Stories by Chris Kanaracus

IBM confirms job cuts

A union that is trying to organize workers at IBM is reporting that the company cut more than 2,800 jobs recently, but an IBM spokesman would only confirm that some layoffs have occurred.

IBM buying SaaS email to bolster Bluehouse platform

IBM is planning to buy the email service assets of Outblaze, a large Hong Kong application service provider, to help beef up its Bluehouse social-networking and collaboration platform, IBM said . Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Salesforce launches Service Cloud

Salesforce has repurposed the customer-service software acquired through its August 2008 purchase of InstraNet into a new offering called the Service Cloud, the company announced Thursday.

Forrester forecasts decline in global IT spending

Global spending on IT products and services will drop by 3 percent in 2009 to US$1.66 trillion when measured in U.S. dollars, but subsequently rebound by 9 percent in 2010, according to a Forrester Research study released Tuesday.

VMware taps Borland CEO for chief operating officer

Virtualization giant VMware has named Borland Software CEO Tod Nielsen to the newly created position of chief operating officer, in the latest chapter of a VMware management shakeup that began with the ouster in July 2008 of co-founder and CEO Diane Greene.