Joab JacksonIDG News Service

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

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IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with cloud enticements

IBM's SoftLayer cloud will offer supercomputer-friendly InfiniBand as an interconnect option

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Microsoft brings two open source tools to Azure

Packer and OpenNebula are the latest open source technologies to find a home on the Microsoft Azure cloud service

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W3C wants to open the social Web for the enterprise

A new effort from the W3C aims to bring together enterprise social networking software with a common data format

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Appcelerator gears up for the business world

The Appcelerator mobile development platform has been updated for better metric collection and building of APIs

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In wake of cloud and mobile push, IBM revenue flattens

Profit jumps compared to a year ago, when the company took a restructuring charge

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Chef cooks ups infrastructure testing tools

A new Chef package can test a complex system in much the same way software is tested

Google sets up cybercrime-busting task force

After unearthing the Heartbleed flaw, Google sets up a research group dedicated to finding vulnerabilities in Web software.

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IBM updates cloud strategy after CIA loss

IBM has brought 6,000 new customers to the cloud in the past year, according to the company

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New Relic's analysis service goes live

New Relic Insights could provide more information about how a business' customers use its apps and Web pages

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Actuate software offers free data analysis to enterprise business units

Departments can create reports and embed analysis results directly into Web pages, using a teaser version of Actuate's software

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Google gets a helping hand from Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat

Cloud rivals come together to develop a technology to help organizations manage their computerized work in the cloud

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AWS rolls out enterprise document storage and sharing

The service, called Zocalo, was highlighted at an Amazon Web Services event

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Microsoft debuts cloud storage service for enterprises

Microsoft is including a new service for its storage appliances to back up data on its Azure cloud

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Python bumps off Java as top learning language

Eight out of the top 10 universities now use Python to introduce programming, a researcher has found

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Facebook uses functional programming to make News Feeds run smoothly

Functional programming has been instrumental in helping debug complex code issues, one Facebook development team has found