Oracle and NetSuite go after customers with the same kinds of needs, but they've carved out their own turfs, and are about to get even cozier.
FORTUNE -- Larry Ellison is cheering for Oracle and NetSuite. Not surprising, considering the billionaire tech mogul (and Oracle founder and CEO) is a major shareholder in both companies. But now Oracle (ORCL) and NetSuite (N) have more than Ellison's stake in common -- they're MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 16, 2011 2:34 PM ET
Five months into his tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Leo Apotheker already faces a host of challenges. His board has mostly turned over. The company's financial results have flagged, along with its share price. Meanwhile, Apotheker has begun to articulate a new strategy for HP around cloud computing, even as it pursues a controversial strategy of designing its own operating system for mobile devices, a move certain to anger MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Apr 25, 2011 12:34 PM ET
Hewlett Packard can never write the Mark Hurd scandal out of its history. But have wholesale executive changes at least helped new management turn the page?
FORTUNE -- It's been a rough several months for Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) board. First they had to deal with a scandal that led to the sudden departure of their Chairman and CEO. Then they had to begin a search for new leadership. Finally, a third of MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 31, 2011 2:16 PM ET
Oracle and Hewlett-Packard rarely miss an opportunity to diss each other. The latest round of press releases and quarterly earnings calls are no exception.
Earlier this week Oracle (ORCL) issued an oddly-worded announcement saying it would halt all development on software compatible with Intel's (INTC) Itanium microprocessor, and took the opportunity to point out that HP (HPQ) CEO Leo Apotheker did not mention his plans for Itanium in a recent presentation MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 25, 2011 11:40 AM ET
Léo Apotheker's vision for Hewlett Packard is a familiar shade of Big Blue.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
Behold the new HP. After a series of scandals, a change in CEOs and a rebuilding of its board, the tech giant revealed the new HP to the world: It's still very much a company that wants to be another company -- IBM.
Watching CEO Léo Apotheker and other HP (HPQ) executives present their vision last MOREMar 21, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Hewlett Packard's CEO plans to kick the company and its flagging stock back into gear in part by selling apps and services via a new public cloud.
It's been just over eight months since Mark Hurd left HP (HPQ) beneath an avalanche of tabloid covers. In that time, HP's stock has slid just over 10%, leaving investors wondering when and how the world's largest tech company can get back on course.
Hurd's MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Mar 15, 2011 11:36 AM ET
Not normally known as an enterprise-focused company, Google is pulling some heavy hitters from the giant across town, including Shinichi Abe, who joined Google Enterprise Japan this month.
As Google (GOOG) makes its way into the enterprise with its apps product, it needs to bring in sales executives with experience dealing with large companies. One of the major complaints of any Google product is the lack of human support/interfaces, and enterprise execs are extremely unlikely MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 21, 2011 1:52 PM ET
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is revved up about cloud-based software. But not for Photoshopping or watching DVR, like in his commercials. He's aiming at enterprise, and taking on two heavy hitters in CRM.
On Thursday morning Ballmer introduced a new upgrade to Microsoft (MSFT) Dynamics CRM, a tool businesses use to manage client relationships. The latest version touts a handful of upgrades (like improved integration with other Microsoft products). But more MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jan 21, 2011 12:31 PM ET
At Dreamforce, cloud-guru Marc Benioff converts Salesforce.com's most successful product -- social collaboration tool Chatter -- from paid to free.
Marc Benioff wants to make enterprise software more like Facebook—social, viral and mobile. It's all part of the Salesforce.com CEO's master plan to extend beyond his core customer base, sales professionals.
That's why Salesforce.com (CRM) is launching a free version of Chatter, its social collaboration tool for enterprises. Benioff announced the new MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 8, 2010 1:01 PM ET
Leo Apotheker is barnstorming the world as he embarks on fixing the culture and focus of the huge technology company. One to-do stands out above all the rest.
Here's what new Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker's to-do list might look like:
Move to Palo Alto
Increase investment in research and development
Build a "strong and viable" software business
The first two tasks should be easy enough to cross off the list. MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 29, 2010 2:45 PM ET
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