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Oracle is buying privately held ProfitLogic, a maker of retail forecasting software, for undisclosed terms, the latest in a string of deals by the world's No. 2 software company to consolidate the business software industry.
With the close of the Tarantella acquisition, Sun now owns all assets of a leading provider of software that enables organizations to access and manage information, data and applications across virtually all platforms, networks and devices, according to a company announcement.
SAP, a German business software giant, is bringing the battle to New Zealand to woo customers from archrival Oracle with the introduction of its subsidiary TomorrowNow. SAP bought the Texas-based TomorrowNow in January. TomorrowNow provides support services for PeopleSoft and JD Edward...
Software giant Oracle has reported strong growth in the Asia-Pacific region, with revenue of $US1.73 billion for the year ended May 2005.
Is Apple close to creating a video iPod? Or is it about to launch itself as a 'virtual' mobile network operator, like Virgin Mobile? Speculation is rife that Steve Jobs and his team are about to seize the initiative again now that its sovereignty of the portable music market is meeting...
An internal investigation at SCO in August 2002 reported that not a single line of code in the Linux kernel was found that violated SCO's copyright, according to an e-mail obtained and recently reported on by Forbes online. An internal investigation at SCO in August 2002 reported that ...
The Computer Crime and Security survey, conducted in January by the institute and the computer-intrusion squad of the FBI's San Francisco office, found that 95% of respondents had experienced more than 10 Web-site incidents during 2004, up from 5% in 2003. Some 700 computer-security pr...
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 has a bug in its kernel that could let attackers bring down the machine with a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, vulnerability tracker Secunia said on Friday. Microsoft's spokesman said, 'Microsoft is currently investigating public reports of a possible vulnerabi...
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), is expected to announce that they have got an entry into the corporate notebook market by enticing Hewlett-Packard into using their processors for their products. If this happens, AMD will gain a major victory over their rivals Intel. HP is now planning to...
Sybase, Inc., a leading global enterprise infrastructure and mobile software company, lauded the success of American and Chinese negotiators at the meeting of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting that concluded in Beijing.
Information is always available and secure with the new Oracle Database 10g, the company says. By being the first relational database designed for Grid Computing, Oracle Database 10g lowers the cost of ownership through automated management while providing the highest possible quality ...
'The acquisition of iDefense expands the VeriSign suite of managed security services, providing customers with additional capabilities with which to proactively protect their networks from vulnerabilities and attacks,' said VeriSign executive Judy Lin in outlining the company's strateg...
'Oracle's participation in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program has enabled it to deliver a new set of tools to develop and deploy Oracle applications on the Windows platform,' said Microsoft executive Nick Abbott. 'It represents the culmination of the VSIP partn...
Oracle has decided the a single chip in a dual-processor system should be billed at a 25% discount, thereby easing the terms of its database and application server software for customers who are integrating multi-core systems into their IT infrastructures.
HP is expected to announce a layoff of between 10,000 to 25,000 employees next week as part of new CEO Mark Hurd's restructuring plan, according to Wall Street analysts. Known internatlly as ``The Big One,'' the layoff will set the future direction of the company.
Test Case Sniffer monitors a running application and automatically generates unit test cases that capture application behavior. Simply exercise the application functionality you want to test, and Test Case Sniffer automatically generates JUnit test cases with real data that represents ...
IBM, makers of Pentium, is making sure that vital resource called innovation will continue to flow. The company is currently working with a range of programs, centered around the world's universities, that promote research, provide resources for faculty and help students find their sta...
Microsoft announced a deal with Marvel Enterprises to develop an advanced online game based on Marvel's well-known cast of comic book characters. This will expand the video game wars to new fronts. The deal extends Microsoft's competition with Sony, its prime video game rival, into the...
Fostering collaboration and a greater sense of vibrancy in technology are prominent themes at next week?s Microsoft Faculty Summit, which is expected to bring 400 academic researchers and other invitees to Redmond to explore future directions in computing.
Microsoft featured a hands-on Linux demo at its recent partner conference in Minneapolis. This showed that the company is either less afraid of Linux and now willing to embrace it, or more hostile to Linux than ever and therefore willing to embrace it. Now the debate has been extended ...
Claria, behavioral marketing and adware firm, has begun to test a personalized search service that tailors search results to web surfers' behavior, reports CNET. Claria's software tracks users' movements around the web and is installed on tens of millions of desktops. By analyzing thos...
First it was the US, and now its Europe. Online commerce is picking up across Europe - especially the parts in Western Europe - naturally at different rates in different countries - with not only internet and broadband penetration rates but also cultural factors playing a role in e-com...
The European Parliament has rejected the Computer-Implemented Inventions directive, the so-called 'software patent' directive. Red Hat and Sun Microsystems combined efforts with the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) to bring about this victory for those who value ...
A revamped CBS News Web site that greatly increases the amount of video available to advertisers has been introduced by CBS, reports AdWeek. CBSNews.com at present carries 25,000 video clips and will feature news videos throughout the day. CBS Digital will sell 30 and 15 second pre-rol...
Mozilla has released Firefox 1.05, which contains several bug fixes and flaw patches. Meanwhile, it has also released the latest Alpha version of 'Deer Park,' which is destined to become Firefox 1.1.
Sun Microsystems will open source its web site authentication and web single sign-on (SSO) technologies through the Open Source Web Single Sign-On (OpenSSO) project. OpenSSO will allow Java technology developers to participate in the evolution of these critical security components and ...
The Sun StorEdge 9985 system is a follow-on to the existing Sun StorEdge 9970 system, and runs the same software and microcode as the Sun StorEdge 9990 system. The system is targeted at Sun StorEdge 9900 customers who are implementing large-scale consolidation projects, among other ini...
ICANN, The Internet's governing body, has approved the creation of the '.mobi' domain suffix. This can be used by cell phone companies to design their Websites. Many people question whether creating separate domain for mobile devices is necessary, but experts feel the move is aimed at ...
Thanks to Skype International and Boingo Wireless partnership - users will now be able to access Skype's VoIP technology from 18,000 Wi-Fi hot spots worldwide. Skype spokesperson Kelly Larabee said that Skype Zones powered by Boingo are geared not only toward business travellers and st...
IBM has announced that Gartner has positioned IBM in the Leader Quadrant in their 2005 Magic Quadrant for Web Services Platforms. According to Gartner, leaders are performing well today in Web services, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to s...
IBM revealed it has plans to add two new corporate blogging tools to the forthcoming Version 2.5 of its Workplace collaboration platform and Workplace Designer development tools. Version 2.5 of Workplace will ship with a Weblog component that allows users to create blogs with features ...
Altova has announced a half-price offer for its UModel 2005, and 20% discounts for the price of a four course Altova Online Training series. Both the XML Schema Accelerated Series and the XSLT Accelerated Series begin with introductory topics and progress to the advanced concepts of th...
Dr. Jane Goodall, world-renowned chimpanzee expert, conservationist, and humanitarian, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 25th Annual ESRI International User Conference. Best known for her study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe National Park, Dr. Goodall is recognized throughout the ...
SOA Software (formerly Digital Evolution)has announced XML VPN version 4.3. This new version of SOA Software's groundbreaking XML VPN product adds several key capabilities, including last-mile security, external service virtualization and support for WS-Policy.
The new Reef Point UMA Security Gateway provides comprehensive security for Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) networks, the company says, and unlike other solutions, such as session border controllers, is massively scalable, securing up to half a million simultaneous connections.


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