Articles about interoperability

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Fog lifts as standards bodies agree on fog compute interoperability

Telcos looking at “fog computing” will have fewer standards to contemplate if a cooperation between the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the OpenFog Consortium delivers on its promise. The two groups have decided to create interoperable fog standards for endpoints and the networks that connect them …
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Telco heavyweights pass packets in NFV demo

NTT, NEC, Hitachi, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, and ALAXALA have put together a key test of interoperability in the network function virtualisation (NFV) world. They've shown that the NFV concept of “service chaining” – putting together virtualised services by directing traffic through the addresses of services rather than (say) … Forget Google and those other chaps... Use THIS open Internet of Stuff specification

The Internet of Things is all a question of semantics, according to a government-backed consortium that includes mega tech players like BT, IBM and ARM. IBM's master inventor (yes, that's a real job) Andy Stanford-Clark demonstrates IoT streetlight illumination IoT is a "hype term" that within 10 years will simply be …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Jun 2014

Intel loves the 'internet of things' – if the 'things' have Quarks and Atoms in them, anyway

Still licking its wounds from the beating it took in the mobile market, Intel is bound and determined to not get mugged when the next computing big boy comes tromping into town – the Internet of Things, or "IoT" to the digiscenti – and has introduced two chip lines and one interoperability effort to shore up its defenses. "I' …
Rik Myslewski, 8 Oct 2013

UC interoperability still a bad joke: Gartner

Unified Communications systems still don’t play together nicely, and Ken Agreess, a Research Director with Gartner IT Professionals Research, says vendors’ attitudes of asking value-added resellers to fix problems they create is a “failure”. Agress made his assessment in a blog post penned after attending the Enterprise …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Mar 2012
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Open source, proprietary or a little of both?

Webcast Replay The Register's latest video webcast, an expert look at open source and traditional proprietary software models, is now available on-demand from the Reg archives. This broadcast explores the relative merits of open source and traditional proprietary software, and discusses how they can best be made to co-exist happily. El Reg …
Team Register, 17 Aug 2009
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Microsoft strikes back at Outlook 2010 rendering grumbles

Microsoft has upset a bunch of Outlook users who loudly complained about the firm's decision to retain the Word rendering engine in its mail client for the 2010 edition. A campaign kicked off on the interwebs after many Outlook users grumbled that Microsoft had once again snubbed HTML rendering as the default option in the …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Jun 2009

IBM-led Open Cloud Manifesto: Who's in, who's out?

The Open Cloud Manifesto, spearheaded by IBM, landed today with a small thud - but it's the vendors left off the list of supporters who are making the biggest bang. Microsoft, Amazon, Google and are all notably absent from declaring their support for a document that claims to be a “call to action for the …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Mar 2009
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EC retires the Microsoft watchdog

The European Commission has relaxed the requirements of the 2004 anti-trust order against Microsoft - the software giant no longer needs its behaviour watched by a full-time “monitoring trustee”. Brussels said it no longer needed a permanent observer to ensure Microsoft was obeying a European Union order to share technical …
Kelly Fiveash, 4 Mar 2009
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Microsoft opens arms to Firefox with OXML plug-in release

Microsoft has today released a plug-in for Firefox that allows Open XML documents to be viewed within the popular open source browser. The software giant said that its new Open XML Document Viewer works within Firefox and can be used on Windows and Linux platforms without needing a local installation of MS Office. Microsoft …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Dec 2008
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Microsoft springs Office 2007 SP2 release date - kinda

Microsoft has confirmed it will dish up Office 2007 Service Pack 2 in the first half of next year. The software giant said yesterday that customers would get their mitts on SP2 for its current office suite of apps sometime between February and April 2009. It didn’t give a specific release date, presumably to avoid shooting …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Oct 2008
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IBM raises standards bar, bitchslaps Microsoft

Big Blue has issued a thinly-veiled threat to the international standards body ISO following its approval of Microsoft’s contentious Office Open XML document format. IBM yesterday released a new set of open standards principles in which it warned the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and other standards …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Sep 2008
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ePassport tests put biometrics through their paces

Results have emerged from tests held in Prague last week designed to put 'second-generation' electronic passports through their paces, and guess what - no-one failed. The tests are partly designed to address recent security and privacy concerns about electronic passports that feature RFID chips containing biometric data. The …
John Leyden, 19 Sep 2008

EC slaps Becta complaint on the Microsoft evidence pile

The European Commission (EC) will not treat Becta’s interoperability grumbles about Microsoft as a formal complaint. However, the Commission has confirmed it will “indirectly” look at evidence submitted by the agency as part of its ongoing investigation into anti-trust allegations against the software giant. Becta said …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 May 2008

Becta asks EC to probe Microsoft school deals

Microsoft’s plans to get Office 2007 into British classrooms suffered a fresh blow yesterday when Becta confirmed that it has referred an interoperability complaint to the European Commission (EC). The latest move from the UK’s education technology agency follows its complaint to the Office of Fair Trading in October last year …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 May 2008

Microsoft and Novell to push SuSE Linux sales in China

Microsoft and Novell yesterday announced plans to extend their interoperability alliance by tapping into the increasingly lucrative Chinese market. The software companies said in a joint statement that they were placing "particular emphasis" on the People's Republic to jointly market and sell Novell's SuSE Linux distribution in …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Apr 2008

Microsoft recruits latest open source expert

Tom Hanrahan has left the Linux Foundation, where he was director of engineering, to work for Microsoft instead. His job as director of Linux Interoperability is to to get Windows working with Novell. That means directing work marrying up Windows and SuSE Linux in virtualization, Active Directory and eDirectory on directory …
Gavin Clarke, 13 Jun 2007
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Microsoft-Novell partnership hooks Dell

Dell has become the first major player to show up to Microsoft and Novell's compatibility love-in. The PC vendor joins a landmark alliance between the patent-protected and open source OS developers inked last November. The agreement will address what all three companies say is customer demand for greater interoperability and …
Austin Modine, 7 May 2007

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