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May 13, 2008  11:00 AM

Why did you go to Sapphire?

Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP, sapphire

The show floor was electric this year at Sapphire 2008 in Orlando. With over 15,000 attendees, the vendors had their work cut out for them. I saw booths that featured magicians, Guitar Hero, and a 2008 Porsche. A handful took the sex appeal approach. With all these distractions, people were...

May 6, 2008  9:20 AM

Where SAP is going

Posted by: JackDanahy

ORLANDO—One of the general anxieties at this or any other SAPPHIRE is about SAP’s strategic direction. The perennial question for customers old and new, as well as for prospects, is: “Where is SAP going, and how will it impact me?”

A new report...

May 5, 2008  4:27 PM

The changing role of the finance organization

Posted by: JackDanahy

SAPPHIRE is not only a place to hear about the latest SAP developments but also an important source of business strategy news. For example, today IBM released its Global CFO Study 2008 at SAPPHIRE today, with the CEO study to appear tomorrow. IBM’s CFO Study, executed in cooperation with The...

August 14, 2007  8:19 PM

TechEd ‘07: SOA is King

Posted by: JackDanahy
asug, SAP, sapphire, soa, TechEd

SAP has officially opened registration for TechEd '07, inviting SAP professionals to attend one of their four locations through fall. Las Vegas is first (10/1-5), followed by Munich (10/17-19),...

May 14, 2007  5:42 PM

Sapphire Vienna and SAP globalization

Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP, sapphire

Sapphire 2007 -- Vienna this time, not Atlanta -- is already proving to be an...

May 13, 2007  12:49 PM

SAP is serious about Web 2.0

Posted by: JackDanahy
enterprise, harmony, netweaver, SAP, sapphire, soa

By now everyone has been affected by at least one aspect of the advanced Internet technology dubbed 'Web 2.0'; it's the technology that lends a personal...

May 4, 2007  2:36 PM

SAP’s Enterprise SOA in perspective

Posted by: JackDanahy
a1s, esa, netweaver, SAP, sapphire, soa

There was a lot of buzz about the upcoming NetWeaver 7.1 at Sapphire the other week. Releasing in Q3 this year, it's positioned as the springboard for really getting into SOA in the real world. NetWeaver 7.1 is a major milestone for SAP that packs plenty of juice, with a full Enterprise Services...

April 24, 2007  6:30 PM

Sapphire 2007 quick takes

Posted by: ITKE
duet, harmony, microsoft, SAP, sapphire

Sapphire has been a little odd this year. Not just because Shai Agassi quit and left a sizable keynote spot open (since filled by Philip Lay, managing director of The Chasm Group Advisors,) but because of the uneven pacing. Rather than start with a big bang with all the key announcements on day...

May 18, 2006  10:27 AM

SAP admits role in bouncing NetSuite from Sapphire hotel

Posted by: ITKE
asug, Oracle, SAP, sapphire

SAP spokesman Bill Wohl confirmed that SAP played a role in getting a NetSuite event ousted from a nearby hotel during the Sapphire and America's SAP User's Group  conferences this week. NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson told reporters invited to a press and analyst cocktail hour that it was...

May 12, 2006  3:20 PM

NetSuite event near SAP Sapphire canceled

Posted by: ITKE
Oracle, sapphire

Some NetSuite executives are saying that a press and analyst cocktail hour with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson may have been quashed through some pressure from SAP executives. Nelson was scheduled to speak Wednesday at The Rosen Centre, a hotel and...

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