Oracle's surprise legal move against its main business applications rival SAP has raised questions again about the likely impact on customers of corporate scandals in the IT world. Whatever the outcome of the case, users are voicing their concerns about software vendors' ethics.
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Oracle took its bitter rivalry with business applications vendor SAP up another notch, filing suit Thursday against SAP alleging violations of U.S. fraud legislation, unfair competition and civil conspiracy.
A group of 18 software vendors made good on their previous commitment to hand over service-oriented architecture specifications to standards bodies once those specifications, designed to make it easier for users to develop SOA-based applications, reach maturity.
Oracle has reported third-quarter results which exceeded both the software vendor's and analysts' predictions.
Oracle has gotten off to a "very strong start" with its support program for users of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux, according to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
Microsoft is spending more time soliciting and responding to feedback from users of its Dynamics business applications, according to attendees at the vendor's recent Convergence show in San Diego.
Microsoft demonstrated Dynamics Live CRM, its planned hosted customer relationship management software, during the closing Wednesday keynote given by CEO Steve Ballmer at its Convergence show in San Diego.
Microsoft has unveiled a new product designed to more tightly integrate its back-end Dynamics business applications with its desktop Office suite. It's an approach the vendor has already taken with applications rival SAP AG under their codeveloped Duet software.
Oracle is making the whole of its TopLink Java persistence framework freely available as part of the vendor's increased involvement in the open-source development tools Eclipse Foundation community, the company announced Tuesday.
Lawson Software continues to broaden its relationship with close partner IBM as the midmarket applications vendor Monday announced plans to enter the hosting market and use more of IBM's middleware.
In response to requests from some of its distribution partners, Oracle has changed the licensing pricing for some of its lower-end multicore servers in order to be more competitive with database rival Microsoft.
Open-source database vendor MySQL AB and business intelligence (BI) software provider JasperSoft have announced a joint reselling agreement.
Oracle has unveiled a new management tool to help its database users determine when to move, archive and delete data.
NetSuite, a provider of hosted applications for midsize businesses, will announce Thursday that it has beefed up the electronic commerce capabilities of its software suite and has teamed up with online auction giant eBay in order to attract larger electronic retail (e-tail) customers.
It may have been Valentine's Day yesterday, but there are no love letters being exchanged between duelling electronic document formats, OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Open XML. Instead, Microsoft, the backer of Open XML, took a public swing at ODF supporter IBM