Stories by Cara Garretson

Ellison's vision 'unrealistic,' says i2's Brady

Oracle Corp. chief Larry Ellison is "kidding himself" with the suggestion that digital information could be more easily accessed and shared if stored in fewer, larger databases, i2Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Greg Brady said Wednesday at the E-Gov conference, the day after the database company's leader offered his vision to the same crowd.

Wyly files preliminary proxy statement with SEC

Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) shareholder Sam Wyly on Monday took the next step in his battle to gain control of the software giant by filing a preliminary proxy statement that could be used to unseat the company's current board of directors.

IT vendor investing in startups tanked in Q1

Large IT vendors with venture capital arms, which reaped generous returns on start-up investments over the last few years, have significantly curtailed investing during the first three months of 2001, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP survey.

CA holds firm despite takeover bid

Computer Associates (CA) on Friday responded again to shareholder Sam Wyly's announced attempt to wrest control of the company, calling his assertions "outrageous and self-serving." The company's initial response on Thursday briefly stated its commitment to shareholders; Friday's strongly worded statement made it clear that CA is ready to fight.

Wyly to launch proxy fight for CA

A Dallas investment group on Thursday announced it is launching a proxy fight designed to replace Computer Associates International's current board of directors in an effort to right what it believes is a sinking ship.