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Data discovery to become main focus of BI vendors, Gartner says

Half of all BI (business intelligence) implementations will incorporate machine data streams by 2017, according to a new report

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Online lingerie seller claims JDA software didn't provide even the bare necessities

Mergers and acquisitions can have an impact on deals based on product road maps, analyst says

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Avon halts work on global SAP implementation

A pilot program in Canada 'caused significant business disruption'

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Oracle launches revved-up new version of Exadata

The X4 release of the database machine includes big increases in flash capacity and Infiniband throughput

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SAP courts developers with new license, tools, open-source contributions

SAP's HANA in-memory platform figures prominently in the new announcements, which include the long-awaited launch of River

Microsoft Patch Tuesday reinforces the value of software upgrades

Microsoft issued five critical security bulletins in December's round of Patch Tuesday.

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Oracle becomes sponsor of OpenStack Foundation

Oracle says it knows customers don't want to be locked into proprietary cloud management tools.

Report: Windows Start menu to return in Windows 8.2

A report released Monday claims that Microsoft will bring back an optional Start menu (not page) within the next major Windows update. Will Windows 8's Start page be banished?

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Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants

Bitcoin and tech IPOs were also hot stories this year.

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Apache frees Kafka messaging app from LinkedIn

The Kafka Pub/Sub messaging platform is faster than RabbitMQ, LinkedIn engineers say

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US Supreme Court to hear software patent case

The court will review an appeals court decision in a computerize trading platform patent case

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Oracle may get second chance to prove Google infringed on Java copyrights

Oracle's appeal of Judge William Alsup's high-profile ruling in the Android lawsuit was heard this week

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M&A, IPOs, in-memory tech, and end of a feud mark top software stories

Emergence of human capital management software also marks year for enterprise tech.

From Netscape to Napster: Whatever happened to yesterday's giants?

Now that Winamp's gone, a few pale ghosts are all that's left of the killer apps from the turn of the century.

11 tech products we couldn't live without

Whether beautiful, fast, useful, or just plain fun, this is tech we can all appreciate.