Stories by Chris Kanaracus

SAP, Versata settle $391 million patent litigation

SAP and Versata Software have abruptly settled a long-running patent dispute that dates back to 2007, and of late had SAP facing the prospect of paying a US$391 million judgment.

Written by Chris Kanaracus08 Oct. 14 08:23

HP Enterprise: What to watch

Hewlett-Packard's move to break up the company sets up the enterprise side of the business for a fresh attack on rivals such as Oracle and IBM.

Written by Chris Kanaracus07 Oct. 14 06:30

Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

Oracle has overhauled the way it will build user interfaces in a bid to meet customers' expectations for user-friendly mobile applications -- and also to keep pace with rivals and Workday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Oct. 14 03:14

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd: Our IP will help us win in the Cloud

Though Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd's title may have changed recently, his job running the company's sales and support operations really hasn't. But he does have a whole lot more to sell and support these days, and it's all in the cloud.

Written by Chris Kanaracus30 Sept. 14 05:38

Oracle expanding depth of its cloud development platform

Oracle is giving its entry into the platform-as-a-service market (PaaS) an injection of new services in hopes of differentiating it from the likes of Windows Azure and's Salesforce1.

Written by Chris Kanaracus30 Sept. 14 03:35

Oracle's Larry Ellison throws down the Cloud gauntlet

Oracle CTO and executive chairman, Larry Ellison, who just a few years ago famously mocked the notion of Cloud computing, has positioned the company as one set up to become the industry's largest cloud player, with something to offer customers at all levels of the stack.

Written by Chris Kanaracus29 Sept. 14 13:36

Oracle, trade moves in marketing software battle

It seems that a week doesn't go by these days without major software vendors announcing updates to their marketing software portfolios, and the past few days were no exception as rivals Oracle and both made some news.

Written by Chris Kanaracus27 Sept. 14 04:03

Cloud will be key for Oracle at OpenWorld

It's just days until the start of Oracle's OpenWorld conference, an already massive affair that will be even bigger this year given the company's recent acquisitions and forays into new product areas.

Written by Chris Kanaracus26 Sept. 14 06:32

EMC reportedly held merger talks with Hewlett-Packard

EMC spent almost a year discussing a merger with Hewlett-Packard and is weighing its options in light of the expected retirement of CEO Joe Tucci and shareholder discontent, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Written by Chris Kanaracus22 Sept. 14 23:32