Stories by Stannie Holt

iPlanet Web Server Boosts Java Performance

Faster, more scalable Java performance is the key to the latest Web server product from the Sun-Netscape Alliance. The iPlanet Web Server, Enterprise Edition 4.0, which began shipping Tuesday, is the successor to several generations of Netscape Web servers, but adds Java functionality from Sun, company officials said.

JD Edwards enters portal arena

Jumping into the enterprise information portal race, JD Edwards announced availability of its ActivEra portal last week.

CA's InterBiz aims to boost ERP's value

"Work together like a wolf pack, not like a six-pack" could be the theme of this week's InterBiz World, the first-ever user group conference for Computer Associates' recently created electronic-commerce and business applications arm.

Cisco teams with vendors to be e-commerce resource

Looking to play matchmaker to medium-size companies planning to get into e-commerce, Cisco Systems announced this week that it is partnering with a variety of vendors, resellers, and integrators to offer one-stop shopping for e-commerce suites, networking hardware, and services.

Baan to offer more intricate supply-chain suite

Baan hopes to restore its flagging fortunes with a more sophisticated line of supply-chain applications that can handle global logistics and product configuration, while giving advice on complex issues such as sourcing.

SAP to unveil products for partner extranets

Enterprise applications vendor SAP is putting a bigger bet on the Internet through System mySAP.com, a combination of its core business applications combined with electronic-commerce; online services; application hosting; and its recently announced information portal, www.mySAP.com.

HP signs e-commerce partnerships with i2, EAI

Hewlett-Packard is aiming to become an electronic-commerce market maker in the high-tech manufacturing field through partnerships with supply-chain software vendor i2 and Engineering Animation Inc (EAI), which makes 3D visualisation and collaboration software.

ERP driving the ASP bandwagon

Many enterprise application vendors are eager to offer remote access to their applications via the Internet with a host of new packages and partnerships.

SAS, Dun & Bradstreet help track spending

Aiming to help large enterprises track billions of dollars in annual spending on goods and services, data warehousing vendor SAS and business information compiler Dun & Bradstreet are teaming to offer analytical applications they claim can help users eliminate waste and leverage their buying power for better deals.

Oracle gives sneak peek at CRM suite, Release 3i

Oracle on Monday gave a sneak preview of the latest version of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) suite here at the Oracle Applications User Group meeting, stressing that one of the biggest priorities for businesses today is to use information about customers effectively, whether on the Web, the phone, or face to face.

JD Edwards partners take industry-specific aim

Hoping to expand its reach to more industries - and find new customers when demand for enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications hits a lull - business software vendor JD Edwards announced yesterday that it is partnering with vendors to fill very industry-specific functions.