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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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.

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These two startups are out to dethrone Slack

There's nothing like raging success to bring on a pack of competitors, and that's exactly what's now happening in the enterprise-collaboration arena.

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New MIT tech could help robots and humans work together

There's no shortage of dire warnings about robots taking over human jobs, but often overlooked is the potential for robots and humans to work together.

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Big data gets a new open-source project: Apache Arrow

Hadoop, Spark and Kafka have already had a defining influence on the world of big data, and now there's yet another Apache project with the potential to shape the landscape even further.

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Use Linux? Stop what you're doing and apply this patch

A buffer-overflow vulnerability uncovered Tuesday in the GNU C Library poses a serious threat to countless Linux users.

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Does your company need a chief data officer?

It's a rare business today that doesn't depend on data in some significant way, but does that mean most every company needs a chief data officer?

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Upgrading to SAP Hana? This new tool can help prepare your code

SAP has placed a big bet on Hana, so customers that haven't already switched to the in-memory computing platform can be sure they'll be encouraged to do so in the near future. If they're smart, they'll make sure they're ready first.

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Google didn't abuse its position in Streetmap case, UK court rules

Google has prevailed in a court case filed against it by U.K.-based online mapping company Streetmap alleging anticompetitive behavior.

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Need data-science skills? Now your team can learn together

Data-science training company DataCamp has added DataCamp Groups so organizational team leaders can coordinate teams or classes, track their students’ progress and see how their skills evolve over time.

Now your phone can scan documents directly to the cloud with Box Capture

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Users of Box Capture can scan a document with their iPhone's camera and then share and collaborate on it just as they would any other document on Box.