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Oracle, Salesforce & things that make me go 'hmmm...'

Thursday will see Marc Benioff and Larry Ellison standing together and talking in unison instead of standing apart and firing barbs at one another. Will they have answers to all the questions surrounding their new union?

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Pink Floyd - when near free hurts

A war is brewing over royalties paid to musicians. Pink Floyd has come out as one fo many voices opposed to Pandora's support of proposed legislation that would see costs to Pandora slashed and rights removed.

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Oracle and Salesforce.com - blowing up the cloud?

Oracle and Salesforce are new BFF. Armchair quarterbacks will be disappointed at the detente between the two companies but there is a serious intent behind the announcement of a deal which see Salesforce.com implement Oracle Fusion HCM and Financials along with strengthening its ties on the database front. This post looks at the implications for the applications landscape.

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Oracle, Microsoft - peace in our time?

Oracle and Microsoft have declared a truce in the cloud that benefits both of them and should benefit the enterprise consumer of cloud infrastructure and services. Peace in our time?

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Driving Digital Europe on Kroes control

The biggest ever open trade agreement between the US and Europe is looming. Meanwhile the European Commission wants to see the US buck up its ideas on various digital market fronts. Time for some more diplomacy in action?

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Think G-Cloud: McDonagh's deliberations

The Think G-Cloud conference in London last week was the last public outing of Denise McDonagh as G-Cloud Programme Director. She took the chance to look back at achievements to date for the UK public sector's national cloud computing strategy.

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Who says UK Government tech has to suck?

Think G-Cloud was an eye opening event that sends warnings to the big SIs and which opens the door to opportunity for the smaller suppliers prepared to be agile and flexible. Check out the video playlist.

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Google Reader vs email vs social networks - why care?

RSS advocates like myself insist that relying on social channels for enterprise content is mediocre at best. But how much enterprise news do you need, and how quickly do you need it? And is there a way to get it without wading through reams of over-marketed crud?

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Digital Dublin - a principled city

Dublin's digital ambitions are now formalised in the grandiosely titled Masterplan document. But will the city's digital principles be enough to keep inward investment coming from the tech good and great?