Chris Kanaracus

U.S. Correspondent

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


Twitter, IBM form partnership around analytic apps

Industry-specific products and tie-ins to IBM's cloud development platform are just some of the companies' plans

SAP offering customers 'simpler' way to buy its Hana in-memory platform

The company wants to increase uptake of its Hana platform

Oracle database certifications aren't 'permanent' anymore

The policy change only immediately reflects certifications for long-in-the-tooth versions of the database

Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

The next generation of the Salesforce1 development platform is announced at Dreamforce

Salesforce and Microsoft partnership gains some steam

The vendors have revealed general delivery dates for integrations between their platforms

Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

Wave uses a search-like medium along with extensive visualizations

What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce

Cloud computing buzz, wearables, analytics and celebrities are all on tap

Microsoft looks to poach Salesforce.com customers with aggressive pricing

Aggressively priced CRM Online product bundle includes both Office 365 and Microsoft's Power BI tool

Salesforce launches 'reimagined' customer-service, sales software

Service Clould1 shows Salesforce grappling with users' desire for mobile-first apps and multi-channel support

Price tag for troubled SAP project will skyrocket to nearly $1 billion, audit says

An 'overly ambitious design' and poor training are cited as reasons for the mess at a New York gas utility

How to avoid an Oracle ERP upgrade disaster

Users who have gone through the experience advised their peers during OpenWorld

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