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Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million

Oracle announced today that it has purchased software maker Eloqua for about $871 million. Eloqua provides cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management solutions, and Oracle says its “modern marketing cloud” ensures that “every component of marketing” helps to drive revenue more efficiently. Oracle says the combination of the two companies will create a comprehensive “Customer Experience Cloud”. “Modern marketing …

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Amazon Announces Redshift, A Petabyte-Scale Data Warehouse Service

Amazon announced a limited preview of Amazon Redshift today, a new product from Amazon Web Services described as a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud”. According to Amazon, it enables customers to “dramatically” increase the speed of query performance when analyzing any size data set, with the same SQL-based BI tools they’re already using. …

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Cisco To Acquire Cloud Networking Company Meraki For $1.2 Billion

Cisco continues its acquisition, as the company announced that it intends to acquire Meraki (yet another cloud company). Cisco will pay about $1.2 billion in cash and retention-based incentives. Meraki is a privately held cloud networking company based in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London, and Mexico. Cisco says the acquisition will strengthen its Unified Access platform. “The …

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Dell Acquires Infrastructure Automation Solutions Provider Gale Technologies

Dell announced that it has acquired Gale Technologies, a provider of infrastructure automation solutions. With the acquisition, the company has formed the Enterprise Systems & Solutions organization. Dell says it intends to keep Gale Technologies employees, and will continue to invest in additional engineering and sales capabilities to grow it. This, the company says, is consistent with its approach to …

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Oracle Acquires Instantis, Adds It To Primavera

Oracle announced today that it has acquired Instantis, a provider of cloud-based and on-premis project portfolio management solutions. The company will combine Instantis with its Primavera and Fusion Applications. Users will be able to track and report on enterprise strategies, like capital construction and maintenance, manufacturing, IT, new product development, Lean Six Sigma, and other corporate initiatives, the company says. …

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Oracle Releases Earnings, Posts 2% Decline In Revenue

Oracle posted its fiscal 2013 Q1 earnings report on Thursday. While profits were up 15%, revenues were down 2% to $8.2 billion, though GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions were up 5% to $1.6 billion. Non-GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were up 6% to $1.6 billion. “Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics and our other engineered systems …

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Taco Cloud Truly Is The Future Of Computing

It was revealed recently that a lot of Americans don’t truly grasp what the Cloud is yet. In fact, some of them even believe that it can be disrupted by stormy weather. I blame the ignorance on a tech sector that does little to make the Cloud matter in our everyday lives. Thankfully, somebody has heard that call and has …

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Salesforce Unveils A Bunch Of New Social And Cloud Offerings

Salesforce kicked off its annual Dreamforce event with a bunch of announcements. “Today’s leading companies recognize that business is social,” said CEO Marc Benioff. “With new innovations across our six product lines, companies can transform the way they sell, service, market, collaborate, work and innovate in order to connect more deeply with customers.” For one, Saleforce unveiled the new Salesforce …

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Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone

Back in April Russian search giant Yandex unveiled Yandex.Disk, their brand new cloud storage service. At the time, it was invitation only and only available in Russian. Today, they’ve dropped the invite requirement and opened up the service to everyone. “We have had amazing feedback over our invite-only period. We want to thank everyone who helped us to improve the …

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Americans Think Cloud Computing Comes From Actual Clouds

Cloud computing has been on the minds of everybody in the tech industry for the past few years. The infrastructure has been slowly growing, but 2012 has seen tremendous growth in the sector. All the major tech companies now offer some form of cloud storage and computing for consumers and businesses. Even though it’s everywhere, Americans still don’t really grasp …

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Google Launches Cloud Platform Partner Program, And Here Are The Partners

Google just announced the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program, which the company says provides partners with tools, training and resources they need to address their business’ IT needs. The program allows for two different types of partners: service partners and technology partners. The former provide consulting and implementation services on various Google Cloud Platform products, and the latter provide tools …

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VMware Pays Large Sum To Acquire Nicira

VMware has agreed to acquire software-defined networking (SDN)/network virtualization provider Nicira for $1.05 billion in cash plus about $210 million of assumed unvested equity awards. “VMware has led the server virtualization revolution, and we have the opportunity to do the same in datacenter and cloud networking,” said VMware CEO Paul Maritz. “The acquisition of Nicira adds to our portfolio of …

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