IBM is offering US$4 billion in new credit to customers through its partner channel, and has also developed a new mobile application to help them get financing quickly, the company announced Friday.
Stories by Chris Kanaracus, IDG News Service, Boston
Oracle is planning to broaden the footprint of its cloud software portfolio with seven new services covering developer team services, analytics, collaboration and other areas, Executive Vice President of Product Development Thomas Kurian announced Wednesday during the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.
Oracle touted what it called strong early adoption of its next-generation Fusion Applications on Tuesday, but also discussed how it will continue to support and add new features to the company's other business software lines, such as E-Business Suite and JD Edwards.
SAP could be close to announcing the general availability of its foray into the PaaS (platform-as-a-service) market, NetWeaver Cloud, which will go up against rival offerings from the likes of Oracle and Salesforce.com.
Infor has certified some of its products for Red Hat's Linux and JBoss middleware and added support for the MySQL and MariaDB databases, as part of a new push into open-source software, the companies announced Wednesday.
Oracle on today reported that net income rose 11 percent to US$2 billion while revenue fell 2 percent to $8.2 billion in the first quarter ended Aug. 31, with the period marked by some strength in software but falling hardware revenues.