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

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CA Technologies release free XP migration tool

The CA Desktop Migration Manager can move a user's files and settings to an upgraded or new desktop or laptop computer.

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The Couchbase database goes mobile

Couchbase has released a version of its NoSQL database that runs on mobile devices, allowing for offline access of data

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HP service automation tools make nice with Chef, OpenStack

Administrators can now incorporate Chef scipts into their own HP orchestrated workflows

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Ubisoft Pirate ships sail onto the Web thanks to Microsoft JavaScript library

The new Web version of Assassin's Creed Pirates relies on Microsoft's Babylon.js library for smooth performance

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IBM and Fujifilm show super dense storage tape for big data work

With IBM and Fujifilm technology, tomorrow's LTO tape cartridges could store up to 154TB of data each

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DOJ shutters Blackshades malware ring

The DOJ has made two more arrests and seized the domain of the Blackshades malware operation

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Red Hat brings OpenShift closer to the enterprise

An update to the Red Hat OpenShift on-premises software offers more management and administration tools

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New PostgreSQL guns for NoSQL market

The PostgreSQL database now natively supports the JSON format, making it an alternative to MongoDB

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IBM adds OpenStack to its cloud marketplace

IBM's OpenStack distribution can run on x86 servers and Systems z mainframes

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Red Hat dismisses claim of OpenStack favoritism

Contrary to a news report, Red Hat said it supports RHEL customers regardless of their OpenStack supplier

Microsoft Patch Tuesday gives attackers a roadmap to XP vulnerabilities

Microsoft has issued eight bulletins that fix 13 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Office

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Red Hat fortifies OpenStack suite, eases management for enterprise users

Red Hat has updated its OpenStack distro to the latest edition, and has partnered with NetApp and eNovance to advance OpenStack

Microsoft Azure tools aim to help companies manage hybrid clouds

At its annual Tech Ed conference, Microsoft has released a range of hybrid cloud administration tools and services

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Netcraft: Microsoft closes in on Apache Web server lead

The monthly Web survey also shows bumps in Nginx and Microsoft Azure usage

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Zend eases API development with Apigility

The PHP-based Apigility handles many of the routine tasks involved in building an API