VMware Inc., the biggest maker of programs that let computers run multiple operating systems, said it’s bracing for a “difficult” 2012 because corporations may slow spending on technology, including the company’s software.
Microsoft Corp. , the world’s largest software maker, will announce a version of its Windows computer operating system that runs on ARM Holdings Plc technology for the first time, said two people familiar with Microsoft’s plans.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. slid the most in a month as RBC Capital Markets cut its price target for the world’s second largest network security maker by 18 percent amid increased competition.
ExactTarget Inc., the e-mail marketer that went public in March, is tempting software firms from Oracle Corp. to SAP AG to pursue a takeover of one of the fastest-growing information technology companies in America.
CommVault Systems Inc.’s sales growth from data-management software could be enough to spur companies such as International Business Machines Corp. to pursue what would be the industry’s most expensive deal in a decade.
Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, said second-quarter profit topped analysts’ estimates as corporate customers bought more Office and server programs and consumers purchased Xbox Kinect motion sensors.
A surge in high-profile hacker attacks this year is demonstrating the limits of an older generation of security software from Symantec Corp. and McAfee Inc., putting pressure on them to revamp their product lines.