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All together now: Solid prep work lays foundation for successful ERP implementation

A guest post by Joel Schneider of Liberty Technology Advisors, Inc. on how teamwork creates a successful ERP implementation process.

So the Cloud and Enterprise guy is going to run Microsoft

The practical impact of Nadella's selection for enterprise IT buyers won't be known for some time. So much the better for poorly supported speculation!

Not-so-strange bedfellows: Single sign-on, API management, good UX

Monolithic business applications (think late-90s ERP) made a certain amount of sense--all that functionality tightly integrated under one user interface. Unfortunately, as Ben Kepes points out, that interface usually stank.

Focus will be on providing "enterprise-class support" for mobile data, apps, says Gartner

Over the next few years, enterprise software providers will focus more on providing "enterprise-class support" for mobile data and applications on top of existing mobile architectures, predicts market research firm Gartner.

Buying enterprise software: The more things change...

Tech is known for rapid change. Tony Byrne points out that some things stay the same. Byrne, of the Real Story Group, outlines six lessons for enterprise software buyers based on trends that have persisted for years and that will remain important in 2014 and beyond.

Microsoft dominates sluggish enterprise software market, says IDC

Microsoft continues to dominate a sluggish enterprise software market, according to the latest stats from IDC.  Microsoft had a 17.1 percent share of the enterprise software market based on revenues in 2012, down from a 17.4 percent share in 2011.

Spotlight: Oracle agrees to buy Acme Packet for $1.7 billion

The enterprise software behemoth Oracle has agreed to buy Acme Packet, a provider of session border controllers and other IP-based network products, for $29.25 per share, or a total of $1.7 billion, net of Acme Packet's cash.

Bosch provides software stacks to manage business processes, infrastructure and big data

LAS VEGAS-- When you think about Robert Bosch, you usually think hardware. But Bosch also has a large software unit that provides software stacks to enterprises looking to manage business processes, sensor outputs and big data.

Enterprise spending on mobile data services to offset decline in voice services, says Gartner

Enterprise spending on mobile data services is expected to offset declines in spending for fixed and mobile voice services, spurring an annual 2.4 percent growth in telecom services spending over the next couple of years, according to the latest data from Gartner.

IDC: Virtualization software growth outpaces other software market segments

Virtual machine and cloud system software was the fastest growing segment among software markets, posting a 17.8 percent growth rate in the first half of 2012 compared with the same time period last year, according to the latest data from IDC.