Chris KanaracusIDG News Service

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

Workday SaaS apps to gain iPhone client

Managers on the go can get those HR approvals done with BlackBerry support to follow

New iPhone apps let you control Amazon cloud services

A pair of new iPhone applications let Amazon EC2 users manipulate their systems on the go.

Study: Half of developers plan to work on SaaS in ’09

A new survey finds that more than half of developers worldwide expect to work on software-as-service applications this year.

Watchdog group asks Google to create personal data ‘opt-out’

A consumer group has asked Google to let users opt-out of leaving personal data on the search vendor's systems.

Survey: U.S. IT spending forecast worst since 2001

US companies are set to slam the brakes even harder on IT spending, according to a new study.

Google adds analytics for Apps admins

Google Apps Premier customers can now point Google Analytics at their domains.

New CRM company bets on Mac

A startup CRM company is aiming squarely at Mac users for now.

Users eager, integrators mixed on enterprise iPhone use

System integrators offered mixed reactions Friday to the iPhone's immediate viability in enterprises.

Microsoft says it would deal with new Yahoo board

Microsoft says it would deal with a new Yahoo board in its ongoing effort to acquire part or all of the company.

Study: IT execs report lack of license compliance

A new study found that many IT shops fear they are not in compliance with their software license deals.

Curl adds runtime support for Mac environments

Rich Internet application vendor Curl has introduced a runtime for Macintosh environments.

Intel, Microsoft: Multi-core chips need new developer skills

More than charity lies behind Microsoft and Intel's announcement this week that they will donate US$20 million to a pair of U.S. colleges in the hope of spurring advances in parallel, or multicore, programming research, as a Microsoft research scientist readily acknowledged.

FCC hearing weighs net neutrality

The FCC's board heard testimony Monday from advocates on both sides of the net neutrality debate.

Some open sourcers keeping open mind about Microsoft pledges

Microsoft's pledge to improve interoperability between its products and open-source applications drew mixed reaction from the open-source community.

SourceForge opens eBay-like marketplace

Open-source project hosting site takes cue from Red Hat's Exchange.