Oracle refreshes entire SaaS line, aiming to fuel cloud momentum

As the migration of enterprises to the cloud picks up steam, Oracle is intent on keeping up. It has taken to refreshing its SaaS applications twice a year, bringing them up to feature parity with its on-premises software and adding brand-new features for e-commerce and internet-centric supply chain management. Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13, announced […] Read more »

Forget the GUI: The return of the command line

If you immerse yourself in Microsoft history for long enough, you’ll come across more than one story about staff trying to add more command-line features to its operating systems. The plans go up the corporate tree, to the rarified heights of a Bill Gates review, where the executives ask, “What part of the name Windows […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: How SaaS abandonment is killing your enterprise bottom line

Ten years ago every company bought enterprise software, often in abundance. Today, 96% of organizations have now shelved some or all of it. While buying software is daunting, it is essential for competing in increasingly sophisticated industries. The right software stack can give companies a competitive advantage, and because it is so much easier to […] Read more »

Stratasys unveils an assembly line of cloud-controlled robotic 3D printers

Stratasys is developing a cloud-service platform that comprises expandable, server rack-like modular 3D printer units configured under one software platform to work simultaneously to mass produce parts. The assembly line-style 3D printing platform will reside both in Stratasys’ own facilities as well as on the premises of business partners who can use the new Continuous […] Read more »

Compark Data Center Blurs Line Between Public, Private Cloud

ViaWest’s Compark “fourth-generation” data center in Denver blends public cloud, colocation, and managed services in one facility. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Enterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerEnterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerData center construction increases thanks to the cloudUp close with Amazon Snowball: Cloud migration for […] Read more »

A new app from SAP helps line managers keep track of their budgets

It’s not often easy for line-of-business managers to get a real-time view of their budgets and spending, but a new app from SAP aims to change that. Based on SAP’s Hana Cloud Platform, the app pulls data from core financial reporting systems and makes it searchable, so that line managers can do ad hoc spend analyses […] Read more »

That man who ‘deleted his entire company’ with a line of code? It was a hoax

The owner of a Web hosting company who claimed to have erased his entire business from the Internet with a single script command appears to have made the whole thing up. Marco Marsala of Italy posted a cry for help on the popular Server Fault forum earlier this week, claiming he’d accidentally erased all the […] Read more »

That man who ‘deleted his entire company’ with a line of code? It was a hoax

The owner of a Web hosting company who claimed to have erased his entire business from the Internet with a single script command appears to have made the whole thing up. Marco Marsala of Italy posted a cry for help on the popular Server Fault forum earlier this week, claiming he’d accidentally erased all the […] Read more »