Stories by Chris Kanaracus

SAP wants Oracle to reveal software, support profit margins

SAP wants Oracle to reveal profit-margin information for JD Edwards and PeopleSoft software and support, according to a joint discovery statement filed this week in connection with Oracle's lawsuit against SAP.

Written by Chris Kanaracus08 Jan. 09 07:44

Enterprise software in 2009: Opportunities, risks

Enterprise software is sure to remain a buyer's market during the economic downturn next year, but assuming you've got a budget, be careful to avoid boondoggles while in pursuit of a bargain, say analysts, consultants and IT executives.

Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Dec. 08 07:42

SAP project halted after shareholder pressure

The weak economy has companies of all sizes and types moving to cut costs, and for U.S. bedding manufacturer Select Comfort, those choices have included a decision to halt all work associated with a wide-ranging SAP ERP (enterprise resource planning) project. And documents on file with a government regulator indicate that shareholder pressure may have contributed to the move.

Written by Chris Kanaracus18 Dec. 08 07:46

Judge denies most SAP motions to dismiss in Oracle suit

A judge has rejected most of the motions made by SAP to dismiss parts of rival software maker Oracle's lawsuit against it, according to the decision filed Monday in U.S. District Court-California Northern District.

Written by Chris Kanaracus17 Dec. 08 07:14

Compuware updates IT project portfolio management tool

Compuware this week released Changepoint 2009, the latest version of its IT project portfolio management software, amid an economic environment where CIOs everywhere are looking to drive down costs.

Written by Chris Kanaracus12 Dec. 08 09:24

Forrester: How to squeeze your vendors

IT vendors may be growing increasingly desperate amid the global economic downturn, but customers must employ a range of tactics -- not just bullying -- to extract cost savings from them, a group of Forrester Research analysts said during a client teleconference Wednesday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Dec. 08 07:59

SAP user group CEO leaves organization

Steve Strout, CEO of the Americas SAP Users Group (ASUG), is no longer with the organization, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus27 Nov. 08 07:04

New IBM services offer cloud setup, 'validation'

IBM launched a new set of cloud computing consulting and implementation services on Monday, framing the move as something that could spark wider adoption of the model.

Written by Chris Kanaracus25 Nov. 08 08:03

Survey: US IT spending forecast worst since 2001

Forty-five percent of respondents to a new survey from ChangeWave Research said their companies will spend less or no money on IT during the first quarter of 2009, the highest percentage found by ChangeWave since 2001.

Written by Chris Kanaracus21 Nov. 08 07:13

SAP slashes NetWeaver developer subscription price

Citing the weak economy, SAP has cut the cost of developer subscriptions for its NetWeaver platform by roughly 50 percent, according to a post this week on an official company blog.

Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Nov. 08 07:30

The future of enterprise search

A startup company called Powerset gained a slew of headlines last week when it launched a beta version of its search engine, which like other offerings employs natural language processing, allowing users to search sets of information in the form of questions.

Written by Chris Kanaracus20 May 08 08:14