Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-07-04

  • Warriors big picture: Is Cohan getting ready to sell?
    Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison and film-maker George Lucas have been speculated, at various times, as potential candidates to purchase the Warriors.
  • Oracle, Sun deal to be filed to EU in July – source
    Information on Java licensing rights to be in EU filing * Oracle failed to win U.S. fast-track approval in June * Oracle lawyer has said expects deal to close by Aug. 31
  • “Never Again” More Than 40% of CRM /Sales Force Automation (SFA) Users Would Not Buy Their current SFA System Again
    Until now the purchasers of CRM and Sales Force Automation (SFA) technologies have not been able to obtain impartial data to assist them in the vendor selection process. Independent IT Analyst Inc. provides direct feedback on customer satisfaction directly from actual users of SFA systems. Vendors like Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com, SAP, GoldMine, and SalesLogix were rated and reviewed by the CEO’s, Sales Vice Presidents, CIO’s, and CMO’s on actual use of their SFA systems. The 2009 Sales Force Automation Customer Satisfaction Vendor Ranking Report contains specific information such as vendor implementation success/failure rates, return on investment, greatest customer satisfaction, best CRM/SFA user interface, best reports and dashboards.
  • Microsoft JVM Support Ends
    Redmond now no longer supports Microsoft JVM technology. The support ended as of June 30, 2009, according to the security bulletins and a Microsoft support page.
  • TechCrunch50: You Want Advertising? We’ll Give You Advertising
    We’ll double whatever they’re giving. We’ll give away $4 million in advertising if they’re giving $2 million. And if DEMO increases their number, we’ll increase ours to stay at 2x whatever they are at. Our ads will be on our various TechCrunch networks sites and via our terrific sponsors, who are going to be adding their own inventory as well. We’ll give half to the top two winners, and half to everyone else who launches.
  • Alinghi catamaran unveiled in Villeneuve
    Alinghi 5 data: Boat type: Catamaran of carbon composite construction Where built: Alinghi Villeneuve + Décision Corsier, Switzerland Length waterline: 90ft Hours to build: 100,000 manhours Square metres of carbon fibre used: 30,000m2
  • Swiss unveil giant catamaran for Cup defense
    The worst-kept secret in the America’s Cup is official: Alinghi of Switzerland will sail a giant catamaran when it defends the oldest trophy in international sports early next year against bitter U.S. rival BMW Oracle Racing. The Swiss confirmed Saturday they will sail a twin-hulled boat that is 90 feet long on the waterline. The cat reportedly has a bowsprit that makes it about 120 feet overall. The high-tech craft was built in Villeneuve, Switzerland, and will be launched by helicopter on Lake Geneva this coming week before undergoing testing.
  • Lie-detector test on Satyam accused: Court reserves order
    They further contended that the statements of their clients after conducting scientific test cannot be used against them as per the constitutional rights provided under Article 20 (2) and (3).
  • Satyam: Orders on lie detection plea on July 9
    The CBI counsel argued that they be allowed to administer the lie detection to take the investigation further. The observations of the lie detection test were not be admissible in the court. According to the CBI counsel, the accused in the Satyam case have revealed some aspects when their statements were recorded. However, they were not cooperating in putting things in a perspective and therefore it sought lie detection test. The test would help in investigating the possibility of diversion of funds.

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