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GSN Games hits top prize using big data to uncover deep insights into gamer preferences

It’s a shame when the data analysis providers inside a company get the cold shoulder from the business leaders because the data keeps proving the status quo wrong, or contradicts the conventional corporate wisdom. Fortunately for GSN Games in San … Continue reading

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SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe. Enterprise software giant SAP(s sap) is buying Ariba in a $4.3 billion move that will give it control of what is probably the world’s largest online-marketplace for goods and services. Businesses…

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Virtualization kingpin VMware(s vmw) keeps working its plan to become a bona fide application development powerhouse. The company’s acquisition of Springsource and its Java framework three years ago was just the beginning. VMware’s Springsource-based vFabric Suite 5.1, announced Tuesday,…

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Amazon(s amzn) CTO Werner Vogels had some words of wisdom Thursday for IT customers: “You should keep your providers on their toes every day. If we’re not delivering the right services you should walk away.” No…

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For years, Oracle(s orcl) wowed Wall Street with its fat margins on software licenses and maintenance. The fact was, many large companies depended on Oracle relational databases and paid what it took to keep them running.…

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News flash: SAP(s sap) is a database company. At least that’s its story and it’s sticking to it. SAP has long been the enterprise software company, the leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other mission-critical…

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Citrix(s ctsx) stunned its OpenStack partners with news on Tuesday that it is setting up CloudStack as an Apache-based rival to the OpenStack cloud platform. There’s been a lot of jawing and some bad feelings on both…

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A new list of cloud computing trends shows just how nervous the growing use of cloud services makes IT departments. It’s easy to see why. IT staffs used to hold the keys to the kingdom —…

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Dell’s (s dell) decision to buy Wyse Technologies for its thin client and desktop virtualization smarts shows how much the power equation has shifted from PCs to cloud computing and other services in recent years. It…

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While saving money is a common reason cited for moving IT to the cloud, it is really not the overriding driver at all for most companies, according to new research. What’s more important than cost savings…

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When it comes to moving massive files between storage clouds, performance depends — quite a bit — on which clouds you use, according to new research. For its  report Bulk Data Migration in the Cloud, Nasuni repeatedly transferred 12…

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Whether you think cloud computing creates or kills jobs depends on what jobs you’re talking about and how companies will use any IT savings they reap. I had my doubts about the findings of a Microsoft-funded(s…

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Boston has some pretty good database DNA dating back to Digital Equipment Corp.’s venerable Rdb and a raft of small object-oriented database firms that popped up 20 years ago. Those good genes are showing up again…

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Updated: Microsoft Azure went down Monday night and stayed down for hours. That news comes as Microsoft(s MSFT) is trying to pitch two-year-old Azure as a safe and reliable platform for consumer and business applications. As first…

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