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The Rise of the Cloud Put Messaging and Collaboration in the Dark Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is the New GSX Solutions and Gizmo all about and what do you do? JF Piot, Vice President Product Management at GSX: GSX Solutions specializes in the monitoring of Messaging & Collaboration environments. For many years now, GSX has helped its customers by providing state-of-the-art monitoring capabilities for IBM applications, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business along with the entire Office 365 suite. What's new with GSX V12 is the ability to deploy and manage multiple GSX Robot Users centrally in order to test all these services from every critical location that our customers may have. The rise of the cloud has put Messaging and Collaboration in the dark when it comes to measuring the service delivered to end-users... (more)

New Sidechain Technology for the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #Blockchain

New Sidechain Technology for the Internet of Things, Sharing Economies, and Social Networks Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Lisk all about and what do you do? Max Kordek, CEO of Lisk: Lisk is a cryptocurrency based on Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS), but also a blockchain application and sidechain platform. With our Lisk App SDK, JavaScript developers can deploy their own sidechains and develop blockchain applications on top of them. The fact that Lisk apps are running in their own sidechains allow them to be extremely flexible. Developers can design their own sidechain and app with all the necessary features. Additionally, being on sidechains, the Lisk platform can host thousands of apps without a problem. The main blockchain of Lisk stays extremely lean and efficient. All apps are easily accessible from within our own app... (more)

Open Source Alternatives to LiveCycle Data Services

Clear Tookit on Ulitzer Development of enterprise Flex/Java rich Internet applications benefits from using automated data integration solutions and productivity tools. Currently Adobe offers LiveCycle Data Services ES2 (LCDS) and open source BlazeDS 3. While LCDS is certainly a great piece of software for those who are looking to support thousands of concurrent users via the most efficient communication protocols, its high licensing cost makes LCDS unaffordable for the vast majority of the enterprise applications let alone small businesses and startups. If you are looking for an alternative solution for integrating Flex and Java EE layers, consider using GraniteDS, WebOrb, and Clear Toolkit. The first two products offer their own implementation of the AMF protocol, and Clear Toolkit uses the AMF libraries that come with BlazeDS . If you are looking for an open sour... (more)

TokBox Launches WebRTC Support

TokBox, a Telefónica Digital company, today announced that their OpenTok on WebRTC platform now supports Chrome 29 for the desktop and Chrome for Android. WebRTC Journal ▸Home TokBox, with its industry leading OpenTok on WebRTC platform, powers enterprise-grade WebRTC video communications for businesses and developers around the world. In addition to supporting WebRTC's native P2P standard, OpenTok provides a range of application development and management capabilities in the Cloud. OpenTok's Mantis cloud-scaling infrastructure enables multi-party calling, bandwidth controls and scaling as well as dynamic traffic-shaping for audio and video-quality. Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸Registrations WebRTC Journal ▸Home TokBox's Cloud Raptor SDK adds management capabilities to OpenTok applications, letting enterprises create a centralized controller that can li... (more)

Open-Xchange Brings Sociability to Collaboration

NUREMBERG, Germany, July 29, 2009 - Open-Xchange, the leading provider of open source groupware, today announced the ability to consolidate social network communication in one central application with the availability of Open-Xchange Server 6.10. Open-Xchange 6.10 introduces a new groupware concept called "Social OX," which aggregates e-mail and contact information in one place -- whether personal or business -- avoiding time-consuming searching and giving users access to information anywhere, anytime and with any device. "Social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Plaxo and Xing are great tools for business networks. And, Googlemail and Yahoo free mail accounts have changed our way of communicating," said Juergen Geck, CTO of Open-Xchange. "Before we end up in confusion with lots of e-mail accounts and address books, Open-Xchange overcomes the barriers between the v... (more)

And Then Came the Browser-in-a-Browser

Google, whose Chrome can claim all of 2.8% of the browser market, has come up with an open source plug-in that runs Chrome inside Microsoft's still dominant Internet Explorer. How's that for brass. It calls the thing Chrome Frame and says it works with IE6, 7 and 8 on Vista and XP SP2, but it's really supposedly targeted at the eight-year-old IE6 mandated by many companies. As subversive as it sounds, InformationWeek says, most web pages won't respond because they need a meta-tag using the X-UA-compatible header. It also reportedly louses up IE though when it does work it's way faster. Some think its purpose may be to lead into Google Wave, the company's communication and collaboration tool, due out in preview next week, that's supposed to merge e-mail, instant messaging, wiki and social networking but gags on IE. Beta News figures it's a way to get more site develo... (more)

Enterprising Pizza POS Software Solutions

Leading Canadian pizza chain Pizza Nova has been satisfying hungry appetites with authentic Italian cuisine since 1963. When the time had come for an IT upgrade, they hoped to improve communications, increase efficiencies and save money at the same time. To acheive all this, they tapped restaurant point of sale software developer Volante Systems and their Pizza POS solution to do the job. Volante's enterprise POS software is currently installed in 13 of 120 Pizza Nova restaurants, with plans to implement the software throughout the chain by two to three stores per month. According to Merrilee Stoll, Director of Information Technology for Pizza Nova, the driving force to replace their former pizza POS system was to improve communications between the various stores and head office, and to take advantage of the cost savings offered by a point of sale system that was ... (more)

Open Government Made Easy with Jahia Content Management Software

Jahia, a provider of web content integration software that combines web, document, and portal features, and their Swedish partner Signifikant, recently released their Signifikant eArchive. This software creates a standard-based archiving solution for governments and corporations, making open government easily achievable by deploying entities. Open government is the governing doctrine which holds that the business of government and state administration should be open to all levels of public scrutiny and oversight. However, many government entities do not understand how easily this doctrine is to be realized with the right content management software for their websites.  The new eArchive solution enables national and state governments and other organizations to meet long-term preservation requirements following Open Archival Information Systems (OAIS) standards, and... (more)

RPost Cloud Sets New Open Standard

What are the benefits of RPost Cloud? Zafar Khan, CEO of RPost: The RPost Cloud platform can permit a user, software application, service provider or developer to lease the RPost infrastructure and transform data into a product, reconcile transactions and return reports to the sender or sending system. This service costs pennies and can be done on a message-by-message or user-by-user basis. The RPost Cloud acts as an infrastructure extension to developers' own software platforms or to users' existing email program. It adds legally valid proof and non-repudiation, security, encryption and compliance, legal electronic signature and authentication, and collaboration and deliverability services. As an example, a sender or developer that routes standard email through the RPost Cloud platform for specialized processing has the benefit of that standard email being transfo... (more)

JSF Mojarra Extension Tags Validation and Focus

Here is something you may or may not know. JSF Mojarra comes with a small extension tag library with three tags: regular expression validator, credit card validator, and focus setting tag. They are available since JSF version 1.2_09, but maybe even earlier (I didn’t check). Page setup Before using any of the tags, add this xml namespace to your Facelet page: xmlns:mj="http://mojarra.dev.java.net/mojarra_ext" Regular expression validator mj:regexpValidator is probably all you need to validate any kind of input by setting the right expression. For example, to validate an email address: Adding RichFaces i... (more)

Free Software Foundation Waves Developers Off Mono & C#

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) doesn’t like Microsoft, doesn’t like software patents, it especially doesn’t like Microsoft’s patents, and it doesn’t trust the two of them in the same room together. It’s convinced that Microsoft is eventually going to sue any open source developer who uses Mono, the Novell-supported open source version of Microsoft’s .NET widgetry, or who writes open source programs in C#, the Microsoft development language. It’s warning off developers now because Microsoft has added both C# and Mono – or rather the ECMA 334 and 335 standards that embrace them – to its two-year-old irrevocable, legally binding Community Promise not to sue. (See www.microsoft.com/interop/cp/default.mspx.) The Free Software Foundation is sure Microsoft means to gull open source developers into a false sense of security and then snap the lid down on their typing fi... (more)