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.

UK government inks fresh deal with Oracle

The Crown Commercial Service revealed that it has just signed a new, three-year deal with the software vendor.

Why big data isn't always the answer

While most analytics tools are set up for quantified information it's often the unstructured data that provides the context and the meaning companies need to make that information useful.

Pivotal shakeup brings a new CEO to the helm

Enterprise software and services vendor Pivotal Software on Tuesday announced that company CEO Paul Maritz is stepping down and will be replaced by Rob Mee, a cofounder of Pivotal Labs who has most recently served as executive vice president of products and R&D for the firm.

SAP project put on hold yet again by Alaskan city

An ailing SAP software implementation project in the city of Anchorage, Alaska, has been put on hold again, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced late last week, and this time, its future is far from certain.

IRS: Tax breach much worse than originally thought

The cyberattack on U.S. taxpayer data reported by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this year now appears to be much worse than originally thought, the agency announced Monday, with as many as 300,000 citizens now believed to be potential victims.


Slack cofounder: 'We didn't have a sense of the scale it could grow to'

In the two years since its beta launch, Slack has juggled explosive growth, formidable competition and the need to cater to CIOs.

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Former SAP exec pleads guilty to bribery charge

The ex-VP admits he bribed Panamanian government officials for a multimillion-dollar contract

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Oracle: Google has 'destroyed' the market for Java

In a new court filing, Oracle has broadened the scope of its complaint to reflect Android's ongoing success

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Use SAP's mobile platform? Patch now to avoid these 'high risk' vulnerabilities

The flaws could give attackers access to encrypted information

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Dropbox adds U2F support for better security

It's a better option for high-security environments, one analyst says

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Salesforce showcases 5 new Apple Watch apps for businesses

Another 15 are waiting in the wings.

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Infor seeks to strengthen cloud footing with $675M GT Nexus buy

Its efforts in the retail supply chain could get an especially significant boost

Google's restructuring will let new ventures shine

The new Alphabet restructuring should mean more transparency, and more insight into what's working and what isn't at Google.

That ad blocker you love? It's costing publishers a pretty penny


Websites will lose almost $22 billion this year thanks to the ubiquitous tools

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Oracle's new 'PULA' license promises unlimited database use in perpetuity

'We have seen them in the wild,' one consultant confirms