Barbara Darrow

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Microsoft business solutions hits first full profitable year

Microsoft business solutions hits first full profitable year

Microsoft's closely-watched business applications unit hit its first-ever profitable year for the company's fiscal year 2006 ending June 30.
Barbara Darrow Jul 24 2006, 9:35AM Finance
Gates sounds off on software-as-a-service

Gates sounds off on software-as-a-service

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates reaffirmed the company's faith in the software-as-a-service trend and said it plans to drive both on-premise and hosted apps.
Barbara Darrow Mar 28 2006, 10:43AM Software
IBM Software dangles cash back carrot

IBM Software dangles cash back carrot

IBM Software is rolling out a global sales incentive plan which promises partners up to 20 percent cash back on each piece of software they sell.
Lilia Guan , Barbara Darrow Mar 13 2006, 10:36AM Software
Application integration, middleware stays strong

Application integration, middleware stays strong

The worldwide market for application integration, middleware and portal software rose nearly six percent to US$6.7 billion last year, according to research firm Gartner.
Barbara Darrow Apr 13 2005, 2:00PM Software
Microsoft previews SQL Server 2005

Microsoft previews SQL Server 2005

Microsoft has released its third Community Technical Preview of the SQL Server 2005 database.
Barbara Darrow Mar 4 2005, 12:00AM Collaboration
The servers they are a-changing

The servers they are a-changing

Microsoft's shifting server strategy is shifting some more.
Barbara Darrow Mar 2 2005, 12:00AM Collaboration
IBM ups open source efforts

IBM ups open source efforts

IBM Software is contributing some 30 projects to SourceForge.net, a US repository of open source code and related material.
Barbara Darrow Feb 28 2005, 12:00AM Software
Microsoft CRM pushed back

Microsoft CRM pushed back

The next update of Microsoft CRM is now slated to debut in the fourth quarter, a slip from previous plans.
Barbara Darrow Feb 11 2005, 12:00AM Software
Microsoft to buy Sybari

Microsoft to buy Sybari

Microsoft is buying Sybari Software, a maker of antivirus, antispam and content-filtering technologies, both companies said this morning.
Barbara Darrow Feb 9 2005, 12:00AM Security
Oracle chops 5000 heads

Oracle chops 5000 heads

Oracle has laid plans to cut 5000 employees from the combined Oracle-PeopleSoft organisation.
Barbara Darrow Jan 17 2005, 12:00AM Collaboration
Office push at new developer forum

Office push at new developer forum

Microsoft will continue its push Office as an application development platform by giving it a developers' conference of its own.
Barbara Darrow Dec 21 2004, 12:00AM Software
Microsoft aims to ease license tracking

Microsoft aims to ease license tracking

Microsoft plans to unveil a tool next year aimed at helping business customers keep track of their licensed software.
Barbara Darrow Dec 20 2004, 12:00AM Software
IBM  hybrid database goes alpha

IBM hybrid database goes alpha

An IBM hybrid database for handling structured and unstructured data is in the hands of about 30 alpha testers, an IBM executive has revealed.
Barbara Darrow Dec 20 2004, 12:00AM Data centre
Oracle challenges ISVs on software stack

Oracle challenges ISVs on software stack

Larry Ellison has said Oracle will continue to take on former ISV allies in its quest to beat Microsoft at its own game.
Barbara Darrow Dec 10 2004, 12:00AM Software
Dell downplays threat of IBM/Lenovo deal

Dell downplays threat of IBM/Lenovo deal

If Michael Dell is worried about IBM's sale of its PC business to Lenovo, he's not showing it.
Barbara Darrow Dec 8 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Microsoft hooks into small business accounting

Microsoft hooks into small business accounting

Microsoft is making a play at the low-end accounting software market with plans to introduce a new member to the Office desktop suite family codenamed Magellan.
Barbara Darrow Nov 8 2004, 12:00AM Finance
Oracle issues final offer for PeopleSoft

Oracle issues final offer for PeopleSoft

Enough may be enough for Oracle. Early this week, the database giant upped its cash bid for PeopleSoft for, what it says is the final time, to US$24 per share up from US$21.
Barbara Darrow Nov 2 2004, 12:00AM Software
Lotus to integrate Domino with Workplace

Lotus to integrate Domino with Workplace

IBM's Lotus Software group has taken steps to reassure partners and customers that Workplace or no Workplace, Notes/Domino is here to stay.
Barbara Darrow Sep 1 2004, 12:00AM Software
Corporate IM use on the rise

Corporate IM use on the rise

More workers are using instant messaging (IM) in the course of their business day, according to new US research funded by America Online.
Barbara Darrow Aug 25 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
Licence to change

Licence to change

Microsoft is hard at work on more flexible and simplified licensing for enterprises and SMBs, executives told CRN.
Barbara Darrow , Paula Rooney Jun 28 2004, 12:00AM Software

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