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Microsoft BI Service Powers Up Office 365
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
Microsoft Power BI For Office 365 brings self-service business intelligence and collaboration to the vendor's cloud services portfolio.
Parliament Pins U.K. Bank Trouble On IT Fiasco
News  |  7/3/2013  | 
Co-op Bank's scrapped Finacle IT platform may have pushed the bank into serious financial troubles, say members of Parliament's Treasury committee.
Oracle Modernizes E-Business Suite With Endeca Extensions
News  |  7/3/2013  | 
Oracle releases 15 Endeca extensions apps for E-Business Suite aimed at surfacing important insights without complicated queries or custom reports.
Microsoft's CRM Edge: On-Premises Deployment
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
Microsoft talks up personalization, mobile apps coming in Dynamics CRM 2013, but on-premises deployment may be this app's secret weapon.
Salesforce.com 'Betrayal' Seen Sparking Private-Cloud Moves
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
Analysts Jason Maynard and Ray Wang foresee private-cloud deployments by Salesforce.com, database gains for Oracle and new alliances among IBM, SAP and Workday.
Occum's App: 5 Barriers To Mobile Simplicity
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Big enterprises are hard-wired to botch mobile apps design. But you can change your culture to avoid the pitfalls.
Couchbase Takes On Oracle, MongoDB And Cassandra
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Couchbase has added features to match MongoDB and Cassandra, but Oracle is the biggest target for this NoSQL database.
Teradata Doubles Down On Hortonworks Hadoop
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Teradata adds three ways of deploying and supporting Hortonworks software, giving a big boost to "100% open source" big data platform.
Software AG Takes Messaging To Industrial Internet Scale
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Terracotta Universal Messaging addresses real-time, big data movement in e-commerce, retail point-of-sale, oil and gas, and financial services applications.
Oracle And Salesforce.com Link Clouds
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Salesforce.com commits to Oracle Database, middleware and Exadata; Oracle integrates cloud HCM and financial apps with Salesforce.com in a nine-year deal.
Oracle Goes All In On Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Oracle middleware and database to be certified on Windows Server Hyper-V and Azure. Microsoft gains Oracle stack and Java on Azure.
Datameer Democratizes Advanced Big Data Analytics
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Datameer 3.0 promises drag-and-drop machine learning with clustering, column-dependency, decision tree and predictive recommendations on top of Hadoop.
Oracle Makes Big Promises After Weak Earnings
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Oracle's fourth-quarter financial results showed little growth, but CEO Larry Ellison talks up cloud gains and plans to beat SAP Hana with an in-memory database upgrade.
Big Data Reboots Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Why did Software AG buy Apama and Tibco buy StreamBase? Perhaps the Internet of Things is giving complex event processing a second chance.
Oracle Wins Case Against Third-Party Support Provider
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Judge finds in Oracle's favor against ServiceKey and its CEO, Angela Vines, in case involving Solaris operating system support.
Rules For Radical CIOs: Part 2
Commentary  |  6/12/2013  | 
How do Saul Alinsky's rules for activists apply to tech executives? Let us keep counting the ways.
HP Gets Its Big Data Act Together
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
Hewlett-Packard's 'HAVEn' ecosystem unites Hadoop, Autonomy, Vertica and enterprise security, backed by management software and consulting services.
Defending NSA Prism's Big Data Tools
Commentary  |  6/11/2013  | 
The more you know about NSA's Accumulo system and graph analysis, the less likely you are to suspect Prism is a privacy-invading fishing expedition.
Marketo: Salesforce-ExactTarget Combo Won't Win
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
CEO Phil Fernandez says Marketo is leading digital marketing while Salesforce.com is buying 'commodity' capabilities with its $2.5 billion ExactTarget deal.
Salesforce.com Appoints Oracle Vet As President
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
Oracle's long-time sales kingpin Keith Block lands top spot at Salesforce.com one year after a nasty split with his former employer.
Cloudera Declares End Of Data Warehousing Era
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Cloudera CEO Mike Olson urges companies to reconsider their data-management approach as the "center of gravity" shifts toward Hadoop.
Liberty Reserve Fallout: How Will Cybercrime Move Money?
Commentary  |  6/4/2013  | 
Criminals can move dirty money using digital currency, MoneyPak vouchers, even gold. But it's getting tougher to disguise money trails.
Salesforce.com's ExactTarget Buy Equals Marketing Clout
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Salesforce.com strikes $2.5 billion mega-deal to extend the breadth and depth of its marketing cloud services.
Microsoft Debuts Next-Gen Server Software
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Microsoft announces in-memory-enhanced Microsoft SQL Server 2014, supports hybrid cloud with Windows Server and System Center upgrades.
10 Social Business Leaders For 2013
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
State Street, Unisys, GE Capital, KPMG and Leaseplan lead list of companies recognized as E2 Social Business Leaders.
The IBM Way On Analytics
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
IBM analytic services size up HR data from multiple sources to predict employee satisfaction and retention. Warning: Consulting is required.
State Street: Social Business Leader Of 2013
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Learn lessons from the global financial company, which will be honored at the E2 Conference for social collaboration on a large scale.
Salesforce.com Sees Company Communities As Intranet Killers
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Salesforce says Company Communities spell the end for legacy intranets. But some companies have been investing in newer collaboration and HR apps for the past decade.
Server Sales Slump Continues, Gartner Says
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Worldwide server revenue declines 5% in the first quarter, with Oracle as loss leader and Dell bucking the trend.
SAP Loses 'Cloud DNA' As Lars Dalgaard Steps Down
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SuccessFactors founder and CEO resigns from SAP Executive Board and will leave the company June 1.
Salesforce.com Shares Slide Despite Revenue Growth
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff takes the long view while Wall Street reacts to a lower-than-expected outlook.
HP CEO Whitman Keeps Calm, Carries On
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hewlett-Packard's second quarter sees big sales declines, but profits exceed forecast and CEO Whitman says problems are under control.
IBM Watson Gets Call Center Job
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor advises service reps or "talks" directly to customers to improve the service experience.
Google Lets You Send Money With Gmail
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
New service integrates Google Wallet with Gmail but isn't widely available yet.
SAP Gives ERP A Facelift
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
SAP CEO says beautiful, consumer-grade look and feel is top priority for Fiori, SAP's new collection of 25 HTML5 applications.
Troubled U.K. Bank Seeks New IT Strategy
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
U.K.'s Co-operative Bank scrapped a £250 million new banking platform to use a partner's system instead. But that plan didn't work out.
MetLife Uses NoSQL For Customer Service Breakthrough
Commentary  |  5/13/2013  | 
MetLife uses 10Gen's MongoDB database to quickly integrate disparate data and deliver a consolidated view of the customer.
SAP Customers May Overspend By 25%
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
SAP costs average $1,518 per user, per year, but new research reveals that two routes to consolidation can bring big savings.
Salesforce Communities: Portal Killers?
News  |  5/2/2013  | 
Salesforce.com aims to replace legacy portal tools as it uses social and mobile connections to bring sales, service and marketing processes to business partners and consumers.
MapR Brings Search To Hadoop
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
MapR brings new power to HBase, taps LucidWorks to integrate Apache Lucene/Solr search into M7 Hadoop distribution.
Teambox Brings Collaboration Behind the Firewall
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Teambox On-Premise allows healthcare, financial and other highly regulated industries to take advantage of cloud collaboration technologies.
Amazon's Vogels: Big Data Belongs In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels predicts real-time analysis and "invisible" Hadoop capacity on demand are the future of big data computing.
IBM Sales Dragged Down By Missed Deals
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
IBM blames revenue shortfall on sales execution issues, but analysts ask whether the cloud is driving structural changes in IT spending.
U.K. Accounting Software Supports Tax Filing Via Cloud
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
IRIS launches OpenCloud Tax software to help business clients securely submit financial data to the government through the cloud.
Banks Must Ditch Legacy IT
Commentary  |  4/15/2013  | 
Banks with decades-old IT systems are struggling to adjust to the changing regulatory and financial landscape.
Teradata Joins SQL-On-Hadoop Bandwagon
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Teradata announces standard SQL access to Hadoop data, following in the footsteps of IBM, EMC and Cloudera. Hadoop is the winner.
British Bank Faces Probe After IT Glitches
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
After two major IT failures last summer, the Royal Bank of Scotland now faces regulatory investigations that could result in further penalties.
Oracle In-Memory Apps: Hunting Hana
Commentary  |  4/11/2013  | 
Oracle releases its own in-memory applications in response to SAP's Hana strategy. How do they stack up?
Salesforce Promises Speedier Mobile App Development
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
Salesforce aims to help customers deliver mobile apps more quickly with a new toolkit and "quick start" packs supporting popular JavaScript frameworks.
Oracle Appeal Delays HP Itanium Trial
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
As Hewlett-Packard prepares for the second phase of a trial in which it will seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, Oracle appeals an earlier ruling.
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