Stories by Marc Songini

  • Oracle releases PeopleSoft CRM 9.0

    Oracle Monday released the next iteration of its PeopleSoft Enterprise CRM application, version 9.0. The company had outlined its plans for the software early last month.

  • Infor to buy SSA for US$1.4B

    Infor Global Solutions last week agreed to acquire rival SSA Global Technologies for about US$1.4 billion, further consolidating the business applications market.

  • i2 faces SEC investigation, delisting

    What started as an informal inquiry into supply chain software vendor i2 Technologies' finances has turned into a full-blown investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission - even as i2 announced that it faced delisting from the Nasdaq stock exchange and was scrambling to reaudit its finances for the last several years.

  • Conference: B2B hype and reality differ greatly

    There's a vast difference between the hype and the reality when it comes to building online marketplaces, according to attendees at a conference on business-to-business (B2B) applications held in Florida recently.

  • EAI market faces challenges

    Enterprise application integration (EAI) software offers users a packaged approach to tying together different corporate systems and applications. But the fast-growing EAI market is highly dynamic and ripe for change as numerous small vendors jockey for position, according to attendees at a Gartner Group conference recently.

  • Candle bolsters e-biz management

    Candle wants to hold a light up to the operations of IBM's MQSeries Integrator, an applications messaging package optimised for handling e-business transactions.

  • Caldera to buy SCO units

    Ending an era, software and services vendor Santa Cruz Operation will be selling off its Unix product line and professional services arm to Linux vendor Caldera.

  • IBM adds muscle to storage area network line

    While all Windows 2000 servers might look pretty much the same, IBM is attempting to differentiate its latest machines by delivering a complementary collection of storage-area network (SAN) products.

  • IBM throws Linux lovefest

    IBM has announced this month it would be pushing harder than ever to promote upstart operating system Linux. To that end, the company will build a Linux development group that will make existing IBM technology available to Linux customers and developers. Without going into specifics, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, the newly appointed vice president of technology and strategy at IBM's Enterprise Server Group, says Linux will get a boost in clustering, scalability and manageability, all courtesy of IBM's software stable.

  • Zisman looks beyond messaging

    Mike Zisman has two jobs - he's executive vice president for strategy at Lotus Development and vice president of strategy for parent company IBM. His role is to examine areas where IBM and Lotus can work better together. Currently, he's spending much of his time exploring the topics of knowledge management and collaborative communications. Zisman recently shared his thoughts on these and other issues with IDG's Marc Songini