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Oracle Employee’s Unauthorized SaaS – Stripping as a Service

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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…

Miss an Oracle Meeting? Try America’s Cup Excuse

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has his priorities straight: Rather than give a keynote at Oracle’s customer conference OpenWorld on Tuesday, and also rather than participate in a quarterly conference call with analysts, Larry was watching his America’s Cup yachting team. Examining many years of tech conference keynotes, there are no reports of CEO’s bailing on their own speeches for extra-curricular activities, so Ellison’s dedication to sport over company may represent a first. While it’s not known whether Ellison took a… continue…

Is Oracle Hiding its Data-Analytics Strategy?

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Right now, it seems as if the company’s content with being a “fast follower.” continue…

Oracle Jumping Aboard In-Memory Bandwagon

The in-memory option for Oracle’s 12c database is clearly meant to counter SAP’s HANA in-memory technology. continue…

Salesforce, Workday Form Yet Another Data Alliance

The new partnership could increase the potential audience for both companies’ services, while angering Oracle. continue…

SAP Barging into Salesforce’s Social Territory

SAP has a newfound interest in sentiment analysis and data-mining social networks. continue…

Oracle Getting Into the App-Design Game

Its data-analytics app designer is intended to be easy to use. But what does “easy to use” actually mean? continue…

Larry Ellison Believes Apple is Doomed

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The onetime Apple board member and Oracle CEO thinks Apple without its co-founder can only crash and burn. continue…

The Next Big Data Battle: Utilities

IBM’s HyRef is just one of a growing number of analytics platforms seeking to dominate the utilities industry. continue…

IBM Furloughing U.S. Hardware Employees

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Despite forcing some employees to take an unpaid week off, IBM is proceeding with its hardware-centric OpenPOWER Consortium. continue…