Oracle Corp.is buying cloud-based talent management and employee recruitment software vendor Taleo for roughly US$1.9 billion, the company announced Thursday. The move comes shortly after SAP's move to acquire SuccessFactors, a close competitor
By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In Part 1, we introduced Host Analytics, an enterprise software vendor that delivers a suite of corporate performance management (CPM) tools through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. We discussed
By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In the past two months, Oracle has agreed to purchase RightNow Technologies for $1.4 billion, SAP has taken SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion, and IBM is buying DemandTec for $440 million.
In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening
Microsoft quietly downgraded the hardware requirements for its Windows Phone 7 operating system in late September to make optional the inclusion of cameras in mobiles using the operating system. The move came just
Amazon's cloud platform suffered a brief service outage earlier this week when a lightning strike in Dublin impacted its power systems. The outage affected customers with Web-facing products such as Layar and Foursquare,
Amazon has brought a fleet of major PeopleSoft and JD Edward applications to its Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) service, following a promise in September to do so.The new services are certified by Oracle.
Gregg Davis, CIO at Webcor Builders Inc., became concerned last fall when Oracle Corp. bought Primavera Systems Inc., because Webcor was a heavy user of Primavera's SureTrak construction scheduling software. Sure enough, once
The news may have befuddled Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and blindsided IBM, but Oracle Corp.'s decision to acquire Sun Microsystems for US$7.4 billion has been mostly welcomed by SMB market watchers in Canada.It