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In a haystack of data, Alation helps find the needle

One of the paradoxes of today’s data-driven world is that the very data we seek for competitive advantage can be both a curse and a blessing.

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EPIC appeals to court for FAA drone privacy rules

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) asked an appeals court on Tuesday to force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to come up with privacy rules concerning drones.

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Verizon subscribers can now opt out of ‘supercookies’

Verizon customers can now opt out of having a unique identifier placed on their phones that critics have labelled a ‘supercookie’ because it’s almost impossible to remove.

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Review: Portnox, Extreme lead NAC pack

Remember when network access control (NAC) was all the rage? Remember the competing standards from Microsoft, Cisco, and the Trusted Computing Group? Back around 2006, there were dozens of NAC products, many of which turned out to be buggy and difficult to implement.

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Survey: A majority of Apple Pay users encounter problems

Apple Pay is coming up short for many people who attempt to use the mobile payment service at the register.

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Survey: A majority of Apple Pay users encounter problems

HP hits former Autonomy execs with $5B suit

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office may have dropped its investigation of software firm Autonomy earlier this year, but that doesn’t appear to have done much to allay HP’s ire. HP — which acquired Autonomy in 2011 — has confirmed that it plans to sue Mike Lynch and Sushovan Hussain, Autonomy’s former CEO and CFO, for $5.1 billion.

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Seven things to know about Intel’s ‘Cherry Trail’ Atom chips

Microsoft’s Surface 3 is the first announced device to use Intel’s new Cherry Trail Atom chips, but you can expect therm to show up soon in other devices too. So what are the chips capable of and what should we expect?

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Microsoft consolidates enterprise editions of Visual Studio

For the next version of its Visual Studio, Microsoft has consolidated the enterprise versions of the integrated development environment (IDE) software into a single product so it can be more easily managed by large organizations.

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SAP co-founder Tschira dies at 74

Klaus Tschira, an SAP co-founder who helped pioneer the development of modern ERP (enterprise resource planning) software and turn the Germany-based company into a global software powerhouse, died Tuesday in Heidelberg at 74.

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IBM builds toward next phase with IoT push

After big data and machine learning, IBM is now turning to the Internet of things to rejuvenate its business. It’s a good fit for IBM’s revamped view of itself, but IoT is bigger than what IBM’s current plan encompasses, and any long-term plan to embrace IoT would be wise to acknowledge that. IBM’s plans consist of a newly formed business unit dedicated to IoT, with a subsection of its Bluemix PaaS devoted to IoT processing and a whole new cloud service, the IoT Cloud Open Platform, to back it up. All of this fits logically into IBM’s revamped business model, where services and APIs form the meat of their offerings.

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