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6 key attributes of a chief analytics officer

Organizations need leaders who can turn big data into a strategic asset, but not everyone is cut out for the job. Do you have the skills and temperament to become a CAO?

How hackers accidentally sold a pre-release XBox One to the FBI

Group member Dylan Wheeler said the FBI ended up buying a mockup of the XBox One for $5,000.

Social Media

Twitter invests in MIT lab focused on online social movements

Twitter will also provide access to its archives and real-time, public stream of tweets

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IT pros told to pay attention to 'shadow IT'

Rogue IT has existed for a long time, and can help IT professionals figure out what they're doing wrong.

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A year later, Ellison apologizes for standing up his customers

The Oracle executive missed a keynote a year earlier to attend a boat race.

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EBay spins off PayPal into separate company

Investor Carl Icahn called for the split earlier this year

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Unlike IBM, Lenovo to manufacture some System x servers in U.S.

Lenovo officially acquires IBM's x86 server business Wednesday, promising a seamless transition for its customers, while taking some new security-focused steps.

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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.

Lenovo set to close deal on IBM's x86 server business

Nine months after it was first announced, Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's x86 server business is headed toward closing.

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BlackBerry Passport sells out; CEO foresees profitability in 2015

BlackBerry's new qwerty Passport smartphone quickly sold out just hours after going on sale online, with another 200,000 back orders waiting in line, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said in an earnings call.

Intel to invest $1.5B in two Chinese chip firms

Intel is investing $1.5 billion in two Chinese chip companies with an eye to boosting its presence in the country's booming mobile phone market.

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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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Wary tech workers now prefer mid-size companies

Working for a startup may have lost its appeal to IT pros who, after the recent recession, prefer positions at medium-sized companies that offer a startup's innovative environment and a large company's stability.

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IT leaders aren't all coming from tech

As IT increasingly becomes a business strategy enabler, IT leaders are being promoted from places like the sales or marketing department.

BMC Software goes after ServiceNow for patent infringement

BMC Software has filed a patent infringement suit against ServiceNow, claiming its rival's IT management technologies violate BMC's patents.

Joe Tucci, CEO of EMC.

EMC reportedly held merger talks with Hewlett-Packard

HP CEO Meg Whitman would have led a combined company, according to the Wall Street Journal

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SAP CEO Bill McDermott explains why Concur is worth $8.3B

SAP CEO Bill McDermott is confident the addition of business-travel and expense software vendor Concur will prove worthwhile, both in terms of market attention and new revenue.

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Alibaba shares close first day of trading at $93.89

In their first day of trading, shares of Alibaba stock opened at $92.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, an increase of more than 35 percent over the $68 initial public offering price. The stock closed at nearly $94.

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