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SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization technology provider VMware named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization technology provider VMware named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in...
CIOs don't really care about the cloud. They care about budgets, security and compliance. All the buzzwords in the world won't help innovative technology unless it maps directly onto CIO pain points. This session investigates what those pain points are, and where emerging products and ...
According to AMI Partners, a leading SMB research firm, 62 percent of midsize businesses see customer relationship management as strategically important, yet only 14 percent have implemented it due to return on investment pressures and limited resources. Further, while 64 percent think...
NetSuite, Larry Ellison’s other company, the on-demand one usually seen as a foil for Salesforce.com and its CEO, ex-Ellison lieutenant Marc Benioff, has started directing its attention to Larry’s great hereditary enemy, SAP. It’s got a new migration program called Business ByNetSuite ...
Today, offerings such as Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are providing a new model for on demand compute resources based on virtual machines. Virtual appliances are a natural deployment vehicle for this type of infrastructure, allowing a clean separation between the me...
As a solution provider it is vitally important you don't get locked into a specific vendors solution. This couldn't be truer in the world of on-demand or cloud computing. The way Amazon works is vastly different from Google, and different from Flexiscale. So how do you utilise the stre...
"The third quarter 2008 was SAP's 19th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth in software and software-related service revenues at constant currencies. This was an achievement in a period where the global financial crisis had a significant impact on customer decisions towards quart...
The Infrastructure-as-a-Service model of early cloud computing providers has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. This is an important first step, but for companies to harness the power of the cloud, it should enhance the alignment ...
While manufacturing principles have brought higher-quality products to a wide variety of markets in shorter production times and at reduced costs, the software industry has struggled in applying the lessons of mass assembly to new application development. Manufacturing assembly in the ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Mike Neil, General Manager of Microsoft's Virtualization Strategy, will deliver the opening keynote at SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmo...
CEO Paul Otellini noted that $10.9 billion is the lower end of the seasonal pattern. The spread is meant to reflect the mixed message Intel is getting from its customers. Some say the macro-economic turbulent is having no impact on them, he said. Others are “worried.” Intel itself saw ...
Mid-morning Monday SAP confessed that the bottom suddenly fell out of its sales in the last two weeks of September as the economy tanked and the company found it increasingly hard to sign contracts. CEO Henning Kagermann blamed liquidity and financing issues especially at mid-sized com...
SOA in many ways reminds me of relational database technology. At it’s first inception, the concept of an RDBMS must have had a hard sell. Sure it made perfect sense to arrange the data and ensure that the relationships between the data were enforced but what was the business case tha...
AtTask has announced that a new version of its @task on-demand PPM software is now available. The new release includes several user-requested features and product enhancements, illustrating the company's commitment to its customers and meeting their project management software needs. C...
Reminding people of how its backing was the making of Linux, IBM, to no one's surprise, has thrown its support behind cloud computing, that delicious nexus of every chi-chi buzzword technology currently in vogue: Web 2.0, rich Internet applications, software-as-a-service, SOA, grid com...
Watching VMware stock and its market cap spike since it IPO'd must have had Red Hat positively pea green with envyWatching VMware stock and its market cap spike since it IPO'd must have had Red Hat positively pea green with envy - so green in fact that it's gonna try taking VMware on b...
CIO's face a common battle to balance the warring requirements of providing critical business value with maximum efficiency and cost savings. As they look to simplify their IT infrastructure, they must consider where it makes sense to draw a line in the sand and say 'Here's what my ven...
Improving business performance is a goal that cannot be realized without mutual cooperation and alignment between business and IT. In collaboration, IT focuses on architecture, system administration, scalability and performance, security and infrastructure, while business evaluates the...
Oracle has amended its billion-dollar suit against SAP claiming to have found the smoking gun implicating SAP CEO Henning Kagermann and SAP’s executive board in the wholesale theft and resale of Oracle’s IP by SAP support subsidiary TomorrowNow (SAP TN).
Olivetti has chosen to adopt services from Crossgate for EDI integration of its partners. With revenues in 2007 amounting to 408 million euro, Olivetti operates in the home and office products, in specialized applications for the banking and retail industries, and in IT automation syst...
SAP said Monday that it was going to close down its TomorrowNow operation, the reason Oracle is suing SAP, claiming TM hacked into its site and stole its proprietary support information. SAP bought the PeopleSoft/JD Edwards/Siebel service start-up in February of 2005 to harry Oracle's ...
AmberPoint announced that it has joined the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, where it will work with SAP to provide best practices for integrating its service-oriented architecture (SOA) runtime governance solutions with SAP enterprise services. AmberPoint intends to work with the SAP Co-Innovat...
Esker announced that it has signed a USD$1M enterprise agreement to implement Esker DeliveryWare for a Fortune 50 electronics manufacturer, enabling the company to automate the delivery of sales order documents into its SAP system.
Axon announced it has signed a co-development agreement with SAP for the integration of a new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business solution with the SAP ERP application for aviation and aerospace organizations. The new MRO industry solution, called iMRO, is intended to impro...
SAP announced the opening of a second SAP Co-Innovation Lab in Ohtemachi, Tokyo, Japan. Joining the co-innovation lab, located in Palo Alto, California, the addition further broadens efforts by SAP to work with software solution partners, technology partners, service partners and custo...
EDS has announced the adoption of the Run SAP methodology for use in its application management services and hosting operations. Through this adoption, EDS also plans to incorporate the methodology into its consulting practice, where it will leverage its expertise with SAP applications...
Axon today announced strong customer momentum for the SAP for Utilities solutions in the utilities mid-market as Mobile Gas Service Corporation, City of Dallas, and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) join the more than 1,100 global utilities customers using SAP software solutions. The...
SAP announced a historic landmark in its product release strategy: The latest release of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, SAP ERP, has been selected or installed by more than 10,000 customers, including Bank of America, Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem, and Kr...
SAP announced the appointment of José Duarte as president and CEO of the company's operations in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), and Rodolpho Cardenuto as president and CEO of SAP Latin America. The new leaders assume their roles as Erwin Gunst, formerly president of SAP EMEA, and...
'Our number-one ranking in IDC's annual BI tools report is great validation of our ability to execute on new products and technologies that optimize business performance,' said Marge Breya, general manager and executive vice president, Business Intelligence Platform, Business Objects, ...
To no one's particular surprise, Oracle has claimed that it suffered hundreds of millions, if not 'at least' a billion dollars worth of damages because of SAP and the IP hacking theft of its TomorrowNow PeopleSoft/JD Edwards customer support subsidiary.
Salesforce.com, which has already linked its CRM software to Google Apps and integrated AdWords tracking into its platform, is deploying a free new Force.com Toolkit for Google Data APIs so third-party developers can interact with data in Google services. The toolkit is supposed to bri...
SAP Integration and Certification Centers (ICC) have granted Datalogic Mobile SAP Certified Integration status. Therefore, the company from Bologna is now a SAP certified partner, guaranteeing logistics and warehousing solutions that provide compatibility with SAP. SAP delivers product...
SAP announced its intent to acquire Visiprise. With the addition of Visiprise, SAP will deliver on its 'Perfect Plant' strategy to bring together core SAP solutions with the software, hardware and services offerings of ecosystem partners to drive innovation for discrete manufacturers. ...
SAP announced that Kabel BW has selected the latest version of the SAP Customer Relationship Management application, SAP CRM 2007, to strengthen its connection to customers and build its foundation for future growth. The company, which serves more than 2.3 million subscribers, also pla...
Novell announced it has received an SAP Pinnacle Award in the category 'Technology: Co-Innovation for Core Business,' recognizing Novell as an SAP partner who has made significant contributions to SAP's customer-focused ecosystem. Novell was honored specifically for work with SAP on SU...
Wipro announced an agreement with SAP, through which it established a closer collaboration and an increased focus on customer adoption of SAP solutions. Under this agreement, Wipro has invested in a state-of-the-art Solutions Lab, through which it is building 'Industry Networks' to hel...
From Application Virtualization to Xen, a round-up of the virtualization themes & topics being discussed in NYC June 23-24, 2008 by the world-class speaker faculty at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held by SYS-CON Events in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown ...
'There is no spillover from the recession in the U.S. to Asia and Europe,' SAP CEO Henning Kagermann told a press reception in Berlin recently. His co-CEO, Leo Apotheker, told the press at the same event that the integration of Business Objects was moving ahead 'in a very satisfactory ...


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