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Early OpenStack contributor says cloud project has 'lost its heart'

Joshua McKenty helped start OpenStack, now after leaving his startup company based on the open source IaaS cloud computing project, he says it has "lost its heart."

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Salesforce wants enterprise big-data users to catch its Wave

With Wave for Big Data, Salesforce is determined to keep a foothold in enterprises with growing interests in Hadoop -- assuming existing self-service analytics outfits haven't gotten there first

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Predictive analytics: Where big data and messy humans meet

Corporate decision making is increasingly driven by big data, but the involvement of human beings in algorithmic systems makes things more complicated than the elegant models might seem.

Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

Through a variety of partnerships, Wave for Big Data aims to open new data sources to Salesforce's Analytics Cloud

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7 ways to mitigate age discrimination in your job search

Here's how to make your age an advantage, not a deterrent, to landing a great job in the IT industry

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Annual WITI summit taps into awareness, frustration over lack of women in IT

Next week's Women in Technology Summit will shine a light on the accomplishments women have made in the industry

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IRS cut its cyber security staff by 11% over four years

But an increase in the IRS' cyber security budget may be signaling a shift to outsourced IT security services

The cost of a data breach jumped 23 percent in two years

The average cost of a data breach has increased to $3.79 million -- not including the lost business that can result

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Apple recovers top 'brand value' spot from Google with $247B assessment

Microsoft climbs to No. 3 on 'aura of optimism,' says research firm in annual ranking

Sony keeps optical discs alive with storage startup acquisition

Sony has acquired Optical Archive in a bid to get businesses to put 'cold storage' data on optical discs

Lenovo shows smartphone that lets users interact with projected content

Smart Cast concept smartphone displays its content on a table or wall and reads the gestures of users so they can interact with projected images

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Red Hat CEO: Here's how to create an 'Open Organization'

In a brand-new book, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst explains what he's learned from leading the largest open source company and how the lessons can be applied

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AngularJS 1.4 is built for speed, animations

The JavaScript framework's upgrade also fixes bugs and makes JQuery accommodations

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Failing upward: The Apple Watch story (so far)

Based on Jony Ive's promotion, you probably wouldn't wish Apple Watch's success on your worst enemy

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Find the right balance between security and usability

Make sure your security reduces the burden on users to the minimum required to get the security you truly need

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9 movies that get IT (almost) right

Hollywood hackers too often fail to capture the true triumphs -- and mind-numbing drudgery -- of endless hours at the console

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Learn data science and more with new and improved MOOCs

With recent enhancements, you can now get a truly useful education from Coursera and its ilk -- in data science, machine learning, and many other subjects

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4 strategies to distribute your data between front end and back end

Where you store and process your data has a significant impact on issues such as privacy or performance, but also on the ability for apps to access and deliver relevant data

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