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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 ...
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 ...


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