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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?


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.

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

SAP CEO Bill McDermott

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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Alibaba's IPO could be 'open sesame' for global expansion

Alibaba is expected to begin offering shares Friday for $68 a pop on the New York Stock Exchange in one of the biggest IPOs ever.

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Pink slips rain down on Microsoft

As had been rumored earlier this week, Microsoft lopped off a second set of jobs Thursday, cutting 2,100 positions, as part of a restructuring plan announced two months ago to eliminate 18,000 positions, or about 14% of the company's...

Larry Ellison, Oracle

Oracle's Larry Ellison downshifts, but leadership remains the same

The same three leaders at Oracle carry on, though their roles change

Red Hat acquires FeedHenry to get mobile app chops

The deal adds better mobile capabilities to the JBoss Middleware portfolio

Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft.

Nadella regime board shuffle continues at Microsoft

Microsoft's board of directors continued to morph yesterday as it turned over two members, the latest move in the biggest shuffling of the board since the company went public nearly three decades ago.

Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft

Microsoft's massive staff reduction, which shocked many when it was announced in July, is back in the spotlight with a pair of reports that the ax will come down on another group of employees Thursday.

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