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

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Facebook uses a seasoned Chef to keep servers simmering

Facebook found that the Chef configuration management system was best suited to controlling the company's massive infrastructure

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IBM adds a fancy scheduler to its OpenStack stack

IBM modifies its Platform Computing Scheduler to work with OpenStack

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IDC: Hobbyist programmers on the rise

Amateur programmers are becoming increasingly more prevalent in the IT landscape, a new IDC study has found.

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IBM gets fast file transfers with Aspera acquisition

Aspera is one of the few technology companies that has won an Emmy

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Biologically inspired: How neural networks are finally maturing

Loosely modeled on the human brain, artificial neural networks are finally finding use in industry.

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Pensioners sue IBM over reported NSA involvement

But an IBM representative says the lawsuit is 'pushing a wild conspiracy theory'

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Hadoop gets native R programming for big data analysis

Revolution R Enterprise has released a plug-in for running R analytics on Hadoopo data sets

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Dell and Red Hat team to sell enterprise OpenStack

Dell will sell a hardware system that runs Red Hat's OpenStack implemention

New Instagram feature allows users to share photos, videos with specific people

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Instagram Direct will allow users to share their photos with up to 15 followers

Microsoft launches network of Azure providers

Microsoft's Cloud OS Network extends Windows Azure across the globe

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 issued in beta form

RHEL 7.0 embraces containers and NUMA-aware virtualization, and offers a unified command line interface

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HP makes a case for the private cloud

Hewlett Packard announces at HP Discover that its CloudSystem software for managing hybrid clouds has gotten a makeover

Microsoft Patch Tuesday reinforces the value of software upgrades

Microsoft issued five critical security bulletins in December's round of Patch Tuesday.

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BMC launches service to host private-label enterprise app stores

BMC Marketplace will allow organizations to set up their own public-facing app stores.

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Apache frees Kafka messaging app from LinkedIn

The Kafka Pub/Sub messaging platform is faster than RabbitMQ, LinkedIn engineers say