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Making SAP appealing again

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The German giant is trying to shake off its dusty enterprise image — and it is throwing hundreds of millions into that effort. FORTUNE — When you think SAP (SAP), you probably think uber-boring enterprise resource planning software. But the Walldorf, Germany-based company is trying hard to change that image....
Making SAP appealing again

Performance reviews remade

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There's no shortage of HR software to track employee goals. The next step is to get workers to actually follow them. FORTUNE -- Stodgy human resources software is getting a reboot. Over the past year enterprise giants IBM (IBM), Oracle (ORCL), and SAP (SAP) have collectively shelled out some $6...
Performance reviews remade

Asymco: Google makes only $1.70 a year per Android device

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Apple, by contrast, generated more than $575 for every iOS device it sold last year Source: Asymco.com “In terms of returns, Android is sustainable,” writes Asymco’s Horace Dediu at the end of a long analytical piece posted Monday. “However, in relative terms the value created leaves much to be desired.”...
Asymco: Google makes only $1.70 a year per Android device

The CEO Of The Company Oracle Just Bought For $1.9 Billion Was Once Tortured By Oracle (ORCL)

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Oracle grabbed cloud-based human resources company Taleo for $1.9 billion today. Funny thing is, Taleo's CEO, Mike Gregoire, had a long and not-very wonderful history with Oracle. He lived through one of the nastiest hostile takeovers in the software history: Oracle's takeover of Peoplesoft which closed in 2004 after more...
The CEO Of The Company Oracle Just Bought For $1.9 Billion Was Once Tortured By Oracle (ORCL)

Let the cloud wars begin

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Oracle’s $1.9 billion acquisition of cloud-based talent management software maker Taleois a shot across the bow to rival SAP. FORTUNE — Take that, SAP. Oracle just announced it is buying Taleo, maker of cloud-based talent management software, for $1.9 billion. The move comes just two months after rival SAP said...
Let the cloud wars begin

Oracle earnings: Some growth, plenty of SAP-bashing

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Between talk about increased software sales and the company’s new cloud service, Larry Ellison and his posse took plenty of time to bash their rivals. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison FORTUNE — There are some in the tech media who think covering enterprise technology is a major snoozefest. But it can...
Oracle earnings: Some growth, plenty of SAP-bashing

An explanation of Google's challenge to Facebook

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Are you confused by Google's (GOOG) OpenSocial strategy to take on Facebook? It's OK. OpenSocial is a bit abstract, which makes it difficult to grasp. Yes, it's clear that important tech players like Oracle (ORCL) and Salesforce.com (CRM) have lined up behind the Google plan, but lots of people are...
An explanation of Google's challenge to Facebook

Scott McNealy's Top 15 Reasons He's Surprised We're Celebrating of the 25th Anniversary of the Web [BoomTown]

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Last night, BoomTown headed to San Francisco’s wedding-cake City Hall to attend “The 25 Years of .Com Gala,” which is honoring a quarter-century that I have been jacked into the matrix. Actually, it’s the 25th anniversary of the .com Internet domain name. VeriSign (VRSN), which administers the .com registry,...
Scott McNealy's Top 15 Reasons He's Surprised We're Celebrating of the 25th Anniversary of the Web [BoomTown]

The S&P 500's P/E is headed for a 3-year high. Not Apple's.

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Apple is the largest slice of the 500 and it's one of only three stocks whose P/E shrank FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL), Oracle (ORCL) and EMC (EMC). Those are the only three companies in the S&P 500 whose price-to-earnings ratio did not grow over the past 90 days, according to...
The S&P 500's P/E is headed for a 3-year high. Not Apple's.
Nokia and Oracle announce a new mapping deal

Inside Google’s bet on ‘consumerization’

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Google’s sales to large businesses are still relatively small, but the company is making rapid gains. And it plans to ride the wave of “consumerized” IT to even greater heights. FORTUNE — Here’s Google’s (GOOG) strategy for selling to the enterprise: Take a popular consumer product, make a few small enhancements...
Inside Google’s bet on ‘consumerization’

Facebook isn't the only blockbuster IPO on the block

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Yes, it's likely to be the biggest and brightest in recent memory. But here are three important technology firms planning large offerings in the near future as well. FORTUNE -- While everyone in Silicon Valley is talking about Facebook's imminent IPO, a handful of fast-growing yet far-less-sexy enterprise technology companies...
Facebook isn't the only blockbuster IPO on the block

Why are blue-chip tech stocks so blue?

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May -- not April -- was the cruelest month for quality tech stocks. And not just because of the botched Facebook IPO. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- April, as T.S. Eliot famously said, is the cruelest month. But for investors who put their faith in tech stocks, it's hard...
Why are blue-chip tech stocks so blue?

Today in Tech: Is Facebook worth $104 billion?

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Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. “Regardless of how you feel about digital ecosystems or about Google, please do not take the free and open internet for granted from government intervention. To the extent that free...
Today in Tech: Is Facebook worth $104 billion?

The open source movement enlarges its shield

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A consortium of powerful technology companies is expanding its patent shield to deter lawsuits. By Roger Parloff, senior editor FORTUNE — An alliance of technology corporations, including IBM, is expanding the scope of patent protection it provides to developers, vendors, and users of open source software such as Linux. The...
The open source movement enlarges its shield

HP Wins Its Lawsuit Against Oracle (ORCL, HPQ)

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It's more bad news on the legal front for Oracle. HP has won its lawsuit against Oracle. A California judge has ruled that Oracle's breached its contract when it decided to drop support for the Itanium process for future versions of its database software. Oracle was told it must continue...
HP Wins Its Lawsuit Against Oracle (ORCL, HPQ)
Today in Tech: The lost 'Google phone'

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

Here's The Brilliant Way Cisco, EMC, SAP Are Fighting Oracle (ORCL, HPQ, CSCO, EMC)

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One of the more interesting consequences of Oracle buying Sun is how other enterprise tech companies are lining up in newly found love triangles to compete with the database giant. Take EMC, Cisco and SAP. A few weeks ago the three announced that they were building a new all-in-one bit...
Here's The Brilliant Way Cisco, EMC, SAP Are Fighting Oracle (ORCL, HPQ, CSCO, EMC)

Oracle could deal Sun hardware to HP

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Could the Sun still come out at HP? It's no secret that Larry Ellison wanted Sun Microsystems (JAVA) for its software, not its servers. Regulatory filings show that before the hard-charging Oracle (ORCL) CEO put together his successful $5.6 billion offer and outbid IBM (IBM) for Sun in April, another...
Oracle could deal Sun hardware to HP
Apple closes a trojan loophole after 550,000 Macs are infected

Salesforce gets into HR

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Payroll and onboarding might not seem all that exciting, but so-called human capital management software is attractive to Salesforce and its competitors FORTUNE — Watching Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff addressing the crowd at Cloudforce, the company’s one-day event for partners, customers and developers, is a bit like watching one...
Salesforce gets into HR

Today in Tech: Google CEO backs asteroid mining venture

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Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * What happens when tech companies like Google (GOOG) get defensive on privacy issues? Not only do they rub other companies and consumers the wrong way, they serve as reminders of the industry’s...
Today in Tech: Google CEO backs asteroid mining venture

Enterprise software is back in black

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A generation of startups is harnessing momentum in cloud services, social networks and mobile computing to introduce fundamentally new ways for companies to do just about everything. That’s brought sex appeal back to a sleepy sector. Back in black, I hit the sack, I’ve been too long, I’m glad to...
Enterprise software is back in black
Oracle's emergency Java patch opens the door to more vulnerabilities

SAP throws down the gauntlet in database wars

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SAP’s latest earnings report shows some progress in the software giant’s quest to remake itself. Now it wants to become the fastest-growing database company in the world. Bill McDermott, SAP co- CEO FORTUNE — SAP’s efforts to become more nimble and innovative appear to be working—to some extent. Revenue from...
SAP throws down the gauntlet in database wars
Another Java exploit discovered, 1 billion PC and Mac users potentially at risk
New Java 7 exploit can be used to compromise Windows, Mac OS X or Linux computers
Google: We didn't pay anyone to talk about Oracle trial, but here is a list of people we paid

Splunk makes a splash

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The data analytics firm may not be as sexy as a LinkedIn or a Facebook, but that doesn’t mean Wall Street doesn’t love its IPO. FORTUNE — It’s no Facebook, LinkedIn (LNKD) or Zynga (ZNGA), but data analytics company Splunk (SPLK) is making a big splash on Wall Street. The...
Splunk makes a splash
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