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Open Source: Commercial Software Loses Ground

first_imgOpen Source is now a competitive mainstream alternative for many business applications and the rise of Open Source is becoming a threat to proprietary software.A decade ago, Open Source was not well understood and considered by many organizations to be too risky to even be considered as an option.  Today, success by well-recognized Open Source product brands like RedHat, MySQL and Alfresco have totally changed people’s perspectives about Open Source.  Linux has become a sort of poster-child success story for Open Source.  Key selling points of Open Source have been less vendor lock-in and more flexibility in software customization.Laurie Wurster, research director at Gartner, described the results of a survey on Open Source taken by Gartner in the Harvard Business Journal.  She found that across the total sum of all organizations, Open Source platforms account for 29 percent of software portfolios.  Organizations responded that they are using Open Source in the following way:46 percent of organizations use Open Source Software at the departmental or project level22 percent of organizations consistently use Open Source Software in all departments21 percent of organizations are in the process of evaluating the advantages of using Open Source SoftwareBut despite the inroads that Open Source has made across many organizations, the Gartner survey finds that while many people have a better understanding of Open Source, the biggest impediment to Open Source adoption remains confusion because most organizations still don’t have any formal policies around the use of Open Source.The flip side to the success of Open Source is the worry that it creates for developers employed in commercial software development.One area where Open Source has had a devastating effect on commercial software is in the area of Java application servers.  Open Source options have resulted in a complete commoditization of this market segment.   A survey by New Relic found that 54 percent of enterprises now use Apache Tomcat.  16 percent are using Jetty, and 9 percent are using JBoss.  IBM WebSphere and Oracle WebLogic each have only about 1 percent each of market share.last_img read more

Kambli gets brickbats for ’96 WC claim

SEE PICS: Shahid takes wife Mira out on a romantic lunch date

first_imgShahid Kapoor is one doting husband. The 35-year-old actor, who has already begun shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmavati, took out some time from his busy schedule to enjoy a romantic lunch date with his wife Mira Rajput.ALSO READ: Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput spotted with daughter Misha at airport ALSO READ: Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput spotted on a cosy dinner date  Touted to be one of B-Town’s cutest couples, Shahid and Mira have become one of the favourites with the fans. And the adorable couple was yet again spotted enjoying some “we” time at a suburban restaurant in Mumbai. While Mira looked gorgeous in a white top and denims, Shahid sported a more causal look.The two were later clicked by the paparazzi walking out hand-in-hand from the restaurant. On the work front, Shahid is busy shooting for Padmavati. It is for the first time that the actor will be seen in a period drama. Padmavati, which is set to hit the screens some time next year, also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.(Photos: Yogen Shah)last_img read more

WATCH: Texas Fan Loses Bet, Forced to Dance to Teach me How to Gundy

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! This Texas Longhorns fan bet that Oklahoma State would fall on the road last week. And since he lost, he apparently agreed to dance to “Teach me how to Gundy” in an OSU shirt and Gorilla mask. This is peak twitter 2016.A little late but don’t bet against Oklahoma State if you’re a Texas fan!! ??? pic.twitter.com/hhRmeX0KwC— Trask Eagan (@xmans_dad) October 8, 2016Here’s the full video (which is pretty good!) if you want to see the full remix:last_img read more

24 days agoGianluigi Donnarumma rejects AC Milan contract offer

first_imgGianluigi Donnarumma rejects AC Milan contract offerby Carlos Volcano24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe future of Gianluigi Donnarumma at AC Milan is again in doubt.The Corriere dello Sport reports the goalkeeper, 20, has rejected a new contract offer tabled by Milan.The deal is worth €6m-a-year and the decision to turn it down is being driven by agent Mino Raiola.Milan remain determined to secure Donnarumma to new terms, with a reluctance inside the club to cash in on the youngster.Raiola and Donnarumma, meanwhile, are playing a dicey game given the last time they refused new terms offered by the Rossonero led to a major breakdown in the goalkeeper’s relationship with the support. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Report: Mark May Booted From ESPN’s ‘College Football Final’

first_imgMark May talks before being laid off by ESPN.First, Rece Davis was named as Chris Fowler’s replacement for ESPN’s College GameDay. Next, Lou Holtz and the network reached a “mutual agreement” to part ways. Now, via Sports Business Journal, we’re learning that Mark May, the only on-air talent left from last year’s College Football Final roster, will be moving on as well. May will no longer be part of the show – instead, it’ll be hosted by Adnan Virk, with Joey Galloway and Danny Kanell in the analyst chairs. Yes, for those keeping score at home, an Ohio State alum has replaced possibly the biggest Buckeye-hater on the planet.Can confirm Joey Galloway is replacing Mark May on ESPN’s college football coverage. Big move for Galloway.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) June 1, 2015According to Awful Announcing, May isn’t being booted entirely from the network. He’ll reportedly be part of a different show that also features John Saunders and Mack Brown. May is one of the most criticized college football analysts in the sport. You can bet that this move will be met with applause from fans.last_img read more

Mother of man beheaded in 2008 appalled killer may be granted visits

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Manitoba review board is expected to decide soon whether to grant special privileges to Vincent Li.Li was found not criminally responsible after beheading and cannibalizing Tim McLean, 22, on a Greyhound bus in July 2008.Since McLean’s death his mother Carol Dedelley has been trying to raise awareness and wants changes made to the justice system.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson has the story.srobinson@aptn.caTwitter: @shaneenthescenelast_img

Mancini explains Ronaldos Serie A goaldrought

first_imgItalian manager Roberto Mancini was questioned about Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal-drought for Juventus, he gave an interesting explanation about the subject.Now that the international break is well-underway for every club in the world, Italy has to gather all their international player under Roberto Mancini’s command and the boss had some interesting things to say about Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent goal-drought for Juventus. Following the same vein that Massimiliano Allegri talked about after Juve’s match against Parma, the Italy manager spoke about the many obstacles that Ronaldo faces in a very different football he has found in Italy compared to Spain. It’s been three matches with no goals already and the Portuguese forward still hasn’t gotten the chance to score a goal, but the only way he has responded to this situation is by training harder every day. Now that the international break left Juventus’ training camps deserted, Cristiano has been spotted there from the early hours of the day and he’s been practicing with the players who are left on the squad that didn’t get called up by their national teams.Altri tre punti! Ottimo lavoro di squadra!??#finoallafine pic.twitter.com/sxDpYR9whr— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) September 1, 2018We already know that Cristiano Ronaldo is obsessed with scoring his first goal in Serie A, something that very few people are worried about because the Portuguese forward has given great signs of sacrifice during his first matches. The only problem with Ronaldo right now is the adaptation process, which is taking a little longer than expected by now. But Juventus’ next match against Sassuolo at Juventus Stadium appears to be the perfect time for Cristiano to get that first goal, and once that happens it might be very difficult to stop him from scoring more goals going forward. But as we said, for now the only one who is worried about this situation is Ronaldo himself as other experts on the subject analyze his lack of goals in the start of this new season and they all come up with the same conclusion: it is only a matter of time for Cristiano Ronaldo to start his goal count.? Check out the full video of today’s ⚪️⚫️ training session only on #JuventusTV ➡️ https://t.co/7FXJsnqlm9#ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/QNiVuOsldu— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 5, 2018The latest authorized voice to talk about this topic is Italy’s manager Roberto Mancini, a coach who has won many trophies throughout his career and has managed some of the best players in the world. Roberto made comparisons of Serie A football with the Spanish La Liga in order to explain Cristiano’s goal-drought further: “There are moments in which things just don’t go according to plan, even when you make a great effort. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored some goals throughout his career and I don’t think he will have a problem to do it again. It’s a difficult moment for him, but that is also normal for any striker. Now you ask me if he is crucial to attract defenders and help his teammates score, that is an assignment that every team member has to do during the match. Every rival defends his own part of the pitch and it’s obvious that Cristiano is not going to find the same spaces he had in Spain as easy in Italy. La Liga plays another type of football compared to Serie A,” said Mancini during a press conference this Wednesday.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.#Azzurri ??#Cragno, #Biraghi, #Lazzari and #Zaniolo after their first call-ups: “It’s a dream come true.”➡️ https://t.co/795lgz4MeW#VivoAzzurro pic.twitter.com/mYCIXUM14B— Italy (@azzurri) September 5, 2018Mancini’s luck in not facing Ronaldo next week.Nobody expected that this goal-drought would actually become beneficial for Italy, because the Azzurra is about to play against a Ronaldo less Portugal on their second ever Nations League match on September the 10th. The Portuguese forward specifically requested his manager Fernando Santos to not include him on the next call-up list for his national team, the reason for this is to prepare more thoroughly for Serie A football and get that goal-drought out of the way as soon as possible. Ronaldo is already scheduled to be included in October’s matches for Portugal, but Italy will be grateful for this decision that the new Juventus player has made and they will try to make the most out of it. After facing Poland on the first Nations League match, Italy must travel to Lisbon in order to clash against the Portugal National Team in the second match of this special format that has replaced the European Championship.Back on track?blessed? pic.twitter.com/0cR7r54O3b— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) September 4, 2018How long do you think it will take Cristiano Ronaldo to end his goal-drought for Juventus? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

TCI Water supply shut down at noon in Capital island

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 7th, 2017 – Grand Turk – At noon the city water supply will shut down for Grand Turk for safety explained the Ministry of Infrastructure and Planning via its Water Undertaking Unit.  Residents were since Wednesday asked to make preparations for that temporary closure.By Deandrea Hamilton Grand Turk residents demand restoration at PDM Administration public meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Vandalism brings Grand Turk roadworks to a standstill, Premier and MP speak out American tourist claims #MeToo after alleged sexual assault in Grand Turk Related Items:#GrandTurk, #HurricaneWatch, #magneticmedianews, #WaterSupplylast_img read more

Walker Administration Asks For 10M For Seismic Testing In ANWR

first_imgEstimates by the Department of Interior to Congress indicated that as much as $2.2 billion could be earned from the sales of oil and gas leases there. That amount could potentially be increased depending on the survey results. Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack, spoke to a Senate Finance Committee on Monday, February 19, saying the state’s investment would pay for itself by attracting companies to bid on leases in the refuge. In December, Congress and President Donald Trump approved a federal budget that calls for oil and gas lease sales in the coastal plain. The provision to open ANWR was written in by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). State officials believe the money could be used to provide better information about the oil and gas below the surface of the coastal plain. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on February 22nd, 2018 at 05:45 amGovernor Bill Walker’s administration has submitted a request to the state Legislature to spend $10 million dollars on seismic surveying in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). But according to the Associated Press, Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) said the state’s plan isn’t a zero-risk scenario. If surveys turn up no oil, or oil in smaller amounts than expected, it could actually decrease demand for leases. Sen. Micciche: “If you were to lease without that knowledge, sometimes folks will take that risk believing that entire area may have the potential.”last_img read more