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  • Infor to embrace Microsoft's Azure cloud

    Infor on Monday will announce plans for applications running on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, deepening the vendors' already close partnership and adding momentum to the industry's shift away from on-premises ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 July 10 06:38
  • Oracle to issue 59 critical patches

    Oracle on Tuesday will release 59 patches to fix security weaknesses affecting hundreds of products, according to <a href="http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpujul2010.html">a notice</a> on its Web site.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 July 10 05:37
  • Project management: 4 steps to getting things on track

    Now is a perfect time of year to reflect on the current state of all the key projects that were approved in January. At this stage, you and your management team should have enough data to know if each initiative will successfully meet its objectives. You may already know there are projects in your organization that are not positioned to succeed, yet they still receive funding and staff.

    Written by Ron Ponce08 July 10 10:18
  • EMC-Greenplum deal could precede more consolidation

    EMC's announcement this week of plans to purchase data warehousing vendor Greenplum represents a harbinger of things to come for that market, as well as related areas like BI (business intelligence) and data integration, according to some analysts.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus09 July 10 05:18
  • Oracle's Exadata delivering on hype for LinkShare

    Oracle's claims about its Exadata database machine's performance capabilities are merited, but in order to get the benefits, customers have to do more than flip a switch, according to a customer and consultant who are working with the platform.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus08 July 10 06:18
  • Nokia sells off wireless modem business

    Nokia is selling off its wireless modem business to Renesas Electronics, a move that could help the mobile giant better focus on phone competition and get rid of a business that may have been struggling.

    Written by Nancy Gohring07 July 10 04:09
  • AMD looks to boost Fusion ecosystem through investments

    Advanced Micro Devices is looking to invest in technology companies as it tries to build a hardware and software ecosystem around its upcoming Fusion processor, the company said on Tuesday.

    Written by Agam Shah07 July 10 07:02
  • EMC to acquire data analyzer Greenplum

    EMC plans to acquire Greenplum for an undisclosed sum and form a new division around the privately held company's data warehousing technology.

    Written by Stephen Lawson07 July 10 07:22
  • SAP extends Sybase offer, awaits EU approval

    SAP said Friday that it has extended its US$5.8 billion bid for Sybase while it awaits approval under European merger regulations.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus05 July 10 04:37
  • SkySQL joins ranks of MySQL support providers

    MySQL users now have another choice for support besides Oracle, which acquired the open-source database through its purchase of Sun Microsystems.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus05 July 10 05:20
  • Motorola details breakup plans

    Motorola this week gave more details of its planned reorganization, saying it will spin off its mobile devices and home products business into a new entity called Motorola Mobility.

    Written by Stephen Lawson03 July 10 05:16
  • Dell gains virtualization muscle with Scalent buy

    Dell is purchasing Scalent, a provider of server-virtualization management software, Dell announced on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Written by Joab Jackson02 July 10 07:13
  • Google buys ITA for $700M

    Google has reached an agreement to buy ITA Software, a maker of air travel flight-information software whose customers include major airlines and online travel agencies.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez02 July 10 06:44