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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The Weather Channel forecasts heavy NoSQL ahead

The Weather Channel has found that MongoDB is speedy and hastens the process of developing new apps

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Big data digest: Set your happiness gadget to bliss

It all started in Chile, says a New Yorker writer. We look at more big data news in this week's web roundup

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Microsoft researchers create a secure haven in the cloud

To ensure trusted cloud operations, Microsoft Haven uses a new type of virtual machine and a set of new Intel chip security calls

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API usage could be a new source of business intelligence

How customers use a company's APIs could provide valuable insights, one industry expert advises

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IBM expands Watson's presence across multiple industries

IBM's Watson is being tested by numerous clients in the banking, health care and tourism industries

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Micron provides a software view into new co-processor

A software kit for programmers should give developers an idea how the co-processor could work

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Redfish spec wiggles servers free from vendor lock-in

A new, smarter, out-of-band communications specification aims to replace the aging, fragmented IPMI

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How Netflix survived the Amazon EC2 reboot

The video streaming service was able to stay online even as its cloud hosting provider rebooted its servers

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Harvard Business Publishing learns some lessons about work in the cloud

The director of IT explains at Interop New York how managing the cloud is different from managing on-premises systems

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IT pros should pay attention to 'shadow IT,' Interop NY keynoters urge

'Shadow IT,' commonly called BYOD, has existed for a long time, one says

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IPsoft seeks to grow the 'brains' of virtual assistants

The Amelia virtual help software can assess a body of knowledge and answer specific questions, IPsoft claims

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Q&A: Meet Microsoft's new Azure CTO, Mark Russinovich

Russinovich is helping shift Microsoft to a services orientation

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Shellshock vulnerability roils Linux server shops

The GNU Bash shell can provide an entry point for launching more severe attacks, researchers find

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Harvard researchers take aim at Shellshock-like woes with new scripting language

The Shill scripting language limits the rights of shell programs to what is necessary to get the job done

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Ericsson acquires majority stake in Apcera for cloud policy compliance

Cloud software veterans created Apcera's Continuum platform with built-in policy and auditing controls