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Oil and gas industry investment in digital technologies shows resilience in oil price downturn, Accenture and Microsoft survey reports
Despite current lower crude oil prices, most companies in the oil and gas industry plan to invest the same amount or more in digital technologies, according to a new survey by Accenture and Microsoft Corp. released today at the Microsoft Global Energy Forum 2015
New Professional LED Displays From Sharp

Microsoft hires Michael Gough as corporate vice president of design, Applications and Services Group

IBM Watson demonstrates computational creativity by reinventing poutine in Toronto and Montreal
Fun food demonstration will give Canadians a 'taste' of cognitive computing
What To Expect When Windows 10 Debuts Wednesday
Curious about the new Windows operating system?
Microsoft rebrands Lync as Skype for Business readies 2015 releases
Microsoft is rebranding its Lync unified communication products as "Skype for Business" 
Cisco Aims To Make Cities Smarter
Your city could soon be smarter than ever. That’s because Cisco and the Smart Cities Council are digging into what it takes to help local governments accelerate their smart city initiatives.
Datto Named Connecticut Fastest Growing Technology Company For Second Straight Year

EMC Named Among World Best Multinational Workplaces
Recognized for career opportunities, flexible environment, and collaborative, results-based culture
Docker and Microsoft partner to bring container applications across platforms
Microsoft Corp. and Docker Inc., the company behind the fast-growing Docker open platform for distributed applications, on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership to provide Docker with support for new container technologies that will be delivered in a future release of Windows Server.
Besieged Microsoft CEO Sorry for Comments on Women
“This is because you won’t see the problems because they won’t apply to you, so it is more difficult to feel empathetic,” Enderle said. “That doesn’t mean the manager is unfeeling, it means they lack the personal experience to understand the problem.”
Symantec Announces New Strategy to Fuel Growth and Plans to Separate into Two Public Industry-Leading Technology Companies
Separation to Increase Focus and Strategic Flexibility for both Security and Information Management Businesses
Microsoft CEO criticized for suggesting women not ask for raises

Microsoft Dynamics CRM redefines sales productivity for businesses today
Microsoft Corp. announced that it will offer a new Sales Productivity solution that combines Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Professional with Office 365 and Power BI.
Who is Building the Internet of Everything?
Connecting pretty much everything to the Internet is no mean feat. But a number of organizations are already taking care of training the right people.
Nokia to suspend production at Indian handset plant
Nokia Oyj said it would suspend mobile handset production at its troubled Chennai facility in India from Nov. 1 given that the company has yet to resolve a tax dispute with the Indian government.
Hewlett-Packard splits in 2, will focus on PC & printers vs data storage, servers and software
Hewlett-Packard Co. is splitting itself into two companies, one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software, as it aims to drive stronger profitability.
VARTech 2014
About 2,000 VARs and Vendors converged last week at Bluestar’s annual VARTech event in New Orleans. Delegates were submerged in the latest and greatest in the POS, RFID, Digital Signage, Mobile and ADC sectors.
IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone
Watson Analytics Puts Predictive Business Analytics in the Palm of your Hand with Natural Language-based Freemium Cloud Service
IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone
Making its biggest announcement in a decade as leader in analytics,  IBM announced Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses