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Larry Ellison’s Best Quotes: A Retrospective

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Contrary to some published reports, former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison isn’t really retiring. Although he’s turned over the chief-executive reins to co-presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, he retains the CTO and executive chairman positions, which means he maintains an iron grip over the IT giant’s technology portfolio. Catz and Hurd will keep on doing what they’ve been doing—in Catz’s case, handling Oracle’s finance, legal and manufacturing concerns, while Hurd deals with sales—only they’ll report to Oracle’s board instead of… continue…

Oracle Buys Yet Another Marketing Analytics Firm

Acquiring BlueKai could help Oracle better compete against Salesforce. continue…

For SAP, It’s the Cloud or Bust

The company also continues to bet big on its HANA in-memory technology. But can it fend off giant rivals and hungry startups? continue…

Crunch Time for IBM

With its hardware sales declining, IBM’s bet on Watson is becoming more and more crucial. continue…

Oracle Sued Over Discriminatory Practices

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A former Oracle sales manager is suing the company, alleging he was fired for complaining about orders to pay an Indian worker less than a U.S. employee in the same position. Ian Spandow, who was a senior regional manager in database sales, “experienced discriminatory and retaliatory conduct based on his national origin and after his complaint of various improper practices, including the company’s discriminatory pay practices of employees based on their national origin,” according to a civil rights complaint filed… continue…

IBM’s Watson Could Intensify Analytics Competition

Big Blue’s “cognitive computing” platform could kick off a new software race with its biggest rivals. continue…

Oracle Acquires Yet Another Cloud Firm

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Responsys builds cloud-based marketing software for enterprises. continue…

Healthcare IT’s Achilles’ Heel: Sensors

Fitbit, FuelBand, and ingestible sensors aren’t quite enough to support researchers’ grandiose dreams for healthcare IT. continue…

Oracle Embraces OpenStack as Part of Cloud Efforts

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Oracle integrating an open-source IaaS platform is the latest step in its attempt to stay relevant in an increasingly cloudy world. continue…

How Much Is Oracle to Blame for Healthcare IT Woes?

While Oracle isn’t responsible for Healthcare.gov’s major problems, a report blames the tech titan for issues with the Oregon health exchange. continue…