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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Bank of America illegally copied $300 million in software, alleges Tibco lawsuit

A Bank of America spokesman denied wrongdoing with regard to Tibco's software

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Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

Big Data SQL is set to ship within the next couple of months

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SAP's Q2: The big questions

Hana, cloud revenue and the future of SAP's Simple Suite will come up for scrutiny during this week's earnings calls

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Oracle to release 115 security patches

Java SE and Fusion Middleware alone will receive nearly 50 fixes in Tuesday's update

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Oracle gives sneak peek at its plans for OpenWorld

Database 12c, the cloud and big data will be three areas of focus

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Microsoft to strike back at Salesforce.com with CRM cloud for government

The CRM Online government cloud will be tied to ones for Microsoft's Azure and Office 365

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Chekkt launches, giving enterprise software buyers another Yelp-like marketplace

Chekkt plans to offer direct purchasing of enterprise products through its site

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NetSuite socked with lawsuit by textile manufacturer

It's the second customer lawsuit filed against the cloud ERP vendor within the past few months

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Microstrategy simplifies licensing, pricing in bid for growth

The market demands agility and flexibility from BI vendors, according to one analyst

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IDC: Apps will drive public cloud spending to sustained double-digit growth

The US accounted for 68 percent of the public cloud market in 2013

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Salesforce.com continues focus on mobility with new reports, dashboards

New APIs (application programming interfaces) also allow users to embed reports in any app

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Oracle selling $10 billion in bonds, giving hint to buying spree

There may be many more deals yet to come after Oracle's $5.3 billion purchase of Micros

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Hewlett-Packard close to settling shareholder lawsuit over Autonomy

The lawsuit centers on accounting irregularities that led to an $8.8 billion writeoff

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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