Executives said the accelerating switch from packaged software to “cloud” software would shave about €200m off a previous forecast

German software maker Sap cut its 2014 operating profit forecast as customers shifted faster than expected to products delivered over the internet, de(...)

Google is one of a number of tech firms accused

Oracle is being sued over claims that it schemed with Google, Microsoft and other companies to not hire each other’s employees in the latest case acc(...)

Larry Ellison: he is now Oracle’s chief technology officer, reporting to two chief executives, but he’s also executive chairman, putting him back at the top of the executive pile. photograph: david paul morris/bloomberg

With company founder Larry Ellison gone as chief executive, last week’s annual Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco should have been infused w(...)

One of the more intriguing announcements at OpenWorld was Oracle’s Sparc M7 processor, a chip with software integrated at processor level.The chip – t(...)

Steve Puryear, a condo owner and Airbnb host who caters to business travelers, in Austin, Texas. Airbnb, which lets travelers rent space for short periods, has set up a portal to attract business travelers looking for alternatives to hotels. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times

Lauren Hauber has moved past the days of trudging down the hotel corridor with an ice bucket. Like a growing number of business travellers, Hauber, a (...)

Some EU countries may require that citizen and business data remain within their borders.  Photograph: Getty Images

Who can get at your data? As companies gradually embrace various aspects of cloud computing, using software, services, and hardware located somewhere(...)

Oracle Ireland regional directorsays no huge rush to the cloud in Ireland

Irish companies and organisations are lagging other markets in their embrace of cloud computing, according to Jon Paul, regional director, Oracle Irel(...)

This week’s OpenWorld annual conference heard about the importance of digital leadership

Transforming a company into a truly digital organisation is challenging, but it pays off - in cash, according to Didier Bonnet, senior vice-president (...)

Larry Ellison, chairman of Oracle Corp., speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 conference in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Reuters

KARLIN LILLINGTON in San FranciscoIn his second keynote at Oracle’s annual OpenWorld user conference here, company founder and chair Larry Ellison put(...)

Mark Hurd, co-chief executive officer of Oracle Corp, speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 conference in San Francisco, California Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

With typical bombast, technology behemoth Oracle has announced a plethora of product and strategy announcements at the start of its annual user event,(...)