Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Microsoft unveils enterprise search products

Microsoft is set to release a pair of low-cost enterprise search products, a move one company official said comes at a time when the market in question is "at a tipping point."

Ellison: Let BEA's shareholders decide on sale

BEA Systems' board of directors should let company shareholders decide whether to accept Oracle's purchase offer of US$17 per share, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said. The bid has technically expired, but Oracle remains interested in BEA, eyeing its customers and share of the middleware market.

Iron Mountain to buy e-discovery company

Major storage provider Iron Mountain announced this week it intends to purchase Stratify, a maker of document discovery software, for about US$158 million in cash.

BEA fires back at Icahn

BEA Systems replied Monday to investor Carl Icahn's demand for a shareholder vote on purchase bids for the company.

Icahn demands BEA shareholder vote on Oracle bid

BEA Systems' largest shareholder is demanding that its board of directors allow shareholders to vote on a US$17-per-share purchase offer from Oracle, which is set to expire at 5 p.m. Pacific Time Sunday.

Oracle ships Windows version of 11g database

Oracle has released the Windows version of its flagship 11g database, a few months after the company shipped the Linux version. Along with assorted performance improvements, the Windows release features beefed-up integration with Microsoft's platform on both the administrative and developer levels.