IT Channel News Briefs, Dec. 30


Open source security concerns trump cost savings

Many IT departments who consider open source software options to cut costs are still loath to adopt it because of security concerns around the open source model,

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according to a survey by security vendor Palamida Ltd. Although most of the companies surveyed face budget cuts and cited cost as the primary open source benefit, more than half said they either absolutely will not or are unlikely to adopt open source in 2009, according to
Only 12% of the respondents said they definitely plan to use open source, while another 33% would consider it.

Linux year in review
The Linux wars were a great spectator event for open source devotees in 2008, according to Virtualization and cloud computing were hot topics last year as were product rollouts from major players like Red Hat, Novell and Ubuntu livened up the year. rounds up the big Linux news for 2008.

IT projects and picks for 2009
Virtualization was huge in 2008 but it was just the first part of a long saga, according to In 2009, IT managers will need to get control of virtual machine sprawl before they take a serious look at tools for virtualizing desktops and applications.

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