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Articles by Rick Whiting
posted in July 2003
Business Objects' sales grew this quarter, but higher costs cut into profits.
Our indexes closed in the black Thursday, but only after giving back most of the day's gains.
Company execs say sales are picking up as buyers gain more confidence in the economy and in MicroStrategy's health.
Actuate has acquired Nimble Technology, a privately held developer of enterprise information integration software.
Hyperion and Business Objects acquisitions signal a maturing business-intelligence software sector where customers want fewer vendors
The markets finished the day lower despite a number of positive earnings reports and a drop in new unemployment claims.
The acquisition, a stock and cash deal valued at $142 million, is expected to close in the fourth quarter.
The supplier of enterprise infrastructure software says increasing demand for its mobile and wireless technology will spark future growth.
Ascential Tuesday reported its first profit as an independent company in the second quarter ended June 30.
A new organization of IT users, vendors, and management consultants will serve as a clearinghouse for new ideas and best practices.
The business-intelligence vendor says Crystal Decisions' products complement its own, and the acquisition will create a broader product line.
The purchase will make it harder for Oracle to complete its hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft.
The vendor says it will no longer directly sell its analytical apps, but will concentrate instead on enterprise information software.
The application testing vendor says revenue rose 26%, but increases in staffing and marketing and its recent buying spree.
Mercury Interactive Wednesday reported a 26% rise in sales for its second quarter as it rides a wave of demand for its application testing and management software. But earnings were down year-over-year.
Shell spin-off raises $18 million in venture capital for its advanced data-warehouse software.
Oracle has extended its $19.50 per share offer for PeopleSoft into August.
The $1.6 billion deal will further the Internet portal's strategy of moving away from being an ad-supported site to a more diversified company.
Investor disappointment about Yahoo's second-quarter earnings, combined with bad news on the unemployment front, triggered a sell-off.
The $24.8 million deal will let Autonomy use Virage's software to extend its line of products for managing unstructured content.
IBM has developed a programming language for building software that automatically enforces privacy rules.
As many as 30,000 employees will use the vendor's business-intelligence software to boost efficiency.
Coremetrics is buying privately held WebCriteria, a maker of hosted software for testing site effectiveness.
Monitoring software lets companies analyze data in real time
The company is being acquired by Symphony Technology Group and Tennenbaum Capital Partners in a deal valued at $100 million.