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Articles by Barbara Darrow
posted in July 2005
Oracle spent more than 10 billion big ones for a hunk of the apps business, but it's unclear whether it will ever be as lucrative as its bread-and-butter databases.
For those chomping at the bit for more Office 12 details, Microsoft recently offered a tiny peek at the upcoming offering, or offerings, due next year.
Janet Perna, who heads up the Software Information Management Group, is retiring, to be replaced by Ambuj Goyal, currently general manager of IBM Workplace, Portal, Lotus and Collaboration Software Products.
Open-Xchange says its open-source email system will add Red Hat Linux support, in addition to its exsiting SUSE Linux compatibility.
Starting next year, Microsoft will merge the infrastructures of SharePoint, which is for intranet sites, and CMS, which is used for sites on the public Internet.
An Oracle executive confirmed that the company has adjusted its per-CPU licensing to accommodate a new generation of multi-core chips.
Oracle is bending -- kind of -- on its licensing policies for the new multi-core CPUs coming on the market, sources tell CRN.
Big Blue is finally dipping its toe into the blog tools arena, readying Weblog Preview for commercial launch next month and posting a free download on its alphaWorks site.
The gloves are coming off in venues where Microsoft and partners face IBM Workplace or WebSphere in customer accounts, a Microsoft exec said Saturday.
Among the tiny pieces shown: a distributed forms feature to allow customers to fill in and submit XML forms easily via a browser.
Microsoft is working on a "ribbon" concept to display context-sensitive strips of icons keyed to the task at hand.
Microsoft's Information Worker unit has heated up an internal incubator to foster development of new products and businesses.
Deeper integration with Outlook and Office will be the hallmarks of CRM 3.0, which the company will ship in the fourth quarter.