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To ensure that blockchain is truly enterprise-ready for different verticals and different applications with different rules, more security and compliance issues must be firmly addressed, says IBM's Donna Dillenberger.

Getting Blockchain Technology Enterprise-Ready

Editor's Note: This article is paid for by IBM as a Diamond-level sponsor of LinuxCon North America, held Aug. 22-24, 2016, and was written by Linux.com. Blockchain technology first burst onto the scene as the underpinning of Bitcoin digital currency. Since then, open source distributed ledger...
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VMworld 2016: VMware Pushes Hybrid Cloud and SDDC with New Cross-Cloud Architecture

VMware is launching a new Cross-Cloud architecture geared toward improving software-defined data center (SDDC) and hybrid cloud deployments, the company announced on Monday at the 2016 VMworld conference in Las Vegas, NV. According to VMware documents, the new architecture could extend the company'...
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Carriers Going All-In: How NFV And SDN Will Evolve The Telecom Industry

Service providers have historically relied on dedicated hardware to deliver their cloud-based functions. But software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are freeing up carriers to use virtualized appliances or less expensive hardware to deliver the same services. As...
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On Complexity in Big Data

In February of this year, I published the article, Is my developer team ready for big data?, with a figure representing the subjective complexity of mobile, cloud, big data, and NoSQL technologies... My editor for that article, Marie Beaugureau, pushed back on the figure—and rightly so. What’s the...
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Creator Linus Torvalds and his fellow Linux kernel developers (pictured here at the Linux Kernel Summit in 2015) have blazed the trail for other open source projects, which are now defining the future of whole new technology ecosystems.

Linux Kernel Developers on 25 Years of Linux

One of the key accomplishments of Linux over the past 25 years has been the “professionalization” of open source. What started as a small passion project for creator Linus Torvalds in 1991, now runs most of modern society -- creating billions of dollars in economic value and bringing companies from...
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Car Manufacturers Cooperate to Build the Car of the Future

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a project of the Linux Foundation dedicated to creating open source software solutions for the automobile industry. It also leverages the ten billion dollar investment in the Linux kernel. The work of the AGL project enables software developers to keep pace with the...
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Maru OS Mixes a Custom ROM with a Dockable Debian Desktop, and Now it's Open Source

The idea of a smartphone that magically turns into a full PC has been something of a pipedream for a while now. Motorola tried it with its Atrix laptop dock, Canonical is trying something similar with its Ubuntu Unity phone OS that can dock into a monitor. Even Microsoft is giving it a go with...
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“The data is the most important asset that we have,” said Seshu Adunuthula, eBay’s head of analytics infrastructure, during a keynote at Apache Big Data in Vancouver.

How eBay Uses Apache Software to Reach Its Big Data Goals

eBay’s ecommerce platform creates a huge amount of data. It has more than 800 million active listings, with 8.8 million new listings each week. There are 162 million active buyers, and 25 million sellers. “The data is the most important asset that we have,” said Seshu Adunuthula, eBay’s head of...
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Fedora 24 Review: The Year’s Best Linux Distro Is Puzzlingly Hard to Recommend

Fedora 24 is very near the best Linux distro release I've used, and certainly the best release I have tested this year. Considering 2016 has welcomed new offerings like Mint 18 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, that says a great deal about the Fedora project's latest work. But like many Fedora releases before...
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SMS Two-Factor Authentication Is No Longer Enough

With the near-constant occurrence of highly organized and complex cybercrime attacks, effective digital authentication has never been more challenging. Businesses must verify who they’re transacting with by implementing additional security measures, but at the same time they need to minimize...
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