A Tiger Can’t Change Its Stripes: Three Reasons Why Vendors Can’t Do Both Legacy and Cloud

Old-school vendors that have made their names with on-premises solutions now want the best of both worlds.

Workday Shares Rise on New HR Tools, and Despite Oracle-Salesforce Tie-Up

Tuesday’s cloud alliance not bad news after all.

Former SuccessFactors CEO Lars Dalgaard Joins Andreessen Horowitz

Don’t expect him to just be an enterprise guy, either.

SuccessFactors CEO Dalgaard Leaving SAP in Cloud Business Shake-Up

Seventeen months after being acquired, the founding CEO of SuccessFactors is leaving.

Seven Questions for Workday CEO and Greylock Partner Aneel Bhusri

Catching up with one of Silicon Valley’s busiest people.

WhaleShark Media Hires CFO With Public Company Experience

Douglas Jeffries has held similar financial roles at Taleo, Palm and eBay.

Seven More Questions for SAP’s Co-CEO Bill McDermott

Looking ahead after a big year of change at SAP.

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Former Taleo Head Mike Gregoire Named CEO of CA Technologies

CA Technologies just named Mike Gregoire as its new CEO. Gregoire is the former CEO of Taleo, a cloud-based human resources software company; he will take over for William E. McCracken, the 70-year-old executive who has been CEO since early 2010. McCracken will retire at the end of next March and will leave CA’s board in January. Gregoire had run Taleo until Oracle acquired it for $1.9 billion in February.

Oracle’s Sales Fall, Shares Rise: It’s an Upside-Down World

After a surprising sales miss and so-so profits, Oracle shares are soaring today. What gives? The cloud, for one thing.

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Oracle Picks SelectMinds to Beef Up Its Headhunting Game

Enterprise giant Oracle announced Monday that it will acquire SelectMinds, a social networking company that has found its niche with corporate recruiters. It’s another deal in step with a string of 2012 acquisitions for Oracle, a company that has never been afraid to acquire outside talent and technology. Along the same lines, Oracle closed a nearly $2 billion deal to acquire Taleo — another company focused on the business of headhunting — in February. Terms of the SelectMinds deal were not disclosed.

Investors Sure Love Them Some Jive Today

Oracle Acquires Taleo for $1.9 Billion

Jive Software Will Start Trading Tuesday