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The enterprise software market features massive players like SAP and Oracle and customers that are beginning to question their license fees. Can enterprise software companies count on ever-increasing maintenance revenue streams. The enterprise software field is massive and includes Microsoft, IBM, BMC Software, CA and dozens of other players both large and small.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2012: A photographic experience

Oracle OpenWorld 2012: A photographic experience

A compendium of photos from Oracle OpenWorld 2012. Unseasonably warm weather, meetings with Oracle executives and customers, and a variety of activities made this year's OpenWorld fun and interesting. Although there was some controversy among analysts and bloggers, the photos show a rich and diverse event.

published October 8, 2012 by

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Acrobat XI Pro: Screenshots

Acrobat XI Pro: Screenshots

Adobe's latest Acrobat upgrade makes it easier to edit PDFs, integrates better with Microsoft Office and cloud storage, and streamlines form creation and electronic signature management, among other workflow improvements.

published October 1, 2012 by

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Sponsored by Sap

IDC: iOS Widens Lead Over Android Among Mobile Enterprise Developers [Charts]

IDC: iOS Widens Lead Over Android Among Mobile Enterprise Developers [Charts]

IDC has been surveying mobile developers for the past two years. In mid-May, it polled more than 3,500 developers in a survey sponsored by platform vendor and SAP partner, Appcelerator, to gauge their feelings about Apple versus Google in the enterprise, their interest in Windows 8/Microsoft Surface, what their pain points are, and more. Here is what they said, with my commentary.

published July 23, 2012 by

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Office 2013: A closer look

Office 2013: A closer look

Microsoft has officially unveiled the consumer preview of Office 2013. The new edition has a dramatically different look and feel, as well as tight connections to cloud-based services. Here's what you'll find inside.

published July 16, 2012 by

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Osborne effects: Death by pre-announcement

Osborne effects: Death by pre-announcement

The "Osborne Effect" refers to the unintended consequences of announcing a future product ahead of its availability -- and its impact upon the sales of the current product. Here are the eight worst Osbornes we've ever seen.

published June 21, 2012 by

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Making the best of a bad situation - SOPA mocking memes

Making the best of a bad situation - SOPA mocking memes

Censorship acts like SOPA have rocked the foundations of the Internet community, and now thanks to Wednesday's blackout collaboration more people are aware of the dangers of this legislation. However, people also like to make light of a bad situation, and this selection of memes is the proof.

published January 18, 2012 by

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Is AT&T slowly dethroning the almighty iPhone?

ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz shares his views on the release of Apple's new iPhone 3G S. Diaz says there is a dark shadow being cast over the new device because of its exclusive relationship with carrier AT&T, while users complain about two-year contracts and lack of support for MMS messaging.

published June 23, 2009 by

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What's the cloud's killer app?

At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, SAP CTO Vishal Sikka shares his views with M.R. Rangaswami, co-founder of the Sand Hill Group on application development in the cloud. He pinpoints two key areas for continued research, real-time search and mobility.

published May 26, 2009 by

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Enough with the Twitter rumors

ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz shares his views on the rumors swirling around Apple buying Twitter for $700 million. Diaz says the gossip is less about Apple and more about the tech press' hunger for some details about the microblogging service's revenue model.

published May 6, 2009 by

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Oracle changes tech landscape with Sun acquisition

Senior Editor Sam Diaz shares his thoughts on Oracle's recent $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems. He says Oracle is positioning itself to come in as a one-stop player, complete with business hardware and business software. The deal could also help spur other tech mergers to keep pace with the likes of Oracle.

published April 22, 2009 by

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Drew Martin, CIO, Sony Electronics

Drew Martin, CIO of Sony Electronics, speaks to ZDNet Editor in Chief, Larry Dignan about how IT is facilitating product development at the consumer electronics giant. Martin also shares his views on what the company is doing to get an edge on the likes of Nintendo and Apple in the competitive electronics space.

published April 21, 2009 by

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Adobe announces Flash Catalyst, Facebook connection

At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch demos a beta version of Flash Catalyst, a Web development program that allows developers to import pictures and make each shape into a Web element. Flash Catalyst also creates Flex code of these elements, letting developers add to and manipulate the code directly, and giving them the ability to connect to Facebook's API.

published April 2, 2009 by

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Palm announces WebOS platform, Mojo messaging service

At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Palm Senior Vice President of Applications and Services Michael Abbott announced an early access program of the company's new developing platform, WebOS. The new platform will run apps natively on the device and enables greater integration with cloud applications like Google and Facebook. Abbott stressed that the company is looking for developer feedback and that the platform is evolving.

published April 2, 2009 by

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Revving up the electric-car industry

At the Green:Net conference in San Francisco, John Clark of GridPoint and Richard Lowenthal of Coulomb Technologies discuss how the largest obstacle for next-generation electric cars is standards. The executives believe that standards in IT infrastructure and the power grid are necessary for any successful large implementation.

published March 26, 2009 by

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Adobe CIO: The future of RIAs

Gerri Martin-Flickinger, CIO of Adobe, thinks that in the future Rich Internet Applications are going to have many uses, separate from the browser. For example, users will be able to customize their application interface, and the RIAs will provide visibility into back office applications.

published March 24, 2009 by

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Short clip: Using Adobe at Adobe

Gerri Martin-Flickinger, CIO of Adobe, explains what it means to "eat your own dog food." At Adobe, it doesn't just mean using their own products within the company, but also finding ways to leverage them across the enterprise in unique and interesting ways.

published March 24, 2009 by

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Geri Martin-Flickinger, CIO, Adobe

Gerri Martin-Flickinger, CIO of Adobe, speaks to ZDNet Editor in Chief, Larry Dignan about her top priorities at the graphics software maker. Martin-Flickinger shares her views on new ways the company is collaborating internally and the future of Rich Internet Applications for businesses.

published March 24, 2009 by

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Will economic downturn push companies into the cloud?

At the TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable in Mountain View, Calif., Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, explains why he thinks Microsoft's entry into the business will bring validation to the cloud. Many CTOs, he says, still need to be convinced that using software as a service will save them money and move their companies toward the future. Moderator: Steve Gillmor, editor of TechCrunchIT.

published March 2, 2009 by

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