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With the increased automation of business processes, enterprises are integrating closely with their customers and partners to transform into connected businesses. At the same time, social and mobile interactions are growing at an unprecedented rate, resulting in data storage growth and...
Using Ariba, Koozoo was able to make sophisticated decisions on small-batch purchases of unfamiliar products. Here to explain the latest and greatest around agile procurement for businesses of any size, we're joined by Ian Thomson, Koozoo’s Head of Business Development, based in San F...
MedAssets, in partnership with Ariba, an SAP company, has found ways to improve health provider and supplier compliance, reduce costs, and develop better accuracy. To help transition to new levels of productivity, we explore how the game is being changed by MedAssets, a healthcare ind...
In this demo at 12th International Cloud Expo, held June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, Erik Vider, Manager of the SAP on the Cloud Partner Program, looks at the cloud application market. Cloud Expo 2013 Silicon Valley, November 4–7, at the Santa Clara Convention...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
Jim Hagemann Snabe, whose contract was supposed to run through 2017, has apparently tired of his half of SAP’s CEO job and will be stepping down next May leaving the post solely to Bill McDermott, a 51-year-old American. The plan then is for the 47-year-old Dane, who’s been responsib...
Collaborative spot buying provides an ad-hoc and agile, yet managed, approach for companies to acquire goods and services at low volume. We'll examine new spot-buying research from The Hackett Group on the latest and greatest around agile procurement of low-volume purchases, and we'll...
Compuware on Tuesday announced breakthroughs in Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring (AA-NPM) and User Experience Management (UEM), delivering solutions that provide deep insight into the correlation between network and application performance, and how the network contribut...
Blue Marble Media in Atlanta has been using so-called spot-buying capabilities on the Ariba Network and Ariba Discovery to find new sales channels and new clients in the cloud. Tell us a little bit about your company -- your size, what services and products you provide. And why is the...
Unisys UK on Thursday announced it has joined the SAP PartnerEdge program as an SAP services partner. The program provides the company with access to resources and services from SAP that will help Unisys serve public sector clients with highly sensitive project requirements. Through t...
SAP is buying hybris, a 16-year-old $85 million-a-year Swiss e-commerce company, expecting to deliver the next-generation e-commerce platform for on-premise and cloud deployment. It claims the purchase, which many have expected for a long time, puts it at the leading edge of the cons...
Nowadays IT has the challenge to keep the core business systems running smoothly, bringing in as little disruption as possible while at the same time meeting the constantly growing LoB demands for new features and improved ways to access data. To make it harder – with the growth of mob...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SAP has been named “Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. SAP will showcase the SAP HANA Cloud partner program and how they h...
Yesterday at SAPPHIRE 2013 the SAP mobility team announced a new SAP Afaria in the Cloud edition that will be available for approximately $1.12 per month per device (read press release). Some vendors charge by user, rather than by device, but SAP says they want to know exactly how man...
SAP, the third-largest software company in the world after Microsoft and Oracle, says it’s moving all data into main memory and all systems to the cloud. The company’s newly announced HANA Cloud Platform is going to be the foundation of its whole cloud po...
New cloud-based service leverages applications and insights within Ariba Network to streamline and enhance settlement and reconciliation of business commerce. Ariba, an SAP Company, and Discover Financial Services has unveiled Ariba Pay. The new service, to be offered by Ariba, is exp...
What forums you may ask; the Sybase NNTP forums? No, those are going away. Not on the schedule that was originally proposed (December 1 of 2012), but they will go away soon. Replacing them are the online discussion forums in the PowerBuilder Development Center (PDC), part of the SAP Co...
It was never a question of whether SAP would bring it flagship product, Business Suite to HANA, but when. And when I saw this while parking the car at my physical therapist over the holidays, I should’ve suspected that something was up: SAP at long last was about to announce … this. F...
SAP HANA promised to not just make databases dramatically faster like traditional business warehouse accelerator systems but instead speed up the front end, enabling companies to run arbitrary, complex queries on billions of records in a matter of seconds as opposed to hours. The vendo...
Big Data is everywhere. Predictive analytics and real time in-memory computing isn’t everywhere. This truth (if we can accept it to be so) represents something of an imbalance. As a subset of data mining, predictive analytics driven by in-memory computing efficiencies now has an opp...
Security is a must for most corporate applications. This article will give you a starting point to designing and implementing your own. We will do it with a table that is added to the example database and implement it in ancestor code. The idea is that you should only have to add rows ...
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...