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Oregon's move from Oracle-developed site to on track

Oregon's effort to transition its health insurance exchange from a problem-wracked website originally developed by Oracle to the federal platform is going according to schedule and expectations, state officials said this week.

Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

Hydraulic actuators, battery stacks, biochemical systems and disease propagation are but a few things that now can be modeled more easily, thanks to a number of libraries and a library store that Wolfram Research has created for a new edition of its SystemModeler software package.

HP speeds testing tools in app development suite

Hewlett-Packard has updated its Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite to accommodate the ever-quickening pace of today's software programming teams.

How to survive an IBM software license audit

While many software vendors run software license audits on customers, there are some key differences customers should be mindful of when it comes to IBM, according to a new report from advisory firm Miro Consulting.

Software AG buys alfabet AG for IT portfolio management software

Software AG has signed a deal to acquire IT portfolio management software vendor alfabet AG and plans to combine the company's tools with its own ARIS process modeling products.

Planview overhauls the look of its portfolio management software

Planview has updated the interface of its flagship project portfolio management (PPM) software to make it easier to navigate and appealing to a wider range of potential users.

11 signs your IT project is doomed

The IT world is no stranger to projects that go down in flames. In fact, anyone who has had the unenviable pleasure of participating in a failed IT effort likely sensed its demise well before the go-live date. That sixth sense is invaluable in a competitive field like IT -- but only if it is acted on promptly and professionally.

Oracle updates Primavera project portfolio management software

Oracle has rolled out a series of upgrades and new features for the PPM (project portfolio management) software suite it gained through the 2008 acquisition of Primavera.

Feds turn to agile development as budget cuts loom

As the threat of federal budget cuts hover, IT managers are turning to agile development to speed up projects and quickly show their value.

Good Times app a winner for AT&T hackathon developer

With app development, serendipity matters. Ruggero Scorcioni knows that better than almost anybody.

Oracle buys PPM vendor Instantis

Oracle on Thursday said it has agreed to acquire PPM software vendor Instantis, in a move that will build upon its past acquisition of Primavera.

CA updates Clarity PPM software

CA Technologies has updated its Clarity project and portfolio management software to accommodate more comprehensive long-term planning.

IT helps passengers, crew navigate gigantic cruise ship

Royal Caribbean International knew its cruise ship Oasis of the Seas had to be designed in a way that its size didn't overwhelm passengers and staffers. The company decided early on that IT would play a big part in addressing this challenge.

Windows 8 migrations manageable, argues support firm

Windows 8 may be the most disruptive operating system upgrade in 17 years, but the learning curve isn't as steep as some have claimed, enterprise support company PC Helps said today.

Equity firm buys ERP vendor Deltek for $1.1B

ERP software vendor Deltek is being purchased by private equity firm Thoma Bravo in a $1.1 billion deal, the companies announced Monday. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

Globalized IT operations pay off

By interlocking business services, companies gain customer knowledge, efficiency and speed. The payoffs are huge, but laying the groundwork for IT standardization is no easy task.

IBM updates Rational tools for cloud, mobile

With a focus on both cloud and mobile, IBM has updated its Rational line of software development management products and services, the company announced Monday during the kick off its annual Innovate software conference, being held this week in Orlando.

California's $500M state pension software system wracked by backlogs

An expensive and long-troubled software program for California's pension system that went live last year has stumbled out of the gate, with some areas of service dealing with significant backlogs, according to a report released by officials at the California Public Employees' Retirement System.

Citrix buys Podio for social collaboration, project management software

Citrix said Wednesday it has acquired Podio, maker of a cloud-based software platform for project management and collaboration. Terms were not disclosed.

How to Avoid the Perils of Virtualization and Cloud Stall

Virtualization and cloud computing offer the promise of cost savings, efficiency and flexibility, but organizations must plan their transitions carefully or risk finding themselves stuck with a bundle of sunk costs and no path forward.