Big Blue takes SAP flight
IBM continued its push into the services market recently when it was announced as the integrator for Singapore Airline Group's mySAP ERP implementation.
Big Blue's Global Services Division will partner with Arthur Anderson to roll out the ERP suite of products from SAP AG. The project is estimated to be worth more than $100 million and includes the purchase of associated IBM software.
Mincom signs mega deals
Australian independent software developer Mincom has snagged two multi-million dollar licence agreements with energy and mining companies Montana Power and Phelps Dodge Corporation.
Mincom's Montana deal is valued at $1.5 million, while the developer will partner with Andersen Consulting to roll out Mincom's MIMS Open Enterprise suite into Phelps Dodge. Mincom expects Phelps Dodge to go live in the second half of 2001.
New MD for Rosser
After announcing last week it will break its NSW centricity and seek greener pastures interstate, Rosser Communications has revealed a new managing director will be taking the integrator there. The announcement comes as not that much of a surprise according to the company, as Tim Rosser succeeds his father and former MD Alex Rosser, who founded the firm 17 years ago.
Tim Rosser has been MD in all but the name, said a statement released by the company.
Oracle partners for more sales in online servicesContinuing its recent push toward offering software as a service, Oracle launched a partner program to deliver online software services.
The company kicked off its Authorised Implementation Partner Initiative (AIPI) with 11 flagship partners, including Arthur Andersen, Deloitte Consulting, and KPMG. These companies have agreed to deliver online services to Oracle's customers. The customers will have the benefit of choosing from the group partners, all of which have met Oracle's requirements for delivering mission-critical e-business applications online. The Oracle AIPI provides systems integrators with direct access to the online ASP market. Additionally, Oracle members receive online implementation guidelines, training and technical support specifically designed to help them promote the vision of Oracle's online business software services. The other flagship members include Answerthink, CSC, Grant Thornton, Millennia Vision, Parker Management Consultants, Solbourne, Solix Systems and Stonebridge Technologies.