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 erects Shield for better enterprise-app security

New suite targets companies with regulatory, compliance or governance requirements

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Workday bets on machine learning with new venture fund

It has already invested in four data-science startups

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IBM, Nvidia rev HPC engines in next-gen supercomputer push

'The race is on to the exascale milestone,' one analyst says

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Oracle extends cloud suite to cover entire order-fulfillment process

Two new additions flesh out the company's 'quote to cash' capabilities in the cloud

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New BI tool aims to help SMBs navigate a data-deluged world

Financial dashboards, alerts and reporting templates are among the features included in Quatrro's new offering

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Slack goes way beyond 'like' with new emoji 'reactions'

The tired, old thumbs-up symbol is positively dull by comparison.

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Oracle unwraps VM VirtualBox 5.0 with focus on security

Disk-image encryption is now included in the virtualization software

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A bigger, faster Google Glass is headed for the workplace

A new business version of Google Glass will sport a larger prism display and an Intel Atom processor, reports suggest.

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Got remote workers? This new website can help you manage them

Remote.co offers tips and best practices on topics like BYOD and productivity

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Facebook to use all renewable energy in its next data center

It will invest at least $500 million in a 110-acre site in Texas

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OwnCloud's new encryption framework gives enterprises more flexibility

A modular approach makes it easier to switch encryption algorithms and keys

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Scott McNealy sees gold in the hills of social data

Now head of Wayin, the former Sun CEO aims to wrest enterprise value from all the chatter


Beware, VPN users: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see.

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Salesforce sweetens the deal for growing SMBs with new Desk.com edition

Business Plus release focuses on enabling scalability