China was a Senior Analyst covering enterprise software at The 451 Group, who focused on customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications and related software. China has more than 12 years of experience in the IT industry as a writer and editor working in the US, Asia and Europe.
Prior to joining The 451 Group, China was a Senior Writer at IDG News Service, IDG's daily online IT news offering. Additional past experience covering the software industry includes positions at Business a.m., Software Futures and CMP TechWeb.
China has a BA Modern Chinese Studies from Leeds University in the UK.
The ERP software vendor is acquiring its human resources service delivery partner. Besides getting deeper into HR, buying Enwisen also nets Lawson, a largely on-premises apps player, some added SaaS firepower.
Looking to build on its data-warehousing origins, Teradata has announced its first major acquisition. The $525m purchase of Aprimo should help Teradata stay competitive with IBM, which has been buying up businesses with a similar strategy in mind.
The commercial open source ERP apps vendor has traditionally focused on SMBs. With an increased emphasis on usability and tighter integration, xTuple now looks to widen its audience at both the low and high ends of the apps market.
OpenERP believes its modular, commercial open source software approach can drive traction in the business applications market, particularly among small and midsized organizations.
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