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Salesforce.com launches private beta for Chatter

Salesforce.com on Wednesday announced a private beta program for Chatter, the enterprise collaboration platform first announced last year, positioning it as an alternative to Microsoft SharePoint and IBM Lotus Notes.

Written by Chris Kanaracus18 Feb. 10 08:21

SAP makes more executive changes

The high-profile shakeup at SAP's top executive levels continued Thursday with the announcement that executive board member John Schwarz, viewed by some observers as a potential future CEO at the company, has resigned.

Written by Chris Kanaracus12 Feb. 10 07:11

Oracle launches worldwide cloud-computing tour

Oracle has officially put both legs on the cloud-computing bandwagon, recently launching a roughly 50-date global road show on the topic for developers and system administrators.

Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Feb. 10 06:43

Oracle buys AmberPoint for SOA management

Oracle on Monday fattened up its already burgeoning middleware stack, announcing Monday that it has purchased SOA (service oriented architecture) management vendor AmberPoint. Terms were not disclosed.

Written by Chris Kanaracus09 Feb. 10 06:45

Problems hit new Oracle support site again

Problems once again wracked Oracle's new My Oracle Support portal this week, with some users reporting difficulties accessing the site.

Written by Chris Kanaracus08 Feb. 10 06:28

Microsoft to drop Linux, Unix versions of enterprise search

Microsoft will no longer offer Linux or Unix versions of its enterprise search products after a wave of releases set to ship in the first half of this year, the company announced in an official blog post Thursday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus06 Feb. 10 07:14

Salesforce.com unveils business process tools

Salesforce.com is broadening the range of its Force.com cloud development platform with a new visual tool set for designing business processes, the company announced Wednesday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Feb. 10 04:21

IBM buying MDM vendor Initiate Systems

IBM announced Wednesday that it plans to buy MDM (master data management) vendor Initiate Systems. Terms of the deal, which is scheduled to close in the first quarter, were not disclosed.

Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Feb. 10 06:21

SaaS BI will be big in 2010

Mounting evidence suggests that in 2010, the hottest segment in BI (business intelligence) software will revolve around offerings delivered from the cloud, thanks to increased product sophistication, strained IT budgets and other factors.

Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Feb. 10 22:00

Setback for SAP in Oracle suit

Oracle has won a battle regarding the way damages can be calculated in its intellectual property lawsuit against SAP, according to a ruling filed Jan. 28 in US District Court for the Northern District of California.

Written by Chris Kanaracus02 Feb. 10 08:30

CA names new CEO

Infrastructure software giant CA's board of directors has appointed William McCracken CEO, the company announced Thursday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Feb. 10 06:40

Informatica plugs MDM hole with Siperian buy

Informatica has purchased MDM (master data management) vendor Siperian for about US$130 million, strengthening its hand against larger rivals such as IBM and Oracle.

Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Feb. 10 05:38

Talend reveals open-source MDM

An open-source MDM (master data management) suite from Talend is now available, giving companies a lower-priced option to proprietary products from the likes of Tibco, Kalido and IBM, the company announced Monday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus27 Jan. 10 07:43

Oracle sues Rimini Street for intellectual property theft

Oracle has filed a lawsuit against third-party maintenance provider Rimini Street and its CEO Seth Ravin, alleging the parties have been engaged in "massive theft of Oracle's software and related support materials through an illegal business model," according to documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Written by Chris Kanaracus27 Jan. 10 08:33
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