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  • Virtualizing Oracle software: Don't pay for what you don't need

    Squeezing software cost savings from virtualization projects is tricky for lots of reasons, but can be particularly challenging when it comes to Oracle databases. Here's why, and some tips to help.

  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

  • Enterprise apps in 2014: What's in store

    If recent history is any indication, 2014 will be a busy year for the enterprise applications industry as vendors jockey for position and customers ponder moves from legacy ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management) implementations to cloud-based services. Here's a look at what some of the sector's main players are likely to do as the year unfolds.

  • The firm behind Healthcare.gov had top-notch credentials -- and it didn't help

    CGI Federal, the lead contractor at Healthcare.gov, is a veritable black belt in software development, with the highest possible certification from CMMI. So what does the website's flawed rollout say about how useful CMMI is?

  • Oracle's Q2: What to expect

    Oracle is gearing up to report its second-quarter earnings Wednesday and given the restrained expectations CFO Sandra Katz earlier set for key areas such as software revenue, Oracle's results are sure to come under even more scrutiny than the tech bellwether already gets.

  • The year in tech quotes

    With 2013 coming to an end, we took our annual look back at quotes from news stories over the last 12 months. Here are a handful that stuck with us through the year:

  • After getting star billing, Oracle's Fusion Applications take a supporting role

    Last week's OpenWorld conference made on thing clear: Oracle remains committed to its next-generation Fusion Applications but massive growth in the product line is probably not around the corner.

  • New Dell won't abandon the PC

    Dell officials vow that the company will continue making acquisitions and will remain committed to its struggling PC business once its $24.9 billion deal to go private is complete.

  • Oracle to put on its innovation game face at OpenWorld

    Oracle's annual OpenWorld conference is less than a week away, and as usual the vendor is expected to make a slew of new product and strategy announcements.

  • Salesforce.com's Benioff lays out future strategies

    Salesforce.com's second-quarter earnings conference call featured the usual dose of chest-thumping by CEO Marc Benioff as the company posted US$957 million in revenue and raised its full fiscal year forecast to at least $4 billion.

  • Oracle OpenWorld: What to expect

    This year's Oracle OpenWorld conference is still a couple of months away, but the vendor has already provided an ample sneak peek into what's in store for attendees of the show.

  • SAP's Q2: The hot topics

    SAP is set to release its second-quarter results on Thursday, and as usual market watchers will be paying close attention given the vendor's bellwether status within the enterprise software market.

  • Oracle joins rivals to advance cloud computing

    Ending a bitter feud, Oracle has entered into a cloud-centric deal with Salesforce.com, and it has reached similar agreements with Microsoft and NetSuite.

  • Oracle and Salesforce.com's love-fest: The ripple effects

    Oracle's string of high-profile cloud-computing partnership announcements with Microsoft, Salesforce.com and NetSuite dominated tech news headlines this week.

  • Oracle and Salesforce integration may benefit small number

    Oracle announced a string of partnerships this week that concluded Thursday with a joint call by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. The only thing missing, as one analyst pointed out, was a laser light show for this joining of forces of one tech titan with an emerging one.