Stories by Chris Kanaracus

HP unveils new scale-out servers

Hewlett-Packard on Monday announced a pair of servers aimed at companies that want to build large-scale computing clusters while maximizing data center space.

Written by Chris Kanaracus17 Nov. 09 08:52

Amazon Web Services to expand into Asia-Pacific

Amazon Web Services will expand its footprint to Asia-Pacific during the first half of 2010, the cloud-computing infrastructure vendor said Thursday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus16 Nov. 09 08:17

Informatica updates data integration platform

Informatica is launching version 9 of its data integration platform on Tuesday, a release that emphasizes improved data quality, business-IT collaboration and assembling information from both on- and off-premise sources.

Written by Chris Kanaracus11 Nov. 09 07:05

Users: New Oracle support portal a 'fiasco'

A number of Oracle users are infuriated by reported access and performance issues with the vendor's new My Oracle Support portal, which superseded the long-standing Metalink site on Nov. 6.

Written by Chris Kanaracus11 Nov. 09 08:36

New Epicor program seeks to hold down ERP project costs

Epicor on Monday announced a new program aimed at containing the cost of ERP (enterprise resource planning) projects, which are notorious for running late and over budget.

Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Nov. 09 09:34

Customers can gain from being a vendor reference

No IT vendor's news announcement is truly complete without a couple of glowing quotes from customers; nor is any vendor conference really a success unless the company has lined up a few satisfied CIOs to talk up their strategy and products.

Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Nov. 09 08:20

IBM announces cloud software-development betas

IBM on Thursday announced beta versions of new services aimed at developers who want to create and deploy applications on public and private clouds.

Written by Chris Kanaracus06 Nov. 09 05:56

Microsoft pushes switchover deal for CRM Online

Microsoft is trying to steal away and Oracle CRM on Demand customers with a new offer that will provide them with six months' access to its own CRM Online application at no charge if they sign a 12-month contract.

Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Nov. 09 08:49

Aster adds 'data-application server' in version 4.0

Aster Data Systems on Monday is introducing version 4.0 of its MPP (massively parallel processing) analytic database that allows customers to move application logic into the database system.

Written by Chris Kanaracus03 Nov. 09 02:41

Oracle sheds new light on future of Sun technologies

Oracle has provided new details about its plans for certain key Sun Microsystems technologies, including the GlassFish application server and the NetBeans application development toolkit.

Written by Chris Kanaracus30 Oct. 09 03:36

SAS CEO unfazed by IBM analytics challenge

If SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight is feeling pressured by IBM's recent US$1.2 billion purchase of rival predictive analytics vendor SPSS, he's not showing it.

Written by Chris Kanaracus29 Oct. 09 08:22

IBM showcases new analytics capabilities

IBM will announce a range of additions to its already-burgeoning portfolio of BI (business intelligence) tools on Monday during its annual Information on Demand (IOD) conference in Las Vegas.

Written by Chris Kanaracus27 Oct. 09 08:47's Service Cloud sparks legal storm

A Georgia company has filed suit in federal court against, saying the on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) vendor's use of the phrase "Service Cloud" violates its trademark.

Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Oct. 09 07:43

BMC buys Tideway for component tracking tools

BMC Software said Monday it has signed a deal to buy London startup Tideway Systems, which makes software for tracking and analyzing IT system components. Terms of the deal, which is expected to be concluded this week, were not disclosed.

Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Oct. 09 00:24

Ellison: Fusion Applications in 2010

Oracle plans to launch its long-awaited Fusion Applications in 2010, and they will be deployable both on-premises and as SaaS (software as a service), CEO Larry Ellison said Wednesday during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

Written by Chris Kanaracus15 Oct. 09 14:01