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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CA acquires Grid-Tools for agile development

CA will offer automated software testing in its growing portfolio of agile development tools

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IBM muscles up on OpenStack with Blue Box buy

IBM will fold Blue Box's private cloud capabilitiues into its own cloud services

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Varnish now secures Web traffic with SSL support

The enterprise edition of Varnish Plus now includes the ability to run SSL/TLS encrypted sessions between server and client,

Silk Road defendant's attorney

Silk Road mastermind gets two life sentences

Federal prosecutors claimed Silk Road faciliated the sales of more than $213 million in online sales of drugs and unlawful goods

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Keep your legacy management style out of the cloud, Intuit exec says

At the O'Reilly Velocity conference, Intuit advised to go all in on cloud-native tools and don't worry about lock-in

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IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals

Expertise drawn from 50,000 user engagements went into the new IBM software

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CA gets 'agile' with $480 million purchase of Rally

CA is deepening its portfolio of development tools and services with its purchase of Rally

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IBM Watson gets smart in the oil refinery business

Woodside Energy is using Watson to run its refineries more efficiently

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EMC scoops up Virtustream for cloud management in $1.2 billion deal

Virtustream provides software for running complex SAP applications in the cloud

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Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

Either Amazon or Google may offer the better cloud deals, depending on the analyst

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Apigee adds some Swagger to API design

The Apigee API Studio can generate documentation and test new APIs

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Java's key to success is simplicity

As Java turns 20, Oracle looks to what keeps the programming language so vital

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IBM brings OpenStack to its SoftLayer cloud

Enterprise customers can move their OpenStack workloads to the IBM SoftLayer cloud

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Survey claims New York startup scene is more innovative

About 86 percent of IT executives surveyed consider New York to have a booming tech scene

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Google offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobs

The Google Preemptible Virtual Machine is a budget cloud offering for large jobs that don't need to be run in real time