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Progress Software, the Bedford, MA-based enterprise software infrastructure firm, is buying the Bulgarian UI framework and app development tools outfit Telerik for $262.5 million, to help its customers make nicer user interfaces for their cloud and on-premise apps. 72 more words

Workiva files to go public

Workiva?  It sounds like the love child of Workday and Kiva Systems, but it is not.  You have likely never heard of Workiva for three reasons: 648 more words

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For SAP, the cloud giveth and the cloud taketh away

The numbers: A mixed bag. The German enterprise software giant reported third-quarter earnings that more or less met market expectations, and upped its sales forecast for certain business lines. 191 more words

SAP Cuts Profit Outlook as More Customers Switch to Cloud

German business software maker SAP on Monday cut its outlook for full-year operating profit amid an accelerating shift by customers to buy its software over the Internet rather than as packaged software, delaying recognition of those sales. 212 more words


Tech exec or Dr. Feelgood? At Dreamforce, Salesforce CEO has it both ways

If extraterrestrial beings ever landed in the middle of San Francisco’s Moscone Center during Dreamforce, the larger-than-life annual confab hosted by Salesforce, they’d probably have no idea what the business software company actually does. 525 more words


How Keith Block, Marc Benioff's Number Two, Is Shaking Up Salesforce (Q&A)

When Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff tapped Keith Block to be the company’s president and vice-chairman a little more than a year ago, it was a signal that the company would undergo significant change. 1,243 more words


IBM, SAP to partner on cloud computing for businesses

IBM and SAP plan to announce on Tuesday that they will partner to offer cloud computing services to companies.

Specifically, IBM will provide cloud infrastructure services to SAP, which will run its business applications—collectively dubbed the HANA Enterprise Cloud—on top of them. 623 more words