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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...
The hype around Cloud Computing would make you think mass adoption will happen tomorrow. But recent studies by a number of sources have shown that security is the biggest barrier to Cloud adoption. The reality is Cloud Computing is simply another step in technology evolution following ...
I am mostly nice on this blog, but come on Sybase!!! What were you thinking with this report, "...Sybase has announced the results of a survey on mobile device usage, commissioned by Sybase and conducted by Zogby International. The survey, which was compiled from an online survey of 24...
OK; I’m not skipping or anything, but I am happy. CA Inc., obviously on the path to acquire more and more cloud technology providers in order to build up its own capabilities for cloud computing, is joining the ever-louder chorus of those in our industry recognizing that enterprises wa...
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...
You may wonder whether it’s too early to make the call given the lack of interoperability standards, security concerns, and common definition of cloud computing. Well, the IPTV space shares many of the same similarities – emerging technology, emerging standards, emerging adoption, var...
HP Labs has opened an advanced research facility in Singapore, where it means to re-examine data center and application design principles to explore how future cloud computing needs will be met. The facility will support a number of cloud initiatives already underway at other HP Labs...
I am very interested in watching SAP's emerging mobility strategy as it matures, evolves and morphs yet again. I am not critical; this is how all of mobility is these days. Four years ago we were all using the term Palm, Pocket PC and PDA. Now we are speaking of iPhone, Android, RIM an...
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.
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...
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...
Computer Associates announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to buy Virtual Data Center provider 3Tera. Chris O'Malley, EVP, Cloud Products for Computer Associates announced the acquisition at an investors conference in San Francisco today. “CIOs can use cloud computing to...
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 ...
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...
This article looks at the basic interoperability requirements when communicating with the Cloud, and in particular at techniques and standards used to express and enforce wire-level contracts between communicating parties, as these parties are increasingly also contracting parties in a...
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...
Andrew goes on to make the point that not only is code written in the declarative style easier to adapt and maintain over time, it also lends itself to better optimizations. The reason for this is pretty obvious based on his definition above. Code written in the imperative style explic...
GoAnywhere Director Version 3.0 is now available from Linoma Software. GoAnywhere Director is an Enterprise solution for Managed File Transfers, which includes a full suite of processes to securely transfer and convert data with detailed auditing and message alerts. Using GoAnywhere Di...
SYS-CON Events announced today that a new cloud computing start-up, which is currently in stealth mode has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th International Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Conventi...
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 ...
Everyone wants to lower their capital expenditures and increase operational efficiency - it's a sign of the times. The economy of the past 12 - 18 months has forced all organizations to do more with less and become more efficient. While everyone can identify with the request to do more...
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...
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,...
Today, every IT enablement and business transformation task has an element of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) embedded in it. However, even with matured SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) processes for IT execution, the gap in identifying business services for an SOA implementat...
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...
In today’s technology-dependent enterprise environment, the efficiency of most business processes depends directly on the effective performance of the IT infrastructure. Almost every single activity - from servicing a customer to shipping purchased products - is dependent upon one or m...
Microsoft has combined its Azure group with its Server & Solutions group to form a Server & Cloud Computing Division (SCD), a pairing of on-premises and cloud solutions inside its Server & Tools Business (STB) where they can share technologies. The move will put Azure in close proximit...
Organizations have begun extending their SOA initiatives beyond traditional enterprise boundaries to encompass third-party, geographically remote, and even cloud-based resources. As a result, the complexity associated with migrating applications across these environments (for example, ...
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...
Microsoft, HP, Citrix and some local service providers have formed a Taiwan cloud alliance to create customized private clouds for local businesses, according to DigiTimes quoting an official announcement. Apparently there are supposedly simplified solutions called MCloud for SaaS, Paa...
We are standing on the threshold of a new transition in information technology and communications; a radical departure from current practice that promises to bring us new levels of efficiency at a vastly reduced cost. Cloud computing is full of potential, bursting with opportunity and ...
With its ability to provide users dynamically scalable, shared resources over the Internet and avoid large upfront fixed costs, cloud computing promises to change the future of computing. However, storing a lot of data creates a situation similar to storing a lot of money, attracting m...
Henry David Thoreau once wrote: "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation". Much the same can be said of the multitude of users struggling with open source reporting and analysis tools like Mondrian or Jaspersoft. The difference, of course, if that those folks happen to be prett...
It’s Thursday morning, you’re the CEO of a large, publicly traded company, and you just called your executives into the conference room for the exciting news. The board of directors has approved the acquisition of a key competitor, and you’re looking for a call-to-action to get everyon...
I'm proud to announce that representatives from Lockheed Martin, SAIC, and Unisys will join me in a "Tactical Cloud Computing" Panel at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6, 2009.As Technical Chair of this conference, my goal has been ...
Singed by user reaction to its plans to up the price of its support contracts, SAP Tuesday postponed any move until early next year. Meanwhile, it’s set up a task force charged with talking to enterprise customers to reinforce the perceived value of their support agreements and justify...
London - November 24, 2009 - Attenda Limited, the Always On Managed Services company, today announced the launch of Affinity Service for SAP customers, a partnership with Bluefin Solutions to deliver end to end operational service and support for business critical SAP systems.Affinity ...