Michael will be on a plane for a few weeks, spreading the ClearCenter message from Gartner to CompTIA. The Hybrid Cloud vision is taking hold! Watch for Michael at an event near you! MSP University - Los Angles, CA: http://www.mspu.us/signup/boot-camps/default.aspx/ Gartner Event (Live Feeds) - Orlando, FL: http://blogs.gartner.com/symposium-live/ Nerds Onsite - Cincinnati, OH: http://nerdtechweekend.info/ SMB Nation - Las Vegas, NV:…

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by Colin Kelly
This week Michael Proper participated in the MSP University Cloud Expert Panel and unveiled the purpose and scope of the ClearCenter Hybrid Cloud Provider service model. It was a great event and ClearCenter is excited to continue working with MSP University! If you're headed to Disneyworld next week you might run into us at the Gartner Symposium. Hope to see…

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by Colin Kelly
Hey Utah! Michael Proper will be attending the Utah Open Source Conference this week! Get out and support the Open Source movement in Utah. Event runs October 7-9, 2010. Link for more info: http://utosc.com/pages/home/

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by Colin Kelly
ClearFoundation's Community Oversight Committee is pleased to announced today that Dave Loper has been named President of ClearFoundation. Mr. Loper will manage the development and maintenance of the ClearFoundation community. His technology background and expertise will be valuable in defining the future plans and continued flourishment of ClearFoundation and ClearOS. We would like to thank John Terpstra for his service…

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by Colin Kelly
Program tailored to new Hybrid Cloud Service Provider and Exclusive Partner Regions Salt Lake City, UT - October 1, 2010 - ClearCenter, a leading provider of open source Linux Server, Network and Gateway solutions, today unveiled a ground breaking Partner Program tailored to the new Hybrid Cloud Service Provider and an opportunity for Partners to have an exclusive region to…

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by Colin Kelly
A salesman comes to you and says, 'I have a client that is really excited about using ClearOS and getting rid of their over-complex environment.' Well maybe not this excited, but you get the point. You start to ask the technical questions and you find out that they are running Quickbooks Enterprise 10 (QBE10) in their environment. As the engineer…

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by Colin Kelly
ClearCenter’s ClearBOX and ClearOS on-premise solutions integrate seamlessly with cloud-based applications and services such as Google Apps. San Antonio, TX - August 9, 2010 - ClearCenter, a leading provider of open source Linux Server, Network and Gateway solutions, today detailed its Hybrid Service Provider strategy during the “Selling the Green IT Promise” panel discussion at CompTIA Breakaway 2010. ClearCenter’s ClearBOX…

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by Colin Kelly
ClearBOX running ClearOS 5.2 is released! This release includes new features and utilities. Some of these features are contributions from community members and innovations at ClearCenter labs. In addition to the great features provided by ClearOS 5.2, ClearBOX 300 now features: Ability to reinstall the system without a network connection using on-board data. Ability to reinstall the system and preserve…

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by Colin Kelly
Thank you to our great development team at ClearFoundation and the many contributions and suggestions from the ClearFoundation community. With each release we improve the over-all feature base and performance of ClearOS, the leading open source linux server, network and gateway solution for small business and distributed environments. The primary ClearOS 5.2 changes include: Password policy engine to improve security Detailed…

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by Colin Kelly
The ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Beta 1 release is here! Apart from squashing the important bugs, the big news with this release is the available upgrade path from ClearOS 5.1. Please keep in mind that this is still a beta, so proceed with the usual caution. Other changes since 5.2 Alpha 1 include: Completed password policy engineFixed disk usage reportUpdated SpamAssassinMany bug…

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by Colin Kelly
Many thanks go out to a number of people who have helped to close a bug which caused an error message to display when joining a Samba domain. What is significant and noteworthy about this bug and the resolution is that it required a team of people to solve it from multiple companies. The bug is described here at this…

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by Colin Kelly
ClearCenter Early Days
ClearCenter Early Days

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by Colin Kelly
2010 will be a key year for MSP's, Google Apps & open source which will be a primary driver of the global reset in IT spending expectations. With less money flowing into the pockets of fewer vendors, we can expect to see both increased consolidation and fierce competition for the IT spending that remains. Those MSP's & vendors that can…

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by Colin Kelly
Sometimes downturns in the economy create a healthy atmosphere. Recently John Gerzema spoke on the power consumers have to drive innovation in post-recession times. Consumers demand lower prices and less hassle. Producers are thrust into a reality of innovate or die. Although some see it as a time of economic pain and frustration, others see opportunity. In these circumstances, producers…

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by Colin Kelly
Over the last month or two I have been updating our listing of contact information for our registered ClearCenter partners. Naturally, we carried over the Partner Directory straight from the ClarkConnect website, and things are a little bit out of date. Since we're making a pretty big move to a new brand and even a new kind of partner program,…

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by Colin Kelly
Open Source projects complete (and often exceed) commercial software. If the United States Department of Defense (US DOD) can put open source on equal footing with commercial software, the entire market is shifting to a new paradigm of software development. The writing on the wall? "All software will soon be open source. The software market needs to shift its business…

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by Colin Kelly
Today we are all influenced by economic forces beyond our control. The IT industry is one that has been hit particularly hard. Not only are companies moving their IT needs to the cloud and increasingly adopting SAAS solutions, but the money that once supported a large in-house IT department just isn't there anymore. Last year 1.2 million IT jobs were…

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by Colin Kelly

ClarkConnect 5.0 (now ClearOS) install CD ships with German Linux-Magazin Readers of the German "Linux-Magazin" get a sneak peek of ClarkConnect 5.0 and the new features to be included. The special issue "Safeguarding Data" from Linux-Magazin includes a CD copy of ClarkConnect 5.0 beta 3 with prime placement on the full front cover. Linux-Magazin sets the pace for many early…

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by Colin Kelly
ClearCenter Team and Some Partner - CompTIA Breakaway 2009

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by Colin Kelly
The open source revolution is well underway. Welcome ClearIT to the game! ClearCenter provides an open service delivery platform uniquely tailored to fit the IT needs of small business and distributed environments that is simple, secure & affordable.ClearOS & ClearSDN was developed in the labs at Point Clark Networks back in 2000.  From day one, the solution was designed to…

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by Colin Kelly