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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...
Cloud computing has significant implications for the privacy of personal information as well as for the confidentiality and integrity of business data. In the cloud, all the well-known security threats are still valid, as are approaches to mitigate risks associated with them. But cloud...
It would seem like the last thing we need in SAP systems is more metrics. Automated solutions that investigate, monitor and track ERP systems are common, so why are major corporations increasingly employing automated metrics for SAP systems? Like all systems that span the enterprise, ...
Klee Associates, a SAP training and education provider, has announced the launch of a new blog dedicated to SAP training and education. The new blog, titled SAP Training: Taming the Beast, will serve as an ideal setting for SAP users to obtain free information and education on SAP's ER...
Late Friday night when sensible people on the East Coast were either in bed or in their cups, 3PAR's board sent out a message saying it had decided that HP's offer Friday of $30 a share was "superior" to the $27 bid 3PAR had accepted from Dell early Friday morning. It said that it h...
The tug of war over 3PAR has picked up its pace. Thursday morning Dell upped its offer for the virtualized storage house to $24.30 a share, a scant 30 cents better than HP's surprise offer of $24 on Monday, but still roughly $1.53 billion, up significantly from the $1.15 billion tha...
HP chairman, president and CEO Mark Hurd, 53, the buttoned-down golden boy the company brought in to clean up the mess left by his ousted predecessor Carly Fiorina, the guy who delivered on that charter beyond the company’s wildest expectations, quit suddenly this evening after a weeks...
SAP AG has announced the completion of its acquisition of Sybase, a partner and a market leader in managing, analyzing, and mobilizing business information. Through this transaction, SAP intends to accelerate the reach of SAP solutions across mobile platforms and drive forward the real...
SAP’s quarter didn’t turn out quite as well as Oracle’s, its great competitor. Oracle’s earnings in the calendar second quarter were up 25%, helped by the Sun acquisition. SAP’s profits were up 16% to $638 million (€491 million), or 52 cents a share, but not as much as the punters th...
SAP AG on Tuesday announced its preliminary financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. "Customers continue to invest for growth across large, midsized and small enterprises and within many industries," said Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP. "We had outstanding growth i...
"Technology's just not at a point where you can run a mission-critical application on a public cloud," said SAP's CTO Vishal Sikka in a report that BusinessWeek.com is carrying this morning quoting a "recent interview" with Sikka.
Oracle has hired David Boies to argue its case against SAP. Oracle has made it clear in a 2008 filing with the court that its damages “are, at a minimum, well into the several hundreds of millions of dollars and likely are at least a billion dollars.” Boies is the guy who won the Justi...
Server application virtualization pioneer AppZero and OpSource, a provider of enterprise cloud and managed hosting, on Wednesday announced a partnership that will make it easy for enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) to move their server-based Microsoft and SAP applicati...
Like other desktop-centric technologies such as anti-malware, PC tune-up utilities (disk de-fragmentation, registry cleaners, junk removers, etc) have primarily been a localized technology that relied on the user installing software on the computer to analyze and resolve problems that ...
Novell set this week as the deadline for acquisition offers, according to the Wall Street Journal followed by the New York Times. Elliott Associates LLP spokesman Scott Tagliarino claims Elliott, whose $5.75-a-share offer put Novell in play a couple of months ago, knows nothing abou...
"I think this shows the agility of the new SAP," boasted SAP Chief Financial Officer Werner Brandt, in a conference call yesterday as SAP confirmed that it is to buy Sybase for $5.8 Billion. According to SAP spokesman Saswato Das, the acquisition deal includes over $500 million in Syba...
A lot has been said the past couple months about broadband as the fourth utility. The same status as roads, water, and electricity. As an American, the next generation will have broadband network access as an entitlement. But is it enough?
Nimsoft, the unified monitoring house that just got bought by CA, has gone SaaS. Makes sense given CA’s new cloud predilections. The scalable new Nimsoft On Demand is targeted at managed service providers (MSPs) and emerging companies. It promises the same functionality (and cod...
Once the news got out that it had welched on its 2005 patent pledge to the open source community and had threatened TurboHercules (TH) with patent infringement, IBM had to come up with some cover story or another to contain the fallout. So it switched places with many of its observers ...
SYS-CON announced today that "Cloud Expo, Inc." has spun out of SYS-CON Events, Inc. as a startup events management company effective March 1, 2010. Carmen Gonzalez begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting was named president & CEO of Cloud Expo, Inc. Carmen...
CA has looked into its crystal ball and now realizes that it might have been a tad ambitious in forecasting earnings of $1.60-$1.71 this fiscal year, pushing Wall Street to expect $1.69. It'll probably come in on the low end of its guidance, it says, something Credit Suisse, for one...