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Learn how SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere, on-demand edition, helps independent software vendors (ISVs) easily manage multitenant data architectures while providing the data security, scalability, and cloud availability their end customers demand. The on-demand edition can be hosted in private...
As you probably know, in lieu of a TechWave this year SAP hosted a separate PowerBuilder Developer’s Conference (PBDC) co-located with SAP TechEd 2012 in Las Vegas from October 21–25. There was a separate but co-located event last year as well, but that was an actual TechWave that repr...
On returning from an awesome SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, I was waiting in the departure lounge for my Virgin Atlantic flight and looked through the iTunesU videos I had on my iPad2. There I saw the WWDC2010 Keynote, one that I had personally attended and decided to view it. Within 10 minu...
Oracle is appealing to get the whole $1.3 billion in damages a California jury awarded it last year in its copyright infringement case against rival SAP. SAP admitted that its third-party maintenance subsidiary TomorrowNow illegally downloaded scads of software from Oracle’s servers....
Oracle has managed to squeeze a few more bucks out of SAP for its admitted copyright infringement a few years ago. Oracle won a handsome $1.3 billion from a jury in 2010, but the judge thought that was over the top and cut it down to $272 million. Instead Oracle opted for a new trial...
A few month ago I appeared on the SAP Innovation Show, to evangelise about Mobile. You can still check out the on-demand here and also check out what my colleagues... Adrian Simpson, Chief Technology Officer, SAP UK & Ireland as well as Timo Elliott, Innovation Evangelist, SAP... say a...
I’ve talked at length about the importance of business process monitoring alongside of system monitoring, but in discussions I found that sometimes an overview and simple examples are not enough to convince people about the benefits of this approach. Business owners think they don’t ne...
IT departments are struggling to adapt to new economic realities and a rapidly changing technology environment that includes fundamental shifts in mobile, social, and cloud computing technologies. The lingering effects of the downturn marked by flat-to-negative IT budgets are forcing ...
SAP on Tuesday announced its intention to buy Ariba for $4.3 billion, a 19 percent premium on Ariba's market capitalization. The move comes soon after SAP's SuccessFactors February buy and shows that SAP is quickly and aggressively acquiring its way to a full cloud business services c...
The consolidation fairy has struck again. SAP said late Tuesday that SAP America will be buying Ariba for about $4.3 billion, paying $45 a share, a 20% premium, for a company that had revenues of $443.9 million last year, up 38.5%. Ariba also reportedly has $196 million in the ...
In an article I read this morning, "Luis Cesar Verdi, President of SAP Brazil, told Computerworld UK that Brazil currently has 1.5 million end users for its mobile applications, but plans to increase this rapidly to 20 million by 2015.  To achieve this, Verdi plans to target the g...
"We’re giving customers running SAP solutions an easy, low-risk way to take advantage of all the benefits of the cloud in a way that fits seamlessly into their existing IT environments,” said Kevin Jones, vice president, Dell Services, as Dell Services announced the first offers in its...
Oracle wants at least $776.7 million in damages from SAP when the pair returns to court July 18 to retry Oracle’s copyright infringement case against its German rival and SAP’s now defunct third-party maintenance subsidiary TomorrowNow. A jury last year awarded Oracle a record $1.3 b...
Yesterday afternoon, I had the pleasure of spending time on the phone with Sanjay Poonen discussing SAP's intent to acquire Syclo, and other SAP related mobile strategies. Sanjay's current titles are President and Corporate Office, Technology and Innovation Products, Head of Mobile Di...
SAP, a database neophyte, means to throw a nominal $492 million at its Hana database analytics appliance to prove that it’s a database contender – at least in-memory Big Data databases – and make Larry Ellison eat his words. During Oracle’s last earnings call Larry said SAP must be o...
German giant SAP said Tuesday, after getting back from the long weekend, that it’s going to buy privately held Chicago-based Syclo, a long-established company with a mobile enterprise application platform called Agentry and packaged ERP and CRM apps. Terms weren’t disclosed. The deal...
My first thought when I received the news that SAP is acquiring Syclo, was, "Smart move SAP!" I respect the fact that SAP is willing to double down on enterprise mobility. I also respect the fact that SAP is willing to brave the inevitable criticism for having bought the same solution...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview...Raj Nathan, EVP and CMO, Sybase, an SAP company. As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Worldwide Marketing and Business Solutions Operations, Dr. Raj Nathan is responsible for a...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Hari Subramanyam, Global Rollout Manager, RDS Mobile Solutions Assembly & Packaging, SAP. In this interview I find out... What SAP offers for customers to get started with mobile solutions. What is...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... John Sims, President, Sybase 365. In this interview I find out... What the biggest challenges is to Sybase 365 operator customers today
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Jason Yotopoulos, Head of Research, SAP. In this interview I find out... What is SAP Research’s vision of enterprise computing in the future. What is the concept of Business Web
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... William Dudley, Group Director, Product Management, Operator Services, Sybase 365. Sybase 365 addresses three core markets (1) Operator Services, (2) Enterprise Services and (3) Mobile Commerce. Bi...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President, Mobile Commerce, Sybase 365. Sybase 365 addresses three core markets (1) Operator Services, (2) Enterprise Services and (3) Mobile Commerce. Matthew is respon...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Sanjay Poonen, President and Corporate Officer, SAP Global Solutions and Go-to-Market. Sanjay J. Poonen is President of Global Solutions and Go-to-Market for SAP AG, responsible for SAP’s entire po...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Howard Stevens, Senior Vice President, Global Messaging Solutions, Sybase 365. Sybase 365 addresses three core markets (1) Operator Services, (2) Enterprise Services and (3) Mobile Commerce. Howard...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Dr. Josep M. Picas, CIO, Hospital de St. Pau Barcelona. Dr. Josep M. Picas. M.D, at the University of Barcelona. Diploma at the ESADE Business School of Barcelona. He is the President of the Europe...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview...Chris McClain, Executive Vice President, Global Mobile Sales & Solutions, SAP. Chris is responsible for SAP’s driving customer success with SAP Mobile products. This organization supports SAP’s obje...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Jose Antonio Perea Yustres, Head of Innovation and Mobility, Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) - Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) is the national statistics institute for Spain. Affili...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Nick Brown, SVP, Solution Management, at SAP. Nick Brown is senior vice president (SVP) of strategy for SAP’s mobile applications. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategic market devel...
Oracle’s copyright infringement case against SAP and TomorrowNow, its defunct third-party maintenance arm acknowledged to have ripped off petabytes of Oracle IP, will be retried starting June 18 the court ordered Tuesday. Oracle is fighting to retain the unprecedented $1.3 billion dama...
I am attending the SAPinsider Mobile2012 event in Las Vegas this week, and have had the honor of meeting and speaking with many people involved in SAP enterprise mobility.  These people were SAP partners and SAP employees.  One of the distinct impressions I got was that most ...
As predictably as the sun rising in the east, Oracle Monday rejected the slashed $272 million award for damages that the presiding federal court judge decided it should get from SAP for its admitted copyright infringement rather than the $1.3 billion the jury awarded Oracle in late 201...
Oracle can’t appeal the judge’s decision to cut the $1.3 billion jury award in its suit against SAP to a mere $272 million unless it rejects the $272 million, the judge told Oracle last Friday. Oracle is trying to avoid the other option the judge gave it, which is a new trial. If Oracl...
HP is expanding its Big Data analytics appliance alliance with SAP, moving SAP’s HANA in-memory database widgetry to its BladeSystem. Used to query multiple types of SAP and non-SAP data sources in near-real-time or batch, HANA hasn’t been on blades before – unless you count Hitachi’...
Two articles that I read recently, by Jakob Nielsen and by John Brinkman, got me thinking that it was probably time to revisit the very topical subject of form design. In the world of SAP, it comes as no surprise that people want to retain the rich functionality of the ERP system but g...
SAP, which hasn’t been able to get much cloud traction on its own, said Saturday that it’s buying SuccessFactors and its web-based software for $3.4 billion. The $40-a-share cash offer amounts to a hungry 52% premium or 16.5 times SuccessFactors’ $205.9 million revenue last year. P...
November 9, was an exciting day in Mobility as SAP and Sybase at SAPPHIRE and TechEd in Madrid announced a New Wave of SAP Mobile Apps built on SUP, that will be available on iOS, Blackberry, Android and Windows Mobile... “SAP’s strong momentum in bringing to market waves of mobile ap...
SAP AG on Wednesday announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. "We are very pleased with the exceptionally strong top-line growth this quarter. Continued efficiency gains combined with operational excellence led to a very strong operating margin ...
SAP said Tuesday that it’s buying Crossgate, a Munich-based hosted B2B integration house that makes it possible for companies to integrate and network with trading partners, clients and suppliers and do electronic data exchanges with any business partner regardless of its technical ski...
Oracle wants to appeal a district court’s decision to cut a jury’s award of $1.3 billion in damages against SAP down to $272 million to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal judge who overturned the record award claiming it was “grossly excessive” and unsupported by the eviden...