There's no shortage of HR software to track employee goals. The next step is to get workers to actually follow them.
FORTUNE -- Stodgy human resources software is getting a reboot. Over the past year enterprise giants IBM (IBM), Oracle (ORCL), and SAP (SAP) have collectively shelled out some $6 billion to acquire companies that make recruitment and compensation tools. Salesforce's new Work.com product lets managers and employees track their goals. MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Oct 17, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Simon Cowell wants to find the next Mark Zuckerberg; why Apple "Mapgate" is over.
Shocker! Oracle takes on Amazon with all-Oracle-all-the-time cloud [GIGAOM]
Oracle cloud will use "our OS, our VM, our compute services and storage services on the fastest most reliable systems in the world — our engineered systems, Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics, all linked with Infiniband," Ellison told thousands of Oracle customers, partners and others at San Francisco's Moscone Center Sunday night. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 1, 2012 1:08 PM ET
YOU GUESSED IT: We switched to iPhone yesterday [POLITICO PLAYBOOK]
BlackBerry was amazing over several jobs and three presidents. We have had one for so long that we remember the days when people would say: "Your calculator is ringing." ... But BlackBerry stopped serving us: The last several models we tried would freeze all the time, held only a couple of photos, and were set for some foreign alphabet, producing odd automatic MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 8, 2012 10:34 AM ET
May -- not April -- was the cruelest month for quality tech stocks. And not just because of the botched Facebook IPO.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- April, as T.S. Eliot famously said, is the cruelest month. But for investors who put their faith in tech stocks, it's hard to look back on the past month and feel good. No, the merry month of May has been cruel. And there's MOREMay 31, 2012 6:01 AM ET
Léo Apotheker's disastrous tenure as HP's CEO revealed a dysfunctional company struggling for direction after a decade of missteps and scandals. Can his replacement, Meg Whitman, fix the tech giant?
By James Bandler with Doris Burke
FORTUNE -- A few months after she took over as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) last September, Meg Whitman held one in a series of get-to-know-you meetings with employees. To say the audience, a group MOREMay 8, 2012 5:00 AM ET
SAP's latest earnings report shows some progress in the software giant's quest to remake itself. Now it wants to become the fastest-growing database company in the world.
FORTUNE -- SAP's efforts to become more nimble and innovative appear to be working—to some extent. Revenue from new products like an in-memory database technology called HANA and cloud-based software from recently-acquired SuccessFactors is growing, but it still makes up a small fraction of MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Apr 25, 2012 3:01 PM ET
Apple, by contrast, generated more than $575 for every iOS device it sold last year
"In terms of returns, Android is sustainable," writes Asymco's Horace Dediu at the end of a long analytical piece posted Monday. "However, in relative terms the value created leaves much to be desired."
That's quite an understatement, especially when you consider how much Apple (AAPL) makes on its mobile devices. According to Dediu, Apple generated $576.30 per MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 2, 2012 2:34 PM ET
The mission-critical (but unsexy) software giant lost its way with customers. CEOs Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe think they can make SAP appealing again.
FORTUNE -- At the stroke of midnight on Feb. 15, a new app called Recalls Plus appeared in Apple's App Store. It promised parents real-time alerts on the latest baby formula or car seat recalls, allowing them to share such information with friends. There was nothing MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 29, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Between talk about increased software sales and the company's new cloud service, Larry Ellison and his posse took plenty of time to bash their rivals.
FORTUNE -- There are some in the tech media who think covering enterprise technology is a major snoozefest. But it can actually be incredibly entertaining -- especially when Oracle (ORCL) CEO Larry Ellison goes off on a tirade against his competitors.
Redwood City, Calif.-based Oracle announced its MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 21, 2012 10:02 AM ET
Aneel Bhusri and Dave Duffield were pioneers at PeopleSoft — until they were forced out. Now, with brisk sales and an IPO on the horizon, their new venture has big competitors on the defensive.
FORTUNE -- In business, revenge is often swift. Take the sudden firing of a poorly performing CEO, for instance. In the case of Workday, it's been more of a slow-burn.
Founded in 2005 by co-CEOs Aneel Bhusri and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 12, 2012 12:51 PM ET
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