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  • Oracle joins rivals to advance cloud computing

    Ending a bitter feud, Oracle has entered into a cloud-centric deal with Salesforce.com, and it has reached similar agreements with Microsoft and NetSuite.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau, Chris Kanaracus15 July 13 10:15
  • Oracle and Salesforce integration may benefit small number

    Oracle announced a string of partnerships this week that concluded Thursday with a joint call by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. The only thing missing, as one analyst pointed out, was a laser light show for this joining of forces of one tech titan with an emerging one.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau28 June 13 11:55
  • Oracle's Q4 results: What to watch for

    Many eyes in the tech world will fall on Oracle later this week, when the vendor's fourth-quarter results are set for release. This is typically the biggest reporting period for Oracle each year in terms of revenue, but a number of questions loom beyond its top-line performance.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus17 June 13 20:27
  • Salesforce.com aims for next $1 billion business with ExactTarget buy

    Salesforce.com's pending US$2.5 billion purchase of marketing software vendor ExactTarget will help it develop a new $1 billion annual revenue stream and set the company on a clear strategic course for the foreseeable future, according to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 June 13 15:58
  • Smacking SharePoint into shape

    More than half of all SharePoint shops have had to add functionality to the core software, which came as a surprise to a number of them. Here's what they're doing.

    Written by Todd R. Weiss29 May 13 11:23
  • SAP's first quarter: The key questions

    SAP will announce its first-quarter 2013 earnings on Friday, a report that will get heavy scrutiny from company watchers. Here's a look at some of the more important topics that should come up during SAP executives' conference calls with press and analysts on Friday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus18 April 13 14:57
  • Marketo IPO may spark suitors, including Salesforce.com

    Cloud-based marketing automation vendor Marketo's plans to raise up to $75 million in an initial public offering, which were revealed this week, could influence larger companies to acquire the company, including Salesforce.com and SAP.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus03 April 13 18:19
  • Oracle faces 'dilemma' with its Fusion Applications

    Oracle spent years developing its next-generation Fusion Applications and finally put them into general availability nearly a year-and-a-half ago, but some new evidence suggests that it's been less than successful at enticing customers to move up.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus12 Feb. 13 19:09
  • SaaS in 2013: Companies and trends to watch

    As 2013 begins, the SaaS (software as a service) market is set to heat up even more, as well as potentially undergo a number of key shifts. Here's a look at a series of key SaaS vendors and trends to watch as the year unfolds.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Jan. 13 21:28
  • Google's antitrust settlement means few changes

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's antitrust settlement with Google will create few changes in the way the company operates, both critics and fans of the deal said.

    Written by Grant Gross03 Jan. 13 21:37
  • SAP in 2013: Five things to watch

    It was a typically busy year for SAP, with the company making headlines for strong sales of its HANA in-memory database, high-profile acquisitions and aggressive moves into cloud computing.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus21 Dec. 12 21:11
  • Why Oracle bought Eloqua, and what it means for the market

    Oracle surprised many tech industry observers by announcing Thursday it would pay US$871 million for marketing automation software vendor Eloqua. The move seemed a bit unlikely given the amount of sales and marketing software Oracle already had.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Dec. 12 20:59
  • Six questions raised by Oracle's Q2 earnings announcement

    Oracle's second-quarter earnings announcement beat expectations in some respects, but also raised a number of interesting and in some cases, unanswered questions. Here's a look.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus19 Dec. 12 22:43
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