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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...
The Justice Department filed criminal charges late last week against SAP’s shuttered third-party maintenance subsidiary TomorrowNow related to its admitted computer heist of scads of Oracle software and documentation. Oracle’s civil case against SAP late last year resulted in the jur...
The federal judge who oversaw the high-profile trial of SAP last year that ended with the jury awarding Oracle a record $1.3 billion in damages has overturned the decision, agreeing with the German company that the amount is "grossly excessive" and "contrary to the weight of evidence."...
SAP is the most widely deployed ERP solution in the world today. Yet many organizations find gaining business insight from SAP’s huge repositories a daunting challenge. Data virtualization simplifies access and integration of SAP data. SAP’s creation of SAP BW and its acquisition of ...
New SAP® Solution Extension for Public Sector by SAP Partner Palantir to Help Public Safety and Security Agencies Run Better, So That Communities Run Safer
SAP AG and Amazon Web Services on Wednesday announced that a variety of SAP solutions, including SAP Rapid Deployment solutions and SAP BusinessObjects solutions, are now available on demand via Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is part of a continued effort to provide customers flexibil...
SAP and Dell on Monday announced an expansion of their long-standing relationship that will deliver new cloud and in-memory computing offerings to help organizations transform their businesses. SAP applications will now be available for deployment via Dell's VIS Next Generation Datacen...
SAP’s Venture Fund has tucked $6 million in A Series money into so-called geographic business intelligence software developer Alteryx Inc to support its infrastructure build-out, go-to-market execution and possible acquisitions. Alteryx targets Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in...
SAP on wednesday announced the availability of its newest release of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software, providing a single, unified environment for the most comprehensive support for management, monitoring and analysis of enterprise risk and compliance activities. Nearly t...
Verizon and SAP America are supposed to deliver SAP’s Customer Relationship Management rapid-deployment solution to enterprise workers through Verizon’s Computing as a Service cloud. The SAP widgetry offers a ready-to-use combination of software, pre-defined services and pre-configur...
Verizon and SAP America have announced on that they will jointly deliver the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) rapid-deployment solution to enterprise workers through Verizon's flagship cloud offering, Computing as a Service. Workers will now be able to access SAP CRM from...
SAP AG, on Thursday announced a new road map of in-memory applications that will help customers to become real-time businesses, transforming the way they think, plan and operate. Based on a foundation of SAP In-Memory Computing technology, SAP will deliver a new reality for enterprise ...
SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe told the Wall Street Journal in an interview at Cebit in Germany that the German software company isn’t in discussions to get sold. The paper says there have been “persistent market rumors of an impending deal,” with IBM or HP considered potential buyers...
A distributed message-based Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) makes it easy to connect to SAP and to implement flexible business processes to augment and complement existing SAP processes. While all the enterprise data remains with the core SAP system, an ESB frees you up to customize the i...
SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe told the Wall Street Journal in an interview at Cebit in Germany that the German software company isn’t in discussions to get sold. The paper says there have been “persistent market rumors of an impending deal,” with IBM or HP considered potential buye...
SAP finally filed its expected protest of what it claims is the “grossly excessive” $1.3 billion jury award to Oracle stemming from Oracle’s suit against SAP and its now-defunct third-party maintenance operation TomorrowNow, which SAP admitted illegally copied Oracle’s IP. SAP thinks...
Manufacturing software vendors are making aggressive moves to the cloud. In the past year alone, four vendors rolled out a full suite Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings for the industry. That brings the current tally of SaaS players in the manufacturing arena to five: Epicor Expres...
Virtacore Systems has partnered with Protera Technologies to utilize Virtacore private cloud computing to accelerate the deployment of SAP landscapes and SAP demo and development systems. Protera offers on-demand hosting and managed products and services for SAP modules and solutions, ...
SAP AG on Monday has announced a major update in its portfolio of on-demand solutions: Feature pack 2.6 for the SAP Business ByDesign solution now offers a slate of new capabilities. According to Peter Lorenz, executive vice president, On Demand, and corporate officer, SAP AG, "With ...
"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...
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...
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...
One sure sign that a new technology market is approaching critical mass is when people start fighting over it. I’m not talking about abstract arguments and dialectical debates about meanings and means. I’m talkin’ fisticuffs, mano a mano, the sweet science! And with cloud computing,...
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...