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Spotlight: Do we really need another operating system?

Ron Miller, for the Intronis Blog this week, makes the case that hybrid cloud architectures have changed the way we work with all computers to such an extent that neither Windows nor ChromeOS can effectively address it--Windows being too much, ChromeOS too little. 

Microsoft Azure now provides back-end support for.NET apps on Android, iOS

If Windows Phone's market share never exceeds 10% again, it might not make much difference. Microsoft is building out its revenue platform for mobile services anyway, whether or not Windows plays a role.

VMware acquires CloudVolumes, Windows' answer to Docker containers

For the last few years, the technology has actually existed for Windows applications to be "pasted" into live virtual machines. Now that VMware has acquired it, perhaps we'll actually learn about it.

IDC: The return of 4GLs to compete against both Web and native

A new cloud-based rapid apps development platform may make enterprises reconsider their stance on whether HTML5 and native code are the only two ways to go.

Munich city official takes heat for thinking about ditching Linux for Windows

It may have saved Munich €10 million in software licensing fees, but now city officials there are saying it hasn't been worth more than a decade of IT headaches.

John Chambers: Cisco's move to SDN will take many years

Change comes at such a rapid pace, and the speed of innovation is so quick and so difficult to chart that the impact of that change may take years to assess. That's literally what Cisco's CEO said Wednesday.

My take on Intel's near-future support for open standards

Could Intel's next Xeon provide acceleration functions to NFV? Even though Intel's pre-release responses are limited, what we know now still speaks volumes.

Intel hopes asynchronous OpenSSL will thwart future Heartbleed

Now that the dangers of an insecure session-layer security library are crystal clear to the world, Intel is one of the companies contributing improvements to its open source version.

Sprint to resell Google Apps for Business, adding 24x7 support

Reviving a sales model that goes back to the 1980s, the reseller becomes the customer's point-of-presence for Google's SMB applications.

Open source ownCloud innovates unique collaboration scheme

It looks like an open source, on-premise implementation of Dropbox. Look closer, though, and you'll see a way to securely open up object stores on an OpenStack platform.