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AMNews: IBM Lures Oracle Clients, Blogger Claims Nokia Selling Business To Microsoft, SAP And Versata, O2 Outage

International Business Machines has dished out new migration resources that would allow Oracle customers to ‘move up’ to IBM systems. The new migration resources released by the company include no-charge financial and technical assessments, more than 100 online and in-person training courses and proof of concepts that would allow Oracle clients to move to IBM software.

According to new reports, Microsoft is going to modify their current licensing rules, thus enabling customers to relocate their existing servers to the cloud for no extra costs. The modified rules, dubbed “license mobility”, are like to be effective from July 1 onwards. Thanks to these changes, these customers will now be able to relocate their software to a shared cloud provider, without requiring to pay any extra.

Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia has denied being in talks with Microsoft to sell its mobile phone business. Rumours lit up the web when notable Russian blogger and Nokia tracker Eldar Murtazin noted on his blog that after Skype, Nokia was on Microsoft’s buy list. The software giant acquired Skype for a whooping $8 billion.

O2 has confirmed that it has been restoring service to parts of East London, North London, Kent and East Sussex that had been affected by a theft and vandalism, possibly earlier today at an unmanned operations site in East London. The latest update published by O2 on its official blog says that they have been bringing back service to the affected areas but underline that there are pockets of no coverage that may remain.

German enterprise software maker SAP has been ordered by a US judge to pay $345 million to Versata Software for infringing on its patent. SAP suffered a massive set-back after a judge, following a week-long trial, ruled that SAP had to pay Versata for lost profits and royalties for violating Versata’s patent related to ‘a method and apparatus for pricing products in multi-level product and organisational groups’.