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May 28, 2013
by sjvn01
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10 years of defending Linux’s legalities: Groklaw

Ten years ago, SCO decided to sue IBM and started a series of legal attacks on Linux. Their cases were pathetically weak, but CIOs and CFOs didn’t know that. Thanks to paralegal turned legal journalist, Pamela “PJ” Jones and her … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
by sjvn01
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Top Holiday Tech Buys… of 1983 (Gallery)

Back in 1983 in Compute magazine, my friend Kathy Yakal wrote, that 1983 “might be the Christmas of the computer.” It would be the first holiday season when “the home computer [was] well withing the budgets of many American consumers.” … Continue reading

November 12, 2012
by sjvn01
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Beyond RAID: IBM adds big data friendly, affordable servers to line up

n an IBM blog labeled “Keep Your Friends Close and Your Data Closer” by Matthew Drahzal, a leader in IBM’s Systems & Technology Group (STG), has announced a new storage server for bring super-computer data storage speed to a Commercial … Continue reading

October 1, 2012
by sjvn01
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How Watson Won at Jeopardy

While IBM’s Watson expert system isn’t ready to take over the world ala Skynet, it’s certainly “smart” enough to beat the world’s best two Jeopardy players. The company isn’t treating this as a trivial exercise; they’re also hard at work … Continue reading