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.


Oracle's Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy

A transformative acquisition and overtaking SAP in applications are just a couple of the goals he may have in mind.

Twitter, IBM form partnership around analytic apps

Industry-specific products and tie-ins to IBM's cloud development platform are just some of the companies' plans.

Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

It's the latest twist in the ugly public battle between Oregon and the vendor over a failed Obamacare software project.

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

It's one thing to announce and another to deliver, one Hana expert says.

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

The next generation of the Salesforce1 platform is announced at Dreamforce.

Oracle database certifications aren't 'permanent' anymore

But the policy change only immediately reflects certifications for long-in-the-tooth versions of the database.

SAP looks to long-time ally IBM for help expanding in the cloud

The move will give SAP access to a total of 60 data centers around the world.

SAP gives on-premises software customers assurances, even as it pushes the cloud

Business Suite customers will have full control over when they move to the cloud, SAP says

Salesforce and Microsoft partnership gains some steam

The vendors have revealed general delivery dates for integrations between their platforms.

Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

The knock against Salesforce.com has long been for its lack of robust analytics, but the company is hoping to change that perception and challenge the competition with Wave, its sixth discrete cloud service.

What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce

It's just days until Salesforce.com's massive Dreamforce event in San Francisco, where CEO Marc Benioff and celebrity guests will hold forth before an expected 140,000 attendees. While that number is arguably inflated by the fact that...

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