Applications

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Meet Cobol's hard-core fans

These folks won't migrate, but the reason probably isn't what you're thinking

Why Google just rebranded Google Enterprise to Google at Work

The change reflects a shift from centralization to BYOD in how companies buy IT products


Appeals court denies Oracle request to restore $1.3 billion judgment against SAP

SAP is very pleased with the court's action, a spokesman says

SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

SAP's patent application for a foldable device is more likely a competitive hedge than the precursor to a hardware play, one analyst says

Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Database 10gR2 is now supported on Oracle's flagship 'engineered system,' although caveats apply

17 ways to hate Microsoft Outlook 2013 less

Few software products draw such universal -- and deserved -- scorn as Outlook 2013. Here's how to tame the beast

Infor goes up against Salesforce.com with SalesLogix acquisition

Infor will tie SalesLogix CRM with its ERP apps as well, says CEO Charles Phillips

Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade points to its Fusion dilemma

A slew of upgrades in E-Business Suite 12.2.4 makes the question of adopting Fusion Applications more difficult, one analyst says

Cloud computing circuits

PaaS shoot-out: Cloud Foundry vs. OpenShift

Cloud Foundry shines with broad application support and stellar ease of use, but OpenShift has the edge in management and automation

SAP makes it cheaper, easier for customers to use Hana in certain scenarios

The move signals that competition has truly arrived in the in-memory database market, says one observer

SAP HANA continues to baffle customers

SAP customers can't fit HANA into their IT strategies or make sense of its road map, upgrade, and skill set requirements

The battle against stupid software patents is on

Patent trolls extort millions from developers and entrepreneurs, but help is on the way from the EFF and the Supreme Court

Review: WordPress 4 plugs in, turns on, grows up

The latest revision of the powerful and popular blogging engine does far more than blogs, although the power comes with a price

SAP ties up with Apigee for API management

Apigee's platform will serve as a middleman between SAP systems and mobile apps

HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

With the Hortonworks partnership, HP has a full data analysis software stack to present to enterprise customers

10 tools for more productive telecommuting

Keep in touch with co-workers, track your time, and block distractions with these apps and services

IBM plus Apple: It's all about the apps

What will IBM on iOS look like? Phil Buckellew, vice president of IBM Enterprise Mobile, explains how IBM will deliver a new experience in enterprise applications

SAP withdraws appeal in German software resale dispute

The company said it changed its terms and conditions, making an appeal unnecessary

Mozilla's JPEG compression slims down file sizes

Mozjpeg seeks to make image file sizes even smaller without a loss of quality

Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

The company's software tool Big Data SQL is set to ship within the next couple of months

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