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  • Midmarket CIOs have analytics on the brain

    Implementing business analytics has risen to the top of midmarket CIOs' to-do lists, according to a new IBM study announced Friday during an event in Waltham, Massachusetts.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus11 June 11 03:59
  • Spending on new software projects rises, survey says

    For the first time, companies around the world are planning to spend as much on new software projects as they do maintaining existing systems, according to a new report from Forrester Research.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus01 June 11 01:34
  • FAQ: SAP's HANA in-memory computing platform

    This week's SAP Sapphire Now conference marked about a year since the company launched its HANA (High Performance Analytic Appliance) in-memory computing platform. Since then, SAP has done its best to keep HANA in the news, bringing products and partnerships to market quickly and announcing many future plans.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus21 May 11 04:50
  • IBM courts Oracle database users with migration deal

    IBM is attempting to lure Oracle database and middleware customers to "move up" to its own software with a new series of enticements, the company announced Friday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus14 May 11 03:07
  • Panel: The cloud requires fresh IT skills

    As organizations move more of their applications to the cloud, they might find themselves needing skills different from what their system administrators now possess, according to IT executive panel discussions on cloud computing on Wednesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson06 May 11 03:28
  • Successful tech startups offer IT tips for CIOs

    Successful technology startups are usually keen to draw attention to their hot products, not to their internal use of IT. But companies such as Groupon,, Zendesk and SlideShare can offer CIOs lessons from what they've accomplished with limited resources, a blank slate for IT infrastructure and their finger on the pulse of the latest IT tools and services.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez25 April 11 14:08
  • How to get the best deal from Oracle

    Oracle is now in its fourth quarter, meaning the vendor and its customers are locked in the annual ritual of trying to get new deals done before the fiscal year ends on May 31.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus16 April 11 05:17
  • How cloud computing rose from Lehman Brothers' ashes

    James Johnson, an IT veteran with 25 years' experience running Wall Street technology operations, walked into Lehman Brothers' packing-box-strewn office high in the Time-Life building in Rockefeller Center. It was November 2008. Johnson had just been named Lehman's CTO and had been given the job of operating the IT infrastructure needed to wind down the firm.

    Written by Bill Bulkeley11 April 11 23:31
  • Others drawn into Oracle, Rimini Street legal fray

    Three other providers of third-party software maintenance have been drawn into the legal battle between Oracle and Rimini Street, a Las Vegas company that provides support for Oracle applications, according to a document filed late last month in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus07 April 11 05:42
  • Study: IT shops running way too many applications

    Nearly two-thirds of enterprises are supporting more or "far more" applications than they actually need to run their operations, according to a survey released Monday by Hewlett-Packard and Capgemini.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus22 March 11 06:35
  • A blueprint for open source software adoption

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

    Written by Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO of Protecode Inc.15 March 11 03:39
  • An agile approach to change management

    Agile software development is designed to thrive within even the most dynamic business and technical environments. In fact, according to an article on the Web site of Martin Fowler, a well-known Agile industry leader, the name 'Agile' was chosen because its founders viewed 'adaptiveness and response to change' as the most essential concept of the methodology.

    Written by Myles Bogner and David Elfanbaum23 Feb. 11 04:03
  • Oracle: PeopleSoft still going gangbusters

    Oracle has added more than 350 PeopleSoft customers in the past year, even as it prepares to launch the <a href="">next-generation Fusion Applications</a>, the company announced Thursday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus28 Jan. 11 02:20
  • ERP investments to slow in 2011

    The number of companies planning to invest in their ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems will drop slightly this year, according to a Forrester Research report,

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 Jan. 11 07:38