Articles By Chris Kanaracus

Dell launches $100M credit fund for startups

Dell on Thursday announced the creation of a $100 million credit fund aimed at giving startups the "financial and scalable technology resources they need to maximize potential for innovation, speed to market and

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Salesforce.com to buy Buddy Media for $689 million

Salesforce.com is acquiring social media marketing firm Buddy Media in a US$689 million cash and stock deal, the companies announced Monday. The transaction is expected to close in Salesforce.com's third fiscal quarter, which

Published on: June 4th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Customers irked by Quickbooks Online outage

Intuit's Quickbooks Online service suffered an outage this week that left "a small subset" of customers unable to access their data, but the company says the problems with the on-demand accounting software have

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Dell buys Clerity Solutions in its second acquisition this week

Dell said Tuesday it has purchased application modernization vendor Clerity Solutions, in its second enterprise software-related acquisition news this week.On Monday, Dell announced it has agreed tobuy Wyse Technology, makerof software and hardware

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Oracle hits at SAP with $1.9B purchase of Canada-born Taleo

Oracle Corp.is buying cloud-based talent management and employee recruitment software vendor Taleo for roughly US$1.9 billion, the company announced Thursday. The move comes shortly after SAP's move to acquire SuccessFactors, a close competitor

Published on: February 9th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

SAP to deliver business intelligence software for SMBs

SAP will soon roll out Crystal Server 2011 and Business Objects Edge 4.0, a pair of new BI (business intelligence) products aimed at small and medium-sized companies, the company announced Tuesday. Crystal Server

Published on: June 15th, 2011 Chris Kanaracus

Salesforce pursues social CRM with Radian6 purchase

Salesforce.com has agreed to buy social media monitoring vendor Radian6 , whose technology tracks conversations occurring on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Radian6's technology gives companies insights into what people

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Chris Kanaracus

Free version of Salesforce.com’s Chatter to roll out

Salesforce.com on Tuesday announced Chatter Free, a version of its social collaboration software that includes a Facebook-like "invite" feature that enables paying users to invite anyone, even non-Salesforce.com customers, to use Chatter. Chatter

Published on: December 8th, 2010 Chris Kanaracus

Salesforce.com prepares native mobile Chatter apps

Salesforce.com is working on a series of native mobile applications for its Chatter collaboration, the company announced Wednesday. Supported platforms include Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Google Android and Reseach in Motion's

Published on: September 9th, 2010 Chris Kanaracus

‘Tibbr’ aims to be enterprise Twitter

Middleware vendor Tibco Software Inc. said Monday it is preparing to release Tibbr, a messaging system with strong echoes of the popular Twitter microblogging service.Whereas Twitter users build up a steady flow of

Published on: December 8th, 2009 Chris Kanaracus

Salesforce woos small firms with $9 per month contact manager app

On-demand CRM (customer relationship management) vendor Salesforce.com on Tuesday will announce Contact Manager Edition, an application aimed at companies with just one or two employees.The offering is priced at US$9 per user per

Published on: September 3rd, 2009 Chris Kanaracus

Google Apps can now connect with corporate data

Google's new Secure Data Connector could result in a plethora of tie-ups between its productivity software and a range of enterprise applications and data sources.The SDC, announced late Tuesday evening, allows data from

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Chris Kanaracus

Sun reorganizes, cuts up to 18 percent of workforce

The cuts will affect between 5,000 and 6,000 employees. Sun is also reorganizing its software division, a move it said stands as "a recognition of the comprehensive role software plays in the company's

Published on: November 14th, 2008 Chris Kanaracus

Free conference calling comes to Canada

Canadian and U.S. companies looking to cut costs amid the bleak economic conditions might find some relief through a new Web application announced Tuesday that provides free conference calls for up to six

Published on: November 12th, 2008 Chris Kanaracus

Coming soon – Search systems that “know” the user

A startup company called Powerset gained a slew of headlines last week when it launched a beta version of its search engine, which like other offerings employs natural language processing, allowing users to

Published on: May 20th, 2008 Chris Kanaracus