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Submission + - The 40 Fastest-Growing Software Companies (

morningside writes: The biggest software makers continue to rely on acquisitions for growth, according to this article (with rankings) in Baseline. "While the software industry has matured, M&A is still letting stalwarts like Oracle, Adobe and Symantec post top-line growth in excess of 20%. Here's our list of the company's with the best year-over-year revenue rise."

Submission + - Does GE Have the Best I.T.? (

morningside writes: Here's a long and detailed story from Baseline about GE, including some of its best I.T. practices: "From its embrace of ITIL, its clever balance between centralized and decentralized IT, and it rigorous management training, General Electric's tech team follows best practices. It has won a number of IT awards, and helped GE grow into a $163 billion business. But how good is it?

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