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Between The Lines Columnist VMware Buys Nicira: Start Of Networking Wars?
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Apple Wins EU Ban Of Smaller Samsung Tablet
German court bans Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 7.7 across the European Union, but allows Samsung to continue selling its Tab 10.1N.

SAP Growing Faster Than Oracle
SAP details strong Q2 marks, says it's growing 20% faster in enterprise applications market during last 12 months and winning 8 out of 10 deals against Oracle.

10 Big Predictions About Big Data
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When Hackers Meet Girlfriends: Readers Judge Our Theory
My modest proposal to deter law-breaking hackers by helping them get girlfriends sparked condemnation, support, and even marriage advice.

Dishonesty Flourishes Because We Enable It
When IT holds the keys to our business-critical systems, employee dishonesty can have serious repercussions. Duke professor Dan Ariely says we're wrong about how to keep employees honest.

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