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Sometimes, simplest is best

Help desk gets a call from the head of HR, who's trying very hard to print a document on the color Xerox copier -- but it's been imported into Word, and it's become really messed up.

And by the way, welcome back!

This IT pilot fish is freshly back from his honeymoon when the customer service team leader stops in and asks him to order some sample kits using a script fish has developed. No problem, right?


Internet of Things

Software stack from Eclipse could unleash Java developer army on IoT

There's no single standard to link all devices in the "Internet of Things" and there may never be one, but the Eclipse Foundation wants to at least make it easier for developers to code for the standards that are out there.

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Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform, but questions linger

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison has delivered another dose of hype for the vendor's cloud platform, but many customers may need more convincing.

Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

Oracle has overhauled the way it will build user interfaces in order to better meet customers' expectations for user-friendly mobile apps.

Oracle rolls out analytics cloud services

Its Exalytics in-memory appliance also gets an upgrade.

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Oracle expands depth of its cloud development platform

Oracle is giving its entry into the platform-as-a-service market an injection of new services in hopes of differentiating it from the likes of Windows Azure and Salesforce.com's Salesforce1.

mergers and acquisitions

Tibco goes to private equity firm for $4.3B

Weeks after Tibco said it was looking at its long-term business options, the business intelligence software and middleware vendor disclosed Monday that it will be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

SDN: HP launches app store for enterprise

The SDN 'dam has been busted' says HP.

Software asset management tech saves hedge fund £2.3m

Man Investments has so many platforms and suppliers it risked compliance failure and unacceptable costs.

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In Depth

Asset managers crave location data

Visually seeing and tracking your company's assets can help save money, time and trouble.

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open-source desktop and mobile software

InfoWorld's top picks in open-source productivity tools, desktop utilities, and mobile apps

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White House blames IT systems for immigration data problems

The White House has touted open data initiatives for years, but in one of the most controversial areas in politics -- immigration -- crucial information is often unavailable or mistake-filled.

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Oracle, Salesforce.com trade moves in marketing software fight

Oracle, Salesforce.com and other vendors are looking to build out full-blown "customer engagement" suites and directly target chief marketing officers.

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Cloud will be key for Oracle at OpenWorld

OpenWorld, which begins on Sunday, will serve as an introduction to Oracle's new executive structure and offer a look at the company's priorities.

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The dangers of dark data and how to minimize your exposure

Structured data, like content in a database, is relatively easy to manage. However, confidential or sensitive unstructured information -- log archives and other untagged, non-inventoried data -- presents a real challenge to CIOs....

10 ways big data Is changing the business of sports

Advances in capturing, storing and analyzing data are revolutionizing every aspect of sports, from training to broadcasting to fan engagement. Here are just a few examples of the ways big data is changing sports.

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How big data Is helping to save the planet

With the help of HP's Vertica Analytics Platform, Conservation International is crunching data from images to monitor the biodiversity of tropical forests around the world.

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Virtualization, Cloud Complicate Insider Threats for Federal CIOs

The expansion and blurring of the traditional government network environment require federal IT officials to rethink contracting processes and embrace real-time security monitoring.

In strike against Oracle, Workday ships first app for higher education

Workday Student Recruiting is now generally available, but a full suite won't be released for another two years

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