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Why we love REAL power users

This pilot fish gets a job doing PC and network support for a small manufacturer in the southwestern U.S., where a purchasing agent agent named Fred seems to have a hand in everything -- and he's good at it all.

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TravelBank uses machine learning to save businesses money on travel

A startup called TravelBank is aiming to help reduce business travel spending by providing a predictive budget for a trip and helping employees file expenses.

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Sapho wants to enable micro apps for SAP, Oracle and Microsoft

Because big and monolithic is something that should (and will) be consigned to history.

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Wipro is buying cloud consultant Appirio for $500M

Bangalore-based consulting firm Wipro is buying Appirio to catch up with Accenture and Deloitte in the cloud applications business.

Welcome to Datatown, a not-so-friendly community

IT pilot fish is called in to a project meeting with four other analysts -- and it's clear right away that this isn't going well. The big question: to normalize or not to normalize.

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Google is turning spreadsheets, documents and presentations into to-do lists

Google is trying to do away with the tiring process of figuring out who's supposed to do what after a meeting wraps up with a new Action Items feature.


cleverbridge and ChartMogul: Subscription billing and analytics better together

An interesting partnership that begs some questions about what is core and what . . . isn't.

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Oracle fixes 100s of vulnerabilities that put enterprise data at risk

Oracle has released another large batch of patches, fixing many critical vulnerabilities in enterprise products that are used to store and work with critical business data.

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Facebook's 100-gigabit switch design is out in the open

Facebook’s 100-gigabit switch design has been accepted by the Open Compute Project, a step that should help to foster an open ecosystem of hardware and software on high-speed networking gear.

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Schisms in the CPQ world, Icertis scores an Apttus defector

Salesforce's acquisition of Steelbrick caused a tectonic shift, the ramifications of which are still being felt.

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Review: Six Python IDEs go to the mat

See how IDLE, Komodo, LiClipse, PyCharm, Spyder, and Python Tools for Visual Studio stack up in capabilities and ease of use

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JavaScript superset JS++ adds dead code elimination and more

The JS++ platform also adds modules and backs a multitude of code editors, including Visual Studio Code and GitHub Atom

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Flashback to the days when this IT pilot fish is still in college, and most of his instructors are extremely good. Then there's the one with VERY specific standards for documentation...

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Buyer's guide explores data analytics software

Download the 36-page report, which puts 10 leading business intelligence products under the microscope. A giant chart examines 63 software features, including security, data visualization and Hadoop support.


How technology is improving the hiring process

The need to create and support a brand as a top employer is a key driving force behind adoption of new technologies designed to make the hiring process better for candidates, recruiters and employers alike.

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Half of U.S. adults are profiled in police facial recognition databases

Photographs of nearly half of all U.S. adults -- 117 million people -- are collected in police facial recognition databases across the country with little regulation over how the networks are searched and used, according to a new...

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Node.js 7 to be released next week

With the new release, version 6 of the JavaScript platform will move to long-term support, and version 0.10 will reach "end of life" status

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UML to be ejected from Visual Studio

The company is removing UML support in Visual Studio 15 due to a lack of usage

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