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Latest Posts's Benioff: It's the end of Siebel

After hearing that Oracle was acquiring Customer Relationship Management (CRM) titan Siebel Systems this morning, I shot off an email to Marc Benioff, CEO at CRM on-demand darling to see what he had to say.

September 11, 2005 by David Berlind


Oracle buys Siebel: Ellison firmly in CRM catbird seat

In a deal valued at $5.8 billion, Oracle Corporation has completed the sequel to this morning's merger mania (the first part being eBay's acquisition of Skype) by acquiring Customer Relationship Management solution provider Siebel Systems.

September 11, 2005 by David Berlind


Sun's galactic server makeover

Stephen Shankland has the scoop on Sun's new Galaxy family of Opteron servers, which will be introduced on Monday morning. Sun is claiming that these x86 servers will be the fastest, most energy-efficient and reliable systems.

September 11, 2005 by Dan Farber


New VMware Workstation beta to support 64-bit guests

In my quest for the perfect notebook that could double as both my production system to get my job done as well as a test system for a year's worth (or more) of testing Microsoft Windows "Vista64"  (see our new blog: Microsoft vistulations),  I've been playing around with the idea of using virtual machine (VM) technology like VMware Workstation 5 to minimize the headaches of having to re-provision my production setup (in the event that the test setup destroys it).

September 9, 2005 by David Berlind

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PalmSource moved further into oblivion

Ever since I was asked at a Comdex (sometime around the turn of the century) to make a prediction, I've been predicting  the end of the PalmOS (here's a Google search that gets you to most of that coverage).  Back then, it was simply the birth of Microsoft's PocketPC operating system that inspired me to that bit of crystal ball gazing.

September 9, 2005 by David Berlind