Chris KanaracusU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.


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.

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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Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, EMC consortium filing withdrawn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.

Oracle Tries to Pull Apache Back to Java Group

Apache complains of dominance by Oracle, which in turn acknowledges Apache's influence on Java's future.