Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Google adds analytics for Apps admins

Google Apps administrators can now point Google's Web analytics tools at their systems and gain detailed insight into how users are working with Google Docs and Google Sites, according to a company blog post Monday.

Salesforce debuts Force.com Sites

On-demand business software vendor Salesforce is expected on Monday to announce Force.com Sites, an offering that lets customers create and run Web sites on Salesforce's cloud infrastructure.

SAP invests in LinkedIn

SAP's venture capital arm has sunk an undisclosed sum of money into <a href="http://blog.linkedin.com">LinkedIn</a>, the business-oriented social-networking site.

NetSuite debuts 'SRP' product push

On-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor NetSuite announced a new product push Tuesday, stemming from its June acquisition of OpenAir, maker of software for project-oriented organizations.

Forrester: Discontent persists over SAP price hike

A new Forrester Research study that polled more than 200 SAP customers found widespread discontent over the vendor's recent decision to shift customers to a pricier Enterprise Support offering, and also provides tips on how customers can mitigate the increased cost.

SAP warns on Q3 earnings, cites economy

Turmoil in the world's stock markets over the past several weeks and resulting concern among customers caused "a very sudden and unexpected drop in business activity" at the end of SAP's third fiscal quarter, the company said Monday.

Rozwat talks about cloud, but holds back on Fusion

Chuck Rozwat, Oracle's head of product development, largely deflected questions about hotly anticipated technologies such as Fusion Applications during a Q&A session with reporters at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, but did reveal more details of the vendor's plans around cloud computing.

Oracle aims to get Fusion to some by next year

Oracle is aiming to get the first version of Fusion Applications into the hands of early adopters in 2009, and the initial version of the software will deliver a significant chunk of functionality, an Oracle executive said during a panel session Sunday at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.