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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in May 2007
Each one is identified by a Motorola RFID tag that's inlaid in plastic and dangles from the strap.
Here's to betting that a Salesforce.com and Google business partnership has been consummated. Salesforce informs me it will be making an announcement with a "leading Internet company based in the Bay Area" on June 5.
Lawson, Cognos, and Sterling Commerce are just three of many companies announcing software-as-a-service offerings. Still, SaaS has only so much sizzle with customers.
Announcements from Business Objects, Cognos, and Information Builders span the areas of SaaS, enterprise search, mobile access to BI, and even a BI appliance.
Aliza Peleg, an ally of former SAP CEO heir apparent Shai Agassi, is leaving to "pursue career opportunities outside of SAP."
In just over two years, SugarCRM says it has more than 100 employees and 1,200 paying customers spanning 30 countries, and one million downloads.
Oracle's Charles Phillips and Agile Software CEO Jay Fulcher have known each other for 20 years. Here's what they plan to do moving forward.
Ah, obsession. It drives the plot of the world's most famous love stories. It gave Glenn Close a role in "Fatal Attraction." It manifests as a disorder that keeps psychiatrists busy. And it lingers between the lines in every announcement that has come from Oracle and SAP this week: an obsession, with the other company.
SAP's recent acquisitions, a customer win, and a warming relationship with Microsoft show how it intends to stave off Oracle in the enterprise software business.
Autonomy says Idol Echo can help companies embroiled in lawsuits meet changes to a federal law requiring they produce electronic data within 99 days.
Microsoft's evolving software plus services model is expected to include online software, advertising-funded software, and perhaps an acquisition or two.
That's a trick question, because most of the innovation I'm seeing at the Software 2007 conference in Silicon Valley this week isn't in traditional, on-premise software, it's in software services.
Benioff chats about the potential of getting acquired by a larger vendor, and explains why he thinks Salesforce.com will be relevant for years to come.
Big companies can innovate, the chairman insists, but the key is not waiting too long. SAP's on-demand, hosted software will come with a choice of interfaces, including an office client, a more configurable smart client, a browser, and a mobile client.
Google, Microsoft, Spiceworks offer apps--along with a word from the sponsor.
Forget the mantra of Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff and a handful of other industry chatterbugs that "Software is Dead," and consider an even more radical concept: Paying for software is dead.
Business Objects and Microsoft are announcing new products that promise to spread business intelligence throughout the workforce. What's different this time?