Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

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

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Salesforce at 15: Industry disruptor wards off midlife crisis

A look at the cloud software industry pioneer as it heads toward $5 billion in annual sales

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Experts: Avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

Presenters at the recent Collaborate user conference gave their tips

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Report: Oracle pushes back against Oregon officials over troubled health care site

A strongly worded letter from Oracle's co-president says Cover Oregon's woes are the state's fault

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Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes

Oracle also shipped 104 patches as part of a regular quarterly update

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SAP users rattle sabers over charges for user-friendly Fiori apps

Fiori should be included as part of the annual maintenance fees customers already pay, users say

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Oracle legal letter prompts closure of independent JD Edwards help site

'I don't fancy going up against charges from Oracle's legal teams,' webmaster says

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Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, Salesforce.com

The move may be a hedge against a negative outcome in Oracle's intellectual-property lawsuit against Rimini

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Salesforce.com to spend nearly $700 million to expand headquarters

The move underscores the cloud software vendor's aggressive growth plans

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Airline hopes gamification can make its Oracle ERP users soar

WestJet's initial gamification project focuses on expense reporting

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Wendy's makes its Oracle ERP upgrade quick and tasty

The fast food chain completed the move in six months

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Oracle in-memory app for J.D. Edwards aims to help juggle supply and demand

The software is run in conjunction with Oracle's 'engineered systems' like Exadata

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Teradata's QueryGrid to power multi-database analytics

Teradata version 15 adds support for 'Internet of things' standard JSON

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SAP wants to make business users head-over-heels for HANA with new MOOC

The course is free of charge and follows one launched for developers last year

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Salesforce.com pins growth hopes on industries, wants to be bigger than SAP

Salesforce.com will focus on six industries, including automotive, health sciences and manufacturing

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Enterprise software, devices to drive IT spending growth this year, Gartner says

Companies will start pulling the trigger on projects they planned in 2013, according to a Gartner analyst