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The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday morning that the company was expected to inform what the paper could only call “a large number” of American workers that their jobs were either being eliminated or sent to India. IBM@Alliance suggests the layoffs will be on Thursday. IBM’s earning...
Michael Dell claimed Tuesday that simply the talk of a Sun-IBM tie-up is an "enormous opportunity" for Dell servers since it creates an air of uncertainty around the future of Sun's Solaris-based boxes and accelerates the move to x86 Linux machines. According to reports Dell's CEO said...
The folks at the Wall Street Journal who brought us tales of IBM buying Sun for $6.5 billion-$8 billion last week were saying by Friday that due diligence was holding up any announcement. The paper seemed to think that IBM lawyers were paying particular attention to Sun's many differen...
CEO Joe Tucci said for what must be the umpteenth time Tuesday that EMC has no intention of parting with its roughly 84% majority stake in virtualization leader VMware. The occasion was EMC’s first analyst day in a dog’s age. EMC has been under pretty constant market pressure since VMw...
Last week's Wall Street scuttlebutt that Oracle might make a so-called "strategic" move and acquire Virtual Iron has now blossomed into a couple of unconfirmed press reports that the pair has progressed to a signed letter of intent. Jefferies analyst Katherine Egbert, who put the rumor...
Tidal Software has announced a development agreement with SAP AG to integrate the Tidal Intelligent Automation Platform with the SAP Solution Manager application lifecycle management solution. This integration is intended to reduce meantime-to-resolution (MTTR) of issues that impact bu...
A majority 51% of the big survival-threatened Indian outsourcer Satyam Computer Services Ltd, whose disgraced founder and former CEO confessed in January to loading its books with a billion dollars in "fictitious" assets and "non-existent" cash, was put up for auction Monday. Those coo...
According to the Wall Street blog, The Motley Fool, both IBM and Oracle have been among the flock of 50-odd companies that have responded to the possible sale of Indian consulting/outsourcing biggie Satyam Computer Services, whose founder and subsequently ex-CEO Ramalinga Raju, now in ...
Heidrick & Struggles, the big headhunter, says it's seeing "clients in need of immediate access to top talent who can step into short-term situations and solve problems quickly, or provide operating insights and advise" so it's setting up what it calls a Chief Advisor Network to fill t...
Tidal Software announced that its customer, Tennant Company, has successfully completed a comprehensive audit of global SAP transaction usage using Tidal Transaction Analyzer. According to Tennant, the Tidal solution greatly simplifies the auditing process and enhances security by prov...
SAP announced it will collaborate with Intel to optimize SAP Business One applications on Intel Xeon Processor based systems to enable small businesses to lower cost by achieving faster time to value of their IT investments. SAP and Intel intend to encourage original equipment manufact...
One has to take comfort where one can these days. NetSuite, the Larry Ellison SaaS company competing with Salesforce.com, managed to eke out its first profitable quarter ever, up a penny a share in Q4 if you ignore the write-offs. This development is apparently due to demand from multi...
IDC says there was a "precipitous" drop in the number of PC processors shipped worldwide between the third quarter and the fourth quarter last year - the worst, in fact, since it started tracking such things in 1996 - and it holds out scant hope for this half, which is why even the mig...
Digging in for the long haul, SAP is going to cut 3,000-3,500 jobs after its earnings dipped 1.6% to 1.89 billion euros ($2.49 billion) in 2008 although revenues were up 13% to 11.6 billion euros. It expects the move to save it 300 million-350 million euros ($397 million-$464 million) ...
Alloy connects IBM Lotus Notes software with SAP Business Suite. Alloy is a new style of software application that presents information and data from SAP applications in the context of the Lotus Notes collaboration software desktop. Alloy supports SAP workflows, reporting and analytics...
Sun Microsystems announced that SAP has signed a multi-year agreement with Sun to provide Java Platform Standard Edition for Business (Java SE for Business) to its customers using the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. This will allow SAP customers to continue using Java SE 1.4.2 on bo...
Gizmox announced that SAP saved more than $720,000 in development costs of its web-based global test management system using Visual WebGui's application development framework. SAP's NetWeaver UI Test Development team delivered their VWG-based web application in 9 months using only 2 de...
Further demonstrating continued evidence that the SAP ecosystem strategy delivers additional choices, value and flexibility for customers, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA) today announced a global reseller agreement that will enable SAP to resell the CA Wily Introscope(R) s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization technology provider VMware named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization technology provider VMware named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in...
CIOs don't really care about the cloud. They care about budgets, security and compliance. All the buzzwords in the world won't help innovative technology unless it maps directly onto CIO pain points. This session investigates what those pain points are, and where emerging products and ...
According to AMI Partners, a leading SMB research firm, 62 percent of midsize businesses see customer relationship management as strategically important, yet only 14 percent have implemented it due to return on investment pressures and limited resources. Further, while 64 percent think...
NetSuite, Larry Ellison’s other company, the on-demand one usually seen as a foil for Salesforce.com and its CEO, ex-Ellison lieutenant Marc Benioff, has started directing its attention to Larry’s great hereditary enemy, SAP. It’s got a new migration program called Business ByNetSuite ...
Today, offerings such as Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are providing a new model for on demand compute resources based on virtual machines. Virtual appliances are a natural deployment vehicle for this type of infrastructure, allowing a clean separation between the me...
As a solution provider it is vitally important you don't get locked into a specific vendors solution. This couldn't be truer in the world of on-demand or cloud computing. The way Amazon works is vastly different from Google, and different from Flexiscale. So how do you utilise the stre...
"The third quarter 2008 was SAP's 19th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth in software and software-related service revenues at constant currencies. This was an achievement in a period where the global financial crisis had a significant impact on customer decisions towards quart...
The Infrastructure-as-a-Service model of early cloud computing providers has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. This is an important first step, but for companies to harness the power of the cloud, it should enhance the alignment ...
While manufacturing principles have brought higher-quality products to a wide variety of markets in shorter production times and at reduced costs, the software industry has struggled in applying the lessons of mass assembly to new application development. Manufacturing assembly in the ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Mike Neil, General Manager of Microsoft's Virtualization Strategy, will deliver the opening keynote at SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmo...
CEO Paul Otellini noted that $10.9 billion is the lower end of the seasonal pattern. The spread is meant to reflect the mixed message Intel is getting from its customers. Some say the macro-economic turbulent is having no impact on them, he said. Others are “worried.” Intel itself saw ...
Mid-morning Monday SAP confessed that the bottom suddenly fell out of its sales in the last two weeks of September as the economy tanked and the company found it increasingly hard to sign contracts. CEO Henning Kagermann blamed liquidity and financing issues especially at mid-sized com...
SOA in many ways reminds me of relational database technology. At it’s first inception, the concept of an RDBMS must have had a hard sell. Sure it made perfect sense to arrange the data and ensure that the relationships between the data were enforced but what was the business case tha...
AtTask has announced that a new version of its @task on-demand PPM software is now available. The new release includes several user-requested features and product enhancements, illustrating the company's commitment to its customers and meeting their project management software needs. C...
Reminding people of how its backing was the making of Linux, IBM, to no one's surprise, has thrown its support behind cloud computing, that delicious nexus of every chi-chi buzzword technology currently in vogue: Web 2.0, rich Internet applications, software-as-a-service, SOA, grid com...
Watching VMware stock and its market cap spike since it IPO'd must have had Red Hat positively pea green with envyWatching VMware stock and its market cap spike since it IPO'd must have had Red Hat positively pea green with envy - so green in fact that it's gonna try taking VMware on b...
CIO's face a common battle to balance the warring requirements of providing critical business value with maximum efficiency and cost savings. As they look to simplify their IT infrastructure, they must consider where it makes sense to draw a line in the sand and say 'Here's what my ven...
Improving business performance is a goal that cannot be realized without mutual cooperation and alignment between business and IT. In collaboration, IT focuses on architecture, system administration, scalability and performance, security and infrastructure, while business evaluates the...
Oracle has amended its billion-dollar suit against SAP claiming to have found the smoking gun implicating SAP CEO Henning Kagermann and SAP’s executive board in the wholesale theft and resale of Oracle’s IP by SAP support subsidiary TomorrowNow (SAP TN).
Olivetti has chosen to adopt services from Crossgate for EDI integration of its partners. With revenues in 2007 amounting to 408 million euro, Olivetti operates in the home and office products, in specialized applications for the banking and retail industries, and in IT automation syst...
SAP said Monday that it was going to close down its TomorrowNow operation, the reason Oracle is suing SAP, claiming TM hacked into its site and stole its proprietary support information. SAP bought the PeopleSoft/JD Edwards/Siebel service start-up in February of 2005 to harry Oracle's ...


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