Profile of Bob Evans
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Bob Evans is senior VP, communications, for Oracle Corp. He is a former InformationWeek editor.
Articles by Bob Evans
posted in October 2010
Secret surveillance reveals the HP board's contentious conversation about their legally embattled CEO, whose troubles might be only just beginning.
For every U.S. job outsourcing displaces, it creates two new ones—so why is the White House so intent on demonizing outsourcing?
Ellison says Oracle will compel new HP CEO Apotheker to testify about what he knew during his SAP tenure—unless HP's board keeps him "far, far away."
As you check out #11 to #20, remember that it's all about influence, a criterion that triggers some surprises in who's on—and who's off—the list.
The Oracle ex-president's new company has $2 billion in revenue and 70,000 customers—and suddenly a much higher profile within SAP and Oracle.
IBM has put analytics at the heart of its corporate strategy and is leveraging its entire $100-billion business to drive the "smarter" solutions that analytics animate.
Charles Phillips has been named CEO at Infor, a $2 billion enterprise software company focused on CRM, ERP and lifecycle management applications.
Their new plan could create 2 million private-sector American jobs, add $50 billion to the federal treasury, and trigger new investment in the U.S.
SAP's turning its massive database of customer best practices into a rich knowledge base for customers looking to turbocharge the performance of their businesses.
Jobs reveals some of the strategic thinking that's made Apple perhaps the most innovative and wealthy company on the planet.
Here are #6 through #10 on our list of the most vital and strategic vendors—and as with Part 1, it includes some surprises re who's in and who's out.
Apple's massive penetration of the world's largest IT departments raises the question: will CIOs drive the future or preserve the status quo?
Emphasizing great products and customer experiences vs. Google's "fragmented" approach, Jobs calls out Google as self-centered, disingenuous, and off-target.
While much of the attention today surrounding highly engineered and optimized systems centers on big, powerful machines used in data warehousing and OLTP, Apple CEO Steve Jobs reminded the world in yesterday's earnings call that Apple's iPhones, iPods, iPads and Macs have always embodied that model: "And this results in an incredible product at a great price."
It's no longer just the 10 biggest, but rather the 10 that are most forcefully driving and shaping the business-technology ideas of tomorrow.
While lashing Mark Hurd publicly probably felt good, it achieved little or nothing for HP's customers and employees, and you need to focus on the future.
Arrington says HP's board is 'bullying' the New York Times for its critical coverage, but I say bully for HP for defending itself.
EMC and recently acquired Greenplum will launch a data-warehousing appliance featuring EMC's storage expertise, says analyst Jason Maynard.
As the court decides how much SAP must pay Oracle, Ellison will describe the harm done to Oracle by the actions of SAP's former subsidiary.
While SAP will have to pay archrival Oracle many millions of dollars, HP's paying a steep toll in ongoing distractions tied to its CEO and board.
Unless HP intends to become a software powerhouse, its hiring of ex-SAP CEO Apotheker makes zero sense. So where's the benefit for SAP?
Apple might sell a mind-bending 45 million iPads next year, while Microsoft's only smartphone salvation is to buy BlackBerry maker RIM.
Their plan for helping the White House save $1 trillion includes a haunting scenario for America if no action is taken.
Vowing to create "people-centric software," SAP's retooling for greatly accelerated development, deployments, and time to value, says Jim Hagemann Snabe.
Admitting he doesn't understand all the "back room dynamics," management guru Jack Welch says Mark Hurd's dismissal was a result of tensions between Hurd and the HP board, which Welch said "appears to be somewhat dysfunctional." Read on for the transcript from Welch's appearance on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop."
The damages phase of the Oracle-SAP lawsuit, prominently featuring new HP CEO Apotheker, begins in a few weeks—and the sparks will be flying.
With a fresh round of pointed barbs at new HP CEO Leo Apotheker, Larry Ellison shows that Oracle's reclassifying HP from ally to enemy.
Eleven days after HP and Oracle kiss and make up over Hurd's transfer, HP picks a former Oracle nemesis as CEO—and Ellison's 'speechless' reaction speaks volumes.
The IT industry and its customers are changing in profound ways. As you take the helm of the world's largest IT company, here are a few suggestions.
When the stunning news came in Thursday night that Hewlett-Packard had picked long-time software executive and former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker to lead the $130 billion IT company, I was eager to get the reaction from one of the co-CEOs who replaced Apotheker 8 months ago after he resigned from SAP. Here's what SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott had to say.