Sun Microsystems today said it will acquire MySQL, the leading supplier of open source database software, for $1 billion.
Microsoft this week has rolled out a turnkey solution that ties front-end CRM functions with back-end ERP and supply chain management systems.
European Union regulators investigating whether Microsoft is using monopoly powers to squeeze out competing Internet browsers and software rivals.
Case involves charges for domain name purchases.
Carolyn M. Gudmundson, a former Microsoft program manager for MSDN, faces arraignment this week on 18 felony counts of wire and mail fraud in the U.S. District Court of Washington, Western District of Washington, Seattle.
Tami Reller, a Microsoft Business Solutions veteran, has a new job as CFO of Microsoft's Platform & Services Division.
In a major shift by a large wireless network provider, Verizon Wireless will open its network next year to applications and devices not provided by the carrier.
Plans for Linux, Fusion and 11g were also part of the announcements at recent Oracle user group meeting.
IBM’s bid marks the third acquisition this year of a prominent BI and PM pure-play vendor.
Google's attempt to take a leading role in social networking has some pundits saying yet another Google vs. Microsoft battle scenario is playing out.
The initiative builds on previous Microsoft enterprise strategies, with the aim of fostering model-driven development and service-oriented architecture.
In announcing today that it will release to manufacturing Visual Studio 2008 this month, Microsoft is meeting the most optimistic forecasts for when the long anticipated upgrade to its flagship IDE would ship.
Google's attempt to grab moral high ground in the social networking development is a step in the right direction, according to industry analysts.
The management of services by IT departments is the subject of an August 2007 report by the Aberdeen Group. The report focuses on companies that use IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-based approaches, which is a set of best practices for IT. The report specifically hones in on an ITIL discipline called IT Service Management (ITSM).
Architects got an earful on the proper way to do agile software development at a recent IASA event.
Open source software (OSS) is not so much the underdog in the IT world, according survey findings announced by Barracuda Networks, a provider of e-mail and Web security appliances.
HP is offering its Business Technology Optimization solutions as both an on-premises installed solution and as a hosted solution delivered via software-as-a-service (SaaS). The SaaS option is not well known, perhaps, but it's a growing part of HP's general software strategy.
Marking perhaps the most significant BI acquisitions to date, SAP plans to buy Business Objects, the largest supplier of BI software, for $6.7 billion.