Jacobs Engineering Group receives contract from U.K. government body; increases NASA contract

Jacobs Engineering Group inks contract

PASADENA, Calif. — Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. said Tuesday it received a contract from Buying Solutions to provide project management and design skills for public sector clients in the U.K.

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Open Source Market is Speeding Up at Enterprise Level: IDC

open-source1 As per the latest IDC survey, Open source Software market is expanding at the rate of 2.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach $8.1 billion by 2013. The projection is higher than 2008 and there are three reason for that 1) The revenue increased significantly because more number of open source projects have been added in the latest forecast (2) open source software has had a much higher level of acceptance during the last 12 months than previously period, and; (3) the economy accelerated the acceptance of open source software in the closing months of 2008.

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The Elementary Concept of Chrome OS, Targeted Primarily for Netbook Computers

images3 Although, Google didn’t disclose much information about its upcoming operating system Chrome, I gathered some information from different blog post and news articles and I would like to share them with you.

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Government defers RITES divestment

NEW DELHI - Putting an end to all speculation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said the government has deferred divesting stake in RITES Ltd, the engineering consultancy and project management arm of the railways ministry.

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The New Feature of Google Maps can Show Your Exact Location

images People who use Google Maps already know how to figure out their location by using the maps. Google upgraded its maps by adding new location icon called My Location. The feature is available for smart phone users since 2007. But, now it is available also for desktop PC. The new feature enables you to pinpoint exact coordinate of your location. Google assures the privacy of your location. Although, Google is not going to disclose your location, but, any online interaction with Google or any other Web service will reveal the user’s IP address.

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mySpace to Downsize 30% of its Workforce

images1 The social networking site, mySpace just announced to cut its workforce in USA by 30% of its 1500 approximate number of employees. The third quarter income of mySpace fell by 47%.  The company didn’t disclose severance terms or how much MySpace is going to save by lowering its workforce and laying off  nearly 500 U.S. employees.

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Google Introduces New Tool Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook

apps_logo Google announced new tool Google Apps Sync to synchronize email, contacts, calendar directly with Microsoft outlook through web.  With this, Google is trying to become more competitive with Microsoft Exchange. You need Outlook 2003 SP3 or 2007 SP2 (or SP1 with a hotfix), running on Windows XP SP2 (with selected hotfixes) or Vista SP1 (with a hotfix) to run the utility.

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A Sneak Preview of Google Wave: New Real Time Collaboration Tool

waveGoogle Wave is a real time communication and collaboration tool which will be available by the later part of 2009. The announcement came couple of days back. It integrates email, instant messaging, wikis, web chat, social networking, and project management to build a browser based communication client. This model helps people communicate and work together in unique ways.

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Top 5 Platform Virtualization Providers

oracle Platform virtualization is performed on a given hardware platform by host software (a control program), which creates a simulated computer environment, a virtual machine, for its guest software. Currently, virtualization technology is at every walk of our market. It is sometimes confusing to pick up right product and do the architecture for them. I reviewed a few virtualization software for installation at our workplace. Here, I cover up some of them as follows: Full article »

Review of DropBox,an On Line File Sharing Software

previewplans_logo_large You can easily share and store file online by using Dropbox. It can also synchronize the files from your offline directories and online storage. You can download and install the software and it doesn’t have any user interface.  You can get 2 GB of free storage for synchronization and sharing of files.  They charge 9.99/mo beyond that.The key features of Dropbox are: Full article »


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