Stories by Rafael Ruffolo

Opinion: Secret ACTA deal to change IT forever

Don't let its name fool you.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement might give you ideas of knock-off Burberry bags and fake designer sunglasses, but it's actually an effort by the entertainment industry to push through new copyright laws.
Trade officials from New Zealand, the US, the UK, the EU, Canada and other countries are participating in the deal, which up until a few recent leaks, has been shrouded in secrecy.

Echoworx launches file-based encryption

Echoworx Corp. has launched a new file and folder-based encryption platform, which integrates public key infrastructure (PKI) encryption into Windows Explorer. And while the company is hoping the security tool catches on amongst public and government organizations, one analyst says large enterprises might need to look elsewhere.

Linux helps bring mainframes in from the cold

Novell hopes the cost benefits associated with its newly announced SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Starter System for IBM System z will help prove to IT managers that the mainframe is not yet a footnote in the history books.

Citrix-XenSource deal raises open-source questions

Citrix Systems' US$500 million acquisition of XenSource, along with VMware's massively successful IPO last week, has further legitimatized the hot virtualization space, but it may also be causing some disillusionment among the open-source community.