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Esri joins the R Consortium

It's another sign of R's push into the enterprise, as the geospatial analysis vendor joins companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Google.

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These new features in Office 365 can help users work smarter

Microsoft is going big on machine-learning powered features in its productivity services, with the announcement of a handful of updates to Office 365 on Monday.

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Here's how Microsoft is using containerization to protect Edge users

Microsoft is aiming to better protect users and organizations from the threats that they face in the browser with a new feature called Windows Defender Application Guard. It's designed to isolate Microsoft Edge from the rest of the...

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5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.

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IT certifications report card: What are they worth now? Which ones pay off the most?

The first of a two-part series on IT certifications' multifaceted contribution to a prosperous, secure career in technology's busiest and most promising sectors and senior management in any enterprise.

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New Relic aims to be your dashboard of the future

CEO Lew Cirne talks about application management's new role in business, and a new pricing strategy for his company's cloud-based tool.

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Plan now for the EU's privacy regulation revolution, says HPE exec

The cost of complying with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation might seem like something best deferred until it enters force in 2018 -- but working on compliance could boost profit, not reduce it, say some vendors....

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A Cisco-Salesforce deal means collaboration will come to you

Cisco will integrate its cloud-based Spark communication system and WebEx conferencing service into elements of Salesforce, one of the most widely used enterprise productivity platforms.

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IBM says: ‘Swift is now ready for the enterprise’

IBM introduces IBM Bluemix Runtime for Swift, says "Swift is now ready for the enterprise."

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A high-tech shirt made for speed

Worn by racing driver Tony Kanaan, this high-tech shirt from NTT Data and Toray provides his crew realtime measurements of his body during a race.

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Datadog takes it to New Relic and the other APM vendors

Formerly an infrastructure monitoring company, Datadog wants to extend its breadth.

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ArtificiaI intelligence, APIs and the transformation of computer science

An overview of the rise of APIs in the world of artificial intelligence technology development and the impact on software design.

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Will robots help or harm? It's time for 'big thinking,' A.I. experts warn

Robots have considerable potential to make human lives better, but only if humans start doing some "big thinking" now about how to ensure that the effects of artificial intelligence are beneficial, experts said at the Heidelberg...

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Larry Ellison says Amazon is '20 years behind' Oracle

Larry Ellison continued his assault on Amazon during his second keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld on Tuesday, with a host of benchmarks that showed his company's database outperforming its public cloud competition.

Everyone's greatest resource: Somebody else's time

IT analyst pilot fish gets a frantic email message from a customer support. Some of the company's software has stopped working for a big customer. Does fish know of any changes that caused that?

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Oracle's infrastructure business focuses on bare metal to go after AWS

Rather than starting from the low end of the infrastructure market and working its way up, Oracle is starting at the top and working its way down, using powerful, bare metal servers.

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Vlocity slurps up cash to become the next Veeva (or the next several)

The mark of a true platform is when it fuels a series of successful companies built on its back. Vlocity could be a good example.

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Battle of the CRMs: Each gets one. Salesforce gets Virgin Atlantic, Sugar gets Virgin Mobile

All’s fair in love and war as SugarCRM gets its own Virgin customer win to crow about

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