Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

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

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SAP users rattle sabers over charges for user-friendly Fiori apps

Fiori should be included as part of the annual maintenance fees customers already pay, users say

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Oracle legal letter prompts closure of independent JD Edwards help site

'I don't fancy going up against charges from Oracle's legal teams,' webmaster says

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Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, Salesforce.com

The move may be a hedge against a negative outcome in Oracle's intellectual-property lawsuit against Rimini

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Salesforce.com to spend nearly $700 million to expand headquarters

The move underscores the cloud software vendor's aggressive growth plans

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Airline hopes gamification can make its Oracle ERP users soar

WestJet's initial gamification project focuses on expense reporting

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Wendy's makes its Oracle ERP upgrade quick and tasty

The fast food chain completed the move in six months

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Oracle in-memory app for J.D. Edwards aims to help juggle supply and demand

The software is run in conjunction with Oracle's 'engineered systems' like Exadata

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Teradata's QueryGrid to power multi-database analytics

Teradata version 15 adds support for 'Internet of things' standard JSON

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SAP wants to make business users head-over-heels for HANA with new MOOC

The course is free of charge and follows one launched for developers last year

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Salesforce.com pins growth hopes on industries, wants to be bigger than SAP

Salesforce.com will focus on six industries, including automotive, health sciences and manufacturing

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Enterprise software, devices to drive IT spending growth this year, Gartner says

Companies will start pulling the trigger on projects they planned in 2013, according to a Gartner analyst

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Oracle overtakes IBM as second-largest software vendor, Gartner says

Global spending on software grew 4.8 percent overall last year

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Many SAP customers struggling to figure out its mobility strategy, user survey finds

SAP pledges to provide more clarity on its mobile offerings

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Healthcare.gov experiences maintenance outage on deadline day

Technicians took the site down in order to fix a software bug, but it's a last-minute embarrassment.

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Cointrust CEO says his technology can take Bitcoin mainstream

The stealth-mode startup by serial entrepreneur Steve Kirsch will make an initial product launch later this year