Oracle Corp. buys content marketing firm Compendium

Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Oracle Corp. announced this morning it has completed the acquisition of cloud-based content marketing provider Compendium in a transaction for which the details have not been disclosed. The software as

Published on: October 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Oracle marketing cloud shows first fruits of Eloqua acquisition

Oracle Corp. has released a solution integrating Oracle Social Relationship Management with Oracle Eloqua, the fruits of its acquisition of Toronto-based Eloqua Corp. back in December 2012. On Sept. 23, Oracle debuted its

Published on: September 26th, 2013 Candice So

Oracle and NetSuite’s cloud alliance targets midmarket

A company that has been known for its ferocious pace of acquisitions, business software vendor Oracle Corp. has had a busy week with deals of another sort with three different cloud computing-focused partnerships

Published on: June 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

2013: The year Jeff Bezos gets a toupee

What surprises does 2013 hold for the tech industry? Will Research In Motion come back to prominence with the BlackBerry 10 platform? Will Apple release yet another iPhone to an enthusiastic worldwide reception?

Published on: December 7th, 2012 Shane Schick

Oracle, Google both end up losers in latest patent trial

by Monica Goyal Google was once again in the news with another patent dispute, now with Oracle. This time the drama happened in the courtroom, right in the public eye. The question in

Published on: May 29th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Oracle hits at SAP with $1.9B purchase of Canada-born Taleo

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

Published on: February 9th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

When selling yourself as faster and cheaper is no longer enough: Part 2

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

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Francis Moran

When selling yourself as faster and cheaper is no longer enough: Part 1

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.

Published on: January 16th, 2012 Francis Moran

World’s top tech stories for 2011

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

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Marc Ferranti

Microsoft drops mandatory camera from Windows Phone 7 specs

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

Published on: November 8th, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

HR managers are buying into the cloud

Headhunters are heading for the cloud. Over half of human resource managers polledin a new global survey are using orplan to adopt software as a service (SaaS) this year, according to astudy by

Published on: September 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Video Rewind: Oracle announces Amazon partnership

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,

Published on: August 11th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Amazon extends EC2 cloud with Oracle CRM and ERP

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.

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Keir Thomas

10 tech predictions for 2011

We were wrong -- so far -- that Carol Bartz would be ousted as Yahoo CEO by the end of this year, but we were right that Apple's tablet, whose name wasn't known

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Nancy Weil