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Oracle preps for cloud 'fiscal cliff' This article is sponsored by:

As it has put its cloud-based software on an equal footing with its traditional packaged offerings, Oracle has signaled its readiness to deal with the revenue hiatus that inevitably accompanies a large-scale shift to the cloud model.

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Tableau IPO shows strong interest in BI This article is sponsored by:

Last Friday, Tableau (who? we'll get to that) debuted on NASDAQ at a whopping 64 percent premium to its placing offer price of $31/share. That 'pop' valued the company at an eye watering $2.

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Serving up fresh analytics every day This article is sponsored by:

Enterprise analytics is a fast-growing market, as users demand up-to-the-minute data presented visually in context. But in their rush to consume fresh daily data, they may overlook the need for proper preparation of the data before serving.

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Will Yahoo come Tumblr-ing down? This article is sponsored by:

Silicon Valley's worst kept secret ever will be confirmed later today when Yahoo announces a buyout of Tumblr. But is this just a PR gesture towards the achingly cool or a thought-through business play by Marissa Mayer?

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Last week in tech This article is sponsored by:

Here is my somewhat cheeky look at what was interesting and entertaining last week in the wonderful world of technology. In this episode we're talking SAPPHIRE v SuiteWorld and about Google not paying its taxes in the right place - allegedly.

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Cloud SIs do it differently This article is sponsored by:

Global SIs have established relationships with enterprises that make them preferred partners for most projects. But cloud implementations may require a different approach that specialist cloud SIs are better equipped to deliver.

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ICAEW flubs cloud case This article is sponsored by:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has flubbed its understanding of cloud - big time. In a report entitled: The Business Case for Cloud (restricted distribution), author Chris Tiernan, managing partner of Grosvenor Consultancy Services makes a number of assertions that are perplexing at many levels.

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Sapphire Now 2013 report card This article is sponsored by:

I'm awarding SAP high marks for clarifying HANA options and a passing grade for talking about a modern user interface badged Fiori. Not approved for graduation? The cloud platform story. Read on for more.

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Does CapGemini get cloud? This article is sponsored by:

This week, CapGemini figured large at both SAPPHIRE Now and NetSuite SuiteWorld but for very different reasons.

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Face/Off - SuiteWorld vs Sapphire Now This article is sponsored by:

This week has seen diginomica team members in Orlando for SAPPHIRE Now and San Jose for NetSuite SuiteWorld. I was in San Jose at the SuiteWorld event but had contact with colleagues over in Orlando. Which was better?

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