IBM will soon give third parties access to Watson, fostering applications that take advantage of the system's artificial intelligence capabilities.
SugarCRM is hoping to gain inroads against its much larger rival Salesforce.com with a revamped user interface.
Red Hat's moves are part of an effort to gain a stronger foothold in one of the enterprise software industry's hottest segments.
In general, companies are flocking to public PaaS (platform as a service) because doing so can lower IT infrastructure spending while providing high availability and scale, the research firm said.
Third-party software support provider Rimini Street is moving ahead with its expected plans for an initial public offering, even as it awaits a showdown in court with Oracle.
Oracle will stop offering commercial support for new versions of the open-source GlassFish application server, leaving customers who want such support with the option of licensing the more expensive and proprietary WebLogic Server.
Microsoft is hoping to differentiate its Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management) software from the likes of Salesforce.com with a new set of 18 industry templates that fit the application to verticals including sports management, health care and more specialized areas such as prison inmate data.
Okta's cloud identity management platform is way ahead of Salesforce.com, according to CEO Todd McKinnon.
Marin County, California, has spent at least $30 million on the SAP project, which dates to 2006, and had at one point pursued $35 million in damages.
Shareholders voted against Oracle’s executive pay practices at last year’s meeting as well.
Salesforce.com says it will help customers create their own private AppExchanges where employees can download applications to use in their jobs.
Research firm IDC says it expects a 5.7 percent growth rate globally for software revenues for 2013.
The Hadoop programming framework may be synonymous with the "big data" movement but it's not the only tool companies need to derive insights from massive stores of unstructured information, according to Facebook analytics chief Ken Rudin.
There are about 1,100 ByDesign customers now, although that number falls far short of SAP’s original hope of 10,000 by 2010.
The cloud software vendor's “hackathon,” will present $1 million to the developer or team who creates the top prize-winning mobile app with Salesforce.com technology.