Stories by Kathleen Lau

SAP, Sybase unveil first joint offerings

Following the merger of SAP AG and Sybase ASA earlier this year, both companies shared their first joint milestones in the form of combined product announcements that will focus on the mobile device, in-memory analytics and enterprise information management.

SAP has changed its mind about open source: exec

SAP AG's relationship with open source today is much less conservative than it used to be and reflects an internal change in attitude towards software development where the goals are efficiency and interoperability, said an SAP executive.

SAP, CA integration ties IT and business processes

Enterprise resource planning vendor SAP AG and IT management vendor CA Inc. have teamed up to pitch integrated offerings that aim to unify the governance, risk and compliance strategies typically segregated between the IT and business sides of an organization. One analyst calls this partnership "disruptive."

Linux is the cloud's future: IBM Canada

While cloud computing is merely a label given to the latest evolution of what organizations have been doing for a long time, one consistent component in the cloud has been Linux, said Jim Elliott, IBM Canada Ltd.'s Linux champion.

CA joins Cloud Security Alliance

CA Inc. has joined the Cloud Security Alliance to help organizations address security concerns, both actual and perceived, when adopting cloud computing.

Xen Cloud Platform for virtual private datacentres

The Citrix-hosted community announced on Monday the Xen Cloud Platform, upon which developers can collaborate to build a "complete packaging of Xen," ultimately allowing enterprises the ability to run more applications and have control in the cloud they would normally have in their own data centres.

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s light yet powerful

Targeted at mid to large enterprise users for whom portability is key, Lenovo's latest 14.1-inch LED screen laptop, the ThinkPad T400s, is designed to be thin and light at 0.83 inches in thickness and under four pounds in weight.

CA spree continues with DLP vendor buy

Islandia, N.Y-based CA Inc.'s plan to acquire Orchestria Corp. will allow customers to combine data loss prevention (DLP) technology with its own identity and access management offerings in a way that's not currently done, a company executive said.

Storage market makes room for 'content depots'

The emergence of 'content depots', large repositories of digital content amassed and organized for distribution, is changing how enterprises are consuming disk storage space given the high volume these depots require.

Open-source ERP, BI firms take a tag-team approach

Two open source companies have partnered to provide an integrated enterprise resource planning and business intelligence offering that should minimize the complexity that an open source deployment typically renders.

Open Text to buy Captaris in OCR battle

Waterloo, Ont.-based Open Text Corp.'s planned acquisition of Captaris Inc. is a move to bolster presence in the document and records capture space in light of rival players and a market that is heating up, said one analyst.