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June 14, 2010  1:58 PM

SUGEN to tackle BusinessObjects product roadmaps

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

Today, SUGEN announced that it'll work with BusinessObjects customers -- both SAP and non-SAP shops - to give them a stronger voice with SAP on product roadmaps. SUGEN is made up of...

June 7, 2010  7:59 PM

Marin County sues Deloitte: Is it really SAP’s problem?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
ERP failure, SAP

Over the past couple of weeks, a pretty major lawsuit involving a so-called failed SAP implementation has been unfolding. Marin County California is suing Deloitte...

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May 21, 2010  7:38 PM

Sapphire 2010: Innovation on the iPad

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
iPad, SAP

Anyone who attended Sapphire this year saw the iPad everywhere. From Hasso Plattner's keynote to the booths of vendors on the show floor, everyone wanted to demo their products on Apple's newest gadget. So I wasn't surprised to see a gentleman who looked to be in his late 20's in the row over...

May 12, 2010  1:56 PM

What’s SAP building with Vblocks?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin
Cisco, EMC, SAP, VMware

Overheard at EMC World this week -- CEO Joe Tucci mentioned they'll make some kind of Vblock/SAP announcement at Sapphire next week. Sources say the Virtual Computing Environment Coalition (EMC, VMware and Cisco) will make an announcement about running SAP on its

May 5, 2010  8:06 PM

SuccessFactors wins Walmart deal

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

We learned this week that SuccessFactors landed a huge deal with Walmart for human resources-related applications. First Siemens, now Walmart, who's next, Oprah? When SuccessFactors went public three years ago,...

April 28, 2010  1:40 AM

Security gets clearer in the cloud when it comes to mobile

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

When it comes to deploying cloud-based applications, security is often cited as one of the chief concerns. But there may be one area in which deploying SaaS applications actually brings peace of mind when it comes to security - deploying applications on mobile devices. Allowing employees to...

April 21, 2010  6:21 PM

Does SAP’s TechniData buy signal that the market is heating up for sustainability software?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

SAP made another move aimed at bolstering its position in the sustainability software market today - announcing plans to acquire TechniData. SAP was already partnering with TechniData to deliver a line of environment,...

March 29, 2010  2:07 PM

Early SAP GRC customers discuss their experiences

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

We may not know exactly what the federal U.S. government's latest plans are for banks, healthcare and the environment may, but one thing is clear: more regulation is on the way. So it's not surprising that SAP has been pushing its

March 22, 2010  8:04 PM

Could a stronger partnership with Microsoft be in SAP’s future?

Posted by: CourtneyBjorlin

SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe said something during a press conference last week that hasn't gotten too much attention - SAP's goal is to reach 1 billion users. Well, in order to do that, they have to get over one big hurdle -- they have to provide a lot better user interface with a lot more end...

March 3, 2010  9:23 PM

Will 2010 be the year of the SAP upgrade?

Posted by: Mperkins
SAP, SAP ECC 6, SAP ERP, SAP upgrade

Not long ago, former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker made the prediction that all of the company's customers would have upgraded to SAP ECC 6.0 by 2010. With 2010 now upon us, the estimate might seem unlikely. About half of SAP's ERP users have upgraded, analysts say. But several factors seem to...

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