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  • SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

    By Chris Kanaracus | 20 September, 2014 04:19

    SAP's announcement that it will pay US$8.3 billion to buy business-travel and expense software vendor Concur might have generated less initial buzz than the companies hoped, given it was almost simultaneous with the revelation that Larry Ellison has relinquished his CEO seat to become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle.

  • NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson talks growth, strategy and life with Oracle

    By Chris Kanaracus | 09 January, 2013 20:59

    NetSuite is one of the SaaS (software as a service) market's pioneers, having sold its growing family of ERP (enterprise resource planning), e-commerce and other applications since 1998. The vendor's results have been beating Wall Street's predictions, and may yet again in a few weeks, when NetSuite is expected to announce its fourth-quarter and year-end results.

  • Interview: Architecting a broader

    By Julia Talevski | 18 March, 2009 15:44

    Adopting more service-orientated architecture (SOA) products are just some ways business software vendor, Infor, is trying to achieve its goals this year despite stiff competition from SAP and Oracle. Senior vice-present for global strategy, Rick Parker, met up with JULIA TALEVSKI to discuss what role the channel has to play in Infor’s plans, the significance of SOA and how the market is shaping up.

  • Building SAP’s ecosystem

    By Trevor Clarke | 01 April, 2009 11:38

    Channel relationships have become ever more important as the economy turns south and vendors look to cut costs. TREVOR CLARKE caught up with SAP executive vice-president for the global ecosystem and partner group, Zia Yusuf, and Asia-Pacifi c Japan vice-president ecosystem and partner group, Elbert Bailey, to talk about the vendor’s online community and plans for the channel.

Features about SAP
  • NoSQL takes the database market by storm

    By Brandon Butler | 28 October, 2014 05:50

    CARFAX, the online vehicle tracking and valuation website, built its first database in 1984 based on technology named OpenVMS. At the time, it was cutting edge for its ability to handle millions of records.

  • Apple-IBM deal threatens Android's enterprise push

    By Matt Hamblen | 17 July, 2014 02:57

    The new Apple-IBM partnership seems sure to help Apple sell more iPads to businesses, but it may also be setting off alarm bells at mobile device management companies large and small.

  • SAP lays out its strategy for growth, with HANA at the forefront

    By Chris Kanaracus | 04 February, 2014 22:20

    SAP's strategy event for the investment community on Tuesday offered few major surprises to anyone who's been closely monitoring the software vendor lately, but did serve to cement the company's future direction for product development, growth and customer retention. Here's a look at some of the highlights of the event.

  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    By Robert L. Scheier | 13 January, 2014 11:07

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

  • Enterprise apps in 2014: What's in store

    By Chris Kanaracus | 03 January, 2014 22:02

    If recent history is any indication, 2014 will be a busy year for the enterprise applications industry as vendors jockey for position and customers ponder moves from legacy ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management) implementations to cloud-based services. Here's a look at what some of the sector's main players are likely to do as the year unfolds.

  • Oracle's Q2: What to expect

    By Chris Kanaracus | 16 December, 2013 20:20

    Oracle is gearing up to report its second-quarter earnings Wednesday and given the restrained expectations CFO Sandra Katz earlier set for key areas such as software revenue, Oracle's results are sure to come under even more scrutiny than the tech bellwether already gets.

  • Salesforce.com's Benioff lays out future strategies

    By Chris Kanaracus | 30 August, 2013 16:05

    Salesforce.com's second-quarter earnings conference call featured the usual dose of chest-thumping by CEO Marc Benioff as the company posted US$957 million in revenue and raised its full fiscal year forecast to at least $4 billion.

  • IT careers: Does it pay to become a brand specialist?

    By Beth Stackpole | 14 August, 2013 13:29

    Hitching your wagon to the latest 'it' technology can lead to lucrative pay and compelling job opportunities, but it's not without risk. dBase developer, anyone?

 

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