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Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

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IBM Watson Analytics preps the data so you don't have to

The new IBM Watson Analytics promises to remove many of the headaches around data cleansing and analysis

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Micro Focus buying Novell, Suse Linux owner for $1.2 billion

Micro Focus to pick up Attachmate for a little over half of what Attachmate paid for Novell three years ago

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IBM wants to replace the spreadsheet with Watson Analytics

Watson Analytics aims to replace the spreadsheet

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Google offers $100,000 cloud credit for startups

Qualified startups will also get tech support

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HP buys cloud provider Eucalyptus, Marten Mickos to lead HP Cloud

Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos will head HP's Helion cloud services and software

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Former Red Hat CTO now head of Google Cloud

Brian Stevens, who sheparded Red Hat into the cloud era, takes the helm of the Google Cloud platform

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Red Hat Satellite orbits the Amazon cloud

Red Hat Satellite 6 now uses Puppet as a configuration manager

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday thwarts nosey malware

This month's round of Patch Tuesday updates includes a critical fix for Internet Explorer

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Chef muscles up with Microsoft, Amazon

Chef 12 now interfaces with Amazon's block storage and Microsoft's configuration management software

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IBM secures SoftLayer with Intel trusted modules

Intel's Trusted Execution Technology helps the IBM cloud service meet stringent compliance and auditing regulations

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Cloud host DigitalOcean catches Docker fever

Digital Ocean now offers CoreOS virtual machines, with built-in Docker support

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Google offers to accelerate Web servers with new software

Google's new PageSpeed module can cut bandwidth needs by 37 percent

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Embarcadero developers write once to multiple platforms

The new RAD Studio XE7 code editor allows developers to maintain a single code base for multiple devices

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Compuware switches to private ownership

Thoma Bravo is purchasing the enterprise infrastructure software for $2.5 billion

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IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

Using Watson Chef, master cooks have created a tasty Vietnamese apple kabob and other novel dishes