Stacy Cowley

Stacy Cowley is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

Vendors unite to promote AJAX tool development

A group of top industry vendors Wednesday plans to announce a new community initiative aimed at popularizing AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML), the nickname given to a collection of software development tools and standards that...

Sales strong at Siebel as it sails into sunset

After a string of disappointing quarters, Siebel announced that it exceeded sales forecasts in its fourth quarter, which is likely to be its last as an independent company.

Infor to buy asset tracking apps vendor Datastream

Continuing to build a portfolio of enterprise resource planning software through acquisitions, Infor Global Solutions on Thursday announced an agreement to pay $216 million in cash to acquire Datastream Systems, a maker of asset...

Oracle turns to Fortify to secure source code

Start-up source-code security technology developer Fortify Software scored a major triumph on Tuesday as Oracle announced plans to use Fortify's tools to seek out holes in Oracle's database and middleware software.

Microsoft cuts price, still lags in CRM

When Microsoft recently began shipping its Dynamics CRM 3.0 update, it tweaked the software's licensing structure to encourage more partners to offer the system as a hosted subscription service.

On-demand CRM a moving target at SAP

SAP plans to move into the on-demand CRM market next year, but getting the product right has proved tricky.

Microsoft ships long-delayed CRM update

Microsoft Tuesday plans to begin shipping Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, finally releasing to customers the first major update to the CRM software Microsoft launched three years ago.

SAP readies Mendocino for user testing

SAP and Microsoft are about to release to 40 early-adopter customers the first version of their jointly developed integration product, codenamed Mendocino.

SOA Software buys mainframe Web services platform

SOA Software Monday plans to announce that it has acquired a mainframe Web services development and deployment platform from Merrill Lynch & Co. that it will add to its portfolio of Web services infrastructure software. Financial...

Top vendors align on SOA programming model

A pack of top software vendors gathered Wednesday to unveil a specification the companies hope will simplify application development within services-oriented architecture environments.

Competitor files suit over ICANN-Verisign settlement

A newly formed lobbying group instigated by one of VeriSign's rivals filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the settlement agreement VeriSign struck last month with ICANN, the regulatory group that oversees the Internet's technical...

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