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SPML 2.0 ratified as OASIS Standard

In a move that could open the door to more user account provisioning in the enterprise, the OASIS consortium approved the SPML (Service Provisioning Markup Language) version 2.0 specification as an official OASIS standard on Tuesday.

Oracle: Open source keeps vendors on their toes

The specter of open source forces large software vendors to stay on their toes and nurtures innovation, an Oracle official said during a presentation at TheServerSide Java Symposium on Thursday afternoon.

IBM preps 'BI-lite' productivity app

IBM next month plans to release a new software product designed to bring business intelligence-style data views to the masses. The goal is to make it easier for workers to transform business objectives into accomplished tasks that align with an organization's larger strategy.

Sun, RIM partner to deliver enterprise apps

Sun Microsystems and the creators of the BlackBerry, Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM), will work together to extend enterprise applications and data to the one million users of the handheld device.

Vixel announces new switch

Further distancing itself from once competitors Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and QLogic Corp., Vixel Corp. Monday introduced a 20-port back-end Fibre Channel switch designed as a SOC (system on a chip), a blade, or a box and provides switching to disks found in an array.

Kana, Silknet Join in $4.2 Billion Merger

Kana Communications Inc. and Silknet Software Inc., two upstart e-business solution vendors in the electronic support, commerce, and marketing arena, have decided to tie the knot by agreeing today to a $4.2 billion merger.

Kana, Silknet Join in $4.2B Merger

KANA COMMUNICATIONS and Silknet Software, two upstart e-business solution vendors in the electronic support, commerce, and marketing arena, have decided to tie the knot by agreeing Monday to a $4.2 billion merger.

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