Katherine NoyesSenior U.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 cloud computing, big data, analytics and artificial intelligence.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM gets spruced up for spring with new IoT-minded features

Microsoft made two key acquisitions last year with the explicit purpose of integrating them into Dynamics CRM, and on Wednesday it announced a spring wave of the software that brings those additions to light.

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IoT can be hard, but Red Hat and Eurotech are teaming up to make it easier

Getting IT to work smoothly is a challenge even when all the parts are in-house, but that's nothing compared with the widely dispersed Internet of Things. Enter Red Hat and Eurotech, which on Tuesday announced a new partnership aimed at simplifying the integration of all those IoT pieces.

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Use Hortonworks Hadoop? Now you can rely on a more stable core

Software stability is a key requirement for large companies, and on Tuesday Hortonworks took a big step in that direction by announcing a new release cadence for its enterprise Hadoop software.

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Nervana's cloud platform makes deep learning more widely available

Deep learning has traditionally been accessible to just the largest organizations, but recently that's begun to change. On Monday, AI startup Nervana launched a new cloud offering for what it calls deep learning on demand.

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IBM to buy Resilient Systems, bringing security guru Bruce Schneier on board

IBM will acquire Resilient Systems, it announced Monday, and along with the company it will gain a big name in the security world: Bruce Schneier.

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IRS: Actually, that breach last year was way worse than we thought

For U.S. taxpayers, the news just keeps getting worse about the breach in the IRS's Get Transcript application that was discovered last year.

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This amazing art was created by neural networks, and now you can buy it

Neural networks are often used for image recognition, but it turns out they can create some pretty incredible images as well.

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A new algorithm from MIT could protect ships from 'rogue waves' at sea

Predictive analytics can already help companies prevent churn and anticipate equipment breakdowns, but MIT has applied it to a new realm altogether: protecting ships and crews at sea from so-called "rogue waves."

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CoreOS CEO: Containers are just the beginning

Containers are revolutionizing enterprise IT in much the way smartphones have transformed the world of consumer technology, but there's still much more to come.


Artificial intelligence 'frees us up to be humans again,' H2O.ai chief says

Machines may be able to "automate away" much of what needs to happen in the business world, but only the parts they're better at anyway, says H2O.ai CEO SriSatish Ambati.

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Oracle snags cloud startup Ravello in deal said to be worth $500m

Oracle is acquiring cloud startup Ravello for a reported $500 million.

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Let's hope the NSA hasn't actually used this machine-learning model to target drone strikes

The U.S. National Security Agency could be relying on a seriously flawed machine-learning model to target drone strikes in Pakistan, according to a new analysis of slides uncovered last year by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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IBM says its new software links all your IT to the cloud

The digital-transformation imperative looms large in the business world today, but it's not always clear how on-premises software and data should fit into the picture. IBM hopes to help.

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GitHub Enterprise is coming to Bluemix

GitHub's popular code-sharing service for developers has long been available in a self-hosted enterprise version, and now it's coming to IBM's Bluemix cloud platform.

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That Linux flaw may be fixed, but what about your containers?

Countless patching efforts are now under way for the years-old bug discovered in the GNU C Library this week, but organizations that use container technology shouldn't relax just yet.