Highlights of enterprise software and solutions news from the past week:
SAP posts strong results in a preview of Q2, but warn employees to cut spending so that profitability will stop rising slower than revenues.
Microsoft announces Bing Fund to invest in start-ups, while cutting many jobs in their on-line business driven by Bing.
Oracle’s legal losing streak continues, losing a case in Europe that allows resale of “used” software licenses.
Oracle acquires Involver for social media growth.
Gartner predicts increased IT spending in 2012.
Salesforce.com suffers an outage. Man bites dog.
(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)