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Oracle has hired David Boies to argue its case against SAP. Oracle has made it clear in a 2008 filing with the court that its damages “are, at a minimum, well into the several hundreds of millions of dollars and likely are at least a billion dollars.” Boies is the guy who won the Justi...
Server application virtualization pioneer AppZero and OpSource, a provider of enterprise cloud and managed hosting, on Wednesday announced a partnership that will make it easy for enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) to move their server-based Microsoft and SAP applicati...
Like other desktop-centric technologies such as anti-malware, PC tune-up utilities (disk de-fragmentation, registry cleaners, junk removers, etc) have primarily been a localized technology that relied on the user installing software on the computer to analyze and resolve problems that ...
Novell set this week as the deadline for acquisition offers, according to the Wall Street Journal followed by the New York Times. Elliott Associates LLP spokesman Scott Tagliarino claims Elliott, whose $5.75-a-share offer put Novell in play a couple of months ago, knows nothing abou...
"I think this shows the agility of the new SAP," boasted SAP Chief Financial Officer Werner Brandt, in a conference call yesterday as SAP confirmed that it is to buy Sybase for $5.8 Billion. According to SAP spokesman Saswato Das, the acquisition deal includes over $500 million in Syba...
Nimsoft, the unified monitoring house that just got bought by CA, has gone SaaS. Makes sense given CA’s new cloud predilections. The scalable new Nimsoft On Demand is targeted at managed service providers (MSPs) and emerging companies. It promises the same functionality (and cod...
CA on Monday announced that three of its technology leaders will speak at the 5th International Cloud Expo being held April 19-21 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. All are presenting on Monday, April 19. Brown also will speak at the Business Software Alliance Cybersecur...
SAP is trying to figure out the best way to monetize enterprise mobile applications and B2C mobile applications. These are complex issues. Extending the functionality of SAP to mobile users is a key goal for SAP. They want to enable many, many more users to benefit from SAP. The mob...
Once the news got out that it had welched on its 2005 patent pledge to the open source community and had threatened TurboHercules (TH) with patent infringement, IBM had to come up with some cover story or another to contain the fallout. So it switched places with many of its observers ...
SYS-CON announced today that "Cloud Expo, Inc." has spun out of SYS-CON Events, Inc. as a startup events management company effective March 1, 2010. Carmen Gonzalez begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting was named president & CEO of Cloud Expo, Inc. Carmen...
CA has looked into its crystal ball and now realizes that it might have been a tad ambitious in forecasting earnings of $1.60-$1.71 this fiscal year, pushing Wall Street to expect $1.69. It'll probably come in on the low end of its guidance, it says, something Credit Suisse, for one...
Microsoft cloud services mean freedom for businesses. The freedom to access the technology you want, where and when you want it. The freedom to take advantage of the latest technology as a capital expense, or an operational one. The freedom to focus on running your business - not runni...
Taking their new act on the road, SAP’s new co-CEOs Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe – in their second public appearance since getting the job last month – told a press conference in Silicon Valley Monday that the company’s problem-beset, taken-off-the-market SaaS product Business...
Creating a new office is a direct response to the increased demand for practical ways of connecting SAP and Microsoft solutions. Microsoft SharePoint Server, fast becoming a de facto standard in the Enterprise, is fueling the need for intuitive tools and packaged scenarios enabling sea...
Oracle co-president Charles Phillips was supposed to become CEO of CA - for all its muddied skirts still one of the world's largest software companies - and then those "soul mates forever" billboards popped up in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco, exposing his near decade-long bi-coa...
Today at CeBit in Hannover, Germany SAP & Sybase announced the first set of applications to Millions of Mobile Workers. This will extend the reach of SAP Business Suite Applications (including SAP CRM), to iPhone, Windows Mobile and other Mobile Device Users.
It is not every day that BIG news comes out of the world of EDI and B2B. I think GXS acquiring Inovis was BIG and Tibco acquiring Foresight was interesting, but today SAP and Crossgate announced that SAP will be reselling and private labeling Crossgate's EDI, B2B and e-Invoicing servic...
SAP claimed Wednesday to have dumbed down its BusinessObjects business intelligence software to create BusinessObjects BI OnDemand, described as “BI for the rest of us,” a dicey Web 2.0 move for a company that muffed its low-end web-based Business ByDesign venture. The software, descr...
I'm pleased to report that several of our customers have told me that 2009 was their best year ever. In fact, as a percentage of our customer base, the number of customers reporting a strong 2009 is probably very far ahead of the market in general. Here's the contrarian statement, thou...
Colin Clark launched on Wednesday "CEP Complex Event Processing" topic on Ulitzer. Colin has been processing events in event processing for over 20 years and has both founded a couple of companies and held executive positions at others in the space. Complex event processing, or C...
I read a very interesting article in BusinessWeek (February 9, 2010 edition) today called "What SAP Needs After Apotheker" by Aaron Ricadela. Last week Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe were announced as Co-CEOs at SAP replacing Leo Apotheker. In this article SAP mobility is raised...
SAP hasn’t just abruptly lost its CEO Leo Apotheke. It’s also just abruptly lost the former CEO of BusinessObjects, SAP’s biggest acquisition, John Schwarz, the guy still responsible for the unit as well as the company’s ecosystem and corporate development. He tendered his resignation ...
SAP, which flubbed its first billion-dollar run at the cloud, an adventure it’s still trying to salvage, has taken another tack on SaaS and released a hosted project codenamed 12sprints to public beta. The widgetry is supposed to be for collaborative decision-making and SAP is touting ...
TechTarget on Monday filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2009. TechTarget also announced on Monday its results for the third quarter of 2009, and that the Company’s Audit Committee has concluded its previously disclosed investigation involvin...
In a surprise move, SAP CEO Leo Apotheker, in the job on his own only eight months, has resigned after it became clear that his contract, not up until the end of the year, wasn't going to be extended. At least that's the way the company phrased it. Oracle's great competitor said Apo...
SAP AG announced late Sunday that the SAP Supervisory Board has reached a mutual agreement with CEO Leo Apotheker not to extend his contract as a member of the SAP Executive Board. The company press release on Sunday read as follows: "Leo Apotheker has resigned as CEO and member ...
Operating cash flow from continuing operations was euro 3.04 billion (2008: euro 2.18 billion), an increase of 39%. Free cash flow was euro 2.81 billion (2008: euro 1.84 billion), an increase of 52%. Free cash flow was 26% of total revenues (2008: 16%). At December 31, 2009, SAP had a ...
SAP Business One and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is an important topic. Companies running SAP Business One that will go public or need to meet the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley will benefit from this post. Below you will find information about how SAP Business One can be utilized in becomi...
Delegates will leave Virtualization Expo with a full understanding of the interaction between virtual servers and the rest of the data center infrastructure. Indeed our overall aim is to ensure that all attendees leave the Jacob Javits Convention Center with abundant resources, ideas a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Adaptivity, the IT transformation company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Conventio...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Oracle was named exclusive "Diamond Sponsor" of Cloud Expo 2010. Cloud Expo was formed in 2007 the same day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud ...
PROS enterprise pricing software company announced on Thursday that it has teamed with Cast Iron Systems, SaaS and Cloud Integration Company, to simplify application integration for their customers. PROS is now a Platinum-level Powered By Cast Iron partner, offering dramatically simpli...
Sun Microsystems has unveiled what is being called the first fully functional cloud-based Desktop as a Service (DaaS) for grammar schools and community colleges. The new product is in line with Sun’s vision to build and deploy public and private clouds that are open and interoperable. ...
Cloud-based IT services management pioneer, Autotask Corporation, announced on Thursday the launch of an exclusive IT services platform for 1nService, the leading international community of advanced technology integrators with $1.5 billion collective sales globally. The new Autotask te...
Cloud Computing and its ability to process the needs of multiple users with shared resources in a dynamic and transparent fashion doesn’t happen by chance. The underlying technologies and their ability to provide elasticity, scalability, and automation, while protecting data in motion,...
Yankee Group today unveiled its annual predictions, projecting that 2010 will be a year of rebuilding for the communications sector. While the economic crisis has permanently changed how consumers, enterprises and network builders approach connectivity, the report, “From Crisis Comes O...
Philips will receive all the data center services it requires - and only those services it requires -- via the network and from T-Systems' global data centers. "This way, we can draw on resources dynamically, as necessary, while paying only for the computer and storage resources we act...
Reuters managed to run into SAP EVP John Wookey at a user meeting in Boston and get him to say that the German company means to take on Salesforce.com by the middle of next year with some software it’s built from the ground up. Wookey told the wire service the venture should be profita...
TM Forum announced the formation of an ecosystem of major industry players in the emerging cloud services sector. The centerpiece of this effort is the creation of the Enterprise Cloud Buyers Council (ECBC) whose goal is to understand the needs of the largest global cloud buyers and en...
Following on the heals of being named one of three EcoTech warriors earlier in the year, and then number 5 in the top ten independent bloggers at StorageMonkeys earlier this year (plus appearing on InfoSmack), the momentum continues more recently being named as the 23rd out of the top ...