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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…

Deflating the Hype Over In-Memory Databases

It’s time to cool off the fake benchmarks and rhetoric and think clearly about the most cost-effective approaches to application performance and scalability. continue…

Can Healthcare.gov Fix Itself by November’s End?

Problems with the Website’s IT infrastructure are reportedly proving difficult to solve. continue…

Google, Oracle Donating Engineering Help to Healthcare.gov

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Meanwhile, a CBS report suggests only a few hundred people signed up for healthcare via the troubled Website in its first few days. continue…

When Will IT Giants Start Dumping Hardware Divisions?

IBM, Oracle, HP and other firms face anemic server and PC sales, with no salvation in sight. How long until they dump hardware entirely? continue…

Do All Companies Really Need ‘Big Data’?

Large enterprises have a need for powerful tools such as Hadoop distros. But do smaller firms really require hardcore analytics packages? continue…

New Staffer Loves Oracle Despite Quotas, Resignations

Posted In Looking in Tech
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A recent hire for Oracle’s sales force tells Business Insider that the company is still a great place to work despite stringent sales quotas and a wave of people jumping ship. The person, who requested anonymity, left a senior role at one of the world’s largest enterprise tech companies to take the spot at Oracle. He (or she) admitted that the company’s quotas are “very challenging in this austere environment,” but that things in the industry are pretty similar for… continue…

NSA Scandal Helps SAP Expand Overseas Datacenters

Posted In DataCenter
More business from customers leery of NSA eavesdropping may drive SAP to build a second Australian datacenter. continue…

Scary: Oracle CEO-Worker Salary Gap

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is facing investor grief over the $76.9 million compensation package he landed over this past fiscal year, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. But Oracle’s engineers, developers and DBAs may have their own complaints too. The lowest paid Oracle IT worker listed on jobs and career site Glassdoor earned an average base salary of $63,257 as a programmer analyst. Contrast that salary with Ellison’s compensation package and you have a staggering gap… continue…

Oracle Employee’s Unauthorized SaaS – Stripping as a Service

Posted In Living in Tech
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During Oracle’s OpenWorld conference last year, one Oracle employee reportedly took SaaS to a whole new level. Rather than spending $33,540 on software as a service expenses, the employee reportedly used it for “stripping as a service” expenses at a San Francisco all-nude gentleman’s club, according to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle. The employee, presumably in violation of Oracle’s customer or employee entertainment policy, ran up his “stripping as a service” tab at New Century Theater on his… continue…