Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

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

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Oracle buys Blue Kai, gains massive consumer data mart

Analyst: BlueKai's mobile data management capabilities are its 'crown jewel'

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Study: Companies that go all-in with SaaS can save big

Computer Economics compared heavy cloud users' IT spending with industry benchmark data

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FinancialForce.com repositions itself as the latest cloud ERP player

The joint venture between Salesforce.com and Unit 4 heads to battle with NetSuite, SAP and others

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Oracle merging its marketing software into a tighter-knit suite

The vendor has built up its Marketing Cloud through a series of acquisitions

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Microsoft marshals marketing, service, social for Dynamics CRM, aims anew at Salesforce.com

Pricing details for the new modules will be announced at the Convergence conference next month

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Oracle, Rimini Street both claim victory after judge's ruling on copyright

The long-running dispute over third-party support services still doesn't have a trial date

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Intel wants to be the 'operating system' for big data

The new Intel Data Platform features the latest version of its Hadoop distribution

Toyota recalling nearly 2 million Priuses due to software glitch

The software issues could cause a loss of power in the popular hybrid vehicles

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SAP user group says members will pull back on IT spending growth this year

Despite SAP's hype, HANA is not yet a major priority for German-speaking SAP User Group members

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Oracle software on Microsoft Azure gets a general availability date

Pricing for use of Oracle's database and other products will also kick in upon March 12's GA launch

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Oracle's 12c database to receive SAP certification faster than usual

The move flies in the face of the vendors' competitive rhetoric but speaks to the reality of customer needs

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CIOs still in control of most IT spending, Forrester says

While business units are slowly gaining more influence in IT purchasing, CIOs should embrace this, according to the analyst firm

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ERP system 'difficulties' force network equipment provider to delay quarterly filing

Aviat Networks says it couldn't complete the filing on time 'without unreasonable effort or expense'

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is 'disturbed' by kids who play video games all day

The billionaire head of the enterprise software giant revealed his concerns at the HCM World conference on Thursday

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HCM software is 'all about the people,' Larry Ellison says

Oracle is in fierce competition with the likes of SAP and Workday in the human capital management market