Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

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

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Ex-network engineer faces prison after admitting he sabotaged employer's system

Ricky Joe Mitchell deleted EnerVest's phone accounts and backup data after learning he was about to be fired

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Gartner: Today's on-premises ERP systems will soon get the 'legacy' label

All of those customizations have resulted in systems that are 'arthritic,' Gartner says

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VoltDB looks to gain ground in crowded in-memory database market

VoltDB's new 4.0 release boosts the database's analytic workload capabilities

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Oracle broadens legal fight against third-party Solaris support providers

StratisCom is the latest provider to be named in an Oracle lawsuit.

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SDL looks to battle Oracle, Salesforce.com in 'customer experience'

SDL's Customer Experience Cloud combines Web content management, social analytics and more

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Salesforce.com courts Microsoft .NET developers with new tools

New toolkits go further than the existing API access Salesforce.com had provided

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Workday rolls out revamped, HTML5-powered user experience

The cloud-based HCM (human capital management) and financial software vendor focused on simplicity with the overhaul

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Judge partially dismisses Oracle lawsuit against Solaris support providers

But several other Oracle claims, including for copyright infringement and unfair competition, remain in play

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Supreme Court rejects SAP appeal of $391 million patent suit award

The long-running dispute between Versata Software and SAP centers on patents for pricing software

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Officials: Two people used fake credit cards that may be linked to Target data breach

Police didn't say if the pair were directly involved in the data breach or merely purchased stolen card information.

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Hackathon geared toward the 'liberation' of data from public PDF documents

The Sunlight Foundation and others will sponsor a three-day hackathon starting Friday.

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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