Oracle (ORCL) has been among the tech sector's most aggressive acquirers in recent years, but is the company buying the right stuff to bolster its competition against IBM (IBM), SAP (SAP), Salesforce.com (CRM) and new entrants such as Amazon (AMZN) and Workday (WDAY)?
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New social-networking-like enterprise software from Infor aims at Oracle, SAP
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Filed under: Investing Shares of SAP traded higher after the company announced that it had acquired Camilion, a software company that aids in the efficiency of insurance and financial services companies. The deal is said to broaden SAP's solution portfolio in the insurance space as it will provide insurers with powerful software tools to streamline the management and...
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Oracle co-President Mark Hurd weighed in on the contentious topic of third-party software maintenance at the Collaborate user group conference in Denver this week.Some Oracle and SAP customers have turned to third-party maintenance providers such as Rimini Street in search of a cheaper alternative to Oracle's annual fees. Oracle has sued Rimini Street, claiming it uses...
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Sometimes we forget: cloud adoption is just in the baby step phase; SAP says it's profiting from cloud; battle for legacy and new app workloads gets more nuanced.
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Hewlett-Packard may seek damages of US$4 billion to $4.2 billion from Oracle in its lawsuit over support for Itanium server architecture. An economist that HP plans to call in the case made the estimate at an evidentiary hearing on Monday in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose, California. The economist, Jonathan Orszag of the consulting firm Compass Lexecon,...
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Courtroom tilt over software support for Intel's Itanium chips was delayed until next week as Oracle on Monday appealed a denial of a motion to throw out the case.
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When many think of SAP, the first thing that comes to mind is an extremely large, profitable, yet expensive, software company. And, for the most part, they would be right. But a growing group of up-starts are attempting to disrupt SAP’s business model by offering faster, cheaper and more flexible options. Recently SAP has taken notice and implemented an audacious new cloud...
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Filed under: Investing Struggling tech giant Hewlett-Packard and its new nemesis Oracle are headed back to court next week. The companies have been embroiled in a major lawsuit for nearly two years over Oracle's support for HP servers running on Intel's Itanium chips. Last year, the court found that Oracle had breached its contract with HP by stating that it would end...
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Oracle posted flat earnings as the technology company's hardware revenue continued to weaken and license revenue slipped, though overall software revenue improved.
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