Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

Oracle adds iPhone support to BI, analytics software

Oracle has introduced support for Apple's iPad and iPhone as part of a slew of enhancements to its business intelligence software.

Intuit glitch leads to mistaken mega-tax refunds

A bug in the process by which taxpayers submit requests for a direct deposit of their refunds led to some TurboTax users in Ohio receiving notifications of eye-popping refunds.

SAS Institute pushes Business Intelligence to Apple's iPad, iPhones

In a move that further cements Apple's iOS devices as key tools for enterprise software vendors, SAS Institute will team with business intelligence vendor Mellmo to bring analytic apps to the iOS platform.

Google legal move could alter course of Oracle trial

Google's decision to ask the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to re-examine a number of the Oracle patents at issue in the companies' ongoing intellectual-property case could have a significant effect on how the dispute plays out.

MicroStrategy ramps up its BI strategy for iPad, iPhone

MicroStrategy will announce a series of new BI (business intelligence) products for Apple mobile devices, transactional data systems and on-demand deployments at its annual user conference this week.

Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, EMC consortium filing withdrawn

In a move that will be seen by many as a big win for open source campaigners, plans to create a consortium to buy Novell patents have been withdraw. Apple was included in the Microsoft-led consortium.

Apple, Oracle and EMC part of Microsoft-led patent LLC

Apple, Oracle and EMC are involved with CPTN Holdings LLC, the Microsoft-led consortium that is purchasing 882 patents from Novell.

Google calls Oracle lawsuit 'baseless,' vows to fight it

Google intends to fight Oracle's lawsuit against it over the use of Java in Android.

Adobe acquires Web software maker for $240 million

Adobe has agreed to buy Web software maker Day Software Holding in a deal worth $240 million, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

Microstrategy rolls out BI app for iPhone, iPad

Microstrategy is releasing a new business intelligence app for the iPhone.

Salesforce.com sues Microsoft for patent infringement

Salesforce.com has countersued Microsoft for patent infringement.

Salesforce.com sets sights on the smallest businesses

Salesforce.com is aiming at entrepreneurs with a new Contact Manager offering.

Forrester: Economy has led to software pricing changes

Business software vendors are using a variety of means to entice customers to buy amid the recession, a new report has found.

Google secure data tool ties Apps to company data

Google's new secure data connector could result in a slew of tie-ins to other enterprise applications.

CODA beefs up accounting app for Salesforce.com

CODA is launching a full-featured SaaS accounting application that works in tandem with Salesforce.com.