SAP intends to give customers and partners a significant update on its planned on-demand software, known as A1S, at an event taking place in New York on Sept. 19.
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As IBM and Sun Microsystems laid out a new agreement to have more IBM x86 servers and blades run on Solaris, the two companies were already looking ahead to another partnership, which could see IBM mainframes support the Sun operating system.
IBM Corp. is extending its support for Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris operating system to cover more of its x86 servers and blades, the two vendors announced Thursday.
Citrix Systems plans to acquire virtualisation vendor Xensource for approximately US$500 million to enable the application delivery software vendor to enter both the server and desktop virtualisation markets.
Oracle has issued details on pricing for its new 11g enterprise database, with the vendor making some of the most talked-about features available as extra-cost add-ons.
Oracle is busy at LinuxWorld, opening up its latest work with the Linux community to improve the enterprise capabilities of the open-source operating system.
IBM and Novell are beefing up their existing partnership on two fronts with Linux distributor Novell increasing support for IBM's Notes desktop collaboration software and its open-source Websphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE).
Cisco Systems plans to acquire a 1.6 percent equity stake in virtualisation software player VMware, mirroring a step Intel took earlier this month.
SugarCRM Inc. is to adopt version 3 of the GNU general public license (GPLv3) for the next release of its open-source CRM (customer relationship management) software after coming under pressure from its user community to move away from its own Sugar Public License.
IBM chairman, CEO and President Sam Palmisano declared the vendor's second-quarter fiscal 2007 financial results the company's best growth performance in six years.
In an unexpected development, chip giant Intel has joined the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative. The nonprofit project aims to equip children in developing countries with specially designed low-cost notebooks powered by chips from Intel's rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
While Wednesday marked the official unveiling of Oracle Corp.'s 11g database and a look at its new features, pricing and availability information was pretty thin on the ground. All the vendor would confirm is that the Linux version of 11g will ship this quarter, probably in August.
Palm's financial future looked a little more secure this week as private-equity firm Elevation Partners said it will pump US$325 million into the mobile device manufacturer. Elevation is a $1.9 billion private-equity firm and one of its five partners is Bono, the lead singer of Irish rock band U2
Software vendor CA expects to continue restructuring its operations, which is likely to result in further reductions in its headcount, according to the company's chief financial officer.
Oracle is wagering serious money that PLM (product lifecycle management) software will become more critical to all kinds of IT customers with its US$495 million bid this week for PLM specialist Agile Software.