Oracle president Charles Phillips said Wednesday that the company has released five new flavors of its applications that will all interconnect to each other. It is also allowing its independent software vendors connect those systems to other systems via SOA.
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SAP has been talking up its forthcoming solution for the mid-market, A1S, that will help the company grow from around 40,000 customers to 100,000 by 2010. According to Shai Agassi, president of SAP's Products & Technology Group, the goal of new suite is to dramatically reduce the tax across technology, operations, user training, integration and infrastructure for implementing and running ERP applications.
I'm pleased to announce Ryan Naraine has joined ZDNet to head up a new security blog called Zero Day. The plan about 16 hours ago was to launch his blog quietly, let him get up to speed and then announce it to the network.
The legacy of Web 2.0 is on parade in New York City--a never-ending stream of startups armed with PowerPoints, infomercials and terms like long tail, mashups and mindshare. One exec used four Web 2.0 buzzwords in a sentence.
Notable headlines:Security is front and center: A fifth MS Word zero-day? Oracle DB rootkit for sale in exploit pack.
In my pre-Demo 07 wanderings at the hotel in Palm Desert, CA, I ran into Gaurav Dhillon, the co-founder and former CEO of Informatica, an enterprise data integration company. His new venture, jaman.
Google is upgrading its Mini search appliance this week, adding in some of the features from its higher end Google Search Appliance. The base $1,995 pricing, for a 50,000 document store, makes it more palatable to the broader SMB market.
PayPerPost, a company that pays bloggers to write about products, will announce new tools for advertisers to target high-end bloggers, disclosure "badges" to better identify sponsored posts, a Firefox toolbar and new video categories. PayPerPost CEO Ted Murphy said those items will be launched next week.
Plenty of launch-time reading:Mary Jo Foley wants to know: Where are the killer apps?Ed Bott counts three killer features.
Symantec plans to acquire Altiris for $830 million ($33 per share) in cash. Altiris brings IT asset management into the Symantec portfolio as the company continues to reach out beyond its security roots.