Articles By Chris Kanaracus

SaaS market to grow 17.9% to $14.5 billion: Gartner

SaaS market to grow 17.9% to $14.5 billion: Gartner

BOSTON - Global spending on SaaS (software as a service) will rise 17.9 percent this year to US$14.5 billion, according...

April 13th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus
Epicor lawsuit may show danger of going solo on ERP

Epicor lawsuit may show danger of going solo on ERP

BOSTON - Epicor is being taken to court by a customer over an allegedly failed ERP (enterprise resource planning) implementation,...

April 13th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus
New platform helps port COBOL apps to clouds

New platform helps port COBOL apps to clouds

BOSTON -- A new development platform announced last week by startup Heirloom Computing will allow companies to move legacy applications...

April 13th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus
SAP lays out plans to become big player in databases, mobile

SAP lays out plans to become big player in databases, mobile

BOSTON -- SAP made a series of announcements on Tuesday as part of its bid to become a high-profile player...

April 11th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus
Zoho launches Android, iPad apps for CRM

Zoho launches Android, iPad apps for CRM

BOSTON - Zoho is expanding its push into mobile applications on Monday, rolling out native Android and iPad clients for...

March 30th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus
Oracle net income up 18%, but hardware sales slump

Oracle net income up 18%, but hardware sales slump

BOSTON -- Oracle on Tuesday said third-quarter net income rose 18 per cent to US$2.5 billion, while revenues grew 3 per...

March 21st, 2012 Chris Kanaracus
Salesforce.com rolls out Rypple, revamps tools

Salesforce.com rolls out Rypple, revamps tools

BOSTON -- Salesforce.com is set to unveil new products for employee performance management and rapid website development on Thursday during...

March 15th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus
SAP ports HANA to its financial planning app

SAP ports HANA to its financial planning app

BOSTON -- SAP on Tuesday further expanded the reach of its HANA in-memory database, announcing that HANA now supports the...

March 14th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus
Oracle’s Exalytics set for showdown with SAP’s HANA

Oracle’s Exalytics set for showdown with SAP’s HANA

BOSTON -- Oracle on Monday announced the general availability of Exalytics, the latest in its family of specialized appliances and...

February 27th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus
Oracle lawsuit alleges ‘gray market conspiracy’

Oracle lawsuit alleges ‘gray market conspiracy’

BOSTON -- Oracle is alleging that two companies violated its intellectual property as part of a "gray market" conspiracy to...

February 23rd, 2012 Chris Kanaracus