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Oracle Will Have To Spend Its $9.3 Billion Elsewhere

On November 4, Oracle’s high-stakes offer to buy NetSuite for $9.3 billion will expire. The shareholders holding out for more aren’t just bluffing, and they’re holding the cards. For Oracle, the pot’s too rich. They’ll fold and walk away from … Continue reading

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With cloud adoption, talent is king.

If you sit 10 business leaders down to talk IT, seven will say they urgently need to migrate to the cloud to support their company’s growth. Ask about their cloud adoption plans, and you’ll have only four left in the … Continue reading

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Google, IBM and Rackspace take on Intel

There’s a heavyweight battle being fought over data centre dominance, with Google, IBM and Rackspace teaming up against Intel. Ultimately, the winner will be us. Google is partnering with Rackspace Hosting, one of the largest cloud providers in the world, … Continue reading

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Dell buys EMC in a big deal with a big question mark

With Dell announcing it will acquire EMC, there’s a lot to unfold and it will only get more interesting. First things first. Is the deal good for EMC? I say yes. Finally, the enterprise software and storage giant will be … Continue reading

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Is Your Enterprise Mobility Strategy Ready to Roll?

First your mobile employees who transport goods and conduct site visits got the technology they needed, tracking locations and scanning barcodes with purpose-built devices and single-function apps. Then your customers downloaded your friendly, sociable app onto their phones to transact … Continue reading

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Converged Infrastructure. Is it the Solution or the Problem?

It’s official, converged infrastructure is the next big thing. Once again, the pace of innovation in the tech industry is driving some CIOs wild with excitement and scaring the bejesus out of others. Is CI the solution whose time has … Continue reading

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Big Data is the New Tech Battleground

This year will redefine business intelligence. The smartest, most competitive companies will evolve from using market data to map the past, to using it to chart the future. All it takes is being able to make sense of the baffling amount … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2015 – the Year of the Chief Information Officer

By this time next year, we’ll be throwing pens at the guy in the meeting who mentions Big Data. Most of us will be using specific terms for the type of business intelligence on the agenda, whether it’s customer insights, … Continue reading

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The CRTC should stay out of the way of the internet

In this David vs Goliath battle, my money was on the big guy. In September, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ordered Netflix to hand over information about their on-demand movie and television business. (They also asked Google for data … Continue reading

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In the Software as a Service Market, Everyone Wins

When start-up Salesforce.com went public ten years ago, with the idea that businesses should buy their CRM software by monthly subscriptions instead of store-bought packages or licenses, they went from young bucks to big bucks-and jolted the software industry awake … Continue reading

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