Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Curl adds runtime support for Mac environments

Curl, maker of a framework for building rich Internet applications, said Tuesday that it is now supporting Macintosh environments, citing "rapidly increasing penetration" of the platform in enterprises.

NetSuite scoops up OpenAir

On-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor NetSuite is purchasing OpenAir, maker of Web-based PPO (project portfolio management) and PSA (professional services automation) software, the company said Monday.

Paglo's IT search engine moves into open beta

Startup Paglo, which first unveiled its "search engine for IT" in November, announced Tuesday that the fledgling SaaS (software as a service) offering is now available in open beta form through the (Northern) summer, after which the company will move to a paid model.

Google beefs up Mini search appliance for SMBs

Google's Mini search appliance for small and midsize businesses has grown a new set of capabilities for crawling and categorizing documents, the company announced in a blog post Tuesday.

SugarCRM launches data center edition

Customers and partners of open-source CRM (customer relationship management) vendor SugarCRM will be able to deploy and manage a number of instances of the software through a new management console, the company announced Wednesday.

Could Google's 'dataspaces' reshape search?

Google -- the company most identified with Web search -- is not the leading player behind the firewall, claiming about 9,000 customers are using its enterprise search products. Independent search vendor Autonomy says it has 17,000.

The future of enterprise search

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 search sets of information in the form of questions.

SAPPHIRE US - SAP sheds light on new BPM tools

SAP is developing new business process management (BPM) tools under the code name "Galaxy" and will first release them in the third quarter, it announced Tuesday at its SAPPHIRE conference in Orlando.

SAP notes growing adoption among SMEs in Q1

Roughly 75 percent of SAP's overall customer base is made up of small and midsize enterprises, the software vendor announced at the start of its SAPPHIRE conference in Orlando on Monday.

SpringSource launches Java application server

SpringSource, maker of the Spring Framework for Java development, announcec a new application server on Wednesday that it claims will "liberate" Java users from "antiquated legacy Java technologies."

Oracle closes BEA acquisition

Oracle has finalized its US$8.5 billion deal to buy BEA Systems following the European Commission's approval, it announced Tuesday.

IBM buys trading data vendor Infodyne

IBM has scooped up Infodyne, a privately held maker of software that quickly crunches hundreds of market data sources together into a standardized form for the trading industry, it said Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.