Oracle is paying $532 million to snatch up another cloud service provider

Hard on the heels of a similar purchase last week, Oracle has announced it will pay $ 532 million to buy Opower, a provider of cloud services to the utilities industry.

Once a die-hard cloud holdout, Oracle has been making up for lost time by buying a foothold in specific industries through acquisitions such as this one. Last week’s Textura buy gave it a leg up in engineering and construction.

“It’s a good move on Oracle’s part, and it definitely strengthens Oracle’s cloud story,” said Frank Scavo, president of Computer Economics.

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From Magento to Shopify Plus: How to move your money-maker to another platform

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When you’re a large e-commerce store pushing thousands of orders every month – the last thing you want to think about is completely migrating your money-maker to another platform.  It’s a lot of work, and you’re pretty sure it will destroy sales. So you put it off.  You keep putting it off until eventually, your site is broken beyond repair or your competition is gaining too much ground. We just did it. We moved our giant online store from Magento to Shopify Plus.  A lot of people were actually surprised with our decision to move to Shopify Plus.  They were…

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