Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Mitch Kapor to phase out involvement in OSAF

The Open Source Applications Foundation has announced a major funding and personnel shakeup, including that Lotus Development founder Mitchell Kapor will begin to phase out his involvement and investment in the nonprofit organization, which he founded in 2001.

IBM exec: Information on Demand is coming together

It's been a bit more than two years since Ambuj Goyal launched IBM's Information on Demand strategy, an effort by the company to bring together a virtual menagerie of data management, access and analysis software under a single heading.

FAST bolsters Microsoft's enterprise search

In November, Microsoft representatives began to comment that the enterprise search market had reached "a tipping point"; on Tuesday, the company backed up that claim with a bundle of cash, offering to buy enterprise search software company Fast Search And Transfer (FAST) for 6.6 billion Norwegian kroner (US$1.2 billion).

Study: Enterprises seeing Web 2.0 'explosion'

Nearly one-fourth of companies surveyed by ChangeWave Research are now using Web 2.0-social networking software in some form, and another 8 percent intend to do so within the next year.

Oracle's earnings soar

Robust software sales pushed Oracle's second-quarter net income up 35 percent compared to the same period last year, to US$1.3 billion, or $0.25 per share, the company said Wednesday.

Cognos puts BI on Nokia and Windows Mobile phones

Cognos said Monday that its Cognos 8 Go! Mobile business intelligence software now supports Windows Mobile 6 smartphones, as well as Nokia Eseries and Nseries devices running S60 3rd Edition on Symbian OS.

Filing reveals that Cognos went to IBM first

Cognos executives first approached IBM in the months leading up to IBM's pending US$5 billion deal to buy the company, not the other way around, according to a document Cognos submitted Friday to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Survey: Interop is top open-source customer worry

The Open Solutions Alliance, a nonprofit group backed by a number of commercial open-source vendors, released a survey on Wednesday that found interoperability is a foremost concern among open-source-software customers.