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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Compuware switches to private ownership

Thoma Bravo is purchasing the enterprise infrastructure software for $2.5 billion

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IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

Using Watson Chef, master cooks have created a tasty Vietnamese apple kabob and other novel dishes

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Paging Dr. Watson, IBM's medical adviser for the future

IBM's Watson could help doctors by analyzing the masses of literature in the field

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IBM Watson now answers your questions before you ask

Watson Discovery Advisor has been upgraded to seek out hidden relations in data

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Microsoft makes Visual Studio Online free for occasional contributors

The company made the move because enterprise software projects now involve more line of business participants

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VMware extends virtual workspaces to mobile devices

The VMware Workspace Suite combines the AirWatch mobile management software with the Horizon virtual desktop portal

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Google buys Zync for large scale cloud rendering

Google plans to give Zync users better pricing and more scalability

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VMware CEO: Be brave and partner

This year's VMworld conference brings a flurry of new technologies from VMware and its many partners

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VMware prepares OpenStack for enterprise use

VMware Integrated OpenStack runs on VMware's vSphere

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Microsoft jumps into NoSQL market with new Azure data store

Microsoft Azure DocumentDB offers NoSQL data storage as a service on Azure

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NIST taking input for mobile security guidelines

A new NIST publication aims to alert enterprises of potential security dangers within commercial apps

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VMware acquires CloudVolumes for faster virtual app delivery

CloudVolumes provides VMware a way to deliver applications on the fly to desktop computers and servers

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R programming language gaining ground on traditional statistics packages

The use of R is growing more quickly than that of SAS, SPSS and MATLAB, according to one researcher

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How Michael Gregoire plans to put CA back on track

CA focuses on the emerging markets of cloud and mobile management, security and devops

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Google brings robust cluster scheduling to its cloud

Google Cloud users can now run Docker jobs alongside their Hadoop workloads in the same cluster