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Red Hat Becomes Open Source’s First $1 Billion Baby
Despite Chinese Hack, Google Still Uses Microsoft Windows
Google: ‘We’re Like a Bank For Your Data’

SAP Lays out Cloud Strategy Post-SuccessFactors Deal

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SAP announced a broad set of plans to become a player in cloud computing, spanning from a "loosely coupled suite" of business applications to data integration......
SAP Lays out Cloud Strategy Post-SuccessFactors Deal

Google Ventures-Backed Cliqr Brings Old-School Business Apps To The Cloud

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In all the talk of cloud computing, Cliqr Technologies CEO Gaurav Manglik says there’s one area of enterprise technology that’s been sitting out the transition — business applications. The cloud has led to an explosion of new apps, but (to pick two random examples) chip design and medical imaging apps...
Google Ventures-Backed Cliqr Brings Old-School Business Apps To The Cloud

Amazon and SAP put All-in-One in the cloud

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Amazon’s Terry Wise SAP All-in-One applications will soon run in Amazon’s cloud. That could make Amazon EC2 more attractive to companies that worry about offloading crucial business applications from their own data centers.  SAP BusinessObjects analytics and Rapid Deployment solutions already run on Amazon — as do most of Oracle’s...
Amazon and SAP put All-in-One in the cloud

Bain Ventures-Backed AppNeta Acquires Bain Ventures-Backed Tracelytics

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When Bain Ventures invested $5.2 million into Boston-based Tracelytics, one of the firm’s portfolio companies took an interest. After a few months of getting-to-know-yous, the company, AppNeta, became interested enough to acquire Tracelytics. Which it did. Today. “It’s a bittersweet day,” CEO John Vigeant says, “but our name will be...
Bain Ventures-Backed AppNeta Acquires Bain Ventures-Backed Tracelytics

Yammer Brings Social Collaboration To SAP

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Last year, Yammer debuted an integration with Salesforce to bring sales data from the CRM product into Yammer’s social collaboration feed. Today, Yammer is debuting a similar product enhancement with SAP, the first real data integration with an on-premise enterprise giant. Via a Yammer SAP connecter, updated from SAP ERP...
Yammer Brings Social Collaboration To SAP
Tennis Pals Ellison and Hurd Explored HP-Oracle Merger
NEC, Hitachi, and 68 others to form iOS Consortium, provide business software and services

Business Cloud Consulting Is Consolidating

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Two of the larger consultancies that specialize in business applications for the cloud are merging, creating the largest player in a still small field. Cloud service providers, as they are called, help both Google and Salesforce sell products, and aim to teach companies how to collaborate and use social media...
Business Cloud Consulting Is Consolidating

Google Parts Ways With First Business Apps Czar

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Photo: Courtesy Google Google’s first enterprise boss is leaving the company. On Friday, Google vice president David Girouard — who was hired in 2004 to run the company’s still gestating enterprise business — said he’s parting ways with the tech giant to help run a startup called Upstart.com. “It’s always...
Google Parts Ways With First Business Apps Czar

Google launching new Chromebooks

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The company’s fledgling hardware initiative is getting a second boost. FORTUNE — About a year after announcing its first Chromebooks, Google is launching updated versions of the barebones computer — a new laptop and desktop, both made by Samsung. The question is, will customers want to buy the devices, even...
Google launching new Chromebooks
Microsoft Azure falls down, goes boom
Google Apps Contracts Steeled For Europeans
SAP has a new star
Bunchball personalizes “Flamethrower” gamification for each user

SAP and the Data Analytics Speed Race

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SAP, the big German software company, has made an impressive, if late, entry to the emerging market for real-time data-analysis technology. Its real competitive advantage, analysts say, is the use its knowledge from its business applications stronghold to give it an edge in the field of "big data."...
SAP and the Data Analytics Speed Race

Why Workday has Oracle and SAP worried

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Aneel Bhusri and Dave Duffield were pioneers at PeopleSoft — until they were forced out. Now, with brisk sales and an IPO on the horizon, their new venture has big competitors on the defensive. FORTUNE — In business, revenge is often swift. Take the sudden firing of a poorly performing...
Why Workday has Oracle and SAP worried

Cisco CloudVerse opens a new world of cloud computing possibilities

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This sponsored post is brought to you by Cisco. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. For businesses that wish to embrace cloud technology in order to simplify their operations, provide a forum for project collaboration, and operate on a secure platform, the Cisco CloudVerse aims to...
Cisco CloudVerse opens a new world of cloud computing possibilities

SAP lays out cloud strategy post-SuccessFactors deal

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SAP announced a broad set of plans to become a player in cloud computing, spanning from a "loosely coupled suite" of business applications to data integration and PaaS (platform as a service) Tuesday during the Sapphire conference in Orlando....
SAP lays out cloud strategy post-SuccessFactors deal
Microsoft shows Windows 8 business apps, battling iPad in the enterprise
EU, Japan, and US attack Chinese rare earth monopoly
Microsoft to support Windows 8 ARM tablet enterprise management for 'bring your own' PC scenarios

Shasta Ventures Leads $1.6M Round In Enterprise Performance Analytics Startup VoloMetrix

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VoloMetrix, an enterprise analytics application that helps businesses streamline their communications and performance, has raised $1.6 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures. VoloMetrix essentially analyzes various business applications to help managers understand what’s going on in a business. Specifically, VoloMetrix ties in with collaborations systems, email, IM...
Shasta Ventures Leads $1.6M Round In Enterprise Performance Analytics Startup VoloMetrix

Feds nix Oracle blanket contract

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Last year Oracle agreed to settle with the General Services Administration (GSA) to the tune of $199 million in a reputation damaging case which saw Oracle accused of overcharging some government agencies. Today, we hear that as of May 17th, Oracle’s GSA IT Schedule 70 contract is being terminated. To put...
Feds nix Oracle blanket contract

The New Blueprint for App Provisioning: VMware's Application Director

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The presumed "elasticity" of cloud technology tends to fall apart whenever the bindings change. That is, when a virtual machine or virtualized application relies upon the specific configuration of the hardware providing its infrastructure, it isn't exactly cloud-like when you have to migrate that element to a new host....
The New Blueprint for App Provisioning: VMware's Application Director

Nokia begins rolling out Microsoft business apps to Belle-enabled handsets

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Nokia has begun rolling out a suite of Microsoft productivity apps to Nokia Belle-enabled handsets, providing users with four new business applications that extend the Nokia and Microsoft partnership beyond their Windows Phone collaboration. Nokia device owners will need to have updated their handsets to Nokia Belle, which began rolling...
Nokia begins rolling out Microsoft business apps to Belle-enabled handsets

Kinect start-ups compete for cash

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Microsoft has helped 11 firms hoping to market business applications for its Kinect sensor to find backers....
Kinect start-ups compete for cash
SAP cuddles up with Amazon, but what about Azure?
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