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RightScale, Jaspersoft, Talend and Vertica have joined together to deliver a complete business intelligence solution in the cloud. Jaspersoft’s kicking in the compute-intensive BI software, Talend the open source data integration software, and Vertica the analytic database management s...
Oracle rival SAP is supposed to be close – but not absolutely committed – to buying TIBCO according to the German business weekly Wirtschaftwoche. Such rumors have been heard before. TIBCO has a market cap of roughly $1.6 billion, with its shares pre-leak trading at under eight bucks. ...
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, a k a SingTel, Singapore's largest phone company and a major local player in broadband Internet services, is going into the cloud business, intending to establish Singapore as a regional cloud computing hub. It's launched Singapore's first integrate...
Such projections have long since ceased to be news but Oracle, which will take Sun over before another quarter closes unless the regulators make some objection, rushed out a statement saying it's seen the preliminary estimates and still expects the Sun acquisition to be accretive to it...
With 47.68% of the company already pledged to it by its two founders, Software AG says it intends to tender for the rest of German-based IDS Scheer AG and create a global vendor of infrastructure software and Business Process Management (BPM) that has more than 6,000 employees and upwa...
Oracle has taken over the IP assets of Conformia Software, a lifecycle management ISV geared toward the life sciences where Oracle’s bitter rival, SAP, invested some money from its NetWeaver Fund a couple of years ago. NetWeaver was meant to invest in firms “committed to the SAP ecosys...
Boulder, CO. Managed Methods Inc. (www.managedmethods.com ) the leader in SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) visibility and SOA runtime governance today announced the availability of their SOA management and runtime governance product JaxView 5.0. While providing full support for SO...
Furthering its commitment to become a leader in the on-demand software space, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) recently announced the first details of its on-demand strategy for large enterprises. Dedicated to its installed customer base, on-demand software for large enterprises from SAP is planned ...
After weeks of slow-moving negotiations and due diligence, CA has bought what it describes as “certain data center automation and policy-based optimization expertise and assets from Cassatt,” the failed Bill Coleman start-up that sucked up $100 million in venture money on its way to th...
MSC Industrial Direct Co has selected the SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management component (SAP NetWeaver MDM) to transform how product information is managed throughout its enterprise. More accurate, consistent product information will help and support its growth and cost savings goals...
Sun had a suitor other than IBM and Oracle. It says so in its proxy statement where it tells of its blow-by-blow adventures since November 6 when Sam Palmisano, the CEO of IBM, thinly disguised in the account as Party A, approached Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz about a takeover. Sometime b...
Accenture has won four 2009 SAP Pinnacle awards, bringing its total won to date to 18 and cementing its global position as one of SAP’s leading strategic partners. The SAP Pinnacle Awards recognize SAP partners who have excelled in developing their partner relationships with SAP and wh...
HCL AXON, the world's largest services provider dedicated to SAP® solutions, announced today that Jet Aviation has selected HCL AXON's proprietary maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solution, iMRO, to optimize the management of MRO operations within their existing installation...
Panaya has announced the availability of its new SAP Support Package automation product. Support packages are software updates released by SAP that include problem fixes. SAP customers need to install them to ensure the smooth operation, regulatory compliance, and security of their SAP...
YASH Technologies has announced that Microbia, Inc., has selected ChemOne as its integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)solution. ChemOne will provide the foundation for operational efficiency for Microbia's manufacturing and business requirements to prepare them for the launch o...
Recognizing that communication service providers, including voice, data, content and mobility companies, today are obliged to offer more innovative and value-based services, SAP AG has announced that the signing of the acquisition of privately held Highdeal occurred on May 4, 2009. Hig...
Workday, PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield's latest company, has just gotten another $75 million in funding, a sum that would bring its total to more than $150 million and must make it the most royally financed SaaS venture on the face of the earth.
IntelliCorp has announced its participation in the SAP EcoHub solution marketplace. This community-powered solution marketplace makes it easier for customers to discover, evaluate and purchase solutions - such as IntelliCorp LiveCompare, LiveModel and DataWorks - that complement SAP ap...
Software AG SOA World News coverage initiated today on Ulitzer. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed fe...
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced that it will demonstrate virtualization solutions, resulting from its technical collaboration with SAP AG, at SAP Virtualization Week 2009, being held April 20-24 at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, CA. In addition, Sun is announcing expanded ...
In case you missed it Oracle announced this morning that it will be acquiring Sun Microsystems. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion. This news means the technology landscape is about to radically change and quite possibly, Sun hardware is now dead. The software aspe...
Redwood City, CA―April 20, 2009―Altor Networks announced today that InformationWeek selected Altor Networks as one of the top Startup 50 tech companies shaking up IT. This prestigious award recognized Altor Networks for its innovation, value and enterprise-readiness, as well as reader...
Well now the fat is in the fire. A ticked-off HP is coming out against Cisco with both guns blazing. It claims it's been working for years on the kind of all-in-one compute-storage-network-fabric-power-and-cooling convergence that Cisco says it has. HP says it's had such a thing in min...
HP, whose third-rank Unix franchise could have been really pushed to the back of the bus if Sun took IBM up on its offer a couple of weeks ago and they combined forces, has enhanced its Serviceguard software and its HP-UX 11i operating environment to lower planned downtime and associat...
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, authors, and the newly born Ulitzer community for making our March 29 beta launch an astonishing success! Ulitzer is on its way to becoming one of the fastest growing professional viral sites on the Internet.
While server virtualization appears to have gone mainstream, the case for desktop virtualization is often less clear. However, the potential opportunity is significant with the number of client devices far exceeding the number of servers. Primary reasons why organizations will embrace ...
EMC Tuesday rolled out a spanking new built-from-the-ground-up high-end storage architecture for the cloud and its federated kin, the virtual data center, a k a the internal cloud, widgetry that's been a couple of years in development. Dubbed the Virtual Matrix Architecture, it promise...
New Software Enables Divisions of Large SAP Legacy Accounts to Manage Multinational, Multi-Sub Business Operations in Real-Time. "NetSuite OneWorld for SAP enables large companies to keep their investment in legacy business applications, while deploying a modern, web-based business app...
Tech Mahinda, an Indian outsourcing firm 31% owned by BT, has won the auction for 51% of the scandal-rocked Satyam Computer Services for a mere $580 million, not much for a company that was valued at $7 billion a year ago. Tech Mahinda offered $1.16 (58 rupees) a share, a 23% premium; ...
SAP and IBM have been showing off the live migration of SAP applications across remote IBM Power6 systems via the cloud, a bit of widgetry developed at IBM'S Research Lab in Haifa as part of the European Union-funded RESERVOIR cloud computing project. When workloads change, the technol...
VMware has taken on the distinct scent of Microsoft again. It just hired another ex-Microsoftie for its senior ranks. Besides CEO Paul Maritz and second-in-command, COO Tod Nielsen, both Microsoft émigrés, there's now chief development officer and EVP Richard McAniff, late corporate VP...
Rackable Systems, the large-scale server wannabe, said Wednesday that it's buying the now bankrupt SGI for roughly $25 million in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities. The once-great SGI closed at 41 cents a share Tuesday with a market cap of $4.78 million.
Given the current economic reality, small and midsize customers must have easy-to-access, accurate insight into their business performance information. Every employee must be vigilant to help ensure that customers are happy, products are delivered on time and profitably, and the sales ...
"When the financial crisis hit we knew it was of utmost importance to continue our implementation of SAP to gain full cash flow transparency and create an edge over the competition," said Michael Freet, senior vice president and CFO, ICW Group. "The success we achieved immediately afte...
Neoris, a global business and IT consulting company, today announced the launch of a new Direct Store Delivery (DSD) initiative. Neoris is introducing a new Mobile composite application for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry: ActiveSuite(TM) XSales. The new solution leverages t...
Tidal Software has announced Tidal Transaction Analyzer for SAP Solutions version 1.9. This version is the most recent step in the company’s plans to introduce a broad set of SAP management solutions that provide automation, and accelerate problem isolation for SAP users. Tidal Transac...
The Wall Street Journal, flourishing its unidentified sources, said Thursday afternoon that the price IBM is willing to pay for Sun had drop from between $10 and $11 a share to between $9 and $10 and that Sun is willing to accept the cut - yeah, like it wouldn't - provided IBM gives it...
In the end, it’s all about money – how much do you spend for just maintaining the status quo, and how much on supporting truly differentiating business initiatives. This drives an imperative for dynamic infrastructures, increasing resource utilization and reducing labor costs, and for ...
Microsoft has emitted a squeal of protest much like a stuck pig over a secret "Open Cloud Manifesto" that it says is quietly being handed around the industry seeking signoffs. It doesn't identify the author or authors of this manifesto but figures its supporters - one would guess organ...
In a completely uncharacteristic and counter-culture move – the recession has slashed a lot of dividends – Oracle is going to pay out its very first dividend. It’s going to pay five cents a share starting in May at the cost of about a billion a year. No, it’s not coming out of Larry’s ...


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