Joab JacksonU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Microsoft rallies partners around cloud, mobile, Windows 10

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, COO Kevin Turner bashed Google and traditional IT companies

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday waves goodbye to Windows Server 2003

Microsoft scrambled to cover a vulnerability unearthed in last weekend's Hacking Team breach.

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CA Technologies embraces devops with updated tools

CA's application management and infrastructure management software can now work together

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IBM introduces Watson to Africa and the Middle East

IBM partners with Abu Dhabi development company Mubadala to introduce Watson services in the region

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Microsoft's Cortana Analytics aims to democratize big data

Cortana Analytics will unify a number of different Microsoft data processing technologies, such as machine learning and stream processing

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Nvidia attempts to ease the path to deep learning

Nvidia's newly updated Digits software now has a graphical user interface and can build models using up to 4 GPUs at a time

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How Instagram spots a trend

Instagram relies on simple automated analysis of hashtags to understand the hot topics among its users

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Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools

The company has embedded its cloud Operations Management Suite into System Center, and has enhanced its Azure backup offerings

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Kyvos serves up Hadoop on cubes

New software from Kyvos can format Hadoop data into OLAP repositories

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Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

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MIT tests 'software transplants' to fix buggy code

MIT researchers have shown a way to fix flaws using code copied from a working program

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Google Cloud Platform provides a home for cloud code

Google Cloud Platform users can now store their code in the same environment in which it is run

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GitHub updates text editing for the modern era

The GitHub online repository has a text editor designed to replace the venerable but decades-old Emacs and Vi

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Red Hat builds on its open source storage portfolio

Red Hat has updated both its Ceph and Gluster file systems for enterprise usage

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Blazent brings big data to IT operations management

Blazent enterprise customers can now get immediate glimpses into the health and performance of their IT systems