Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

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

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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

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Priceline will eat up OpenTable for a $2.6 billion tab

The companies share the same customers, Priceline CEO says

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Large SAP customers are eager to enter the cloud, survey finds

But security and integration concerns over cloud services linger, according to the study

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WibiData launches big-data platform for personalized retail

WibiRetail represents the new wave of applications that take advantage of Hadoop