Chris Kanaracus

U.S. Correspondent

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

Workday plots wave of predictive analytic apps

Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy at Oracle

Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy at Oracle

As Oracle's executive chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison is now in a position to focus solely on creating new products and services that will cement his legacy as he enters the twilight of a legendary career in tech.

Twitter and IBM team up on analytics apps

Twitter and IBM team up on analytics apps

IBM and Twitter today announced a partnership that allows them to collaborate in a variety of ways to join social media data with enterprise apps and analytics.

Oracle says Oregon wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with healthcare website

The two sides continue to fight over the Cover Oregon website -- even before their dueling lawsuits get to court.

EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

The move comes as Cisco and EMC are increasingly competitive on some fronts

SAP offers customers 'simpler' way to buy Hana in-memory platform

SAP hopes a new set of programs, services and policies will boost sales of its Hana in-memory database and computing platform.

Rimini Street's practices remain 'suspect,' says Oracle

Oracle isn't satisfied that Rimini Street's new procedures for third-party support for Oracle software are legal.

Oracle database certifications are permanent no more

Oracle is requiring database administrators to upgrade their certifications if the ones they hold are for older versions of its platform.

SAP looks to IBM for help expanding in the cloud

SAP's Hana Enterprise Cloud service will be made available through IBM's global cloud infrastructure, a move that expands options for customers considering moving their business apps to the cloud.

Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 platform is announced at Dreamforce

SAP reassures on-site software customers, even as it pushes the cloud

SAP may be working to become a big player in cloud-based business software, but most of its customers run their apps on-site and many have no plans to move them into the cloud.

Salesforce and Microsoft partnership gains some steam

Salesforce and Microsoft partnership gains some steam

Salesforce.com and Microsoft's budding partnership has yet to produce everything the companies promised earlier this year, but more specific delivery dates have been revealed.

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