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Oracle buying marketing software vendor Responsys for $1.5 billion

The marketing software market is heating up as CMOs get IT purchasing power

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Building products company halts SAP project, citing strategy shift

A major new ERP system doesn't make sense anymore, according to Quanex's CEO

BitTorrent Chat promises messaging free from prying eyes -- including the NSA's

The company that best known for its file-sharing protocol offers some more insight into how its unlaunched chat service works.

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Oracle's Q2 profits down 1 percent, revenue up 2 percent to $9.3 billion

Annual maintenance revenue rises 6 percent to $4.5 billion

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CouchDB creator joins Salesforce.com to work on 'ridiculously cool' infrastructure project

Salesforce.com has made moves away from Oracle's database even as it continues licensing it

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Bugs & Fixes: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Adobe Flash

Office, Internet Explorer, and good ol' Flash all get some much-needed attention.

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Oracle's Q2: What to expect

New software license revenues for the quarter will be a closely watched result

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Data discovery to become main focus of BI vendors, Gartner says

Half of all BI (business intelligence) implementations will incorporate machine data streams by 2017, according to a new report

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Online lingerie seller claims JDA software didn't provide even the bare necessities

Mergers and acquisitions can have an impact on deals based on product road maps, analyst says

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Avon halts work on global SAP implementation

A pilot program in Canada 'caused significant business disruption'

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Oracle launches revved-up new version of Exadata

The X4 release of the database machine includes big increases in flash capacity and Infiniband throughput

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SAP courts developers with new license, tools, open-source contributions

SAP's HANA in-memory platform figures prominently in the new announcements, which include the long-awaited launch of River

Microsoft Patch Tuesday reinforces the value of software upgrades

Microsoft issued five critical security bulletins in December's round of Patch Tuesday.

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Oracle becomes sponsor of OpenStack Foundation

Oracle says it knows customers don't want to be locked into proprietary cloud management tools.

Report: Windows Start menu to return in Windows 8.2

A report released Monday claims that Microsoft will bring back an optional Start menu (not page) within the next major Windows update. Will Windows 8's Start page be banished?