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Archive for May 2012

Skyscanner Sends Microsoft SQL Server Search Performance Soaring

31 May 2012

Charlie Holmberg writes: Travel search site Skyscanner helps hundreds of thousands of people find the best deals on flights every day. It provides instant comparisons of flight prices on millions of flights, as well as on cars and hotels.

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Expert comment on ‘Flame’

29 May 2012

This week an elaborate cyber-attack called ‘Flame’ has been detected collecting private data from individuals, businesses, academic institutions and government systems, particularly across the Middle East.

Commenting on this latest threat, Wieland Alge of Barracuda Networks warns: “There is still more to come!”

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Open Clouds: Beyond Open Code

24 May 2012

The Cloud Computing Team at RedHat write:Open source is a key ingredient in open clouds. But openness in a cloud requires more than just code that's under an open source license. In this post, we examine three open characteristics that are closely related to open source but don't automatically flow from it.

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Vodafone & CWW: consolidation and speculation

07 May 2012

Nick Ballard at Geo Networks writes: As anticipated it was confirmed last week that the Vodafone would offer just over £1bn for Cable and Wireless Worldwide (CWW) which values the company at a price of 38p per share – a 92% premium to the closing price of the company a day before the talks were unveiled!

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