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Good thing this could never happen today, huh?

It's the early 1980s, and this big bank has decided to consolidate more than 90 separate computer systems to create the "business banking applications for the next generation." What could go wrong with that plan?

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Top 10 tech conspiracy theories of all time

From Wingdings to wage fixing, a leisurely scroll through some infamous IT intrigues

Liars, damned liars and engineers

This manufacturing plant has a lot of automation, and some very specific processes to make sure it all works. So who would fail to follow those processes?

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Mozilla: We're not asking for donations because we're poor

Mozilla last week denied that there was a connection between flat search revenue in 2013 and recent fundraising efforts that have asked Firefox users to donate to the nonprofit.

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Review: Salesforce has the right stuff for mobile development

Salesforce1 Platform gives Salesforce developers at all skill levels good options for building mobile apps.

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PATCH NOW: NTP vulns remotely exploitable. Sploits in wild already

Sky falling: Film at 11. The network time protocol (NTP) is badly vulnerable (again). Time to get patching. But this won't be a simple matter for many IT shops. Not great timing if you're winding down for the holidays, is it? In IT...

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Now on CIO: 5 big data technology predictions for 2015

MapR CEO and co-founder John Schroeder predicts five major developments will dominate big data technology in the new year.

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Oracle hopes to better target online advertising with Datalogix acquisition

Half the money spent on advertising is wasted, but which half? Oracle is hoping to help its customers answer that question with the acquisition of Datalogix, which collects offline consumer spending data in a bid to help online...

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Infor’s future in the enterprise looks cloudy and bright

Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor, discusses the state of company’s cloud migration, the competitive landscape and why it prefers talking to line-of-business executives before selling to the CIO. He also discusses Infor’s big...


SolidWorks talks about what’s next in 3D design

Simulation, parallel development, built-in collaboration and 3D printing help further streamline product development.

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Three ways enterprise software is changing

IT's old firmament is giving way to a new geography that involves pay-as-you-go cloud computing, app building and deep data analyses.

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2015 CRM predictions to fire up customer success and growth

Nearly every company is working towards a digital frontier and as we close out 2014, it’s important for companies to reflect on the strategic initiatives that will impact and accelerate customer success and business results for 2015....

Microsoft helps boost Android, iOS app performance with offline access

Microsoft wants to help Android, iOS and Windows apps run offline as well as online, offering a way to improve app responsiveness and functionality when network coverage is bad or nonexistent.

Critical vulnerability in Git clients puts developers at risk

A critical vulnerability in client software used to interact with Git, a distributed revision control system for managing source code repositories, allows attackers to execute rogue commands on computers used by developers.

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Test drive: IBM Watson Analytics free beta

Watson Analytics aims to make data analysis as simple as asking a question in plain English. We take it for a spin.

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IBM pushes hard into the enterprise cloud

IBM is building out its global computing network for the enterprise cloud market and announced that it is adding cloud centers in 11 new locations.

It's That Analyst again

Pilot fish's phone rings, and it's That Analyst again -- the one who won't open a help desk ticket like everyone else. His complaint this time? His server is sending alerts -- and with good reason.

See, we're NOT the only ones who get tech shock

This telecom sales rep has been selling business phone systems for decades -- everything from PBX to VoIP and IVR, with a lot of acronyms in between -- but he remembers exactly when his universe changed.

But we DID meet the deadline, right?

Software vendor has a contractual requirement to deliver a product design to this company by a set date -- and the vendor delivers right on schedule. So what's the problem?

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