement is primed for even greater impact on tomorrow's technologies

  • Big Data - Is it a big asset?

    The concept of Big Data is never an easy one to explain to high ranking non technical executives. Few understand what big data actually is; it?s potential for the business, what the current problems are and how to approach solving the problems. ?It requires some pretty hard discussions with the business,? says analyst Clive Longbottom at Quocirca.

  • The worst security muddles (so far) of 2012

    From the embarrassing hack of a conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard to a plethora of data breaches (think LinkedIn, eHarmony, Elantis, VMWare), security muddles have ruled the first half of 2012.

  • Pondering Google Drive: Who owns your data in the cloud?

    Google Drive raises several concerns about cloud storage. Many of these consumer-level questions - who owns your data, how data can be used and what happens if the data is lost or stolen - are ones enterprise IT executives should be asking, too.

  • Down and dirty IT jobs: Grime and punishment

    Flame wars, leakage, nasty Polish texting - six more tales of dirty duty in IT

  • What's next for the Digital Economy Act?

    Last week, British internet service providers BT and TalkTalk lost their court appeal against the Digital Economy Act, meaning that they will have to send warning letters to customers suspected of illegal file-sharing.

  • Should you care about Pinterest?

    Some call it (p)insanity. Others are straight up addicted to pinning. And still, there are those who just don't get it.





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