Big Blue dedicates a new center in Europe and kicks off expanded "cloud computing" efforts built around its Power-brand servers as part of a beefed-up Linux efforts.
IBM's "cloud comptuing" logo
Updated September 17
Big Blue executive tells the Wall Street Journal that IBM plans to pour $1 billion into Linux and open source technologies for its "Power" server line. Will the investment give a needed jolt to IBM's server business? Will there be a spillover effect on Red Hat, the global Linux leader?
Updated April 11, 2011
Pamela Jones, a paralegal who led efforts to combat SCO lawsuits over Linux on the web and with support from UNC-CH's ibiblio, plans to sign off.
Updated June 21, 2010
After years of litigation in a suit that threatened Linux, open source, Red Hat, IBM and others, SCO’s case against Novell over Unix is tossed. Next big case to watch: Bilski.
Updated March 30, 2010
Case has been closely watched by IBM, Linux community including Red Hat, since company suing Novell has charged Linux includes Unix code. SCO says it will continue fight against IBM.
Updated March 27, 2010
SCO Group is fighting Novell for copyrights in Unix ownership. The case could have implications for Linux operating system.
March 10, 2010
Trial opens in federal court in suit by The SCO Group against Novell. The outcome could have implications for Linux operating system.
August 28, 2009
July 17, 2009
A ‘slow summer is ahead’ for tech job seekers, says latest IT Job Trends report. Slight improvement is expected this fall. For now, market is ‘stabilized.’
June 23, 2009
Unlike nation-wide trend, number of information technology job openings across the state show slight increase. However, demand remains far below that of one year ago and little further improvement is expected this summer, SkillProof and NCTA report.
Updated May 18, 2009
In November, Red Hat shares bottomed out at $7.50. Now its shares are nearing $20 as analysts stoke rumor fires of a possible takeover by another firm.
Updated April 23, 2009
Raleigh market improves 44 percent. However, NCTA and SkillProof conclude: "It may be so that the job market has bottomed out but employers are unlikely to make more jobs available unless the economy improves."
Updated January 25, 2009
Latest IT jobs report from NCTA, SkillProof shows fewer than 1,400 jobs. A year ago, there were three times that many.
Updated December 22, 2008
A new product and some endorsements from analysts certainly help Red Hat stabilize its stock for the short term. But today’s earnings announcement, and especially revenue forecasts into the unknowns of 2009, will carrying even more weight.
Updated December 15, 2008
Latest report from N.C. Technology Association, SkillProof finds just over 2,000 IT openings in November, down more than 900 from October. Openings are just barely over half those available a year earlier. Only three of top 15 categories show increase in postings.
September 12, 2008
Yahoo, Adobe, Google, Nokia, Apple and more show some of their cards at trade show.
Updated August 19, 2008
The IT job market in North Carolina continues to be under pressure, according to this month’s IT Job Trend Report released Monday by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA).