Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

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

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Feds slam both Oracle, state officials for problems with troubled health care exchange

The scathing report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is just the latest twist in the Cover Oregon controversy

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Former US Secretary of State Powell joins Salesforce.com board

Powell is no tech newbie, having worked in venture capital since 2005

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Oracle rolls out 'iOS 7'-inspired visuals for Fusion Applications

Most users don't want or need all the features in Fusion's more complex original UI, according to one expert

Software CEO admits to scamming millions from investors in ersatz 'iTunes'

Wwebnet CEO Robert Kelly could face up to 40 years in prison after using company funds for his own use.

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Oracle to revamp schools ERP software, with an eye on Workday

Oracle Student Cloud and a new edition of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions are in the works

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Serena Software sold to private equity firm HGGC

The company last sold in 2006 for US$1.2 billion

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Eight eye-openers from Salesforce.com's annual report

CRM still accounts for "substantially all" of Salesforce.com's revenue

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SAP adds subscription pricing for Hana cloud services

The new options give customers more flexible ways to use the in-memory computing platform, SAP says

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State withholding $25.6 million from Oracle over health exchange website woes

Cover Oregon was supposed to go live Oct. 1 but still isn't fully functional

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Microsoft takes Dynamics ERP upmarket with Azure support, new services

Analyst: Microsoft is also now ready to go head-to-head with Salesforce.com in the CRM market

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Salesforce.com to add three data centers in Europe

Strong revenue growth in Europe prompted the investment, not NSA jitters, a spokesman says

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Obama adviser Podesta promises full vetting of big data's impact on privacy

The senior White House counselor is leading a study group whose findings could influence policy changes

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Salesforce.com CEO Benioff says company landing more big deals

Former Oracle sales executive Keith Block is having a big impact for Salesforce.com, Benioff says

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Auditor: Warning signs in massive, Accenture-led Oracle ERP project

Project costs have ballooned to more than US$670 million

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SAP, BMW research project will connect drivers with real-time offers and services

The prototype was announced in conjunction with the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona