IBM and Novell are beefing up their existing partnership on two fronts with Linux distributor Novell increasing support for IBM's Notes desktop collaboration software and its open-source WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE).
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On-demand sales and marketing services startup Genius.com is releasing a new product, Genius Team, to enable sales managers to assess how effectively their staff are using e-mail to target prospective customers.
Cisco Systems plans to acquire a 1.6 percent equity stake in virtualization software player VMware, mirroring a step Intel took earlier this month.
Popular open-source software development site SourceForge.net hosted the equivalent of the open-source Oscars on Thursday evening, billing the event as a big party, not a painfully long and formal awards ceremony.
SugarCRM is to adopt version 3 of the GNU general public license (GPLv3) for the next release of its open-source CRM (customer relationship management) software after coming under pressure from its user community to move away from its own Sugar Public License.
Hewlett-Packard plans to buy data center automation software vendor Opsware for about US$1.6 billion. It's the third-largest acquisition in HP's history after its multibillion-dollar purchases of Compaq and Mercury.
Holding focused meetings, also known as "sprints," over several days to develop, test and document software, is proving very helpful to the open-source Plone community in quickly adding more functionality to its content management software.
IBM's Chairman, CEO and President Sam Palmisano declared the vendor's second-quarter fiscal 2007 financial results the company's best growth performance in six years.
Oracle is integrating one of its applications with Google's mapping service to help service providers locate customers more quickly.
IBM is looking to add real-time capabilities to its data integration software by buying Canadian firm DataMirror for about C$170 million (AUD$186 million).
In an unexpected development, chip giant Intel has joined the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative. The nonprofit project aims to equip children in developing countries with specially designed low-cost notebooks powered by chips from Intel's rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
Oracle has released the first major new version of its demand management software a year after acquiring the technology through the purchase of Demantra.
Although virtual environments are still at an early stage in development and adoption, many companies are already dabbling in one or more virtual worlds or closely observing them prior to getting their feet wet.
In recent months, the acquisition of SOA (service-oriented architecture) player webMethods has been the dominant news coming out of Software AG, but the middleware company also continues to hone its mainframe software and strategy.
IBM and Cisco Systems plan to release a jointly developed product in July as part of an expansion of their existing alliance around telecommunications network management and service assurance, the companies said Thursday.