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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...