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SAP's Sanjay Poonen weighs in on the big tech trends for 2013 (video)

BII REPORT: Here's How Microsoft Is Trying To Win Mobile In The Enterprise

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No other company has been hurt more by the rise of new devices in the enterprise than Microsoft. The iPad is a particular threat, as it could replace a significant number of Windows PC sales, and could loosen the company's hold on other enterprise business software. A recent report from BI Intelligence explains how this...
BII REPORT: Here's How Microsoft Is Trying To Win Mobile In The Enterprise
More Trouble For Dell's Plan To Go Private
SAP plops down a whopping $4.3B for cloud commerce player Ariba

3 months after launch, e-commerce startup ShopLocket raises $1m from Rho Canada Ventures, Peter Thiel and more

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ShopLocket has announced the completion of a $1 million seed round that includes investment from Rho Canada Ventures and Peter Thiel. The company said in a statement that it plans to remain in Toronto and use the funding to “expand its team and accelerate product development.” Thiel’s investment comes by...
3 months after launch, e-commerce startup ShopLocket raises $1m from Rho Canada Ventures, Peter Thiel and more
This year, standalone social business software will die

Meet Microsoft, the world's best kept R&D secret

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As far as 99.9 percent of the world population is concerned, Microsoft is a stodgy, old-guard technology company. Its bottom line is fully leveraged against PC operating systems and business software--hardly the building blocks of a future-thinking portfolio, right? But scratch that cold, conservative, pedestrian surface, and you'll find a Microsoft...
Meet Microsoft, the world's best kept R&D secret

Netsuite Earnings Up 192 Percent in Q2

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Shares of cloud business software provider Netsuite are surging as the company just reported second-quarter results that beat expectations. Non-GAAP earnings were 6 cents a share, beating the consensus of 4 cents, while revenues at $74.7 million were ahead of the consensus of $73.4 million. Net earnings were $4.8 million,...
Netsuite Earnings Up 192 Percent in Q2

Mining firm GMC deploys cloud-based ERP

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Global mining consultant GMC has gone live with a cloud-based business software deployment from NetSuite to serve its roaming employees....
Mining firm GMC deploys cloud-based ERP

SAP sees strong momentum for HANA and SuccessFactors business

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Business software vendor SAP expects software and software-related service revenue to increase in the range of 10 to 12 percent at constant currencies during the year, largely in line with preliminary estimates that the company released earlier this month....
SAP sees strong momentum for HANA and SuccessFactors business
NetSuite chief spells out the opportunity in the social, mobile and cloud-based enterprise
Paperwork manager Nipendo lands $8M to add US enterprise customers
Keen On… Christian Lanng: Why All Current Business Software Is Crap [TCTV]

Oracle CEO Preps Cloud Services

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Oracle's Larry Ellison said the business software giant will release an extensive collection of tools based on the Internet "cloud" in about a week, as the company strives to maintain its edge....
Oracle CEO Preps Cloud Services

Startup creates Yelp-like site for business apps

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Business software purchasing, particularly at the enterprise level, can be a lengthy and difficult process, something startup G2 Crowd is hoping to alleviate with a new Yelp-like review site aimed at enterprise applications....
Startup creates Yelp-like site for business apps
Software AG acquires cloud platform LongJump to reach out to more SMBs

Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff on the future with Google

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A few folks had wondered whether the partnership announcement earlier this week between Google (GOOG) and Salesforce.com (CRM) was a prelude to Google acquiring Salesforce; after all, both companies are taking on Microsoft (MSFT) in their mission to move business software onto the Web. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff did nothing...
Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff on the future with Google

Accenture acquires "software and skills" of Nokia Siemens Networks' IPTV business; terms undisclosed

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Accenture today announced that it has acquired the assets of Nokia Siemens Networks’ IPTV business (“software and skills”, they call said assets) to boost its own over-the-top interactive video products. Unfortunately, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. Accenture says the newly-acquired IPTV software, assets and capabilities will be...
Accenture acquires "software and skills" of Nokia Siemens Networks' IPTV business; terms undisclosed

COME ON MICROSOFT: If People Want Office On The iPad And Android, Don't Be Stupid About It (MSFT)

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At this point, its almost crazy that Microsoft hasn't formally announced plans to bring Microsoft Office to the iPad and Android. Rumors are again circulating that it will do just that, and in November, a story posted in BGR.  Microsoft had no comment. Last time these rumors surfaced, Microsoft had...
COME ON MICROSOFT: If People Want Office On The iPad And Android, Don't Be Stupid About It (MSFT)

Startup creates Yelp-like site that rates business apps

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Business software purchasing, particularly at the enterprise level, can be a lengthy and difficult process, something startup G2 Crowd is hoping to alleviate with a new review site aimed at enterprise applications. G2 Crowd has been in the works for some time, but on Thursday the company announced what...
Startup creates Yelp-like site that rates business apps
Guess What? IBM's A Software Company Now!

SAP Takes Its Dump-Oracle Campaign To The Next Level (SAP)

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Oracle's been selling business software to its database customers for years. Now SAP has struck back in a big way, announcing that its flagship Business Suite software, used by companies to crunch financials and manage operations, now runs on SAP's own Hana database. That means that these customers can leave...
SAP Takes Its Dump-Oracle Campaign To The Next Level (SAP)

The OpenDaylight Project Is Open Source Networking, Corporate Style

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A group of big tech companies has enlisted the Linux Foundation to manage the creation of an open source version of a hot trend in their business, software-defined networking. At first glance, the project competes with the technologies they've spent billions on. Think of it as a more efficient standards...
The OpenDaylight Project Is Open Source Networking, Corporate Style
Tracky wants to be your one-stop collaboration shop

Amazon launches AWS Marketplace, provides third-party tools and services for customers in the Cloud

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Helping to further monetize its Cloud hosting service, Amazon has today launched AWS Marketplace, allowing its hosting customers to find, purchase and immediately deploy software and services they need to build, scale and develop their businesses online. The website, which sports a similar design to Amazon’s online retail store, lists...
Amazon launches AWS Marketplace, provides third-party tools and services for customers in the Cloud

SAP Sales Rise, Cloud in Focus

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FRANKFURT — Strong sales in the Americas boosted SAP AG, the world’s largest business-software maker, as customers brushed off the uncertain economic climate and continued upgrade their software. Third-quarter net profit came in at €618 million ($802.5 million), down from €1.25 billion a year earlier, when the figure was boosted...
SAP Sales Rise, Cloud in Focus

Oracle's Acme Packet Deal Pushes It Deeper Into Cisco's Territory

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Oracle's footprint in the tech industry just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Since 2005, the company has spent $50 billion on more than 80 acquisitions to extend its reach from business software to hardware to cloud computing and networking. On Monday, Oracle announced plans to acquire Bedford, Mass.-based, Acme Packet...
Oracle's Acme Packet Deal Pushes It Deeper Into Cisco's Territory

SAP Sees Strong Momentum for HANA and SuccessFactors Business

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Business software vendor SAP expects software and software-related service revenue to increase in the range of 10 to 12 percent at constant currencies during the......
SAP Sees Strong Momentum for HANA and SuccessFactors Business

With portfolio consolidation in sight, SAP cloud chief Lars Dalgaard steps down

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SAP, the legacy business software behemoth that is now definitely, totally, 100 percent A Cloud Company, has just lost the man who made it so. Lars Dalgaard, who joined SAP when the German-U.S. giant bought his company, SuccessFactors, in late 2011, has quit to become an investor. He will, however,...
With portfolio consolidation in sight, SAP cloud chief Lars Dalgaard steps down

Microsoft lays out more Yammer integration plans

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Upcoming integration points between Yammer and Microsoft products will include email interoperability, document collaboration and enterprise search, as Microsoft pursues its plan to make Yammer a common enterprise social collaboration layer across its business software....
Microsoft lays out more Yammer integration plans
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