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As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

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The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

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How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

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Transformation on a Global Scale

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

Fei Huang, NeuVector
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The Increasing Appetite of Salesforce.com

March 31, 2011 No Comments

Salesforce.com (CRM) just keeps taking bigger bites. The company announced Wednesday that it will hand over $326m ($276m in cash and $50m in stock) for social-media monitoring company Radian6. Not only is it salesforce.com’s highest-priced acquisition, it also likely brings more revenue than any other deal the company has done, at least based on our estimates for previous transactions and the company’s guidance for Radian6. Salesforce.com indicated that the Canadian startup would contribute about $50m in sales during the current fiscal year, which is about two months old.

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