Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Survey: IT spending set for slowdown in Q2

Twenty-three percent of respondents to a ChangeWave Research study said their companies will reduce or halt IT spending in the second quarter of this year, results that underscore recent concerns about a U.S. recession.

U.K. group: Software licensing is misleading consumers

A British consumer advocacy group is charging that Microsoft and other major software companies engage in misleading and unfair practices related to end-user license agreements (EULAs), and has asked for an investigation by the U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

Judge orders SAP-TomorrowNow lawsuit to mediation

A US district court judge has ordered that Oracle's lawsuit against SAP and its TomorrowNow subsidiary be sent to mediation, according to a court document posted on a Web site SAP set up for the case.

Sun to buy VirtualBox maker Innotek

Sun announced Tuesday that it is buying Innotek, maker of VirtualBox, virtualization software that may have more value for software developers than data-center administrators.

Study: Bad requirements-gathering hurts IT projects

A new survey by IAG Consulting finds that among two-thirds of companies polled, it is "improbable" that an IT project will be considered an overall success, due to inadequately or improperly gathered business requirements.

White-label social networking set for shake-up?

It's hard not to let out a low whistle when you scan <a href="">this post</a> at Jeremiah Owyang's blog.

Major vendors join OpenID board

IBM, Google, Microsoft, Verisign and Yahoo have joined the corporate board of the OpenID Foundation, giving a boost to the group's efforts to simplify the process of signing into Web sites.

IBM adds fuel to Information on Demand strategy

IBM announced the first results of its recently closed acquisition of business intelligence vendor Cognos, unveiling an array of product offerings and services that tie into its information-on-demand strategy.