Stories by Pia Landergren

  • Net presents ERP with new challenges

    Something is happening in the ERP (enterprise resource planning) market. ERP vendors have been offering the ability to integrate their software with related, customer-focused management systems and as a result, the ERP market is picking up again, according to market researchers.

  • ASPs learn to benefit from past mistakes

    A new breed of ASPs (application service providers) that have learned from the mistakes of their predecessors are emerging and offering better service to users, according to a new report published by International Data Corp (IDC).

  • SAP, TopTier form SAP Portals

    German software developer SAP has announced the formation of a new company, SAP Portals. The company will employ 700 people and be dedicated to the development and marketing of Web portals, SAP said in a statement.

  • Compaq to spend US$1 billion on ASPs

    Compaq will become more aggressive on financing and on forming strategic alliances with partners, said Mark Linesch, vice president of Compaq's dot-com and service provider solutions group, while giving a speech at the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) Forum on Wednesday.

  • Alcatel, Thomson to form digital TV joint venture

    French networks developer Alcatel SA and Thomson Multimedia SA announced a new joint venture recently in digital video networks, as well as products and services for digital and cable TV networks. The two companies said they expect the new company to reach sales of 150 million euros ($236 million) and have 500 employees by the end of this year.

  • Kent Foster new CEO at Ingram Micro

    Ingram Micro, the world's largest wholesale computer and software distributor, has finally ended a six-month search for a new chief executive officer and president with the announcement yesterday that Kent B. Foster will take the helm.