Microsoft continues to dominate a sluggish enterprise software market, according to the latest stats from IDC. Microsoft had a 17.1 percent share of the enterprise software market based on revenues in 2012, down from a 17.4 percent share in 2011.
The enterprise software behemoth Oracle has agreed to buy Acme Packet, a provider of session border controllers and other IP-based network products, for $29.25 per share, or a total of $1.7 billion, net of Acme Packet's cash.
LAS VEGAS-- When you think about Robert Bosch, you usually think hardware. But Bosch also has a large software unit that provides software stacks to enterprises looking to manage business processes, sensor outputs and big data.
Enterprise spending on mobile data services is expected to offset declines in spending for fixed and mobile voice services, spurring an annual 2.4 percent growth in telecom services spending over the next couple of years, according to the latest data from Gartner.
Virtual machine and cloud system software was the fastest growing segment among software markets, posting a 17.8 percent growth rate in the first half of 2012 compared with the same time period last year, according to the latest data from IDC.
For an interesting and expansive overview of the changes enterprise software underwent last year, take a look at an article by IDG News Service's Chris Kanaracus. While it would be going too far to
Enterprise software has captivated venture capitalists lately, and that will likely result in a whole new breed of software for large businesses, predicts Phil Wainewright in a post at ZDNet. Five
Two of the enterprise software sector's largest players, Oracle and SAP, have become more like services companies than software vendors, writes InformationWeek's Bob Evans. Less than a third of
Sometimes organizations learn the hard way that they don't really know much about a major software program until after it is implemented. Fortunately, the five largest enterprise application vendors