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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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

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The mobile-enabled enterprise: Are we there yet?

The potential is considerable, but plenty of challenges remain

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Salesforce revs up Pardot with two new B2B marketing-automation tools

New mobile capabilities allow salespeople to deliver their own personalized lead-nurture campaigns

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Workday targets professional services with new suite

Featuring both finance and HR capabilities, it aims to deliver a one-stop alternative for companies focused on billable projects

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The FTC is worried about algorithmic transparency, and you should be too

Don't assume your Facebook friends are ignoring you -- it could simply be the site's algorithms at work

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Oracle bolsters Retail Cloud with new services

It added six offerings to the Micros retail technologies it acquired last year

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Informatica goes private in $5.3B buyout

The move will take the data-integration giant away from Wall Street's prying eyes

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AtScale opens Hadoop's big-data vaults to nonexpert business users

New platform enables Hadoop analyses from within standard BI tools such as Microsoft Excel

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Would Microsoft ever open-source Windows?

The possibility is no longer far-fetched, one Microsoft engineer has suggested

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Oracle bolsters Marketing Cloud to show CMOs the big picture

New features aim to offer a more holistic view of customers, even as they switch devices and channels

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In a haystack of data, Alation helps find the needle

The startup's new platform looks not just at the data but at how it's been used over time

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HP hits former Autonomy execs with $5B suit

Mike Lynch, who was Autonomy's CEO, vowed he will strike back with his own lawsuit