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Experts: Avoid Big Mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

Presenters at the recent Collaborate user conference gave their tips Full Story »
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FCC Vote on Incentive Auction Plan Could Further Open Broadband Competition

The agency's plan includes selling 'generic' 5MHz spectrum blocks

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Working-at-Home a Win-Win for Employers and Employees

Marissa Mayer's infamous policy for Yahoo aside, telecommuting remains an important tool for reducing employee stress and increasing operational efficiency. Follow these tips to do it right.

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IE6: Retired But Not Dead Yet

Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.

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Twitter to Promote App Downloads in Mobile Timelines

Advertisers can use a single interface to promote downloads of their mobile apps in other apps or directly from Twitter timelines

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Windows' New Normal Shows Software-as-a-Service Ambitions

But the more Microsoft pushes change, the more enterprises will resist

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Nextdoor Partners with San Francisco to Mobilize Neighbors During a Disaster

The city's Department of Emergency Management will provide real-time emergency info to Nextdoor's neighborhood networks.

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H-1B Loophole May Help California Utility Offshore IT Jobs

Southern California Edison is outsourcing part of its IT operations, and the jobs may be going overseas.

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Enterprise Who? Google Says Little About Apps, Business Cloud Services in Q1 Report

An executive on the earnings call pooh-poohed the need for differentiation in the enterprise cloud computing market

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Health Insurance Exchange Tech Winners and Losers

Between the federal Healthcare.gov site and various state websites, more than 7.5 million Americans signed up for 2014 healthcare coverage on a health insurance exchange. Building those exchanges proved to be much, much easier said than done. Here's a quick look at who succeeded and who failed.

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Facebook Wants to Help You Meet Friends Offline

A new optional feature broadcasts people's locations to their friends

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CIOs and Procurement Pros Partner on Cloud Services

Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.

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Report: Oracle Pushes Back Against Oregon Officials Over Troubled Health Care Site

A strongly worded letter from Oracle's co-president says Cover Oregon's woes are the state's fault

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SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth

The company had a dip in software revenue in the first quarter as the cloud business took off

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With Google Glass, the Doctor Can See You Now

Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients.