Stories by China Martens

CA unhappy with its storage business

While software vendor CA is pretty happy with the financial performance of three-quarters of its business, its storage management operations are not up to par, according to executives.

Tighter links for HP, SAP through SOA

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is offering more services supporting application vendor SAP AG's SOA (service-oriented architecture) approach to IT as part of the companies' increasingly close relationship.

Ricoh to control IBM print division

IBM plans to eventually offload its enterprise printing systems division to Japanese printer and copier vendor Ricoh. The two companies are forming a joint venture company based on the IBM unit which will gradually become a fully-owned Ricoh subsidiary.

Oracle boosts Linux support

Oracle Corp. is making further inroads into the Linux space, this time in providing management tools for the open-source operating system, after its surprise October announcement of full global support for the Red Hat Inc. Enterprise Linux distribution.

HP putting software house in order

In the midst of a companywide restructuring effort, Hewlett-Packard has taken the next step in an ongoing reorganization of its software operation. The vendor has established a new unit to bring together its business intelligence (BI) and information management expertise, which is currently spread out across the company.

Sun's hardware subscription service

Hoping to make inroads in the high-growth blade segment of the server market, Sun has released a new blade along with a U.S. subscription service offering customers several automatic refreshes of the server hardware.

Microsoft upgrade for WGA antipiracy tool

On Tuesday Microsoft announced plans to roll out a new version of its antipiracy Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Notifications tool for Windows XP over the coming weeks and months, following a barrage of criticism from users.

Oracle president justifies take over policy

Oracle remains committed to growth via acquisition, according to its president Charles Phillips. The strategy is proving to be a cost-effective way for the company to extend its technologies as well as deepen its knowledge of specific industries, he told attendees at Oracle's OpenWorld conference last week in San Francisco.

HP set to dump strategic partners

Hewlett-Packard continues to simplify operations to cut costs and streamline interactions with customers, and plans to reduce its number of partners, HP's top executive announced last week.