Stories by Joaquim P. Menezes

Oracle to buy BEA for US$8.5 billion

Oracle has entered into a "definitive" agreement to buy leading middleware vendor BEA Systems for approximately US$8.5 billion, the two companies announced on Wednesday.

And they lived technologically ever after

In late 2002, a huge controversy broke out over a highly speculative theory from two mathematical physicists (who happened to be twins) about what may have preceded the Big Bang.

Data breaches remain a huge concern for '08

Dean Turner, Director of Symantec's Global Intelligence Network says data breaches and ID theft will continue dominate the threat landscape next year. He also outlines practical steps companies and consumers can take to protect themselves, in this interview with ITBusiness.ca editor, Joaquim P. Menezes.

Ellison shares some Oracle moments

If a billionaire entrepreneur has to narrate his "rags to riches" story, when better to do it than before a gargantuan audience, and on a big anniversary.

Web 3.0: Advent of the mobile video revolution

In 2004, O'Reilly Media coined the phrase 'Web 2.0' to describe what is ostensibly a second generation of Internet-based services -- such as social networking sites -- that foster online collaboration and sharing.

OPENWORLD - Fusion antidote to ERP

Oracle president Charles Phillips flagged off Oracle OracleWorld 2006 on Sunday promising that his company is well on its way to completely redefining how people view enterprise software.

Blu-ray of hope for Samsung

Superb video and audio quality at a steep price ... that's my immediate take on the Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray player. Of course, a mix of factors is likely to drive the price down in the not too distant future.

Symantec vows to cover all

Tony Soprano step aside. Symantec is now in the protection business. And its turf is pretty wide. Infrastructure, information and interactions -- Symantec says it's committed to protecting them all.

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