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Four keys to successful BYOD

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.
The bring your own device (BYOD) movement formally advocates use of personal equipment for work and obligates IT to ensure jobs can be performed with an acceptable level of security, but how can risks be addressed given the range of devices used and the fact that you lack control of the end point?
Companies looking to embrace BYOD -- 44% of fir

How to protect your intellectual property in the cloud

Around this time last year, the cloud computing contract signings were coming fast and furious -- not just for commodity work like IT management or email, but for software and infrastructure closer to the core of corporate value.

Mozilla releases version 2.0 of its license

Mozilla announced Tuesday the release of version 2.0 of the Mozilla Public License (MPL), which provides compatibility with the Apache and GPL licenses, opening up a wider body of code for reuse by the Mozilla project.

The new license like its is predecessor MPL 1.1 is a file-level copyleft license, that allows users to create projects that combine MPL licensed code with code under other open or proprietary licenses.


Study: Companies using pirated software 'save' $2.9B

Pirated software saves its users in developing countries more than $2.9 billion annually. So finds a study of manufacturers in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific commissioned by Microsoft.

The study was done by the Keystone Strategy with results announced as part of Microsoft's Global Play Fair Day on Thursday.

Chinese policies put foreign firms at disadvantage, U.S. report concludes

In order to boost local Chinese companies and thwart foreign-based firms, the Chinese government has shown strong favoritism toward Chinese-owned manufacturers in the telecommunications and software markets, according to a U.S. government agency report.

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) report slams China for what it says are practices that hurt non-Chinese firms, while also saying U.S.

Apple sues Samsung, says it copied iPad

Apple has sued Samsung for allegedly copying the iPad, iPod and iPhone with its Galaxy Tab and Galaxy handsets.

Samsung copied Apple technologies, designs and even packaging with its Google Android-based products, according to a complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Apple is seeking a jury trial in the case.

Android violates Linux license, experts claim

Google's Android mobile operating system's usage of the Linux kernel may violate open source licensing with a misappropriation of Linux code that could bring about the "collapse of the Android ecosystem," some intellectual property experts are charging.

Customer sues Infor after ERP license audit

A New York manufacturer is suing ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor Infor following a dispute over whether it should have to pay nearly US$150,000 in additional license fees.

Novell shareholders approve sale to Attachmate

Novell's shareholders have approved the sale of the company to Attachmate for about US$2.2 billion, although the deal depends on Novell getting approval to sell hundreds of patents to a consortium led by Microsoft.

About 99% of the shares voted at Thursday's special shareholder meeting were voted in favor of the acquisition, Novell said. That represented 66% of Novell's total outstanding shares, enough for the merger to go ahead.

New threats dictate a different approach to security

Businesses will struggle to keep up with the growing list of threats such as cyber espionage unless they adopt a different approach to tackling them, according to Ovum.