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Between The Lines Columnist 5 Windows 8 Gripes Microsoft Must Address
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Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must find opportunities to collaborate.

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MetLife and search-and-rescue teams prove that sometimes as-is data is good enough for serving customers and saving lives.

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Executives at money-transfer business Liberty Reserve charged with running "bank of choice for the criminal underworld."

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