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June 27, 2008  10:37 AM

Oracle-SAP lawsuit update: Why Oracle won’t get its $1b



Posted by: JackDanahy
lawsuit, SAP

Oracle wants as much as $1 billion from SAP for SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow's alleged theft of Oracle support documents and other illegally downloaded intellectual property (IP). As the legal...

June 19, 2008  10:40 AM

SAP attacked over no-bid contract



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

SAP was recently awarded a contract worth $108 million by the government of New South Wales, a state within Australia. That's hardly news in itself, as SAP regularly picks up government deals of this scope all over the scope. What's interesting, however, is that an outspoken local technology...


June 16, 2008  8:09 AM

Alleged SAP partner arrested: Beware of fraud



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

Nilesh Dasondi -- President of Edison, New Jersey's Cygate Software IT services firm -- was recently arrested, along with several of his Indian employees, for defrauding the U.S. government. Dasondi is charged with bringing Indians into the U.S. on H-1B visas and putting them to work in occupations...


June 13, 2008  9:38 AM

Léo Apotheker: A dissenting view



Posted by: JackDanahy
lawsuit, SAP

By now, SAP's co-CEO -- and soon-to-be sole CEO -- Léo Apotheker has been welcomed into his new role by a host of journalists, analysts, and even the French government, which made the former SAP sales head a Knight of the Legion of Honor (whose value is surely diluted by the fact that it has...


June 10, 2008  9:57 AM

SAP’s $150 million banking megadeal



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

Canada's ATB Financial is pursuing a $150 million project to rip out its legacy systems, some of which date back to the 1970s, in favor of SAP. Given that SAP also added Bank of America as a customer earlier this year, the deal points to SAP's growing strength in the North American segment of the...


June 6, 2008  12:10 PM

SAP fails to settle with Oracle



Posted by: JackDanahy
lawsuit, SAP

SAP and Oracle, embroiled in a bitter battle over SAP-owned TomorrowNow's unit's illegal downloading of Oracle support materials and other information (like software code), have failed to settle...


June 4, 2008  4:59 AM

SAP’s new certification strategy



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

In the wake of a particularly contentious entry I recently posted on the value of SAP certification, SAP careers expert


June 3, 2008  10:08 AM

SAP’s services dilemma: Ecosystem versus opportunity



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

One of SAP's strategic imperatives for the near future is to raise the company's operating margin. Speaking at SAP's annual meeting, Co-CEO Henning Kagermann was sanguine that the margin could reach 35%. This goal explains some of SAP's actions in the recent past -- such as the raising of...


May 29, 2008  10:16 AM

Decoding SAP’s strategy rhetoric



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

At the recently concluded Sapphire Berlin, SAP co-CEOs Henning Kagermann and Léo Apotheker argued that IT-enabled "strategic agility" was the path to competitive differentiation in the current business environment. Kagermann, for example, stated that "true business network...


May 27, 2008  10:04 AM

Wal-Mart’s confused SAP strategy



Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP

Wal-Mart, which agreed to buy SAP ERP Financials last year, officially began its rollout yesterday. It's a massive, multi-phase project that sees Wal-Mart ditching its long history of developing IT systems in-house in favor of working with packaged software vendors (including SAP arch-rival...


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