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Contract dispute with HPE costs Oracle $3bn

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Oracle has released a statement declaring it will appeal a jury decision to side with HPE in a long-running contract dispute worth $3 billion.

Dell sells software business for $2bn to fund EMC deal

Dell has announced Francisco Partners and Elliott Management have agreed to purchase its software business unit as the company moves towards deadline day for the EMC merger.

Cisco reports 3% growth for Q3 and sets targets on IoT market

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Cisco has reported 3% year-on-year growth for Q3, topping $12 billion for the quarter, with its security business leading the charge, though the team have reconfirmed IOT, software cloud and collaboration markets are priorities for the future.

Apple bolsters position in enterprise cloud market with SAP partnership

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Mobile device giant Apple has announced a new partnership with enterprise software vendor SAP to develop iOS apps based on the SAP HANA cloud platform.

Software market frustrating for enterprise users says Gemalto research

Software licensing is still causing enterprises grief, according to new research by security firm Gemalto. The biggest pain points and causes of frustration are the inflexibility of licensing arrangements and the unhelpful delivery options.

Oracle launches Communications Analytics portfolio

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Enterprise software giant Oracle has unveiled a new product portfolio called Oracle Communications Analytics, a business intelligence suite aimed at communications providers.

Software-defined storage vendor Scality nabs $45m to prep for IPO

Scality has secured $45m in its latest funding round and plans to go public in 2017

Software-defined storage expert Scality has secured $45m in a funding round led by Menlo Ventures, which the company said will be used to fuel its North American and international expansion.

How to achieve success in the cloud

Laurent Lachal

There are two sides to the cloud coin: one positive, the other negative, and too many people focus on one at the expense of the other for a variety of reasons ranging from ignorance to wilful misdirection. But ultimately, success resides in embracing both sides and pulling together the capabilities of both enterprises and their suppliers to make the most of the positive and limit the negative.

SAP extends partnership with Red Hat, IBM

SAP extended enterprise partnerships Red Hat, IBM in a bid to grow its cloud services portfolio

In a bid to extend the reach of its fledging in-memory platform SAP this week announced partnerships with Red Hat and IBM. The deal will see SAP HANA offered up from IBM datacentres, and improved compatibility of SAP’s data management portfolio with Red Hat’s open source cloud offerings.

Adobe Creative Cloud: Too little too soon?

Adobe's Create Cloud suite suffered a massive outage last week, raising questions about how long the company can continue to offer non-cloud software on a cloud consumption basis

Millions of Adobe’s Creative Cloud users were unable to access their services late last week because of a malfunction with the database that stores Adobe Live account logins. The issue may highlight the growing crisis Adobe faces with its “cloud” software.

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