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News: December 2012

Industry and product news on CRM, Business Intelligence, ERP, supply chain management, and other enterprise applications. - Archive for December 2012

OpenERP 7.0 Sets Stage for One-Stop Integrated Business Apps

For the latest release of its open source ERP platform, OpenERP focuses on integrated applications, first-time users and more social hooks.

Oracle Grabs Eloqua's Marketing Cloud for $871M

Business software giant Oracle absorbs yet another SaaS provider into its expanding cloud services portfolio.

Splunk Intros More Big Data SDKs

Big Data pioneer Splunk releases new software development kits to bring more developers into the fold and grow its ecosystem.

Oracle Debuts Big Data Appliance X3-2 and Updated Hadoop Connectors

Oracle announces new, high-performance server hardware and software offerings that play well with the popular Hadoop Big Data platform.

Oracle Snaps up DataRaker

Oracle buys a cloud-based, smart meter analytics specialist to add momentum to its Big Data push.

Feds to Spend $7.2B on Big Data by 2017

Affordable analytics solutions and growing cloud adoption are sparking increased federal government demand for Big Data solutions.

Birst Launches Predictive Sales Analytics

Analytics software specialist Birst brings predictive analytics to major SFA apps.

IDInteract Launches Demand Exchange Cloud

A new startup aims to one-up social CRM analytics vendors with a targeted, analytics-based cloud offering.

Sage SalesLogix 8 Champions Sales Roles, Mobile Access

Sage's updated CRM platform emphasizes role-based functionality and improves the mobile experience. Sage SalesLogix 8 Champions Sales Roles, …

Big Data Analytics Startup ClearStory Raises $9M

ClearStory, another startup that puts a user-friendly spin on Big Data analytics, rakes in VC funds.

IBM Completes Kenexa Buy, Preps Analytics-Driven HCM

IBM sees a Big Data analytics opportunity as it closes the book on its human capital management acquisition of Kenexa.

HP Revamps AppSystem for Scale Out

New AppSytem hardware/software approach goes for a 'Lego'-like approach to building scale-out architecture. First up: new Vertica and Big …

SAS Points Big Data Guns at Fraudsters

Analytics provider SAS plans to fight financial crimes by boosting R&D and leveraging in-memory technology.