Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

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SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

SAP's patent application for a foldable device is more likely a competitive hedge than the precursor to a hardware play, one analyst says

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Salesforce.com CRM upgrade puts heavy emphasis on mobile

Scores of new enhancements in the upcoming Winter '15 release flesh out the Salesforce1 mobile app

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Oregon sues Oracle over troubled health insurance website

Oracle's actions amount to a 'pattern of racketeering,' the state alleges

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SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing

New bundles make sense, but customers need to get the fine print, one analyst says

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison turns 70 with no retirement in sight

Oracle's billionaire CEO isn't going anywhere, but he's also got plenty left to do

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Analysts: Ballmer's exit from board expected, will boost Nadella's standing

The former CEO cited a busy schedule, particularly involving his LA Clippers basketball team, for the board resignation

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Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

'I have become very busy' since leaving Microsoft, Ballmer says in a letter to CEO Satya Nadella.

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SAP plans big investment to boost its business in Africa

Industry-specific software, support for entrepreneurs and additional training programs are on tap for Africa

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MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

The service provides as low as a two-hour response time, but leaves out the bells and whistles from MongoDB Enterprise

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Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Database 10gR2 is now supported on Oracle's flagship 'engineered system,' although caveats apply

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Rimini Street downplays impact of adverse ruling in Oracle lawsuit

The third-party support provider says it will reserve its right to appeal

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Rimini Street did steal Oracle's intellectual property, judge says

The third-part support company had claimed defamation, but a federal judge found Oracle's accusations were true

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Philadelphia uses Salesforce.com for upgraded 311 system

Community portals, social media analysis and better insight into problem resolution are on tap for Philly residents

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Infor goes up against Salesforce.com with SalesLogix acquisition

Infor will tie SalesLogix CRM with its ERP apps as well, says CEO Charles Phillips

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Forrester downgrades 2014 global IT spending forecast, citing weak first half

But CIOs shouldn't shut their wallets just yet, according to analyst Andrew Bartels