Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Infor cuts 5 percent of its workforce

Enterprise software maker Infor Global Solutions quietly laid off about 5 percent of its roughly 9,000 workers last week, making it the latest of its peers to trim staff during the economic downturn.

Entellium files bankruptcy, Intuit eyeing assets

Troubled CRM (customer relationship management) vendor Entellium filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday, and Intuit is interested in buying the company's assets, according to documents filed in a Washington state U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Fedora 10 out, packed with improvements

The Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Project on Tuesday released Fedora 10, the latest version of the free Linux-based operating system, with a wide range of improvements in areas such as virtualization management, networking, boot time and security.

NZ to get Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, the latest generation of one of the company's midmarket ERP products, will be generally available Dec. 1 in 14 countries, the company said Wednesday at its Convergence conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

ERP maker Epicor to cut jobs

ERP vendor Epicor said Thursday it is cutting an unspecified number of jobs as part of a plan to save US$16 million to $20 million each year.

SAP ships fourth ERP enhancement pack

SAP released the fourth enhancement package for its ERP 6.0 (enterprise resource planning) application on Wednesday, furthering a recent shift in product strategy that forgoes periodic full upgrades and adds new functionality on an incremental basis.

NZ gets Microsoft zero percent financing deal

Hoping to spark sales as companies put the squeeze on capital spending, Microsoft said Thursday that new customers of its Dynamics ERP and CRM applications in some parts of the world can apply for zero-percent, 36-month financing.

IBM debuts Lotus Foundations Start appliance

IBM is making another run at Microsoft small and medium-size (SMB) customers, announcing a software-hardware appliance on Monday that combines an IBM-branded machine with its Lotus Foundations Start collaboration software.

HP, NetSuite reach channel deal in US

Hewlett-Packard will resell NetSuite's on-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) software through its 15,000-strong channel of value-added resellers, initially in the U.S., the companies have jointl;y announced.