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    Why Is DBaas Preferred over Traditional Databases?

    DBaaS makes it easier to build applications in the cloud. This is why DBaaS is expected to become a dominant deployment model for all databases.

    By Anne Shields
  • Oracle’s New ID Graph Offers Unique Features
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    Oracle’s New ID Graph Offers Unique Features

    Oracle ID Graph’s unique feature is that it separates device-based identifiers and mobile devices that allow marketers to send a message to these devices directly.

    By Anne Shields
  • How the Server Market’s Growth Impacted Oracle in Fiscal 1Q18
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Server Market’s Growth Impacted Oracle in Fiscal 1Q18

    According to Gartner, server market revenues grew 2.8% to ~$13.9 billion, while shipments grew 2.4% to ~2.8 million units in 2Q17.

    By Anne Shields
  • Why Oracle Dominates the ERP Cloud Space
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    Why Oracle Dominates the ERP Cloud Space

    In fiscal 1Q18, Oracle’s Cloud ERP business grew 90%, excluding NetSuite’s contribution, and reached an annual run rate of $1.3 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    Data Is the New Crude, and Paradata Is Refining It

    Everyone’s heard that data is the new oil. But Paradata shows that data is like crude oil—if you don’t refine it into something you can use, it’s useless.

    By Paradata
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    Why Salesforce Acquired Twin Prime

    Salesforce continued its spree in December 2016 with its acquisition of Twin Prime, a startup focused on machine learning.

    By Anne Shields
  • How Will Grapeshot Enhance Oracle’s Data Cloud?
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    How Will Grapeshot Enhance Oracle’s Data Cloud?

    Over the years, Oracle has made several acquisitions to expand its digital marketing and advertising solutions business in order to leverage the rising trend of social media.

    By Anne Shields
  • Why Oracle’s Marketing Cloud is integral to its growth
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    Why Oracle’s Marketing Cloud is integral to its growth

    Oracle’s Marketing Cloud allows customers to run marketing campaigns and manage data related to those campaigns on web, social, mobile, and email.

    By Anne Shields
  • U.S. Supreme Court Buidling
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    Google Versus Oracle Supreme Court Case Results in a Win for Google

    By Kathryn Underwood
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    Don Johnson's Critical Role at Oracle Amid Focus on Cloud Business

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Why is Oracle Moving its Headquarters to Austin, Texas
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    Why Oracle Made the Big Move From California to the Lone Star State

    By Ambrish Shah
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    How Business Software Leader Oracle Makes Money

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Why Oracle Stock Isn't a Buy Right Now Amid Tough Outlook

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Microsoft Could Benefit from Trump’s Policies

    Microsoft’s cash and short-term investment balance of $136.9 billion was on the top of the list for the fourth straight quarter.

    By Anne Shields
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    A Close Look at Adobe’s Margins in Fiscal 2015

    A reduction in operating expenses, primarily sales and marketing (or S&M) and general and administrative (or G&A) expenses, led to an expansion in Adobe’s margins.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle’s Position in the Marketing Cloud Space versus Peers

    Over past couple of years, Oracle, SAP (SAP), and Salesforce (CRM) have aggressively turned to acquisitions in order to strengthen their footholds in the marketing cloud space.

    By Anne Shields
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why the new SQL release could help Microsoft’s database presence

    During the conference call to announce Microsoft’s (MSFT) fiscal Q3 2014 earnings, Microsoft mentioned that it recently launched a new version of SQL database

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle’s Value Proposition: A Peer Comparison

    Oracle was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~8.6x on June 29, 2016.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Microsoft Isn’t the Only Threat to Amazon’s Cloud Dominance

    In late 2016, Oracle (ORCL) launched the second generation of its IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) offering, Oracle Bare Metal Cloud.

    By Anne Shields
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    Why Concur expects to boost its business by being part of SAP

    In June 2012, Concur got a 15-year contract to supply travel and expense software to multiple federal agencies. SAP (SAP) has an existing relationship with federal agencies. Concur is known for its business software. Concur and SAP will be able to expand their relationship across the globe. They will expand to other governments and agencies.

    By Anne Shields
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    What Can We Expect from Salesforce’s Fiscal 3Q17 Results?

    For fiscal 3Q17, analysts expect Salesforce (CRM) to post revenue and non-GAAP EPS (earnings per share) of ~$2.12 billion and $0.21, respectively.

    By Anne Shields
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    Why is “Internet of Everything” a future growth driver for Cisco?

    Cisco CEO John Chambers believes the Internet of Everything (IoE) might be a $19 trillion opportunity. Cities globally have the potential to claim $1.9 trillion in value from IoE over the next decade, Cisco’s study stated.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Investors’ Response towards Apple’s Bond Sale

    Apple continues its bond sale trend in 2017 Earlier in this series, we discussed how IBM had continued its trend of share buybacks, and how the IT (Information Technology) sector continued to be the top spender among industries. In early February 2017, Apple (APPL) raised $10 billion in debt. The Financial Times, citing Dealogic estimates, stated […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Trump Says His Election Prevented a Stock Market Crash

    Apart from investors’ concerns about rising interest rates, the major worry that triggered a massive sell-off in the fourth quarter of 2018 was the US-China trade war triggered by President Donald Trump.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Why Is Salesforce Stock a ‘Buy’ for UBS?

    On the insistence of its shareholders, Salesforce has backed away from its prior decision to buy Twitter (TWTR).

    By Anne Shields
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    How Optevia Acquisition Will Boost IBM’s Strategic Imperatives

    IBM’s strategic imperatives relate to the company’s investment in cloud, analytics, mobile, social, and security technologies.

    By Anne Shields
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    Palo Alto Networks Stock Rises 4% after Fiscal 1Q16 Earnings

    Palo Alto Networks (PANW) announced its fiscal 1Q16 earnings on November 23, 2015. Market reaction was positive, and investors drove the stock up by 4.0% in after-hours trading.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Oracle Continue to Outperform the S&P 500 Index?

    Earlier in this series, we discussed the factors that might impede Oracle’s (ORCL) dominance in the database space, which is also the company’s cash cow.

    By Anne Shields
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    SaaS, PaaS Playing a Role in Oracle’s Growing Net Margins

    In the past ten quarters including fiscal 1Q17, Oracle’s revenues have missed analyst expectations nine times.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Microsoft’s Valuation with Peers’

    Microsoft stock closed at $101.87 on June 20, close to its lower Bollinger Band of $98.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind Salesforce’s Increase in Software Spending in 2017

    Global IT spending is projected to reach nearly $3.5 trillion in 2017.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Oracle’s Leadership in B2B Commerce Suites Means

    According to Forrester Research, the US B2B (business-to-business) digital commerce market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.7%, from $780.0 billion in 2015 to $1.1 trillion in 2018.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle Expands Its Retail Product Features

    Oracle (ORCL) seems to be making rapid investments in its retail cloud service triggered by higher demand across the retail industry.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Despite a Revenue Miss, Why Did Oracle Stock Receive an Upgrade?

    Oracle’s (ORCL) better-than-expected Cloud revenues led J.P. Morgan (JPM) to upgrade Oracle stock from “neutral” to “overweight.”

    By Anne Shields
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    Financials

    Markets Started Strong and Finished Solid Last Week

    Last week, financial markets opened on a strong note as Hurricane Irma died down and the damage was less than anticipated.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    IBM’s Value Proposition in the US Software Space

    IBM was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 8.77x on April 8, 2016. This was lower than Microsoft’s and Oracle’s at 10.22x and 9.10x, respectively.

    By Anne Shields
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    Salesforce Stock: Most Analysts Recommend ‘Buy’

    Wall Street analysts’ views on Salesforce stock Earlier in this series, we discussed how growing competition in the cloud space could halt Salesforce (CRM) double-digit revenue growth. We also discussed the company’s initiatives to overcome this. Salesforce is a prominent player in the software space, along with Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL), IBM (IBM), and SAP (SAP). […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    iPhone Battery Replacement Could Impact Apple’s Earnings

    Apple (AAPL) reported earnings per share of $3.36 on revenues of $78.4 billion for fiscal 1Q17, which ended in December 2016.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Oracle’s Cloud Offerings Dominated Its Fiscal 4Q17 Results

    In fiscal 4Q17, Oracle’s (ORCL) SaaS revenues grew 75% on a YoY basis to $1 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Salesforce’s Stock?

    Salesforce is a prominent player in the software space, along with Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL), IBM (IBM), and SAP (SAP).

    By Anne Shields
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    Oracle’s Services Segment Performance in Fiscal 1Q16

    Oracle’s Services segment is composed of consulting, customer support, and education services for its products and services.

    By Anne Shields
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    Farallon Capital sells stake in Yahoo!

    Farallon Capital Management sold its position in Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) during the third quarter. The stock accounted for 3.39% of the fund’s total 2Q14 portfolio.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Oracle Stock Losing Momentum?

    Oracle’s tepid top- and bottom-line guidance for fiscal Q1 2019 has affected its stock price.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    How Did FireEye’s Segments Perform in Fiscal 1Q16?

    The shift to cloud services has impacted FireEye’s (FEYE) revenue. Its product revenues are billed at the time of shipment, but cloud services revenues are recurring.

    By Anne Shields
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    Parsing Oracle-NetSuite Material Adverse Effect Clause: Part 1

    In the merger deal between Oracle (ORCL) and NetSuite (N), the MAE clause lays out the circumstances under which Oracle can back out of the transaction.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Oracle’s Focus on IaaS: A Need Rather Than an Opportunity

    Oracle’s (ORCL) new Software Licensing segment’s revenues declined in fiscal 3Q17, falling 15.8% to ~$1.4 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    How the US Dollar’s Rise Could Impact Oracle’s Growth in 2017

    The strengthening US dollar (UUP) has been pressuring the entire technology sector, and growth in Oracle’s (ORCL) top line is vulnerable to fluctuations in the dollar.

    By Anne Shields
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    Inside Intel’s 1Q17 Irony

    Intel (INTC) reported 1Q17 revenues of $14.8 billion, up 8% from 1Q16 and slightly below the consensus estimate.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    What’s Expected for FireEye’s Revenue

    In Q2 2018, cybersecurity company FireEye expects its revenue to grow 4% YoY (year-over-year) to $199 million–$203 million, driven by the addition of new clients and upselling to existing customers.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    How Wall Street Analysts View Oracle Stock

    Analysts’ views on Oracle stock Earlier in this series, we discussed Oracle’s (ORCL) technical indicators and its value proposition in the software space. Let’s take a look at the Wall Street analysts’ view of Oracle and its metrics. Of the 34 analyst recommendations for Oracle’s stock, only one was a “sell” recommendation. Close to 74% […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Inflows into Investment-Grade Bond Funds Increase Last Week

    Investment-grade bond (AGG) funds saw net inflows of $1.53 billion in the week ending May 1, 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft’s Shift to the Cloud Is Pressuring Its Margins

    Amid the recent sell-offs in the technology space driven by valuation concerns, Microsoft stock fell from $73 per share to ~$68 per share.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Oracle Plan to Benefit in the Current IT Space?

    Oracle Cloud at Customer is Oracle’s focus on providing companies’ CIOs with enterprise software deployment choices.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Oracle launched Its Elastic Compute Cloud

    Oracle’s Elastic Compute Cloud could be an alternative to Amazon’s already dominant offering, Amazon Web services’ (or AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2.

    By Anne Shields
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    How Is Netsuite Expected to Impact Oracle’s Financials?

    So far in 2016, Oracle (ORCL) has made nine acquisitions: Dyn, Palerra, LogFire, NetSuite, Opower, Textura, Crosswise, Ravello Systems, and AddThis.

    By Anne Shields
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    Oracle and Its Peers Continued Their Share Buyback Trend in 2016

    Of all the companies in this sector, Apple is estimated to be the largest contributor to the IT sector’s expected fall in earnings.

    By Anne Shields
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    The Word on the Street: What Do Analysts Recommend for IBM Now?

    Of the 27 analyst recommendations on IBM stock, 56% were “hold” as of July 8, 2016. About 26% were “buy” recommendations, and 19% were “sell.”

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    On September 13, Oracle announced that it joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a Platinum member.

    By Anne Shields
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Microsoft Reports Earnings Tomorrow, Stock Shows 23 Percent Upside

    As Microsoft gears up to report its earnings, the stock has soared this year. The company’s stock price has risen 34% in 2020.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle Gets a Buy Rating from UBS following Cassandra Summit

    On September 25, 2015, UBS restated its “buy” rating on Oracle. This news came following the Cassandra Summit, which concluded on September 24, 2015.

    By Anne Shields
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    Choosing between Short- and Long-Term Fixed-Income Mutual Funds

    Bond prices fall when interest rate rise. So when interest rate rises, the value of a bond or a bond portfolio falls.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Inside IBM’s Cognitive Solutions Performance in 2Q16

    IBM’s Cognitive Solutions segment’s revenues grew by 3.5% to $4.7 billion in fiscal 2Q16. In this segment, cloud revenues grew by 55%.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Blackberry’s Software Bet Crumbling?

    BlackBerry (BB) has focused on software and services as its core business since it lost ground to Apple and Samsung (SSNFL) in the smartphone market.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Must-know: Enterprise resource planning

    Salesforce.com (CRM), SAP AG (SAP), Oracle (ORCL), IBM Corp. (IBM), Microsoft (MSFT), and SAS Institute Inc. (SAS) are the leading players in this market.

    By Anne Shields
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    What Caused Microsoft Stock to Rise by ~20% in 2015?

    Microsoft revised its corporate strategy “mobile first cloud first” in accordance with the change in the IT landscape. It’s going through the SMAC revolution.

    By Anne Shields
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    Red Hat: 56th Consecutive Quarter of Revenue Growth

    Red Hat (RHT), a leading Linux software and open-source provider, was the latest in the technology space to announce its fiscal 4Q16 earnings.

    By Anne Shields
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    What Are Analysts Expecting from Microsoft’s Fiscal 4Q16 Results?

    Microsoft (MSFT) is scheduled to release its fiscal 4Q16 and 2016 earnings after the Market closes on July 19, 2016. For fiscal 4Q16, Estimize expects Microsoft to report revenue of $22.1 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    Behind IBM’s Stock Reaction to Its Latest Quarterly Results

    IBM saw its shares fall 8.2% in April, after the firm reported its 1Q17 results. IBM reported revenue of $18.2 billion for 1Q17—slightly below the analyst estimate.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Is Microsoft Trying to Compete with Google in the AI Space?

    Since 2011, nearly 140 private companies related to AI technologies have been acquired with more than 40 acquisitions taking place in 2016 alone.

    By Anne Shields
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    Why Salesforce Was Named a Digital Marketing Hub Leader

    Focus on Marketing Cloud Earlier in this series, we discussed Salesforce’s (CRM) acquisition of Sequence. On February 20, 2017, Salesforce shared that it has been positioned as a leader by Gartner in its February 2017 Magic Quadrant for Digital Marketing Hubs report. Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud CEO and chief analytics officer Bob Stutz said that “we believe Salesforce’s […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Future Guidance: SAP Expects to Be a Cloud Company by 2018

    SAP’s ongoing transition to the web-based subscription model from traditional licensed software is expected to lead to more predictable recurring revenue.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Was Salesforce Destined to Lose to Microsoft in the SaaS Space?

    Eweek.com stated that Microsoft held 15% share of global enterprise SaaS revenues, while Salesforce held 14% in 2Q16.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Salesforce’s Partnership with Amazon—And Why It Matters

    In mid-2016, Salesforce (CRM) announced a partnership with Amazon (AMZN). Salesforce has chosen Amazon’s AWS as its public cloud infrastructure provider.

    By Anne Shields
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    Salesforce Launches Its Financial Services Cloud

    On August 25, Salesforce, along with the announcement of its Lightning platform for its Sales Cloud, launched Financial Services Cloud, its first industry-specific offering.

    By Anne Shields
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    StackEngine: Oracle’s Recent Cloud Acquisition

    Oracle (ORCL) announced the acquisition of StackEngine on December 18, 2015. SEC filings indicate that the company paid $1.3 million for StackEngine’s employee stock options and equity.

    By Anne Shields
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    How 1Q18 Treated Microsoft’s Margins

    Segment-wise contribution to revenue and margins So far in this series, we’ve discussed Microsoft’s (MSFT) segment-wise performance, Whereas its Productivity and Business Processes and Intelligent Cloud segments reported growth, its MPC (More Personal Computing) segment did not. Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and MPC contributed 24%, ~28%, and 38%, respectively, of the company’s total revenue in fiscal […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Why Did Oracle’s Software Segment Decline in Fiscal 4Q16?

    In fiscal 4Q16, Oracles Software segment’s revenue fell by 3% to ~$7.6 billion. In 2016, it declined by 5% to ~$26.1 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    SAP Is Again a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

    On July 26, 2016, SAP (SAP) announced that that it was, once again, ranked as a leader by Forrester Research.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Revenues for VMware Increase 4% YoY in 2Q15

    In this series, we will analyze the stocks in the First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index ETF (SKYY) that comprise the Systems Software subsector. Since January 2015, SKYY generated returns of 2.42% to close at $29.18 on August 28.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Metanautix: Microsoft’s Recent Buy in Big Data Space

    Microsoft (MSFT) announced the acquisition of Metanautix on December 18, 2015. Microsoft aims to integrate Metanautix Big Data expertise with SQL Server and the Cortana Analytics Suite to improve data usage.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Oracle’s Startup Strategy Undo Amazon’s Cloud Dominance?

    Oracle (ORCL) is fighting to shed the tag of cloud computing underdog, now that it has been dwarfed by Amazon and Microsoft in software and services.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Why Oracle Expects Improved Software and Platform Growth Ahead

    Oracle now expects 65% or higher growth in its cloud SaaS (software-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) space in fiscal 2017.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Dollar Played Havoc with IBM’S 2015 Results

    The strengthening of the US dollar against major currencies received the blame from IBM for the fall in its revenues.

    By Anne Shields
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    Tech & Comm Services

    How NetSuite Will Improve Oracle’s Position in the Cloud Space

    In fiscal 2016, Oracle reported ~$2.9 billion in cloud revenue. Oracle is making progress in the space and expects 65% growth in the space in fiscal 2017.

    By Anne Shields
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    Adobe’s Focus on Digital Marketing Should Keep Paying Off

    Industry analysts believe that digital marketing spending will witness a consistent increase in the future. Digital marketing is necessary for business-to-business (or B2B) organizations.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Apple Ever Buy Netflix, Blizzard, and Sonos?

    Despite a massive sell-off at the start of 2019, Apple (AAPL) managed to end January on a positive note.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Oracle Could Advance in the Cloud Space

    In the most recent quarter, Oracle’s cloud ERP business grew 156%, excluding NetSuite’s contribution, and reached an annual run rate of $1.2 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    Computer Sciences Rose 8% after Separation from CSRA

    On November 30, 2015, CSRA (CSRA) announced its separation from Computer Sciences (CSC).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Why IBM stands out as a leader in middleware solutions

    Lately, IBM has seen lot of harsh criticism due to its poor financial results and faltering leadership position. But there are some technological areas where the company still stands tall.

    By Anne Shields
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    How Salesforce Subscription Revenues Performed in Fiscal 1Q16

    Salesforce generated ~93% of its fiscal 1Q16 revenue from the subscription and support fees that are associated with cloud services.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Intel’s Investment in Yuneec Will Enhance Its Presence in China

    Intel is focused on enhancing its presence in China, as is apparent from Intel’s investment in China-based Tsinghua Group in which it bought a 20% stake for $1.5 billion in 2014.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Symantec: What’s Impressive about Splunk?

    In fiscal 2Q18, Splunk posted revenue growth of nearly 32% year-over-year to $280 million.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Will Apple Force Trump to Reduce the Tax Rate?

    In August 2016, Apple’s CEO, in a talk with The Washington Post about the company’s cash held overseas, said, “We’re not going to bring back until there’s a fair rate.”

    By Anne Shields
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    Why middleware is an integral component of software industry

    The sequential binding of applications through the use of middleware is known as enterprise application integration (or EAI).

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    HP launches next generation Gen9 ProLiant Servers

    Hewlett-Packard Company’s Gen9 Proliant Servers are designed to deliver more applications and services in a timely, cost-efficient way.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Adobe and Other Tech Players Want More Digital Marketing Space

    The Forrester Research report estimates that spending in the Digital Marketing space in the United States is expected to increase to $103.4 billion by 2019, from $57.3 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    How Trump’s Regime Will Affect Technology Sector Financials

    After the announcement of the US presidential election’s outcome, which defied the pre-poll results, we saw a fall in the technology sector (QQQ).

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Microsoft-Adobe Partnership Threatens Salesforce

    Adobe-Microsoft partnership threatens Salesforce Earlier in this series, we discussed Salesforce’s (CRM) initiatives to grow in the consolidated and extremely competitive cloud space. In late March 2017, Adobe (ADBE) and Microsoft (MSFT) took their partnership one notch higher by announcing the collaboration of their marketing cloud and sales cloud offerings. Adobe plans to build an […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Open-Source Databases Are Set to Overtake Commercial Databases

    The double-digit growth of open source databases is posing an additional threat to Oracle, which has a revenue share of 48.3% in this space.

    By Anne Shields
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    How AddThis Will Strengthen Oracle’s Marketing Cloud Position

    AddThis will be a part of Oracle’s Data Cloud and provide extensive market intelligence, which will boost Oracle’s presence in the marketing cloud space.

    By Anne Shields
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