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From data to doughnuts: How to create great charts and graphics in Excel

With Excel's versatile chart tool, putting together data visualizations is as easy as pie (groan).

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IDC: Apps will drive public cloud spending to sustained double-digit growth

The US accounted for 68 percent of the public cloud market in 2013

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Salesforce.com continues focus on mobility with new reports, dashboards

New APIs (application programming interfaces) also allow users to embed reports in any app

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Oracle selling $10 billion in bonds, giving hint to buying spree

There may be many more deals yet to come after Oracle's $5.3 billion purchase of Micros

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HP reaches agreement in shareholder suits over Autonomy acquisition

Hewlett-Packard has reached agreement in three shareholder lawsuits arising from its 2011 acquisition of Autonomy

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Databricks takes on Google streaming analysis with Spark

Databricks Cloud will provide Spark-based streaming analysis as a service

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CoreOS Linux does away with the upgrade cycle

CoreOS launches a commercially supported version of its Linux distribution and vows to do away with manual upgrading.

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Hewlett-Packard close to settling shareholder lawsuit over Autonomy

The lawsuit centers on accounting irregularities that led to an $8.8 billion writeoff

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IT spending growth to be slower than expected in 2014 due to pricing pressure, Gartner says

Enterprise software revenue will see the most growth, at 6.9 percent, according to the research firm

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Mark Hurd lays out Oracle's cloud progress, plan to be number one

Hurd presented Oracle's cloud strategy and progress to analysts this week

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Oracle fortifies integration suite for mobile work

Oracle SOA Suite 12c now supports the JSON and REST formats, and updates FTP management

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Salesforce.com, Philips join forces for health care IT

Philips has developed two health care monitoring applications on Salesforce.com's platform, with more to come

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Owler uses crowdsourcing for competitive intelligence

Owler delivers curated news and company profiles to mobile devices