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Striking while Oracle is at sixes and sevens over Sun, SAP and Microsoft, two of its worst enemies, have cut an anti-Oracle accord. Microsoft will recommend SAP’s BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application to its customers as its preferred solution, which should irritate Or...
Cycle Computing, providing proven, secure and flexible high performance computing (HPC) and open source solutions in the cloud, today announced that the increasing enterprise demand for HPC and cloud computing is fueling its rapid expansion across industries. Cycle helps cutting-e...
Greg O'Connor has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. Greg was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue. At Sonic, he evangeliz...
Designed exclusively for Small and Midsize Businesses, SAP Business One 8.8 is an affordable solution that manages a company’s entire business across financials, sales, customers and operations, all in a single system. This article documents some of the enhancements with links to all ...
Cloud Expo is the new PC Expo, Comdex or InternetWorld, and will be the next global IT event for the decade starting with 2010. This year's West Coast conference had 1,700 pre-registered delegates on the Friday before the conference opened. More than 500 additional registrations came i...
SAP AG has announced the appointment of S. Singh Mecker as the head of the Global Ecosystem and Partner Group (GEPG) for SAP AG. Mecker, as senior vice president of GEPG, reports directly to SAP Executive Board Member John Schwarz, and is responsible for leading all strategic and opera...
Carl Icahn announced today that he had informed the Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc. that he was resigning as a director of Yahoo!. Mr. Icahn told the Board that in his view there was not a need at this time for an activist director at Yahoo! Mr. Icahn indicated that there are a numbe...
There is now a thing called EuroCloud, for the moment a French-based SaaS and cloud community whose 70-odd members include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com, France Telecom and SAP and whose 30 supporters include Amazon. The object of the name is to share best practices and expand...
SAP Cash Optimization is available on IBM's Smart Cube as part of the Smart Business program. Designed from the ground up for small to midsize businesses (SMBs), IBM Smart Business is a radically simple way to select, install and maintain business software. Cincom's business intelligen...
I'm proud to announce that representatives from Lockheed Martin, SAIC, and Unisys will join me in a "Tactical Cloud Computing" Panel at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6, ...
Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., a global provider of application platforms and business and process integration solutions, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with nefos GmbH, a leading consulting partner of Salesforce.com located in Zurich, Switzerland. Nefos w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Sal Visca, CTO of Technology Development for SAP, will be presenting at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) this coming November 2-4, 2009, in Santa Clara, California. His session will be entitled “Next-Generat...
Intel’s appeal to the Court of First Instance of the European Commission’s monopoly abuse decision against it claims that the EC didn’t prove that it hammered AMD into the ground with its discounts. According to a summary of the otherwise sealed appeal published over the weekend in the...
Founder and former Satyam Computer Services CEO Ramalinga Raju, 54, the admitted bad boy of India who overstated the company's revenues by a billion dollars more or less, suffered a reported heart attack Monday afternoon while in the calaboose awaiting imminent trial. He's in the hospi...
Terremark announced it is the first service provider to offer hosting services for SAP solutions on its cloud computing platform. Through its innovative Enterprise Cloud infrastructure, Terremark will be able to leverage its secure, top-tier data centers with access to massive and dive...
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a big piece of the cloud computing puzzle, the other pieces being Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Application software as a service (SaaS). PaaS enables the delivery of solution frameworks and components as on-demand, pay-as-you-go services. Some ...
The fabled Eastern District Court down in Texas has struck again. After nailing Microsoft for $290 million and counting on a patent rap and enjoining Word a couple of weeks ago, it's now found SAP guilty of patent infringement and told it to pay Versata Software $138.6 million, whic...
SAP Business One Journal launched today on Ulitzer by Brad Windecker, founder and CEO of Orchestra LLC. Brad is the CEO and co-founder of Orchestra LLC, an IT firm dedicated to small and mid-size companies. THe company helps businesses solve problems through the use of innovative te...
Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing - pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about secu...
RightScale, Jaspersoft, Talend and Vertica have joined together to deliver a complete business intelligence solution in the cloud. Jaspersoft’s kicking in the compute-intensive BI software, Talend the open source data integration software, and Vertica the analytic database management s...
Oracle rival SAP is supposed to be close – but not absolutely committed – to buying TIBCO according to the German business weekly Wirtschaftwoche. Such rumors have been heard before. TIBCO has a market cap of roughly $1.6 billion, with its shares pre-leak trading at under eight bucks. ...
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, a k a SingTel, Singapore's largest phone company and a major local player in broadband Internet services, is going into the cloud business, intending to establish Singapore as a regional cloud computing hub. It's launched Singapore's first integrate...
Such projections have long since ceased to be news but Oracle, which will take Sun over before another quarter closes unless the regulators make some objection, rushed out a statement saying it's seen the preliminary estimates and still expects the Sun acquisition to be accretive to it...
With 47.68% of the company already pledged to it by its two founders, Software AG says it intends to tender for the rest of German-based IDS Scheer AG and create a global vendor of infrastructure software and Business Process Management (BPM) that has more than 6,000 employees and upwa...
Oracle has taken over the IP assets of Conformia Software, a lifecycle management ISV geared toward the life sciences where Oracle’s bitter rival, SAP, invested some money from its NetWeaver Fund a couple of years ago. NetWeaver was meant to invest in firms “committed to the SAP ecosys...
Boulder, CO. Managed Methods Inc. (www.managedmethods.com ) the leader in SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) visibility and SOA runtime governance today announced the availability of their SOA management and runtime governance product JaxView 5.0. While providing full support for SO...
Furthering its commitment to become a leader in the on-demand software space, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) recently announced the first details of its on-demand strategy for large enterprises. Dedicated to its installed customer base, on-demand software for large enterprises from SAP is planned ...
After weeks of slow-moving negotiations and due diligence, CA has bought what it describes as “certain data center automation and policy-based optimization expertise and assets from Cassatt,” the failed Bill Coleman start-up that sucked up $100 million in venture money on its way to th...
MSC Industrial Direct Co has selected the SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management component (SAP NetWeaver MDM) to transform how product information is managed throughout its enterprise. More accurate, consistent product information will help and support its growth and cost savings goals...
Sun had a suitor other than IBM and Oracle. It says so in its proxy statement where it tells of its blow-by-blow adventures since November 6 when Sam Palmisano, the CEO of IBM, thinly disguised in the account as Party A, approached Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz about a takeover. Sometime b...
Accenture has won four 2009 SAP Pinnacle awards, bringing its total won to date to 18 and cementing its global position as one of SAP’s leading strategic partners. The SAP Pinnacle Awards recognize SAP partners who have excelled in developing their partner relationships with SAP and wh...
HCL AXON, the world's largest services provider dedicated to SAP® solutions, announced today that Jet Aviation has selected HCL AXON's proprietary maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solution, iMRO, to optimize the management of MRO operations within their existing installation...
Panaya has announced the availability of its new SAP Support Package automation product. Support packages are software updates released by SAP that include problem fixes. SAP customers need to install them to ensure the smooth operation, regulatory compliance, and security of their SAP...
YASH Technologies has announced that Microbia, Inc., has selected ChemOne as its integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)solution. ChemOne will provide the foundation for operational efficiency for Microbia's manufacturing and business requirements to prepare them for the launch o...
Recognizing that communication service providers, including voice, data, content and mobility companies, today are obliged to offer more innovative and value-based services, SAP AG has announced that the signing of the acquisition of privately held Highdeal occurred on May 4, 2009. Hig...
Workday, PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield's latest company, has just gotten another $75 million in funding, a sum that would bring its total to more than $150 million and must make it the most royally financed SaaS venture on the face of the earth.
IntelliCorp has announced its participation in the SAP EcoHub solution marketplace. This community-powered solution marketplace makes it easier for customers to discover, evaluate and purchase solutions - such as IntelliCorp LiveCompare, LiveModel and DataWorks - that complement SAP ap...
Software AG SOA World News coverage initiated today on Ulitzer. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed fe...
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced that it will demonstrate virtualization solutions, resulting from its technical collaboration with SAP AG, at SAP Virtualization Week 2009, being held April 20-24 at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, CA. In addition, Sun is announcing expanded ...
In case you missed it Oracle announced this morning that it will be acquiring Sun Microsystems. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion. This news means the technology landscape is about to radically change and quite possibly, Sun hardware is now dead. The software aspe...