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Oracle buys Corente for software-defined networking

Oracle will be able to offer customers network virtualization for both LANs and WANs

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Microsoft buys Parature for customer self-service software

More details of Microsoft's plans for Parature will come at March's Convergence conference

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Facebook uses a seasoned Chef to keep servers simmering

Facebook found that the Chef configuration management system was best suited to controlling the company's massive infrastructure

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Oracle thinks global with its social media analysis software

Oracle's tools can now analyze social content in more languages

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Microsoft's 2014 new year's resolutions (our suggestions)

2013 was a busy year for Microsoft, from Ballmer's retirement announcement to product action involving Windows, Surface, and Office 365. Here's what to do in 2014.

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Enterprise apps in 2014: What's in store

What the industry's top application vendors are likely to do this year

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In memoriam: The tech we lost in 2013

Blockbuster. WinAmp. AltaVista! These brands, products and websites once meant something, and now they're gone.

Portrait of the Microsoft Ballmer's successor inherits

Steve Ballmer's retirement leaves his still-unnamed successor a busy agenda and battles on many fronts.

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Your new PC needs these 22 free programs

Start off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.

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State fining Deloitte $15,000 per day over glitchy computer system

The state of Florida is also withholding $3 million in payments to the systems integrator

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SaaS predictions for 2014

News of hybrid SaaS, PaaS and happier customers is all on tap

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Wall Street Beat: Economic growth, software news and BlackBerry deal boost tech stocks

Oracle results offered some bright spots, and BlackBerry's step away from hardware cheers investors

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Oracle buying marketing software vendor Responsys for $1.5 billion

The marketing software market is heating up as CMOs get IT purchasing power

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Building products company halts SAP project, citing strategy shift

A major new ERP system doesn't make sense anymore, according to Quanex's CEO

BitTorrent Chat promises messaging free from prying eyes -- including the NSA's

The company that best known for its file-sharing protocol offers some more insight into how its unlaunched chat service works.