$EPIQ (Epiq Systems, Inc.)

$EPIQ {{ '2016-09-30T18:49:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

OMERS Private Equity and Harvest Partners completed the acquisition of $EPIQ. Under the acquisition terms, $EPIQ will combine with legal process outsourcing company DTI. In the short term, both the Epiq and DTI brands will remain in place. John Davenport, Jr. will serve as the CEO and Eddie James will serve as CFO of the combined company.

$SAIC {{ '2017-09-21T22:41:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SAIC has been awarded a $165MM contract by the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve as a multisourcing service integrator (MSI) to help modernize the state’s technology infrastructure. The single-award contract has a five-year base period of performance, two, two-year options, and a potential value of $272MM, if all options are exercised.

$BAC {{ '2017-09-20T15:41:19+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

With customers like $BAC and $T, $ORCL is confident of taking market share across the applications ecosystem. Oracle's app business grew 17% in 1Q18 with large marquee customer wins across Cloud portfolio. Oracle said its app business growth rate in the Cloud is higher than other players and sells double of what $CRM sells in absolute dollars.

$ORCL {{ '2017-09-20T15:31:22+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL will become the world's first fully autonomous database when it delivers its next generation of the Oracle database by the end of this calendar year. Customers moving from Amazon's Redshift to Oracle's autonomous databases can expect to cut their cost in half or more, said the company.

$ORCL {{ '2017-09-20T15:24:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL saw expanded gross margin for its SaaS business during 1Q18 as the business continues to scale and grow dramatically. The gross margin for SaaS was 67%; up from 59% last Q1. The company said it is committed to its goal of 80% SaaS gross margin, possibly as soon as sometime in FY19.

$ORCL {{ '2017-09-20T15:16:29+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL, in its 1Q18 conference, said the customer adoption of its cloud products and services continue to be very, very strong and on-premise business remains very resilient. But the software giant continues to lose momentum in its new software licenses and hardware businesses, which saw revenue decline 6% and 5%, respectively, during the quarter.

$ADBE {{ '2017-09-20T14:59:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ADBE entered into a strategic partnership with $MSFT in 3Q17, which will complement both of the companies cloud offerings. Customer wins in the quarter included Adidas, HSBC, Kellogg’s, Marks & Spencer and University of Maryland.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-20T00:35:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT appointed $PEP's CFO Hugh Johnston to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. He will also be the member of Board's audit committee. He will be 13th Board member of Microsoft. Additionally, the current Board member Mason Morfit will not seek re-election to the Board and his term expires at the annual shareholders meeting in November.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-20T00:34:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT increased its quarterly dividend by $0.03 or 7.6% to $0.42 per share. The dividend is payable on Dec. 14, 2017 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 16, 2017. The ex-dividend date will be Nov. 15, 2017.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-19T22:05:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT said Microsoft Azure IP Advantage will be available in China beginning Oct. 1, 2017. This ensures that Azure customers in China can enjoy the same great IP protection benefits as customers in the rest of the world. In China, $MSFT has partnered with 21Vianet to deliver Microsoft Azure services to its customers since March 2014.

$ORCL {{ '2017-09-18T19:41:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For the second quarter of fiscal 2018, $ORCL sees $0.64 to $0.68 in earnings per share and 2% to 4% revenue growth, with 39% to 42% cloud revenue growth, in constant currency.

$ORCL {{ '2017-09-18T19:39:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ORCL's on-premise software revenue, which constitutes 65% of total company's revenue, grew a modest 2% in 2Q18. New software license revenue continued to be a drag with a 6% decline for the quarter.

$ORCL {{ '2017-09-18T19:33:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ORCL’s cloud revenue for 2Q18 grew 51% YoY, but it still makes up only 16% of overall revenue of $9.2Bil. Cloud software-as-a-service, the largest category within cloud computing business, saw revenue growing 62%. "With SaaS revenue up 62%, our cloud applications business continues to grow more than twice as fast as Salesforce.com," said Oracle.

$ORCL {{ '2017-09-18T19:25:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Profit of $ORCL grew in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 as the enterprise software maker gains momentum with its cloud-computing expansion. For the quarter, the company reported a 21% YoY growth in earnings to $2.2Bil, or $0.52 per share. Excluding certain items, the company's earnings were $0.62 per share.

$ORCL {{ '2017-09-18T06:53:48+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ORCL Oracle Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q1 2018 highlights

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-13T17:34:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT helps $SLB in digitizing their oil and gas drilling business. Schlumberger introduced the DrillPlan, its digital well construction planning solution, which will use Microsoft Azure and the Azure Stack hybrid cloud solution. Microsoft is currently working with Schlumberger on several other apps.

$XRX {{ '2017-09-08T11:00:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XRX has priced $1Bil of its 3.625% senior unsecured notes due in 2023. Xerox intends to use the proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes. The offering is expected to close on September 11, 2017. The company also lowered its FY17 cash flow outlook to the range of $200MM to $400MM from the earlier forecast of $700-$900MM.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-07T18:43:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $FB join hands in creating Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), a new opensource project. ONNX will help AI developers to switch between opensource frameworks like Cognitive Toolkit, PyTorch, and Caffe2.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-07T13:44:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $ADBE extend their partnerships around their cloud services Microsoft Teams and Adobe Sign. Microsoft Teams, which competes with Slack, will be the preferred collaboration service for the Adobe's cloud services. Adobe Sign will become the preferred e-signature tool for Microsoft. The first integrations are expected in the coming weeks.

$SAIC {{ '2017-09-06T14:29:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Technology integrator $SAIC received two contract of approx. $161MM by NASA. Under the multiple-award, IDIQ contract, $SAIC will provide highly-specialized, and advanced research and development IT.

$MSFT {{ '2017-08-30T18:25:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $AMZN enters into a partnership to integrate their digital voice assistants Cortana and Alexa respectively. Microsoft will be able to activate Amazon's Alexa and Alexa will be integrated with Microsoft's Cortana. The two other notable digital voice assistants are $AAPL's SIRI and $GOOG's Google Assistant.

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