SAP Watch:

November, 2008

November 26, 2008  12:50 PM

SAP Watch is moving to a new home

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Good news. Within the next few weeks, SAP Watch will move to IT Knowledge Exchange. It's another TechTarget website where you can ask or answer technical questions, and follow any one of the dozens of IT blogs hosted there. We're...

November 25, 2008  4:56 PM

Does investing in IT make sense now?

CourtneyBjorlin Courtney Bjorlin Profile: CourtneyBjorlin

On my way home from New York, a gentleman who was also riding the train noticed I was reading about SAP. As he sold software for a best-of-breed provider, we struck up a conversation about the state-of-the-software business. "No one is buying anything right now," pretty much summed up his thoughts...

November 25, 2008  10:57 AM

SAP interview preparation

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

As discussed, the future of SAP jobs lies in more certification and business-centric training and credentials. However, regardless of whether you’re a technical or functional SAP consultant, it isn’t enough to...

November 22, 2008  12:03 PM

Partly cloudy for SAP?

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Cloud computing is starting to take shape for SAP.

SAP co-CEO Leo Apotheker was in New York Friday, presiding over a forum at the company's New York City office called "Why investing in IT makes sense in troubled times." And during the forum, attention turned to SAP's recent investment in...

November 20, 2008  3:00 PM

Can Silicon Valley help bail out Detroit?

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Many of you, no doubt, are watching closely what happens with the proposed bailout of the U.S. auto industry because SAP is so dominant in the manufacturing sector here. While most of the talk around technology's  role in saving the industry has centered on making greener vehicles, the "big...

November 20, 2008  10:06 AM

The future of SAP jobs

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

SAP, long the gold standard of IT employment, is feeling the global economic crisis. SAP’s growth has slowed, the company is taking cost-cutting measures and there are many

November 14, 2008  3:23 PM

Is it a buyer’s market for vendors?

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Not everyone will be hunkering down in this economic downturn - the big vendors, including SAP, will be spending money.

The high cost of winning new customers will drive acquisitions - because many vendors are spending more than $1 for every $1 they're bringing in, according to AMR Chief...

November 7, 2008  11:52 AM

No Business“Buy”Design, no problem?

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

SaaS ERP -- with its irresistible pay-as-you-go model and less-costly deployment -- is well positioned for the current economy, most analysts agree.  So is SAP missing out on big chances to sell Business...

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November 5, 2008  5:11 PM

What SAP is doing right

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy site expert Axel Angeli recently leveled some criticism against SAP’s leadership and technical direction. This week he offers some support of SAP’s policies. There are areas in which SAP is making positive progress, mainly in the embedding of communities and in...

November 3, 2008  10:31 AM

How can SAP get back on track?

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