As the number of virtual environments increases, standards and vendor collaboration will help make teleporting between different worlds a smooth experience, ensuring, for instance, that your avatar arrives in a new world still wearing the clothes it donned in your home world.
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Business Objects has released the second of three planned versions of its Crystal Decisions business intelligence software suite aimed at midmarket users.
Salesforce.com and Google announced a strategic global partnership Tuesday, but it wasn't the widely expected tight integration between Google Apps and Salesforce.com's hosted CRM (customer relationship management) software. Instead, the two vendors brought out their first jointly developed and co-marketed product combining Google AdWords with Salesforce on-demand CRM.
Palm's financial future looked a little more secure Monday as private-equity firm Elevation Partners said it will pump US$325 million into the mobile device manufacturer.
IBM and Ricoh's InfoPrint joint venture officially opened for business Monday.
The Free Software Foundation has released the fourth or "last-call" draft of the third version of its GNU general public license, set a date for its official publication, and laid out reasons why the free and open-source software community should adopt GPLv3 sooner rather than later.
In its quest to re-energize its storage business, Hewlett-Packard has recruited the former president and CEO of storage rival Hitachi Data Systems (HDS).
NetSuite announced Thursday that three of its partners now provide extensions to the vendor's hosted midmarket applications suite so that the software will run on mobile devices.
Software vendor CA expects to continue restructuring its operations, which is likely to result in further reductions in its headcount, according to the company's chief financial officer.
Two open-source companies had reason to celebrate Tuesday as each announced more venture capital funding to grow their businesses.
Business applications vendor SAP is making another acquisition aimed at filling out its product portfolio to better meet the needs of chief financial officers (CFOs). The company announced late Tuesday plans to buy U.S. corporate performance management software company OutlookSoft for an undisclosed sum.
Sun Microsystems announced Tuesday it has finished the process of making the bulk of its core Java technology available as open-source software under the GNU general public license version 2 (GPLv2). The vendor made the announcement at its JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
IBM is helping shepherd increasing numbers of local software companies onto the global stage as they move outside of the comfort zone of their home markets.
As companies look to engage in more virtual business interactions, IBM's head of innovation called for more integration between the various online virtual worlds where avatars meet.
The head of IBM expects the company's small to midsize business (SMB) operation to become the vendor's biggest industry focus within a couple of years.