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IT Management Linux News for Aug 11, 2009

  • Where Are the Tech Jobs? (2009-08-11 20:03:03)
    InternetNews: "What tech skills are in demand? One measure comes from eLance, a global online workplace of contract jobs. The company's monthly Top 100 Online Work Index for August, set for official release Tuesday, shows a big jump in several tech-related positions."

  • VMware: $420 Million SpringSource Deal Pressures Red Hat (2009-08-11 17:03:03)
    The VAR Guy: "Red Hat’s fastest-growing channel business — the JBoss middleware platform — potentially faces new competition. The aggressor is VMware, which has acquired SpringSource for $420 million. Here’s the scoop."

  • Hands on with SUSE Studio (2009-08-11 16:33:03)
    TuxRadar: "Novell has launched SUSE Studio, a service that allows anyone to create their own Linux distro respin using nothing more than their web browser. But did you know Novell already has plans to open source the new technology it contains?"

  • xTuple 3.3 Amps up ERP (enterprise resource planning) (2009-08-11 16:17:03)
    xTuple press release: "xTuple Unveils Powerful New ERP (enterprise resource planning) Features in xTuple 3.3 New version of open source ERP software helps take growing businesses' supply chains global, layering in international tax support and distribution resource planning"

  • UK Government ditches Microsoft's Cloud in favour of Open Source? (2009-08-11 16:03:03)
    ComputerworldUK: "Recently I reported that with the move of Martin Bellamy from the NHS Microsft IT project to the Cabinet Office to 'run' G-Cloud. It looked ominously like a step towards a fully outsourced MS Azure project."

  • SYSSTAT Howto: A Deployment and Configuration Guide for Linux Servers (2009-08-11 12:03:03)
    Linux.com: "SYSSTAT is a software application comprised of several tools that offers advanced system performance monitoring. It provides the ability to create a measurable baseline of server performance, as well as the capability to formulate, accurately assess and conclude what led up to an issue or unexpected occurrence."