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September 30, 2010  9:51 PM

HP names Apotheker CEO, brings Lane on

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Ray Lane, SAP

SAP veteran Leo Apotheker is HP's new CEO. Perhaps more interesting, is that Ray Lane, a venture capitalist and a former president of Oracle was named to HP'sboard.  Oracle, famously,...

July 10, 2009  8:41 PM

SAP cuts LinkedIn recruiting deal for its partners

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, LinkedIn, partner program, SAP

SAP partners can now use LinkedIn's recruiting service for a deep discount to find and hire talent.

June 24, 2009  4:07 PM

SAP looking to buy Tibco?

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, SAP, Tibco

Tibco's one of those companies that needs to be bought. Is SAP the company to do it? Barrons', citing ome

May 6, 2009  4:35 PM

Mountain to Mohammed: Oracle waives some support fees

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Charles Phillips, Oracle, Oracle maintenance, SAP, software support

How did this not get more ink? Oracle is waiving maintenance fees on some of its software products for up to two years. This is a baby step, granted. But it is, in fact, movement. For one thing,...

May 4, 2009  3:22 PM

Will SAP maintenance move move Oracle?

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, maintenance fees, Oracle, SAP, support

SAP, the ERP leader, recently decided to defer maintenance fee increases until it proves to customers that the fees are worth the money. The first question that comes to mind is if Oracle will follow...

December 5, 2008  1:24 PM

Business Objects CEO reaffirms commitment to VARs

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Enterprise applications, News, SAP

VARs could have a bigger role in the SAP channel, if Business Objects CEO John Schwarz has his way. news editor Courtney Bjorlin this week alerted me to comments Schwarz made during a "fireside chat" at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. He talked about the...

November 11, 2008  5:27 PM

Whoa! Wookey lives on at SAP

Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, News, Oracle, SAP

John Wookey, the former Oracle exec credited with integrating a diverse patchwork of acquired applications into something almost rational (at least on paper),  is back in the business.

August 18, 2008  2:59 PM

SAP reorganizes SME channel, expands partner system

Posted by: Bcournoyer
News, SAP, VAR training, certification

SAP has reorganized its SME channel to improve partner recruitment, enablement and marketing. Patricia Hume, senior vice president of SAP's global indirect channel unit, stopped by world headquarters today to tell us about the reorganization. She explained that the basic org...

August 10, 2008  8:34 PM

Will telecom operators shake up competition in cloud computing?

Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Linux, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Oracle, SAP, Software as a service (SaaS), Systems and systems management

AT&T’s announcement last week that it has entered cloud computing is a sign that software as a service (SaaS) players will see heavy competition from a powerful source -- telecom network operators. In June, Verizon also announced a so-called on-demand computing program, and analysts say...

July 30, 2008  11:34 AM

SAP CEO: Partners key to recruiting skilled workers

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, SAP, VAR training, certification

SAP wants to see at least 30,000 new SAP consultants enter the market in the near future. And partners will be the driving force behind that growth. That's the word from Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP Americas and Asia Pacific. My colleague Courtney Bjorlin, news editor for, just posted...

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