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Despite rapid growth rates, Microsoft and Google had little impact on AWS in Q4, says Synergy

Microsoft and Google are by far the fastest growing cloud providers, but for all their growth, they had little effect on the juggernaut that is Amazon Web Services as the year closed.

Spotlight: Oracle to kill off Java browser plug-in

Oracle plans to remove the Java browser plug-in, which has been plagued by security troubles for years, in future versions of its Java platforms.

Oracle moves to kill Java plugins with JDK 9

Oracle has announced that it plans to deprecate the Java browser plugin with the release of JDK 9.

Court filings shed light on Oracle's licensing strategies

Court filings by candy company Mars shed additional light on Oracle's licensing strategies.

Oracle plugs a record 248 vulnerabilities across its product lines

In its latest quarterly critical patch update released this week, Oracle patched a record 248 vulnerabilities in its various products, including patches for three critical holes in Java.

Is Company Town 2.0 the next trend for big tech companies hiring Millennials?

Oracle recently announced its plans to build a new complex in Austin, Texas, to bolster its expanding cloud business, though the idea has a twist: adjacent corporate living.

These were the most important stories of 2015 and here's why you should care about them

The most important stories from 2015 – a hint at a rebound at Microsoft, Apple's impact on the enterprise, setbacks for women in tech and the continuing struggle of traditional enterprise IT vendors – promise to influence IT in 2016. 

Oracle reaches settlement with FTC over charges it deceived users about the security benefits of Java updates

Oracle reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission Monday over charges it deceived customers about the security benefits provided by updates to its Java Platform Standard Edition, which is installed on more than 850 million personal computers.

Oracle digs deeper into containerization with StackEngine acquisition

Oracle has purchased cloud computing startup StackEngine, according to documents filed Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. StackEngine works in the containerization space, helping enterprises with the "virtualization to containerization journey," according to its website.

Oracle says it thinks it can beat everyone on price in IaaS

Oracle has brought three data centers online that use a new type of architecture that it expects will allow the company to offer infrastructure as a service at the lowest price in the market.