Friday, October 28, 2011

Top Headlines in Information Technology and Services, Computer Software

IBM's new chief: "Don't accept inevitable" -
IBM has a new chief. Longtime executive Ginni Rometty will replace Sam Palmisanoas president and CEO starting January 1. Having put in 30 years at the company and survived IBM's (IBM) near death experience in the early 1990s, Rometty literally bleeds blue.
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Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion -
Oracle this morning announced that it has acquired RightNow - both companies are listed on NASDAQ - for $43 per share or roughly $1.5 billion net of RightNow's cash and debt. With the acquisition, Oracle is adding a robust...
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Why We Owe Amazon a Huge "Thank You" -
If more companies sacrificed near-term profit for long-term investments, our economy would heal itself quickly.
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Lead Bullets -
Early in my tenure as product manager for the web servers at Netscape, we faced a terrible crisis. We just got our hands on Microsoft's new web server, Internet Information Server (IIS), and benchmarked against our product....
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For Enterprise IT, Time To Move Beyond SAP -
Guest post written by Dave Yarnold Dave Yarnold is CEO of ServiceMax, a provider of field service management software. I recently heard the CIO of more than 20 years at a multi-billion dollar company say they now consider SAP...
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Hands On: India's $35 Android tablet, the Aakash, lands in America -
The Indian government thinks the $35 Aakash Android tablet has the power to change the world. After testing one out, we'd tend to agree. An Aakash tablet was brought to the VentureBeat office on Tuesday by Vivek Wadhwa, a visiting professor..
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