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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SAP, Versata settle $391 million patent litigation

Terms of the deal will involve a patent licensing agreement, according to a court filing

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Salesforce launches 'reimagined' customer-service, sales software

A new study finds most Salesforce.com customers are planning to increase their investments in its products

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HP Enterprise: What to watch

Expect HP to move deeper into software, but it's not yet clear what kind, analysts say

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Price tag for troubled SAP project will skyrocket to nearly $1 billion, audit says

An 'overly ambitious design' and poor training are cited as reasons for the mess at a New York gas utility

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How to avoid an Oracle ERP upgrade disaster

Users who have gone through the experience advised their peers during OpenWorld

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Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

'We're just getting started' in the cloud, Ellison said

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Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

A mobile app creation tool for business users is also in the works

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Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd: Our IP will help us win in the cloud

Hurd has something to sell customers at all levels of the cloud stack

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Oracle rolls out analytics cloud services

Its Exalytics in-memory appliance also gets an upgrade

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Oracle expanding depth of its cloud development platform

Six new services are in the works, but no availability date was released

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Oracle's Larry Ellison throws down the cloud gauntlet

Ellison has come full circle from cloud skeptic to the proprietor of a one-stop shop

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Oracle, Salesforce.com trade moves in marketing software battle

Oracle syncs up with Box, while Salesforce.com releases Journey Builder for Apps

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Cloud will be key for Oracle at OpenWorld

The vendor's massive annual conference gets underway Sunday

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Workday ships first app for higher education in strike against Oracle

Workday Student Recruiting is now generally available, but a full suite won't be released for another two years

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EMC reportedly held merger talks with Hewlett-Packard

HP CEO Meg Whitman would have led a combined company, according to the Wall Street Journal