Stories by Chris Kanaracus

VMware buys application performance vendor

VMware has reached a deal to buy B-hive Networks, an application performance management vendor in San Mateo, California, and Herzliya, Israel, for an undisclosed sum, the company said Wednesday. The deal is set to close in the third quarter.

Analyst: IBM's services arm an asset for BI

If implementing business intelligence is more of an art than a science, IBM's Cognos division has a vivid palette at its disposal given IBM's stature as a services provider, Forrester Research analyst Boris Evelson suggested in a recent <a href="http://blogs.forrester.com/information_management/2008/04/bi-products-and.html">blog post.</a>

IBM buys trading data vendor Infodyne

IBM has scooped up Infodyne, a privately held maker of software that quickly crunches hundreds of market data sources together into a standardized form for the trading industry, it said Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CRM market 2008 growth surge

The worldwide market for CRM (customer relationship management) software will grow 14.2 percent to US$8.9 billion in 2008, according to a Gartner estimate.