By Dion Hinchcliffe on November 1, 2012
Earlier today software giant SAP unveiled their latest vision for enterprise social software, along with an integrated set of functional offerings that focus on delivering targeted business value. Is it enough?
By Dennis Moore on July 15, 2012
Highlights of enterprise software and solutions news from the past week: SAP posts strong results in a preview of Q2, but warn employees to cut spending so that profitability will stop rising slower than revenues. Microsoft announces Bing Fund to invest in start-ups, while cutting many jobs in their on-line business driven by Bing. Oracle’s […]
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By David Terrar on June 11, 2012
Over here we are anticipating this year’s Cloud Computing World Forumin London, but over in the US Larry Ellison, Oracle’s founder and CEO since 1977, has pivoted his position on the Cloud along with “crossing a line” to trash key competitors. Elsewhere old guard software giants like IBM are mis-communicating the Cloud messages. How does […]
By Josh Greenbaum on May 25, 2012
One of the most amazing cross-country flights I ever took found me over the center of the country at night, flying through an unbelievable electric storm, with an almost constant arcing of lightning illuminating vast canyons and mountains of clouds. As the pilot maneuvered us through this unforgettable vision of nature’s wonder, he came on […]
By Zoli Erdos on May 22, 2012
Emphasis on “assemble”, as opposed to develop. For years SAP and Oracle fought a religious war of acquire/assemble vs develop in-house. SAP’s view was (even under the current Co-CEOs) that you can only get to a coherent, seamlessly integrated suite by development. Apparently they have changed religion, borrowing a chapter or two from Larry Ellison’s […]
By Jason Busch on May 22, 2012
Please excuse our back-of-the-napkin math, but while we’re waiting on hold to join the SAP/Ariba analyst call, we thought we’d share some quick arithmetic on SAP’s recent cloud transactions.
2011: 1,578 employees, sal…
By Jason Busch on May 22, 2012
Moments ago, SAP announced it would acquire Ariba. According to the news, “SAP AG and Ariba announced that SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Ariba for $45.00 per share, representing an enterp…
By Brian Sommer on May 21, 2012
So what were the big takeaways from the NetSuite SuiteWorld conference last week? In the first of a three part assessment, see how the new commerce engine may be creating a new for new analytic capabilities within NetSuite’s product line.
By Michael Krigsman on May 21, 2012
SAP has made important strides in building a cloud strategy. Here’s what you need to know.
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