Every government, whether a developing nation or a developed nation, wants to transform and improve its various functions by the use of technology. Embracing new technology enables governments to deliver services across the country in a much efficient and effective manner. It also enhances the satisfaction of the citizens over the government.
American National Security Agency (NSA) announced in a press release today that they are, in partnership with Apache software foundation, releasing an open-source version of its new tool that automates data flows among multiple computer networks. This tool works efficiently even in situations where data formats and protocols are different among networks. The tool named "Nifi" short for Niagarafiles.
GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) Technology Week is one of the most recognized and annually held ICT trade events in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. It is an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition, and conference which takes place in Dubai, UAE at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The show was launched in 1981 as GITE and later in 1988 changed to GITEX with the inclusion of exhibitions along with trade show and conference.
In the Top 500 supercomputer list was compiled in June 1993, Linux was already the top choice of the world's top 500 supercomputers with almost running on 476 out of the top 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. But when the 2014 Top 500 supercomputer list is published, it looks like Linux is completely driving its competitors out of the competition. Linux sets a new high with 485 supercomputers out of the top 500 runnings Linux in the world now.
The Skype and Internet Explorer teams at Microsoft are working on developing the ORTC API for WebRTC. ORTC API will be a key enabler to make Real-Time Communications on the Web. In this connection, Skype has already released beta version of Skype for Web last week. The news at Skype.com says that Skype for Web makes it quicker and easier than ever before to connect with friends, family and colleagues.
Microsoft, at one time biggest opponents of open source, is now not just supporting it but in fact, is jumping directly into it. Most of the people from open source community still remember Bill Gates remarks in an interview comparing open source developers with communist. Even the Steve Ballmer, the successor of Bill Gate at Microsoft, has similar thoughts during his whole tenure as CEO.