Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

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

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IT spending growth to be slower than expected in 2014 due to pricing pressure, Gartner says

Enterprise software revenue will see the most growth, at 6.9 percent, according to the research firm

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Mark Hurd lays out Oracle's cloud progress, plan to be number one

Hurd presented Oracle's cloud strategy and progress to analysts this week

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Salesforce.com, Philips join forces for health care IT

Philips has developed two health care monitoring applications on Salesforce.com's platform, with more to come

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Owler uses crowdsourcing for competitive intelligence

Owler delivers curated news and company profiles to mobile devices

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Why Oracle thinks Micros is worth $5.3 billion

Big data, big revenue and big changes in retail and hospitality drove Oracle's move to acquire Micros

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Oracle says Oregon governor spiked Obamacare site for political reasons

Oregon and Oracle are likely headed to a battle in court over Cover Oregon

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Oracle buying Micros for $5.3 billion

The deal will give Oracle major penetration into the retail and hospitality industries

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Prisoners freed after cops struggle with new records software

Officers didn't get enough training on the new system, which went live June 1, according to Dallas's police chief

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Oracle buys LiveLOOK for co-browsing technology

The deal follows Salesforce.com's rollout of SOS, a help feature inspired by Amazon's Mayday

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Oracle claims second-largest SaaS vendor title, while Q4 profits slip

Oracle's hardware business showed a slight gain in the quarter

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Unit4 plots growth plans with cloud ERP and mobile apps

The company will emphasize development around its Agresso cloud ERP software

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Oregon closer to suing Oracle over Obamacare website woes

The state is playing the blame game, according to Oracle

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Report: Oracle in talks to buy hospitality tech vendor Micros for more than $5 billion

Micros' products would likely be aligned with Oracle's sales, marketing and support software lines

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Salesforce takes a shot at Zendesk, Freshdesk with Desk.com upgrade

Desk.com customers can 'grow' along with Salesforce.com, unlike rivals, according to an executive

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Attensity Q makes it easier for businesses to drink from the Twitter firehose

But social media monitoring's value has limitations, according to one analyst