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Leon Panetta is joining Oracle's board of directors, the OAUG user group has a new leader, and the Supreme Court is seeking a White House opinion in the Oracle vs. Google case.
Oracle beat its quarterly financial targets for the first time in four quarters, thanks largely to a rise in cloud revenue. It's a sign that the company's investments in cloud technologies may be starting to pay off.
At Oracle CloudWorld in Boston, Oracle exec Shawn Price and consultant R "Ray" Wang discussed cloud computing trends that the vendor is looking to capitalize on as user adoption grows.
Hortonworks forms a data management initiative with Merck and others. Meanwhile, SQL and NoSQL may blur a bit.
A chief data officer should take charge of an organization's efforts to develop an enterprise data strategy and institute data governance policies, consultant David Loshin says.
The market for packaged data integration tools is expected to grow by nearly 10% annually. But a lot of holdout organizations might need convincing to move beyond manual coding.
If your CRM system isn't designed for ease of data entry, it can undermine data analysis and decision making. Here's how to promote cleaner data.
Location-based technologies like personalization are yielding valuable consumer data, but companies need to be careful stewards of the information.
Getting a holistic view of customers takes more than technology; companies need to eliminate data silos and gain insight about customer experience.
With the release of SPS 09 and the new technology it offers, the SAP HANA platform is coming alive. Add evolving market trends to the mix, and HANA may be poised to meet most any business challenge.
SAP material requirements planning brings efficiency and optimization to production and procurement plans.
To help you prepare realistic sales, production and procurement plans, try leveraging SAP ERP forecasting to calculate your materials needs.
This news recap looks at Microsoft's planned purchase of R analytics software vendor Revolution Analytics and a new report from the FTC on securing Internet of Things data.
TechTarget's 2015 IT Priorities Survey shows that while businesses are still investing in basic BI and data warehousing capabilities, big data initiatives are becoming almost as prevalent.
Strong data governance is needed to maximize the value of business intelligence efforts -- and that starts with a common set of data definitions, consultant Wayne Eckerson says.
Kroll Ontrack's new SQL Server database recovery tool was developed from customer feedback. It recovers selected tables instead of the whole database.
Direct-sales food distributor Epicure deployed a new server cluster to keep its websites from being overwhelmed -- and saved money on SQL Server and storage in the process.
Basit Farooq explains the pros and cons of scaling out and scaling up when increasing the workload on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
Companies are finding that website personalization through tailored, contextual content is critical in expanding reach and creating new audiences.
DAM systems have historically managed images and video in a discrete way. But they haven't kept pace with changing digital experiences and new tasks.
In going paperless and digitizing processes, companies aren't striving to be eco-friendly. They’re trying to improve the way they work.
Longtime user says Budget Maestro is much easier to use than Microsoft Excel for BP&F but needs better formatting for printed reports.
These days, when a company needs a new HR system, it turns to the cloud. An expert reviews SaaS product offerings from Oracle, SAP and Workday.
Cisco taps Thomsons for massive SaaS project in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.