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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Datameer adds governance tools for Hadoop analytics

Data-profiling tools help companies find and fix issues such as inconsistent or invalid data

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Oracle brings Ghostery into Marketing Cloud to help users monitor their websites

Ghostery's TrackerMap tool can also be used for competitive intelligence

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Microsoft opens the gates on Dynamics GP 2015 R2

The new SMB-focused release offers closer ties with Azure

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Gild sharpens its hiring focus with new BI tool

Personalized dashboards can be custom fitted to each hiring role

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CA names Xbox cofounder its new CTO

Seven-time patent holder Otto Berkes comes most recently from HBO

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The NSA reportedly tried -- but failed -- to use a Stuxnet variant against North Korea

U.S. agents couldn't access the core machines in control of the nation's nuclear weapons

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New query language could turn log files into business insights

There's gold in them thar hills of log data, Logentries says

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Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

Through a variety of partnerships, Wave for Big Data aims to open new data sources to Salesforce's Analytics Cloud

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The cost of a data breach has jumped 23 percent in two years

Affected organizations today pay 23 percent more than they would have in 2013

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Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup

Providing mobile access for agency staffers will be a key part of its mandate

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Rubrik adds $41m in funding, releases backup appliance

The company's r300 Series hybrid cloud appliance is now generally available

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Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpayers through IRS app

They first dug up Social Security data, dates of birth and street addresses through other sources

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Google gives Android developers new tools for tracking app performance

Now in alpha, 'Fetch as Google' aims to help developers confirm that an app URI works and see how Google renders it

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Salesforce Community Cloud gets recommendation tool to boost engagement

The update also lets companies create their own communities complete with custom apps

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MemSQL makes its in-memory database available to all

Real-time, distributed geospatial intelligence is also included in the new MemSQL 4