Marilyn de Villiers

New open source body to promote better, healthier cities

Uber, Facebook, Google and IBM are among the early sign-ups to the new Urban Computing Foundation.


Put SMS on steroids to reduce Africa's comms barriers

Data-driven communication platforms ignore African realities, says Onli SMS founder Ivan Kartun.


Microsoft OS platform aims to make elections more secure

Microsoft's new open source platform is designed to make elections less vulnerable to vote rigging and manipulation.


Five factors to consider when choosing software for your business

When deciding between COTS, customised or platform software, you need to balance the company's immediate business needs with its long-term strategy.


Open source vulnerabilities remain unpatched for decades

A new report reveals a huge number of identified open source vulnerabilities remain unpatched for 10 years and longer.


Play nicely, Shuttleworth tells feuding foundations

Mark Shuttleworth used this week's Open Infrastructure Summit to scold open source foundations for straying from the founding principles of open source.


Mozilla WebThings takes IOT open source

Interoperability has long been a major stumbling block for widespread adoption of IOT. Now Mozilla has announced a breakthrough.


Open source use in enterprise up almost 70%

A Red Hat-sponsored survey found open source software is moving strongly into areas previously dominated by proprietary solutions.

Apr 5, 2019

What the new EU copyright law means for open source

The European Union has voted to adopt controversial copyright regulations that could negatively impact the ethos of open source software.

Apr 3, 2019

What do MS Calculator and NSA's security tool have in common?

Both were open-sourced last month - and the impact of these moves could be significant.

Mar 27, 2019

Robotic process automation set to become intelligent

The rise of robotic process automation 2.0 will be a game-changer for many organisations.


Top five worst practices for BI and analytics

Business intelligence and analytics success is not an event, it is a journey, says Melissa Treier, VP of corporate sales at Information Builders.