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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HP boxes up the cloud for the enterprise

The HP Helion Rack provides a prepackaged cloud ready to run

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Microsoft packages Azure for Web and mobile developers

The new Azure App Service was designed to streamline the process of building apps and connecting them to back-end data sources

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Facebook engineering tool mimics dodgy network connectivity

Facebook's Augmented Traffic Control (ATC) can simulate network traffic on 2G, Edge, 3G, or LTE networks

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Amazon Web Services offers free satellite imagery

Applications on AWS can now draw Landsat imagery directly from the cloud service

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Google Cloud organizes all the log files to ease troubleshooting

Google Cloud Logging collects dozens of metrics from Google Compute Engine and Google App Engine

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Databricks takes the human intervention out of Spark processing

A new workflow feature for Databricks Cloud can automate routine deployment tasks

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Red Hat formulates a plan for building enterprise mobile apps

The FeedHenry acquisition last year now gives Red Hat an integrated mobile platform

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Facebook query software crawls data mountains more quickly

Facebook has updated its Presto SQL query engine for faster performance

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Microsoft customizes Azure for the Internet of Things

The cloud service will provide many technologies to run distributed networks

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Oracle introduces big data-infused marketing services

Oracle has unveiled new services around customer service and prospect marketing

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1010data gets the religion on R

Big data platform provider 1010data now offers the R programming language for customer-analysis needs

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VMware expands desktop virtualization to Linux

VMware Horizon 6 will be able to deliver Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux desktops

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Microsoft and Cisco offer a cloud-in-a-box

The Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform combines Microsoft's software with Cisco's hardware

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Google offers low-cost, cloud-based backup service

Google Cloud Storage Nearline can archive data and make it available within seconds

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Dell takes on corporate security with new suite

The Dell Endpoint Security Suite offers a set of interconnected capabilities that secure the data on employee laptops and desktop computers