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.


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

EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

The move comes as Cisco and EMC are increasingly competitive on some fronts

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

Rimini Street's practices remain 'suspect,' Oracle alleges

Oracle isn't buying that the third-party support provider has made its services legally compliant

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

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

The next generation of the Salesforce1 platform is announced at Dreamforce

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

Wave uses a search-like medium along with extensive visualizations

What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce

Cloud computing buzz, wearables, analytics and celebrities are all on tap

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