Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

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

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State terminates contract with Healthcare.gov contractor over tax software system

North Carolina has already paid CGI $63.8 million for the tax-collection system

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How to survive an IBM software license audit

Miro Consulting and Forrester Research analysts offer tips on navigating the complex process

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MicroStrategy to focus on customers, not 'PowerPoint slides,' at conference

CIOs from Facebook and Gucci are among more than 50 Microstrategy BI customers set to speak

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Ex-Oracle salesman claims complaining about wage discrimination got him fired

An Oracle sales director allegedly said a lower salary offer was "good money for an Indian," according to a new lawsuit

Oracle readies 147 security patches, including 36 for Java

Many of the Java weaknesses can be exploited remotely, according to Oracle

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Salesforce.com rolling out big CRM upgrade following Salesforce1 launch

Other key features include a big increase in file storage per user license

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Infor gets into big data analytics for HR with PeopleAnswers acquisition

PeopleAnswers' online assessment test measures 39 attributes of potential employees

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Oracle buys Corente for software-defined networking

Oracle will be able to offer customers network virtualization for both LANs and WANs

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Microsoft buys Parature for customer self-service software

More details of Microsoft's plans for Parature will come at March's Convergence conference

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Oracle thinks global with its social media analysis software

Oracle's tools can now analyze social content in more languages

Tech sales forecast improves for 2014, Forrester says

Growth will pick up even more in 2015, particularly for software, and will be "better but subpar" in 2014, according to a new report.

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Enterprise apps in 2014: What's in store

What the industry's top application vendors are likely to do this year

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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer

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Judge rules NSA's phone data collection program is legal, tosses ACLU suit

The metadata collection represents "the natural tension between protecting the nation and preserving civil liberty," judge says

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State fining Deloitte $15,000 per day over glitchy computer system

The state of Florida is also withholding $3 million in payments to the systems integrator