SAP Watch:

April, 2006


April 27, 2006  1:57 PM

Podcast: SAP user group head explains SAP successes, challenges

Posted by: ITKE
asug, mendocino, SAP, sapphire

ASUG president Mike Perroni talks about the latest SAP technologies, why SAP customers are slow to upgrade and what to expect at this year's ASUG and Sapphire user conferences.

Perroni discusses the current makeup of...

April 25, 2006  1:04 PM

New IT job analysis released

Posted by: ITKE

David Foote of Foote Partners released its quarterly certification analysis. The latest figures reveals that pay premiums for noncertified IT skills grew three times faster than certifications in the six months ending April 1, 2006. Applications development, project management...

April 18, 2006  5:30 PM

SAP sees the midmarket glass as half full

Posted by: ITKE
allinone, business one

SAP shows no signs of slowing down their drive into the midmarket, as Matt Danielsson discussed in his recent blog post, SAP turning up the heat on Oracle?. While SAP was already gaining traction in this market with their SAP All-in-One...

April 17, 2006  5:45 PM

Client acceptance: the forgotten piece of the SAP-Oracle puzzle?

Posted by: ITKE
Oracle, SAP, service reader Prafull Thakkar, HR Manager at Jet Airways in India, sent in this straggler comment on the SAP vs. Oracle debate:

April 17, 2006  1:10 PM

What do you want to read and talk about in this blog?

Posted by: ITKE

This blog is now into its second month of existence, and we'd love to hear what you think of it so far. Is it helpful? Is there something you wish we'd talk about more? Could we do something better? We're especially interested to hear what kind of topics are interesting enough to...

April 13, 2006  9:57 AM

Podcast: SAP implementation challenges, potential pitfalls

Posted by: ITKE
business one, netweaver, SAP

James Smith, IT director of dishware and stemware maker Rosenthal USA discusses the challenges and potential pitfalls of an SAP implementation.

Download the podcast here: This...

April 12, 2006  1:25 PM

SAP turning up the heat on Oracle?

Posted by: ITKE
fusion, netweaver, Oracle, SAP, trend

Is SAP planning a major offensive against archrival Oracle? It certainly seems to be the case, judging by a recent interview with SAP's Jeff Nolan. Veteran IT reporter and blogger Tom Foremski spoke to Nolan about a number of SAP-related...

April 11, 2006  5:27 PM

Building a business case for SOA

Posted by: ITKE
esa, soa

What is service-oriented architecture (SOA)? If you can't answer this question -- don't worry, you're in good company. And if you're scratching your head on how...

April 6, 2006  8:31 PM

Continued organic growth for SAP

Posted by: ITKE
Oracle, SAP

I had the opportunity to sit in on a press Q&A with SAP's executive team in Burlingame, Calif. this morning. One of the topics that came up was SAP's commitment to organic growth.

SAP has long said it will rely on organic growth rather than acquisitions. So what about...


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