Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Oracle tops corporate software usage study

Fresh off its annual OpenWorld conference, Oracle earned top rankings in a corporate software usage study released this week by ChangeWave, an investment research firm.

IBM making 'agile' moves

About 25 percent of software development projects within IBM are now employing some manner of "agile" methodology, a company official said Monday.

IBM Rational head: We're transforming

When Danny Sabbah became general manager of IBM's Rational division in 2005, he set out to make changes in the organization. Sabbah said Friday that this transformation is well under way.

OPENWORLD - Ellison touts Fusion Applications

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison didn't display much of his traditional flamboyance Wednesday at Oracle's OpenWorld conference, but he did preview the company's next-generation Fusion Applications and said its Unbreakable Linux offering has met with initial success.

Sun joins virtualisation fray with xVM

Sun Microsystems CEO, Jonathan Schwartz, unveiled the company's virtualisation product line, xVM, at Oracle's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Sun to buy ERM vendor Vaau

Sun Microsystems said Tuesday it plans to buy Vaau, a Torrance, California-based vendor of ERM (enterprise role management) and identity compliance software.

Oracle embraces open source Xen for virtualization

Oracle President Charles Phillips showcased a raft of new technologies on Monday -- key among them a virtualization product, Oracle VM -- during the opening keynote of the company's OpenWorld 2007 conference in San Francisco.

Gigaspaces targets "the Digg effect"

Hoping to seed grassroots interest, Gigaspaces is making its enterprise-targeted eXtreme Application Platform middleware available for free to startup firms.

World of Warcraft, meet Visual Studio

A top official from Microsoft's developer division showcased an array of new development technologies this week, including a demo of the game World of Warcraft running within the company's Visual Studio integrated development environment.