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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in April 2008
Technical issues and profit-bleeding implementations prompt SAP to move more slowly with its ambitious Business ByDesign on-demand software service.
SAS pitches the software as providing a proactive approach to assessing green efforts, before businesses are forced to by new laws or environmentally conscious customers.
So now that the BEA Systems acquisition is complete, what is next for Oracle? Given Oracle's pattern, it's due for about three acquisitions this spring.
After an acquisition that began as borderline hostile, Oracle talks of the companies' shared vision for SOA and a strong partnership in delivering middleware products.
RightScale makes developer tools for creating server clusters on Amazon Web Services.
A new research report also shows signs of SaaS's maturity, with fewer businesses reporting they adopted SaaS for the first time last year.
The software service is Microsoft's most direct attack to date against Salesforce.com.
If Google Apps wants to play in the big leagues with its desktop software service, it needs to grow up. Vague details about a blip in service for Gmail isn't going to cut it in the corporate world, even if Gmail was acting up for less than an hour on Wednesday.
Application integration partnership is just one sign of growing momentum behind Google Apps.
Problems with accessing the online e-mail's IMAP feature fuel concerns about uptime and reliability as well as business adoption of software as a service.
Are IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP the only companies that matter in the business intelligence software market? Well, of course not. That's ridiculous. Independent BI vendors and even some surprises -- Google, anyone? -- are driving a lot of the innovation.
Airbus exec predicts RFID will become as common as bar coding in the aviation industry's supply chain.
It may not be sexy but it sells: governance, risk management, and compliance software.
The board also appointed Bill McDermott, president of SAP Americas, plus two additional corporate officers, Erwin Gunst and Jim Hagemann Snabe, to its executive board.