Oracle Corp. will give away a new application server bundle to software makers that choose to embed it with their applications in a bid to increase its share of the application server market, the company said Monday.
Quest Software has consolidated several of its Oracle database management tools into a unified product called Quest Central for Oracle, a move that one analyst said could make life easier for database administrators.
Sharp Corp., the leader of Japan's PDA (personal digital assistant) market with its Zaurus series, is ready to enter the competitive markets of North America and Europe. The company will unveil its prototype PDA for overseas markets at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) show that starts on Aug. 25 in Berlin, a company executive said Wednesday.
Worldwide IT spending between 2001 and 2003 could be US$150 billion lower than earlier forecasts if the U.S. economic slowdown spreads to Europe, according to market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC).