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"New infrastructure and operations technologies such as cloud services and virtualization ... were selected by CIOs the most often and are the top-two technologies for 2011," said Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs, as the results we...
SAP’s Q4 earnings were off 36% after it set aside $1.3 billion to pay the record damages Oracle won in court last year. Revenues were up 27%, beating its own forecasts, and it plans to increase its dividend 20%. It expects its operating profit to be up ~16% this year to at least $6.1...
Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-...
Many companies are already experiencing the benefits of on-demand solutions. Learn about SAP's on-demand strategy and offerings, as well as how you can harness on-demand for competitive advantage. In their general session at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, David Meyer, Senior VP at SAP, ...
SAP AG on Monday announced new appointments in its Global Field Organization (GFO) and ensuing changes at the helms of its North American and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. The global field realignment is aimed at further simplifying the company structure, increasing th...
It’s unclear what SAP’s worried about – having been royally trashed by Oracle and ordered to pay a landmark $1.3 billion in copyright infringement penalties for the wholesale looting of Oracle IP – but the German software company has licensed Intellectual Ventures’ patent portfolio of ...
What are small, high-growth companies experiencing as they make their move to on-demand applications and how are they dealing with concerns around security, integration, business disruption? In his lunchtime keynote at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, SAP’s Global Director Shawn Reynolds d...
Likewise has announced support for SAP NetWeaver and SAPgui - giving Likewise Open and Likewise Enterprise customers using SAP single sign-on capability. Likewise also announced it expects SAP certification to be completed in early 2011. Likewise Open joins desktops and servers runnin...
NetSuite – which, as it happens, is majority-owned by Larry Ellison who has just returned from a courtroom battle with SAP utterly victorious – is waving around an amusing little TCO comparison of its ERP cloud software suite against SAP’s revivified Business ByDesign (BBD) widgetry th...
IBM on Thursday announced that SAP AG has certified its capabilities to deliver and manage clients' implementations of SAP applications via a hosted delivery model and IBM's Cloud Platforms. The certification enables IBM to provide enterprises around the world with hosted and cloud-bas...
Abiquo, the Enterprise Cloud Management software provider, on Tuesday announced that it has raised approximately $10 Million in Series B funding led by Balderton Capital, a leading venture capital firm in Europe. Existing investors Nauta Capital and Eurecan also participated. The fundi...
The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to both Oracle and SAP requiring them to hand over all the evidence collected in the copyright infringement case that on Tuesday awarded an unprecedented $1.3 billion in damages to Oracle, according to a source close to the situation. The DOJ i...
SAP is going to ask the judge who presided over its trial for infringing Oracle’s copyrights to lower the unprecedented $1.3 billion in damages awarded to Oracle last week, according to Bloomberg quoting Euro am Sonntag, the German business publication. SAP was expected to file a pos...
HP is reportedly getting ready to trade in its more sophisticated Oracle Siebel customer relationship management (CRM) system for a subscription to 35,000 or 40,000 seats worth of Salesforce.com's simpler high-flying CRM cloud widgetry, a major victory for salesforce. At least that'...
It took Oracle a while to recover from its giddiness at winning a record $1.3 billion judgment against SAP Tuesday to issue a statement that nobody in the press could wait for. One gathers that means it was surprised and unprepared as well as silly with delight. Nevertheless when it...
A federal jury of eight men and women decided late Tuesday that SAP should pay Oracle $1.3 billion for ripping off its software. The jury only got the case Monday. SAP, which hoped to get away with paying no more than $40 million for its admitted transgressions, indicated it will...
A jury of eight men and women in Oakland, California, began deliberating the question of how much SAP should pay Oracle for copyright infringement Monday afternoon. It could come to a verdict before Thanksgiving this Thursday, but surely no later than next week. Oracle asked the jur...
Closing arguments in Oracle’s copyright infringement suit against SAP are set for next week. Oracle rested its case Monday without showing the jury its videotaped deposition of HP’s new CEO Léo Apotheker, who’s still MIA and likely to remain so until the jury figures out how much money...
Conditions are ripe for the mobile economy to play a bigger role than ever this holiday season, according to a national survey conducted by Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services. The survey of 1,000 consumers found...
HP’s elusive new CEO Léo Apotheker, sought by Oracle process servers and private investigators, has reportedly been on HP premises in Massachusetts and Texas this week talking to HP employees, one of whom ratted him out to MarketWatch. Reuters tumbled to the fact that he was in Tokyo...
SAP reportedly agreed Monday to pay Oracle $120 million just to cover its “past and future reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.” Those are the fees that Oracle has wracked up pursuing its case for theft against SAP and TomorrowNow, SAP’s IP-downloading cut-rate third-party maintenance...
Late Wednesday, three days into the SAP trial, Oracle came out and said, “Hewlett-Packard has refused to accept service of a subpoena requiring Mr. Apotheker to testify about his role in SAP’s illegal conduct. Mr. Apotheker started work for HP on Monday, but it now appears that the HP ...
It appears that after a few hundred well-chosen words of public hectoring by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and the vision they brought to mind of HP’s new CEO Leo Apotheker being mauled in court by Larry’s lawyers – or publicly crucified for not showing up – that SAP has conceded one of the...
Five days before jury selection starts in the Oracle v SAP trial in Oakland, California, and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison issued his second statement in two days, this one attacking HP chairman Ray Lane as a liar and painting incoming HP CEO Leo Apotheker, SAP’s ex-CEO, as being “on the ru...
Small and midsized companies can now access the information and data critical to their business right on their mobile device, with SAP Business One and Coresuite Mobile, an innovation from Coresystems. SAP Business One is a centralized business management solution by SAP, built specifi...
13% Growth in Non-IFRS Software and Software-Related Service Revenues at Constant Currencies
Geez, what a killjoy. Last Friday SAP asked for and got a gag order that will make it impossible for any of the attorneys involved in Oracle's billion-dollar suit against SAP for massive theft of intellectual property from speaking to the press while the trial's going on. The trial st...
SAP TechEd is a new environment for Sybase, with the possibility of many or most attendees not having much experience with Sybase products, or perhaps not even having heard of Sybase, beyond the acquisition announcements. It was pleasing to see "Sybase technology" prominently mentioned...
Addressing the demands of customers for more choice in managing cloud and virtualized infrastructures, SAP AG on Tuesday announced short and mid-term product and partner-related plans around cloud computing and virtualization management. As part of its product strategy, the company det...
So how did ousted SAP CEO Léo Apotheker manage to persuade the HP board that he was their man against a field that included EMC’s Pat Gelsinger, Apple’s Tim Cook (before Steve Jobs bought his loyalty back), Juniper Networks’ Kevin Johnson, Cisco’s Inder Sidha and Microsoft’s Stephen El...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and ...
HP's board had five other finalists that "could have done" the CEO's job besides Léo Apotheker, according to what HP's lead outside director Robert Ryan said in answer to a question during a conference call with Wall Street Friday morning, but it unanimously picked SAP's castoff CEO as...
SAP's Sales OnDemand solution is designed to address customers' and their users' specific business opportunities and challenges. In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Nicholas Cumins, Senior Vice President of Solution Management at SAP, will demonstrate Sales OnDemand a...
Many companies are already experiencing the benefits of on-demand solutions. With SAP's on-demand strategy and offerings, you can harness on-demand for competitive advantage. In their session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, David Meyer, EVP, OnDemand, Productivity and Sustainabi...
Cloud computing has significant implications for the privacy of personal information as well as for the confidentiality and integrity of business data. In the cloud, all the well-known security threats are still valid, as are approaches to mitigate risks associated with them. But cloud...
Crystal Reports 2008 for SAP Business One is now fully available to the tens of thousands of companies running SAP Business One worldwide. With built-in business intelligence for SAP Business One, small and midsized companies can now get a true 360 degree view of their business with ea...
In this video, Richard Duffy, SAP Business One Product Evangelist, takes a deeper hands-on look into SAP Business One 8.8. He'll take a quick look at integrating SAP Business One 8.8 "on premise" with Business Intelligence tools "in the cloud" using the latest BI innovations from SAP -...
SAP Business One is an integrated business software that tailors its application around the needs of small and midsize business owners. In one single application, this tool manages all primary facets of your business, including Financials, Sales, Purchasing, Inventory, Banking, Manufac...
Klee Associates, a SAP training and education provider, has announced the launch of a new blog dedicated to SAP training and education. The new blog, titled SAP Training: Taming the Beast, will serve as an ideal setting for SAP users to obtain free information and education on SAP's ER...
Late Friday night when sensible people on the East Coast were either in bed or in their cups, 3PAR's board sent out a message saying it had decided that HP's offer Friday of $30 a share was "superior" to the $27 bid 3PAR had accepted from Dell early Friday morning. It said that it h...