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CEO & Principal Analyst of Constellation Research, Inc. , previously a founding partner at Altimeter Group where he led the Enterprise Strategy team.  Ray authors the  popular enterprise software blog "A Software Insider's Point of View"., and his point of view is frequently sought by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, Inc., The Associated Press, CIO Magazine, Information Week, ComputerWorld, Financial Times, eWeek, CRM Magazine, IDG News, ZDNet, TechTarget, and Managing Automation. In both 2008 and 2009, Ray was recognized by the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) as the Analyst of the Year and in 2009 he was recognized as one of the most important analysts for Enteprise, SMB, and Software.

12 responses to “News Analysis: SAP’s CEO Léo Apotheker Resigns”

  1. Co-CEO: a Good Concept? Or Desperate Measure?

    [...] News Analysis: SAP’s CEO Léo Apotheker Resigns [...]

  2. William Scheckel

    Who would be surprised that Schwarz isn’t in the running now? He’s too new to be anything but an outsider and Hasso has never pushed outsiders up the ladder that far. Heck, he didn’t even back Shai for the post, so Schwarz shouldn’t surprise anyone ever.

    As a former SAP insider (chief of staff for marketing), it’s no surprise that either Bill or Jim could climb to the top of the organization. I am, though, very surprised they made it there so fast and that Leo would fall. I’d have wished better for him and his staff personally.

  3. Jack Li

    A clear sign of desperation – in fact a complete failure of the entire management leadership and too bad Leo has to be the fall guy.

    Your view (Ray Wang) is biaised to say Bill is “an excellent sales guy” – where is your evidence in that?!? and to finger the issue on “..it is not sales. It is the products” .. makes me question your credibility!!! Did Bill pay you to write?

  4. Changes at #SAP

    [...] SAP’s CEO Léo Apotheker Resigns [...]

  5. kim

    i worked for sap. and left in nov of 2009. i came to sap with the business objects acquisitions. if they were smart, they would of put john schwarz in charge – he’s a great CEO and actually gets it. in their own minds, they are a superior organization. so far from the truth.

  6. kim

    and … hearing rumours that Google might come to Vancouver. if anyone knows more about this… email me… now there’s a GREAT organization.

  7. Co-CEO: a Good Concept? Or Desperate Measure? | CloudAve

    [...] Comments (0) That was the fun part.  After all, it's Sunday.  Now read the story here:News Analysis: SAP’s CEO Léo Apotheker ResignsSAP: Apotheker gone, co-CEO's appointed“Enterprise software is entirely bereft of soul”Posted [...]

  8. Why HP Picked Former SAP CEO Léo Apotheker, and What HP Should Do Next | TechAggregator.com

    [...] Apotheker's stint at SAP was somewhat less than stellar – he was CEO for only 7 months before being resigning when his contract wasn't [...]

  9. Why HP Picked Former SAP CEO Léo Apotheker, and What HP Should Do Next | Tech News Ninja

    [...] stint at SAP was somewhat less than stellar – he was CEO for only 7 months before being resigning when his contract wasn’t [...]

  10. Why HP Picked Former SAP CEO Léo Apotheker, and What HP Should Do Next

    [...] Apotheker's stint at SAP was somewhat less than stellar – he was CEO for only 7 months before being resigning when his contract wasn't [...]

  11. News - Ellison shoots his mouth off at HP again - HEXUS.community discussion forums

    [...] that he did an okay job of running SAP, and he's certainly a top-class sales person. Check out http://www.enterpriseirregulars.com/…heker-resigns/ for one such appraisal of LA. On the other hand look at the kind of person that Larry E regards as [...]

  12. Missing Leo Apotheker

    [...] searching for a picture to post on this blog, I found the following blog post from Feb 7, 2010  http://www.enterpriseirregulars.com/12079/news-analysis-saps-ceo-leo-apotheker-resigns/ which has many links including one to the official SAP press release. [...]

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