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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...
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 ...
Knoa Software, a provider of end-user experience and performance management software, on Thursday announced the availability of Knoa Experience and Performance Manager (EPM) version 7.0. The new version supports SAP® enterprise software, including the SAP NetWeaver Portal, the SAP Cus...
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 ...
"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...
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...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... John Sims, President, Sybase 365. In this interview I find out... What the biggest challenges is to Sybase 365 operator customers today
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Jason Yotopoulos, Head of Research, SAP. In this interview I find out... What is SAP Research’s vision of enterprise computing in the future. What is the concept of Business Web
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... William Dudley, Group Director, Product Management, Operator Services, Sybase 365. Sybase 365 addresses three core markets (1) Operator Services, (2) Enterprise Services and (3) Mobile Commerce. Bi...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President, Mobile Commerce, Sybase 365. Sybase 365 addresses three core markets (1) Operator Services, (2) Enterprise Services and (3) Mobile Commerce. Matthew is respon...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Sanjay Poonen, President and Corporate Officer, SAP Global Solutions and Go-to-Market. Sanjay J. Poonen is President of Global Solutions and Go-to-Market for SAP AG, responsible for SAP’s entire po...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... David Brutman, Senior Director, Developer Marketing, SAP. David Brutman leads the Developer Program at SAP Marketing. Previously, he held product positions at SAP as a Developer, Product Manager, a...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Howard Stevens, Senior Vice President, Global Messaging Solutions, Sybase 365. Sybase 365 addresses three core markets (1) Operator Services, (2) Enterprise Services and (3) Mobile Commerce. Howard...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... James Naftel, Senior Product Manager, SAP. James Naftel is an Afaria Product Manager at Sybase, an SAP company. In this position, James drives product strategy for Afaria, Sybase’s market leading m...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Dr. Josep M. Picas, CIO, Hospital de St. Pau Barcelona. Dr. Josep M. Picas. M.D, at the University of Barcelona. Diploma at the ESADE Business School of Barcelona. He is the President of the Europe...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview Oliver Bussmann, CIO at SAP and BC Cho, Head of Global Enterprise Business Team, Mobile Communications - Samsung Electronics. In this interview I find out... What Oliver Bussmann thought the main tren...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Jose Antonio Perea Yustres, Head of Innovation and Mobility, Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) - Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) is the national statistics institute for Spain. Affili...
At Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, I had the great fortune to interview... Nick Brown, SVP, Solution Management, at SAP. Nick Brown is senior vice president (SVP) of strategy for SAP’s mobile applications. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategic market devel...
Oracle’s copyright infringement case against SAP and TomorrowNow, its defunct third-party maintenance arm acknowledged to have ripped off petabytes of Oracle IP, will be retried starting June 18 the court ordered Tuesday. Oracle is fighting to retain the unprecedented $1.3 billion dama...
I am attending the SAPinsider Mobile2012 event in Las Vegas this week, and have had the honor of meeting and speaking with many people involved in SAP enterprise mobility.  These people were SAP partners and SAP employees.  One of the distinct impressions I got was that most ...
As predictably as the sun rising in the east, Oracle Monday rejected the slashed $272 million award for damages that the presiding federal court judge decided it should get from SAP for its admitted copyright infringement rather than the $1.3 billion the jury awarded Oracle in late 201...
Oracle can’t appeal the judge’s decision to cut the $1.3 billion jury award in its suit against SAP to a mere $272 million unless it rejects the $272 million, the judge told Oracle last Friday. Oracle is trying to avoid the other option the judge gave it, which is a new trial. If Oracl...
HP is expanding its Big Data analytics appliance alliance with SAP, moving SAP’s HANA in-memory database widgetry to its BladeSystem. Used to query multiple types of SAP and non-SAP data sources in near-real-time or batch, HANA hasn’t been on blades before – unless you count Hitachi’...
SAP, which hasn’t been able to get much cloud traction on its own, said Saturday that it’s buying SuccessFactors and its web-based software for $3.4 billion. The $40-a-share cash offer amounts to a hungry 52% premium or 16.5 times SuccessFactors’ $205.9 million revenue last year. P...
November 9, was an exciting day in Mobility as SAP and Sybase at SAPPHIRE and TechEd in Madrid announced a New Wave of SAP Mobile Apps built on SUP, that will be available on iOS, Blackberry, Android and Windows Mobile... “SAP’s strong momentum in bringing to market waves of mobile ap...
SAP said Tuesday that it’s buying Crossgate, a Munich-based hosted B2B integration house that makes it possible for companies to integrate and network with trading partners, clients and suppliers and do electronic data exchanges with any business partner regardless of its technical ski...
Oracle wants to appeal a district court’s decision to cut a jury’s award of $1.3 billion in damages against SAP down to $272 million to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal judge who overturned the record award claiming it was “grossly excessive” and unsupported by the eviden...
The Justice Department filed criminal charges late last week against SAP’s shuttered third-party maintenance subsidiary TomorrowNow related to its admitted computer heist of scads of Oracle software and documentation. Oracle’s civil case against SAP late last year resulted in the jur...
The federal judge who oversaw the high-profile trial of SAP last year that ended with the jury awarding Oracle a record $1.3 billion in damages has overturned the decision, agreeing with the German company that the amount is "grossly excessive" and "contrary to the weight of evidence."...
SAP AG and Amazon Web Services on Wednesday announced that a variety of SAP solutions, including SAP Rapid Deployment solutions and SAP BusinessObjects solutions, are now available on demand via Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is part of a continued effort to provide customers flexibil...
SAP and Dell on Monday announced an expansion of their long-standing relationship that will deliver new cloud and in-memory computing offerings to help organizations transform their businesses. SAP applications will now be available for deployment via Dell's VIS Next Generation Datacen...
SAP’s Venture Fund has tucked $6 million in A Series money into so-called geographic business intelligence software developer Alteryx Inc to support its infrastructure build-out, go-to-market execution and possible acquisitions. Alteryx targets Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in...