Chris KanaracusU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

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Amid turmoil, questions loom for SAP at Sapphire

The event is incoming sole CEO Bill McDermott's 'time to shine,' says one analyst

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Platfora update puts Hadoop's power in business users' hands

New features improve data access, visualizations and updated support for Hadoop distributions

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SAP cutting unspecified number of jobs in workforce restructuring

SAP will ultimately add more jobs by the end of this year, according to a spokesman

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Salesforce.com ties Force.com to Heroku for richer app development

Customers won't need 'ninja developers' anymore to create powerful new types of applications, a Salesforce executive says

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NetSuite looks to stay relevant with revamped HTML5 user interface

The cloud ERP vendor also announced a new B2B portal and updated software for services businesses

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Lawson Software founders settle insider trading charges with SEC

The founders profited from inaccurate media reports about a bidding war for Lawson, according to the SEC

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Expect big investments as Kronos crosses the $1 billion mark, CEO says

Kronos is well-positioned for the future but needs a stronger push into SaaS, analysts say

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Oracle subpoenas Comcast in connection with Solaris support lawsuit

Comcast is resisting Oracle's demand for documents, according to a court filing

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SAP parts ways with cloud sales chief in strategy shift

A leaner sales organization structure could end up being good for customers, analyst says

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At $3.5 billion, who's going to buy ERP vendor Epicor?

Potential suitors include rival ERP vendors and hardware companies wanting to get into software, analysts say

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SAP users hail upcoming support services upgrade

But customers will have to wait and see if SAP's promises pan out, an analyst says

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Workday takes another shot at Oracle, SAP with recruiting app

Social and mobile support are meant to appeal to younger applicants

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Salesforce combining Radian6 with Buddy Media to create Social Studio

The new product gives teams a unified way to collaborate on content marketing campaigns

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SAP after Sikka: The big questions

SAP needs a new visionary to fill the departed tech chief's shoes

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SAP tech chief Sikka steps down in management shakeup

The executive is leaving for personal reasons, shortly before co-CEO Bill McDermott is expected to be named sole CEO.