What you missed in Cloud: that $8.3BN SAP deal and the latest from the startup scene

Maria Deutscher | September 22nd

Acquisitions are such a frequent occurrence in the public cloud that it's almost unusual for a week to go by without some established vendor picking up a smaller player to fill a hole in its portfolio that would...»

What’s next for Infor after the cloud? You guessed it – Big Data | #Inforum2014

Mike Wheatley | September 19th

Infor Global Systems has achieved something that the likes of Oracle Corp. and SAP could only dream of. That is, it's successfully transformed itself into a fully-fledged cloud-based software solutions company that, according to Constellation...»

If Infor has its way, tomorrow’s enterprise systems will run entirely in the cloud

Maria Deutscher | September 19th

Infor Global Solutions, Inc., the privately-held enterprise juggernaut with a knack for flying under the industry's radar, is following in the footsteps of its better-known competitors to the public cloud. But while SAP SE and Oracle Corp. are...»

SAP suddenly becomes a ‘cloud giant’ with $8bn Concur acquisition

Mike Wheatley | September 19th

Enterprise software giant SAP SE has just grown new legs following the acquisition of enterprise travel and business expense management software maker Concur Technologies in a massive $8.3 billion deal. The Germany-based firm ...»

Larry Ellison steps down at the top of his game, leaves “top lieutenants to mind the store”

Kristen Nicole | September 18th

After 35 years heading Oracle Corp., Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO of the software company he founded. Splitting the newly opened CEO position are Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, current co-presidents...»

Mesosphere cofounder envisions future data center as ‘one big computer’ | #OpenStackSV

Paul Gillin | September 18th

The data center of the future will be fully virtualized, with everything from power supplies to storage devices consolidated into a single pool and managed by software, according to an executive whose company intends to lead the...»

VMworld 2014 Docker DevOps round up: VMware and Docker make common cause | #vmworld

Saroj Kar | September 16th

Creation of an on-site private cloud for agile software development and IT operations, or DevOps, is one of the primary enterprise use cases for open source technology. Going beyond the hypervisor and leveraging VMware’s software-defined data center technologies...»

Have containers solved the BYOD security problem?

Kristen Nicole | September 16th

Less than ten percent of businesses have a comprehensive security policy in place to protect employee-owned devices, according to a recent Compass Intelligence survey, leaving the vast majority of the Bring Your Own Anything (BYOx) market open to hackers...»

What you missed in Cloud: incumbents tapping startup resourcefulness for an edge

Maria Deutscher | September 15th

It’s been a good week to be a cloud startup, especially for Amplidata Inc., which landed $10 million in funding from one of the biggest names on the enterprise storage block to help...»

HP gobbles up Eucalyptus to strengthen cloud biz

Mike Wheatley | September 12th

In a shock announcement this morning Hewlett-Packard Company has revealed it's buying up Eucalyptus, the open-source hybrid cloud software maker that's been such a hit with customers of Amazon Web Services. HP has acquired Eucalyptus ostensibly...»