Katherine NoyesU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Katherine Noyes has been an ardent geek ever since she first conquered Pyramid of Doom on an ancient TRS-80. Today she covers enterprise software in all its forms, with an emphasis on Linux and open source software.

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Salesforce for HR puts the focus on mobile and social capabilities

The CRM company's new HR offering is designed to help companies and employees connect

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Chrome for Work's big business pitch: It's easy to integrate

Chrome OS devices play nicely with other enterprise technologies, the company says

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Think your management job is safe? Beware: the 'iCEO' is coming

Upper-level positions may be much more amenable to automation than you think

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SugarCRM sweetens Sugar 7.6 with a BPM twist

One new tool lets nonexpert users create complex workflow rules without coding

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IBM launches new threat-analytics tools in the cloud

Based on QRadar, the new security-focused offerings are available as SaaS

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Great customer experience is an elusive goal

Many companies talk about it but few deliver, a Forrester study found

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Are you ready for Google's 'Mobilegeddon' on Tuesday?

To stay in Google search's good graces, make sure your site is mobile-friendly

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Why investors are so excited about Slack

The enterprise-software startup's valuation has gone from $1.12 billion to $2.8 billion in six short months

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Does your company run on open-source software? Join the (very large) club

In five years, the number of organizations relying on such software has nearly doubled, this survey says

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Don't look now, but ATMs are about to get a cloud makeover

NCR uses Android and a thin-client model to bring yesterday's bank machines into the cloud era

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YouEye targets qualitative data with new analytics platform

A mix of machine learning and trained human analysts interprets unstructured data

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Microsoft scoops up Datazen to help mobilize BI

The company's tools are designed for on-premises implementation and optimized for SQL Server

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AOL rolls out 'One' programmatic-advertising tool to rule them all

The new, unified platform incorporates existing AOL brands including Adap.tv and Convertro

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Microsoft brings DelBene back for strategy and planning

Formerly president of the Office Division, DelBene helped oversee Healthcare.gov

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Need to plumb Hadoop data lakes? This new tool can help

Think Big's Dashboard Engine aims to put big-data insights within closer reach for business users