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SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

While SAP has made a big push into mobile software and device management with the acquisition of Sybase and a series of apps, it hasn't made overt moves into the devices market. But this could change down the road, judging from a recently published patent application submitted by SAP.

Written by Chris Kanaracus28 Aug. 14 23:50

Salesforce.com CRM upgrade puts heavy emphasis on mobile

Salesforce.com's development teams are continuing their steady pace of improvements to the Salesforce1 mobile application, which first debuted at last year's Dreamforce conference.

Written by Chris Kanaracus28 Aug. 14 05:56

Oregon sues Oracle over troubled health insurance website

Oregon has filed a long-expected lawsuit against Oracle over its role developing the state's troubled health insurance exchange website, alleging the vendor fraudulently induced Oregon to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for software and services that didn't work as promised.

Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Aug. 14 06:00

SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing

It took some time and considerable internal effort, but SAP says it has made good on a pledge to simplify its software pricing and licensing model.

Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Aug. 14 04:57

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

About six months after retiring as CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer has relinquished his seat on the company's board of directors effective immediately, citing a busy schedule and confidence in the company's current and future financial performance.

Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Aug. 14 04:35

SAP plans big investment to boost its business in Africa

SAP is planning to spend up to US$500 million in Africa from now through 2020 in hopes of dramatically growing its business on the continent, particularly in countries outside of South Africa, where it already has a strong base.

Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Aug. 14 01:03

Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Oracle has made it possible to run a much older but still widely used version of its database software on Exadata, in a move that could make heretofore reluctant buyers pull the trigger on a purchase of the data-processing appliance.

Written by Chris Kanaracus19 Aug. 14 04:38
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