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Paul Glen: You can't wear the manager and developer hats at the same time

The two roles demand entirely different mindsets and work styles....

4 data wrangling tasks in R for advanced beginners

R is mighty, but it can be complex for data tasks. Learn how to get summaries, sort and do other tasks with relative ease. (Now updated with dplyr examples.)...


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Apple's OS X Yosemite gets big start thanks to public beta

Apple's not-yet-shipped OS X Yosemite has gotten a jump on grabbing users, thanks to the company's free beta program....

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Should you buy enterprise applications from a startup?

Get ready for radical changes in software purchasing...

Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app

Microsoft has consolidated the consumer and enterprise editions of OneDrive under a single Android app, a move it plans to replicate across all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on....

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How IBM Serves Up Data to Tennis Fans at U.S. Open

IBM is using a combination of mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to help the United States Tennis Association transform the U.S. Open fan experience....

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Round smartwatches mean more work for developers

The arrival of the first round of Android Wear-based smartwatches means developers have to take extra care to ensure their apps look good....

IBM uses Watson as part of new cloud service

IBM is making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a cloud service...

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Salesforce.com CRM upgrade focuses on mobile

Salesforce.com's developers are continuing their steady pace of improvements to the Salesforce1 mobile app, which first debuted last year....

Microsoft rolls out DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

Office 365 already offered data loss prevention capabilities for its email tools...

IBM's Watson now answers your questions before you ask

IBM has upgraded its Watson Discovery Advisor data analysis service so it can answer questions before you even ask....

Jive deepens integration with Cisco's WebEx and Jabber

The two vendors struck a partnership in May to bundle the Cisco products with Jive's enterprise social suite...

Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

The National Security Agency built a "Google-like" search engine to give domestic and international government agencies access to details of billions of calls, texts and instant messages sent by millions of people....

Facebook moves to rid its feed of click bait

Facebook will reduce "click-bait" posts of outside links that try to lure users with eye-catching headlines....

Docker gets a GitHub-like repository

Chasing the successful hosting model of GitHub, Linux distributor CoreOS has set up an online repository where organizations can store and share their Docker containers....

Two Galileo GPS satellites launched in wrong orbit

Two satellites that are intended to form part of the European Galileo satellite navigation system went astray from their intended orbit after their launch from French Guiana on Friday...

Chief data officer may go the way of chief electricity officer

The U.S. Commerce Department plans to hire a chief data officer , whose job will be to make more of the department's data publicly available. Whoever takes the job will be part of an exclusive club. ...

SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing

It took some time and considerable internal effort, but SAP says it has made good on a pledge to simplify its software pricing and licensing model....

Quicken for Mac 2015: One Step Forward

As a longtime user of Quicken I was intrigued when the folks at Intuit's Quicken group called to pre-brief me on an new product announcement. I was hoping for a SaaS version of Quicken. What I got was an improved version of Quicken...

Microsoft jumps into NoSQL market with new Azure data store

Jumping into the growing NoSQL market, Microsoft has debuted a simple data store through the Azure cloud hosting service....

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