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September 5, 2011  4:37 PM

SAP wins the latest round in Oracle court fight

Posted by: Todd Morrison
Oracle, SAP, SAP vs. Oracle

What is it with the Oracle-SAP legal battles and holidays? Last year, just before Thanksgiving, a jury in California delivered a whopping $1.3 billion verdict in favor of Oracle in its...

August 19, 2011  8:08 PM

How secure is data in the cloud?

Posted by: Todd Morrison
cloud, private cloud, SaaS, SAP Business ByDesign, SAP cloud computing, SAP public sector

Like many businesses, the U.S. government sees cloud computing as the future. As Vivek Kundra, the former U.S. CIO recently put it, "the movement to the cloud is a one-way street." As part of that strategy - which includes a new mandate that any agency considering new computer systems look at...

July 25, 2011  2:58 PM

Adoption of SAP ECC 6.0 surges in the UK

Posted by: Todd Morrison
BusinessObjects, ECC 6.0, SAP support

SAP shops in the UK are for the most part on board with SAP ECC 6.0.  It's SAP BusinessObjects they're not quite sure about. According to a new survey by the UK and Ireland SAP User Group, two-thirds of the 204 respondents said they're now using ECC 6.0, up from 35% in 2009, according to Alan...

July 22, 2011  2:26 PM

How do your SCM, MES and PLM initiatives compare to that of your peers?

Posted by: Jacquelyn Howard
erp, MES, plm, SAP, SCM

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July 7, 2011  1:37 PM

Solution Manager or third-party applications for test data management?

Posted by: Todd Morrison
SAP, SAP maintenance, Solution Manager

by Todd Morrison, News and Features Editor This past week I caught Ray Wang's webinar about optimizing SAP systems and reducing cost through things like proper test data management.  Getting a handle on those systems is increasingly important due to the explosion in the size...

May 16, 2011  4:28 PM

A chat with Ryan Goodman

Posted by: Jacquelyn Howard

After a dramatic morning keynote, which involved actor Gabriel Byrne narrating the evolution of technology with an eye towards the future, I sat down with Ryan Goodman, CEO of Centigon Solutions. You may also know him from his

May 9, 2011  2:07 PM

Is the customer to blame when SAP implementations fail?

Posted by: Todd Morrison

The lessons to be learned from Marin County's spectacularly failed SAP implementation, and the bitter lawsuit it subsequently filed against SAP and system integrator Deloitte Consulting as a result were the topic of a Wednesday conference call. One of the takeaways from the call is that while...

March 30, 2011  7:30 PM

Further insights into in-memory and SAP HANA

Posted by: Jacquelyn Howard

Yesterday, I attended SAP Americas’ webinar “

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December 9, 2010  5:22 PM

Private cloud party getting more crowded

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
private cloud, SAP, vBlock

For most SAP customers, the cloud remains a place to develop and test applications. That's according to a new Forrester report, "Cloud Computing Offers Both Near-Term and Long-Term Benefits for SAP Customers." The benefits are irrefutable, Forrester states. In fact, SAP itself uses Amazon EC2 in...

November 18, 2010  8:43 PM

Users share strategies for ensuring an SAP project doesn’t fail

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
SAP, SAP project failure

There certainly has been a lot in the trade press over the past couple of weeks about SAP project failures. Michael Krigsman, who has come to be known as the authority on these matters, provides an excellent analysis of

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