Chris KanaracusU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

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County set to rip and replace troubled SAP software system

SAP's software is used successfully by thousands of government agencies, a spokesman maintains

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Oracle completes Micros acquisition, forms new global business unit

Oracle makes a big push into hospitality and retail with the addition of Micros

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Salesforce.com launches $100 million venture capital fund

The money will go to startups building mobile applications on Salesforce.com's Salesforce1 platform

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Tibco going up against Oracle, IBM and Adobe with new customer engagement platform

Tibco Engage seeks to go beyond mere customer loyalty programs

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Tibco confirms it is exploring 'strategic and financial alternatives'

Potential acquirers of the software vendor include SAP, Hewlett-Packard and even Infosys, according to one analyst

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Workday continues push against Oracle, SAP in financial apps

A new Composite Reporting feature could help the cloud software upstart continue its move upmarket

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Salesforce.com says wearables push is catching on with customers, partners

The vendor is planning to prominently feature apps for wearable devices at the upcoming Dreamforce conference

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Teradata continues big data buying spree, scoops up Think Big Analytics

The acquisition gives Teradata's consulting arm an injection of Hadoop and NoSQL know-how

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Amid dueling lawsuits, state needs Oracle's help with health-insurance site transition

Oregon may be facing an uphill battle to prove its case, according to one observer

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Appeals court denies Oracle request to restore $1.3 billion judgment against SAP

SAP is very pleased with the court's action, a spokesman says

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SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

SAP's patent application for a foldable device is more likely a competitive hedge than the precursor to a hardware play, one analyst says

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Salesforce.com CRM upgrade puts heavy emphasis on mobile

Scores of new enhancements in the upcoming Winter '15 release flesh out the Salesforce1 mobile app

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Oregon sues Oracle over troubled health insurance website

Oracle's actions amount to a 'pattern of racketeering,' the state alleges

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SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing

New bundles make sense, but customers need to get the fine print, one analyst says

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison turns 70 with no retirement in sight

Oracle's billionaire CEO isn't going anywhere, but he's also got plenty left to do