Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Sun to buy VirtualBox maker Innotek

Sun announced Tuesday that it is buying Innotek, maker of VirtualBox, virtualization software that may have more value for software developers than data-center administrators.

Major vendors join OpenID board

IBM, Google, Microsoft, Verisign and Yahoo have joined the corporate board of the OpenID Foundation, giving a boost to the group's efforts to simplify the process of signing into Web sites.

Oracle launches data integration suite

Oracle this week launched Oracle Data Integration Suite, which combines traditional data integration capabilities with an array of middleware and tooling for constructing a service oriented architecture.

IBM beefs up SOA portfolio

IBM said Wednesday it is expanding its broad SOA (service-oriented architecture) portfolio with the acquisition of AptSoft, a maker of business event processing software.

Domino, Lotus roadmap revealed

The next version of Lotus Notes and Domino will ship in February and will feature an array of updates, including a new Web 2.0-style feature called My Widgets, IBM said yesterday during its Lotusphere show in Orlando, Florida.

Oracle buys document capture vendor Captovation

On the same day its plans to buy middleware giant BEA Systems rocked the technology world, Oracle also revealed Wednesday that its string of niche acquisitions will continue through the purchase of document-capture vendor Captovation.

SAP reports strong fourth-quarter growth

Beating analysts' expectations and citing strong performance worldwide, SAP on Monday released preliminary fourth-quarter financial results, showing revenue will be about €3.25 billion (US$4.8 billion), a rise of 10 percent compared to the same period last year.