Paul Rubens

Paul Rubens is a technology journalist based in England.

How to make money from open source software

Lessons from the rise and fall of an open source project

Lessons from the rise and fall of an open source project

The story of the CyanogenMod mobile firmware project perfectly illustrates the opportunities and perils presented by the open source software model.

Why employees don't use collaboration tools

Why employees don't use collaboration tools

Enterprises continue to roll out tools like Slack and Hipchat, but many struggle to get users to adopt them. Here's why.

Has VMware found a cloud strategy savior in AWS?

Has VMware found a cloud strategy savior in AWS?

VMware's partnership with AWS appears to be a tacit admission that its hybrid cloud offering is inadequate for most customers.

Know your (cyber) enemy

Know your (cyber) enemy

Understanding who hackers are and what they want is key to minimizing the impact of a network security breach. Here’s how security experts are taking a mathematical approach to the inexact science of identifying hackers.

Why Microsoft is going all-in on AI

Why Microsoft is going all-in on AI

Microsoft has positioned artificial intelligence as being as important as Windows, Office and Cloud. Here's why.

How to maximize the value of your software IP

How to maximize the value of your software IP

Your company's software could be worth a small fortune even if you no longer need it. Here's how to extract the most value from your intellectual property.

Where to find the world's best programmers

Where to find the world's best programmers

The coder you need may likely be on the other side of the world, according to recent research.

What you need to know about open source forking

What you need to know about open source forking

Forking is a concept that can strike terror into the heart of any CIO that relies on open source software. Here’s how to make sure you’re on the right side of the split.

What the rise of permissive open source licenses means

What the rise of permissive open source licenses means

Why restrictive licenses such as the GNU GPL are steadily falling out of favor.

Technology that delivers less than its name promises

Technology that delivers less than its name promises

Don't be lured by what the words imply. Instead consider what the technology actually does.

6 Slack alternatives worth a look

6 Slack alternatives worth a look

There’s nothing wrong with using Slack — its three million active daily users can’t all be wrong. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t another option out there that might better meet your particular needs.

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