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WestJet turns to gamification to help its Oracle ERP users soar

Canadian airline WestJet believes gamification, the notion of applying elements of game design to a workplace setting, can help its employees use more effectively its Oracle J.D. Edwards ERP (enterprise resource planning) system.

One user's path to a Chromebook enterprise

Microsoft's dominance in business may be mammoth but it isn't absolute, as Tim Dickson, the director of technology at Auberge Resorts, has found.

SAP customers can't figure out firm's mobility strategy

It's been nearly four years since SAP got into enterprise mobility with the acquisition of Sybase, but many customers still don't quite understand its mobile product strategy, according to a new survey by the Americas' SAP Users' Group.

Microsoft scrambles to simplify its licensing

Microsoft is pledging dramatic improvements to its notoriously complex enterprise licensing, but experts are skeptical about the potential impact of the plan.

Oracle reverses decline in hardware revenue during Q3

Oracle's third-quarter revenue rose 4 percent to US$9.3 billion while net income increased 2 percent to $2.6 billion, buoyed by growth in new software licenses and cloud subscriptions as well as a long-anticipated rise in hardware product revenue.

Global IT spending outlook 'better but subpar' for 2014, Forrester says

Global spending on technology will rise 6.2% to $2.22 trillion in 2014, helped by an improving economy and growing interest in areas such as mobility and cloud computing, according to new data from Forrester Research.

Avon halts work on big SAP implementation, cites lack of ROI

Avon Products has halted the rollout of a global SAP implementation, with the cosmetics maker saying in a regulatory filing that a pilot program in Canada caused "significant business disruption in that market, and did not show a clear return on investment."

Here's how Google and Amazon scale up their huge IT operations

Internet giants such as Google and Amazon run IT operations that are far larger than most enterprises even dream of, but lessons they learn from managing those humongous systems can benefit others in the industry.

Professors warn that grads could face competition from H-1B workers

The prospect of raising the cap on H-1B visas is worrying some academics, who say it would mean stiff competition for grads from lower-wage H-1B workers.

BlackBerry taps former Sybase chief as interim CEO; analysts like the move

BlackBerry's appointment Monday of former Sybase CEO John Chen as its next executive board chairman and interim CEO could be the best news in months for the struggling smartphone company, analysts said.

Marin County seeks new software vendor to replace SAP system

Officials in California's Marin County have begun the search for new ERP software to replace a troubled SAP implementation that was at the center of an ugly legal battle between the county, SAP and systems integrator Deloitte.

Enterprise software revenue growth suggests recovery under way

The global enterprise software market expanded by 5.5 percent year over year during the first half of 2013 to US$179 billion, a result that suggests a tentative rebound from economic turmoil in Europe, according to analyst firm IDC.

Oracle moves aggressively to poach SAP Business ByDesign customers

Oracle has joined the ranks of ERP software vendors hoping to capitalize on uncertainty among customers of SAP's Business ByDesign software, offering to waive one year of subscription fees to those who migrate to Oracle's competing products.

The New Role for IT: Generator of Innovative Ideas

At Yum Restaurants International, the value of IT is business innovation.

Dell goes private as shareholders approve $24.9 billion deal

Shareholders have voted to approve a US$24.9 billion buyout of the company by founder and CEO Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Partners.

New SAP-Accenture partnership will give customers one throat to choke

Long-time partners SAP and Accenture are deepening their relationship with a new offering that calls for Accenture to serve as a single point of contact on projects involving SAP's HANA in-memory database platform and Accenture's own intellectual property.

SAP user group lobbying leads to more flexible on-premises licensing policy

SAP has made the second change to its software licensing policies within a month following a long-term lobbying effort by user groups, and while the move will give customers more flexibility, certain limitations apply.

Oracle, CedarCrestone settle lawsuit over third-party support

Oracle has settled a lawsuit it brought last year against a former partner it alleged was providing third-party support for its PeopleSoft application in an illegal fashion.

Infor hit with lawsuit over alleged software project failure

Infor has been sued by a customer who claims an ERP (enterprise resource planning) project that was supposed to take six months instead allegedly dragged on for well over a year without any useful results.

Gartner downgrades 2013 global IT spending forecast on currency shifts

Gartner has lowered its expectations for growth this year in global IT spending, saying it will rise 2% to $3.7 trillion. Earlier this year, the analyst firm predicted 2013 growth of 4.1%.