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  • Why Dropbox left Amazon's cloud and built its own from scratch

    One in two Australian Internet users in Australia use Dropbox. Worldwide, more than 1.2 billion files are saved to the cloud storage service every 24 hours. And until recently, all those files were sitting in Amazon Web Services’ public cloud.

  • Are Purchasing Practices Killing Your Software Projects?

    Alan Shepard famously said, 'It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.' Don't let the purchasing department determine the success of your software project.

  • IT skills shortage could delay software development

    The IT skills shortage continues to plague executives and developers alike and could lead to significant delays in the development of software and systems, according to a benchmarking report by a NATA accredited software testing firm.

  • iSOFT to lay off 800 staff

    Australian e-health giant iSOFT (ASX:ISF) will lay off 800 staff, constituting 17 percent of its total workforce, over the next financial year in a bid to halt its sliding financial fortunes.

  • Adobe evangelist tells Apple: 'Go screw yourself'

    Responding to a change in the licensing terms for developers building applications for version 4.0 of the iPhone, a technology evangelist for Adobe Systems has told Apple to go perform an anatomically impossible act.

  • Google Go captures developers' imaginations

    Less than four months after its unveiling at an early, experimental stage, Google Go looks promising to developers who say it offers significant improvements over other programming languages.

  • Benioff trumpets Force.com platform's success

    Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff on Thursday attempted to cement an image of the vendor as a full-blown application development platform provider, not merely a purveyor of SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications.

  • Oracle's software development reins in new hands

    Oracle's executive vice president of product development, Charles Rozwat, is taking a one-year leave of absence and his responsibilities will be assumed by Thomas Kurian, currently senior vice president of Fusion middleware.

  • ScrumMaster on playing in a winning dev team

    Scrum is a software development process most commonly associated with agile software development projects. The name "Scrum" derives from how the different phases of a project overlap, with the entire process handled by a cross-functional team across the different phases, similar to a game of rugby, where the whole team acts as a unit, passing the ball back and forth.

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