It appears both sides in Oracle's contentious trade-secrets lawsuit against SAP would appreciate a little more breathing room.
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IBM unveiled several new and enhanced products on Tuesday, some incorporating technologies the company has bought, notably the Netcool software from its purchase of network management specialist Micromuse in February 2006.
IBM hopes to get more users interested in its midmarket family of products with the expansion of its Express Advantage programme outside of North America and the addition of new server, storage and software offerings.
The Linux Foundation updated its Linux Standard Base (LSB) server specification Monday to include new automated testing toolkits to make it easier to develop applications for different distributions of the open-source operating system.
A group of 18 software vendors made good on their previous commitment to hand over service-oriented architecture specifications to standards bodies once those specifications, designed to make it easier for users to develop SOA-based applications, reach maturity.
Oracle reported third-quarter results on Tuesday that exceeded both the software vendor's and analysts' predictions.
Microsoft demonstrated Dynamics Live CRM, its planned hosted customer relationship management software, during the Wednesday keynote given by CEO Steve Ballmer at its Convergence show in San Diego.
Microsoft is set to unveil a new product designed to more tightly integrate its back-end Dynamics business applications with its desktop Office suite. It's an approach the vendor has already taken with applications rival SAP under their codeveloped Duet software.
Microsoft will ship the next version of Forecaster, its midmarket budgeting and planning application, in early April, the first major release of the software since 2003.
In response to requests from some of its distribution partners, Oracle has changed the licensing pricing for some of its lower-end multicore servers in order to be more competitive with database rival Microsoft.
Oracle is making the whole of its Toplink Java persistence framework freely available as part of the vendor's increased involvement in the open-source development tools Eclipse Foundation community, the company announced on Tuesday.
Open-source database vendor Ingres is hoping that its newly released Icebreaker database and Linux combination will help it win new customers and enter fresh markets.
Oracle has unveiled a new management tool to help its database users determine when to move, archive and delete data.
Microsoft has taken another step to make it easier for customers and partners to customise its business intelligence (BI) software suite.
Often opinionated, always entertaining, JBoss founder and former CEO Marc Fleury has officially left Red Hat, the Linux distribution vendor that purchased his open-source middleware company for US$350 million in June 2006.