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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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MongoDB 2.6 keeps pace in database speed wars

The new version of the NoSQL database offers faster performance and a new management console

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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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Security and quality top companies' reasons for using open source

Survey results could indicate a sea change in small businesses' attitudes toward proprietary software.

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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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Supreme Court could limit software patents in Alice case

Justices appear to look for a way to provide some guidance on what computerized business methods are patentable

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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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Skeptical Supreme Court justices question some software patents

Some justices express skepticism about patents involving a trading platform tied to a computer. At stake: possibly the future of software patents.

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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

Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake

Beyond selling more x86 chips, the Intel investment could be pushing Cloudera away from software development for ARM.

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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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Microsoft's Nadella names Xbox, cloud leadership team

Phil Spencer to lead Microsoft's Xbox team, while Stephen Elop will be in charge of devices.