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Categories: Enterprise Software

Xobni Takes Enterprise Push to Redmond

Posted by: Douglas Macmillan on April 20

Workers at Microsoft's corporate headquarters in Redmond, Wash. are being courted by a much smaller software maker. This week, Xobni spent thousands of dollars advertising its email tool - a...

VMware Acquires SpringSource to get Stickier

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on August 10

VMware took a big step today toward making its software less replaceable in corporate data centers. The company, which makes virtualization software that lets businesses run servers more efficiently, spent...

Oracle Rising

Posted by: Sarah Lacy on July 19

Well, look who’s the new belle of the software ball. Oracle Corp. held an investor luncheon in New York yesterday and the timing couldn’t be better for Chuck Phillips &...

Oracle Pre-Announce: A Little Hat Eating....

Posted by: Sarah Lacy on June 15

So last earnings story I did on Oracle, back in March, talked about why investors were under whelmed with what appeared to be pretty good results. Some people- who shall...

Down, Boy!

Posted by: Sarah Lacy on January 20

I’ve noted a few times that SAP has become the PR pit bull when it comes to Oracle. Last December, when Oracle announced its quarterly earnings, SAP sent out a...

One Giant Step Back for Software Woman-kind?

Posted by: Sarah Lacy on January 17

Being one of the few women covering business software out there, every once in a while I have to play the girl card. (And not just to blog about my...

Is Siebel's great news great for Oracle?

Posted by: Sarah Lacy on January 12

Well, well, well, look who remembered how to sell software! Siebel Systems, soon to be part of the Oracle land-grab, pre-announced a stellar fourth quarter today, with revenues up 20%...

No $600 Price Targets Here

Posted by: Sarah Lacy on January 05

Prudential analyst Brent Thill released a research note late yesterday with his crystal ball pronouncements for enterprise software in 2006. If he's right, let's just say no one is getting...

Enterprise Software Doesn't Work for Me After All

Posted by: Sarah Lacy on December 23

Back on Dec. 5 I blogged about my sheer delight at Ann Taylor's supply chain and order management software. Not exactly cocktail party conversation I know, but it had long...

Soft-War of Words

Posted by: Sarah Lacy on December 21

There's an interesting post on Gartner's Ombudsman's blog about the Oracle ads running in the Wall Street Journal. Gartner says the research Oracle cites is grossly taken out of context,...

Finally! Enterprise software working for me

Posted by: Sarah Lacy on December 05

When I was hired by BusinessWeek Online in 2004, I had to leave my life as a venture capital and finance reporter behind to become a technology reporter. "Fine," I...

Escape from Password Hell?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on November 29

Today, I had to call BW's help desk because I forgot one of the many electronic passwords I need to do my job, and got myself locked out of our...

"Free Oracle! Get Your Free Oracle Here!"

Posted by: Sarah Lacy on November 01

Back in September, when an audience of 10,000 crammed into San Francisco’s Moscone Center to hear what bad boy CEO Larry Ellison had to say, he was at his most...

Big shifts in the way companies charge for software

Posted by: Steve Hamm on May 06

It's amazing how a an architectural shift in one technology can upset the apple cart for another. That's just what's happening as a result of the shift to produce microprocessor...


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