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Brocade beefs up its NFV portfolio by adding analytics

This week, Brocade acquired Vistapointe, a move that will certainly help its position with mobile network operators.


SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

Buying Concur 'is the best business case I've ever put in front of the board,' McDermott says

Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

CRM Online will be available in 130 markets by the end of the year, Microsoft says

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How Big Data is helping to save the planet

With the help of HP's Vertica Analytics Platform, Conservation International is crunching data from images to monitor the biodiversity of tropical forests around the world.

Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

Qlik Sense does not replace Qlik's flagship QlikView and is aimed at a more general user base

Infor plots move into cloud financials in strike against Workday

Financials Xi will provide a broad and modern suite of applications with no need to 'bolt-on' more, Infor says

FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The agency will enforce existing laws related to privacy and discrimination, the FTC's chairwoman says

Dropbox reports a steady rise in government data requests

The firm received 268 requests during the first half of 2014

SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

Hadoop support and a tie-in to BusinessObjects are among the highlights

County set to rip and replace troubled SAP software system

SAP's software is used successfully by thousands of government agencies, a spokesman maintains

Oracle completes Micros acquisition, forms new global business unit

Oracle makes a big push into hospitality and retail with the addition of Micros

Tibco going up against Oracle, IBM and Adobe with new customer engagement platform

Tibco Engage seeks to go beyond mere customer loyalty programs

Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

Open-source player-tracking project kicks off

In-the-works player tracking system powered by open-source.

Google's Project Wing building drone delivery service

Google's unmanned flying vehicles could one day deliver retail items to people's homes

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Store mannequins can now beacon passing smartphones

For the first time, store mannequins are being embedded with Bluetooth beaconing chips. And it’s cross-platform.

Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

As more companies store data in the cloud, they're increasingly crunching the numbers there, too.

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3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You

Many executives and organizations see big data as a panacea, but data and analytics can't address every problem you face. These three scenarios in particular illustrate common misconceptions about what big data can do.

Baidu partners with U.N. to tackle e-waste in China

Baidu and the United Nations Development Programme have opened a joint lab

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