Leon Panetta, the former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA director under President Obama, is now an Oracle director. Panetta served as defense…
The rise of cloud computing has led to the reassessment of how both cloud and non-cloud systems approach security. Considering the complex and distributed nature of cloud-based platforms, security approaches that leverage identity are the best fit.
Magnusson worked as an engineering director for Google where he helped the search giant build out the Google App Engine. Maybe his expertise will come in handy as Oracle continues to push its own cloud platform.
Larry Ellison, co-founder Oracle, will no longer be the company’s CEO. Instead, Ellison is transitioning to executive chairman and chief technology officer role, and two Oracle veterans will both take the CEO title.
Thoma Bravo, with $7.5 billion in capital at its disposal, has placed a big bet on Sailpoint. The plan is to help it grow organically — or otherwise.
The strained relationship between Oregon and Oracle goes from bad to worse: Governor John Kitzhaber seeks legal action against the vendor over its work on Cover Oregon.
Oracle and Verizon are teaming up so that Oracle shops can run their databases and Fusion middleware on the Verizon Enterprise Cloud and pay for all that by the hour.
IBM(s ibm) was one of the first big U.S. tech firms to pay the price for the NSA scandal. Although nobody has…
Okta faces down some big-time challengers — Salesforce.com, Oracle, Microsoft (!) — with its latest release.
http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/2040943 Sometimes you just have to hand it to Oracle(s orcl). A day after IBM(s ibm) announced a disappointing quarter, Oracle puts…
Nomura Securities analyst Rick Sherlund sees sales of high-end Engineered Systems, the linchpin of Oracle’s hardware strategy, slowing down.
Oracle and ARM seek to improve support of Java SE on ARM’s 32-bit systems and introduce it for the first time on the British chip design firm’s 64-bit systems.
At a time when many big cloud players are buying cheap, no-name boxes by the truckload, T-Systems Czech Republic has embraced Simplivity’s “data center in a box.”
With IT giants including IBM now actively targeting CMOs as primary buyers of IT solutions, you have to wonder if this is really a great idea.
Proteus Digital Health, the maker of an ingestible sensor that can be used to track whether patients have taken their medication, has raised $62.5 million from investors, including Oracle.
The Business Software Alliance has released its annual ‘Global Cloud Scorecard’. Given the source and ranking criteria, the results need to be taken with a bucket of salt.
Marc Benioff says SaaS leader will continue to buy companies and technologies — and also build internally — to bolster its marketing and services businesses.
GigaOM Research analysts Jo Maitland and George Gilbert discuss the cloud in 2013: what to know, who to watch, and crazy predictions for the coming months.
It’s probably not a huge investment, especially by Oracle’ s usual standards, but the database giant has bought a minority stake in Engine Yard, the PHP, Ruby and Node.js Platform as a Service. The stake gives Oracle a better story — sort of — in PaaS.
There may be life yet in enterprise software. Workday’s much anticipated debut on the New York Stock Exchange did not disappoint. Shares of the SaaS company blew by the $28-per-share expectation, opening at $48.05 per share.
Concerned that Google and Oracle were paying authors and journalists to influence a highly-publicized trial, a federal judge asked them to name names. Today, the parties filed their lists – Oracle names FOSS Patents blogger Florian Mueller and Google names no one.
On the heels of other social advertising startup acquisitions, Google on Tuesday announced that it has purchased Redwood City, Calif.-based Wildfire, saying that social marketing can complement the other online advertising services Google already provides.
Here’s a sour reminder of a bleak chapter of Hewlett-Packard’s past. Two private investigators — a father-and-son team — face sentencing Thursday for their role in the HP pretexting scandal in which they assumed other identities to get phone records of reporters and board members.
Acquisitions can add to your earnings, speed your entry into new markets, and help you acquire intellectual property more quickly. But like a marriage, acquisitions should never be decided on a whim. M&A advisor Marty Wolf offers his advice on how to create a lasting union.
Microsoft hopes to prove Windows Azure a worthy adversary to Amazon Web Services with new solid-state block storage cloud, dramatically revamped REST API, and a console to meld management of on-premises and Azure-based applications on a single screen.
All right all you big data nerds — it’s time to suit up for the NIST’s Big Data workshop slated for next week. The event will focus on what state-of-the-art core technologies will drive big data and how to ensure accuracy of big data processes.
As tech companies–both vendors that build product — and integrators that customize and integrate that product into larger solutions — strive for scale there’s growing opportunity for cross-border mergers. That’s why martinwolf M&A Advisors of San Ramon, Calif. is opening an office in Bangalore.
The new AWS Partner Network targets ISVs, SaaS companies, tool and platform providers as well as consultative partners like systems integrators and agencies. The goal is to provide them with the technology information they need, according to a post to the AWS blog.
Virginia Rometty may be the new face of IBM when she takes the helm as CEO in January, but she is expected to keep pushing her predecessor’s vision of cloud-computing related services — hard. It is these services, increasingly, that drive IBM’s global business.
Along with all the big-iron appliance and big data hype at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 come a lot of questions. Is this Sparc resurgence for real? Is anyone buying Oracle’s soup-to-nuts software-hardware stack pitch? Can standalone business intelligence players survive? And just what is Oracle NoSQL anyway?
Enterprises spend $270B on software every year, yet some don’t yet some can’t even calculate the number of employees in their organizations. Rudimentary challenges like this plague every enterprise in the world. When deriving anything beyond enterprise software basics, most corporations are out of luck.
Lawyers defending Google (NSDQ: GOOG) against a patent and copyright lawsuit brought by Oracle are trying desperately to keep a particular e…
Last month, Oracle Corp. wants Google (NSDQ: GOOG) to pay as much as $6 billion-yes, that’s billion with a B-because it says Google’s Androi…
Oracle is going all-out in its patent assault against Google (NSDQ: GOOG). The company revealed today it’s seeking damages “in the billions…
As AT&T (NYSE: T) and T-Mobile USA continue to work their way through regulatory approval of their proposed $39 billion merger, it looks lik…
The most rewarding part of being a blogger/writer is the generosity with which others share their insights. I have learned and evolved my thinking as a result of this process. Here are three responses to some of my writings from this week that are worth sharing.
When is a technology company dead? It is something that has been on my mind lately. My definition of a dead tech company has less to do with the company’s numbers and more about its abilities. Of course, that is different from what others think.
Heated rivalries keep everything interesting, so it’s good to see that “Do No Evil” Google is up to the task of trading…
Oracle’s $1 billion purchase of e-commerce software maker Art Technology Group underscores the software giants desire to bulk up its e-commerce and customer relationship management business, especially as transactions increasingly expand to mobile devices.
Google Android is under fire from Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle, but only Oracle’s suit seems motivated by truly defensive motives. Apple and Microsoft want to throttle Android adoption to improve their odds while Oracle may want to keep Google from trashing its Java ME licensing business.
While Apple and Oracle have enjoyed tremendous success with their integrated suite approaches to business, the open ‘read/write’ model that open source encourages provides a better platform for third-party developers and promises to be the basis of successful startups, not to mention national economies.
Who would have thought that the cloud computing revolution would have turned Larry Ellison into a CEO who is hunting for chip acquisitions? But since Oracle’s vision for the cloud includes a highly customized box, why not own the brains that would run it?
Oracle today announced a slew of new products that, at least on paper, deliver one of the most comprehensive enterprise computing solutions around. The company has extended the concept of “stack” further than any other technology player, by covering the hardware from compute to storage.
Hewlett-Packard has resolved its lawsuit against its former CEO Mark Hurd, which arose after Hurd joined HP’s sometimes collaborator and sometimes rival Oracle. According to a joint statement out today from both companies, HP and Hurd have settled.
Hewlett-Packard has resolved its lawsuit against its former CEO Mark Hurd, which arose after Hurd joined HP’s sometimes collaborator and sometimes rival Oracle. According to a joint statement today from both companies, HP and Hurd have settled.
When it comes to ousted HP CEO Mark Hurd joining Oracle and HP’s subsequent lawsuit, Om speculates that this is a Machiavellian plot cooked up by Hurd and Larry Ellison to distract HP from business as usual, and settles in to watch the show.
Hewlett-Packard is suing its former chairman and CEO, Mark Hurd, alleging breach of contract and potential misappropriation of trade secrets. Hurd left the company last month, after allegations that he was involved in a number of improprieties related to a human resources consultant the company hired.
Having been sued by Oracle over patent and copyright infringements, Google and its developers (predictably) are giving the annual Java love fest — the JavaOne conference — a pass. In addition, other developers are contemplating boycotting the conference. One developer is proposing a full-blown boycott.
Following on from Oracle’s surprise acquisition of Sun, Stephen Jannise did some crystal-ball gazing and came up with a list of companies that could be potential targets for Oracle. He contends that the Sun move shows that Oracle isn’t afraid of doing deals in unexpected areas
So, what does it mean that Oracle has sued Google (NSDQ: GOOG), alleging that Android infringes on its Java patents? There are a ton of theo…
Oracle today said it has filed a complaint for patent and copyright infringement against Google over some of the Java code used on Google’s Android mobile operating system. The complaint contends that Google knowingly infringed on Java patents when it developed its mobile OS.
When it comes to deploying databases web scale, many large sites opt to “go cheap, go custom or go home.” But might the resources spent developing open-source projects or building tools from scratch not become extraneous if companies could buy solutions that would work just fine?
The match has started, says Guido Bartels, General Manager of IBM’s (s IBM) Global Energy & Utilities industry, in reference to the…
A group of Republicans made their way from Washington to Silicon Valley last week to demonstrate both the party’s dedication to supporting…
Traditional game publishing is no different than newspaper publishing, Gus Tai of Trinity Ventures said at a panel discussion held at the…
As cloud computing moves beyond startups and attracts enterprise users, major software vendors are being forced to reckon with a new challenge…