Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Arrested former CRM CEO deemed flight risk

The former CEO of CRM vendor Entellium, who faces wire fraud charges after allegedly lying about the company's sales performance, has been deemed a flight risk by federal authorities.

CRM vendor's ex-CEO, ex-CFO charged with wire fraud

Two top former executives of CRM (customer relationship management) vendor Entellium have been charged in federal court with wire fraud after allegedly lying about the Seattle company's sales performance to attract investors.

Japanese telecom partners with EnterpriseDB

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan's largest telecommunications company, has formed a "wide-ranging strategic partnership" with EnterpriseDB that includes an undisclosed financial investment in the open-source database maker.

Oracle to buy big project portfolio management player

Continuing its relentless streak of acquisitions in recent years, Oracle on Wednesday said it plans to buy Primavera Software, maker of project portfolio management (PPM) applications.

SAP warns on Q3 earnings, cites economy

Turmoil in the world's stock markets over the past several weeks and resulting concern among customers caused "a very sudden and unexpected drop in business activity" at the end of SAP's third fiscal quarter, the company said Monday.

Rozwat talks about cloud, but holds back on Fusion

Chuck Rozwat, Oracle's head of product development, largely deflected questions about hotly anticipated technologies such as Fusion Applications during a Q&A session with reporters at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, but did reveal more details of the vendor's plans around cloud computing.

Oracle pushing new application grid

Oracle introduced a new application grid that employs technology acquired through its purchase of BEA Systems.

Oracle mum on 11g Release 2, 11g Express Edition

Oracle has filled the schedule of its OpenWorld conference with sessions hyping the various features in its 11g database, which was launched in July 2007. But the company doesn't plan to deliver new details of the anticipated 11g Release 2 (R2), or a ship date for 11g Express Edition (XE), the free version popular among developers.

Oracle launches new customer support portal

Oracle said Monday it is now giving customers more personalized support through a new system that combines the previous MetaLink portal with Oracle Software Configuration Manager.

Tibco beefs up business events processing wares

Tibco is releasing what it calls a major update to its complex-event processing (CEP) software on Monday, not long after its rival IBM laid out an ambitious road map for its own offerings in the space.

Oracle updates database, middleware lineup

While offering no major bombshells, Oracle announced a series of updates across its product lines on Monday, including the first patch update to its flagship 11g database.

Oracle puts its 11g database in Amazon's cloud

Oracle is now offering its 11g database, Fusion Middleware and Enterprise Manager products through Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the vendor announced Monday at the start of its OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

Oracle aims to get Fusion to some by next year

Oracle is aiming to get the first version of Fusion Applications into the hands of early adopters in 2009, and the initial version of the software will deliver a significant chunk of functionality, an Oracle executive said during a panel session Sunday at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

Cisco buys Jabber for instant messaging

Cisco Systems said Friday it plans to buy instant messaging platform vendor Jabber, a move that could heighten its battle with Microsoft over the collaboration and office communications market.

Oracle Q1 results beat analysts' expectations

Oracle reported first-quarter 2009 earnings of US$0.21 per share, a 28 percent rise year-over-year, the company said Thursday. Overall revenue for the quarter was US$5.3 billion, a rise of 18 percent, while net income was $1.1 billion, up 28 percent over last year.

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