Katherine NoyesU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Katherine Noyes has been an ardent geek ever since she first conquered Pyramid of Doom on an ancient TRS-80. Today she covers enterprise software in all its forms, with an emphasis on Linux and open source software.

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Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Also new in Tableau Online 9.0 is a sync feature for on-premises data

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SAP journeys to simplicity, but customers still live in a complex world

In a world where enterprise software is anything but simple, SAP is betting its future on a different approach

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Oracle zeroes in on Hadoop data with new analytics tool

New offering focuses on spatial and graph capabilities

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With a fresh $40M, Percolate wants to be a Swiss Army knife for marketing software

The company says it offers an all-in-one alternative to myriad marketing tools

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Salesforce teams with Sage, spawns new cloud platform for SMBs

Built on Salesforce 1, Sage Life aims to help small companies connect customer, accounting, payroll and finance data in one system

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Citrix launches Workspace Cloud with BYOD flexibility

Enterprises can deliver a customized IT environment for each user, combining resources on premises and in the cloud

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Startup Mode aims to handle the back end for IoT companies and developers

The company, whose co-founders worked at Google and Yahoo, just closed its first round of funding

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Cross Microsoft off the list of potential Salesforce suitors -- and maybe everyone

Microsoft considers Salesforce's almost $50 billion market valuation too high, report says

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SAP sets its sights on the IoT with new cloud services

Siemens will use the Hana-based technology to build its own IoT platform

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SAP brings its S/4Hana data platform to the cloud

The cloud version is designed for hybrid scenarios combining on-premises and cloud software

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Want to buy SAP software? There's an app (store) for that

New SAP store aims to simplify enterprise software purchases

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SAP CEO touts tighter Google ties

He also said SAP has "zero interest" to acquire Salesforce

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IBM's new Power Systems servers are custom-made for SAP Hana

Systems promise tailored support for SAP Business Warehouse version 7.31 or higher

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Companies must teach employees how to swim in new oceans of data

Analytics is becoming a part of the job at every level of the organization, but few companies are prepared

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Microsoft's Nadella sets lofty cloud goals

Plans call for a $20 billion annual run rate for Microsoft's cloud business by 2018