Symantec's board looked at more than 100 candidates, a third of which were seriously vetted for the top job.
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IBM says that while most large companies are already utilizing big data in some way, SMBs are falling behind.
A new study found that ISPs have managed to reduce the average number of website connection errors experienced by customers by 35 percent in the past three months.
The latest round brings Hootsuite's total financing to $250 million, with a valuation now rumored to reach $1 billion.
UPDATED: It's likely that large cloud computing players will have to adopt a security patching cadence similar to the one used by the software industry. In the future, the cloud will have its version of Patch Tuesday.
Oracle said that starting in the spring of 2015, Box's content collaboration platform will seamlessly mingle with the Oracle Marketing Cloud.
Rackspace's latest update to its private cloud service includes a service level agreement that could make OpenStack deployments more popular for the enterprise.
Workday Student Recruiting will revolve around finding, understanding and reaching prospective students as well as seeding interest for a full education suite at the end of 2016.
In response to what some users have dubbed #bendgate, Apple says handsets which bend when placed in pockets will be replaced -- on condition of a "Visual Mechanical Inspection."
According to reports, the online retail giant is quietly exploring the business potential of smart appliances and the connected home.