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

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R gets commercial support just in time for big-data boom

For under $800 per year, Revolution Analytics can answer all your R-related questions

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IBM puts all its cloud services in one place

Behind a new online portal, IBM offers its IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings

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BMC automates the mainframe change ticket

A plug-in for BMC Control-M batch scheduler provides a faster way to validate changes to complex mainframe systems

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Former GitHub CEO quits after harassment investigation

Tom Preston-Werner says he'll 'fight any further false claims to the full extent of the law'

Microsoft to close Nokia acquisition Friday

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Microsoft is now in the smartphone business, with models for both Windows Phone and Android

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Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

The package includes all the features in the commercial Kendo UI Mobile package

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Netcraft tool flags websites affected by Heartbleed

The new browser plug-in can identify Web sites that maybe vulnerable to the OpenSSL bug

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IBM profit falls on weak hardware sales, transition costs

IBM's profit fell by 21 percent due to a workforce realignment and hardware woes

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Court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling

Questions around the government's legal right to encrypted communications must wait for the next case.

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Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat plans to incorporate advanced Linux tools such as systemd and SELinux into Docker

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Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence'

Microsoft has a new service for capturing machine data and has updated its data warehouse software for Hadoop

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Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

The server edition of Ubuntu 14.04 comes with Docker and better support for solid-state disks

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Mozilla appoints former marketing head to interim CEO

Chris Beard steps in for Brendan Eich, who resigned after two controversial weeks.

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Tibco 6.0 moves outside the data center

Tibco ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6.0 can expose back-end applications for mobile clients outside the firewall

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IBM acquires Silverpop to boost its online marketing personalization products

Silverpop builds profiles of individuals and crafts promotions to target them