Essentially, SAP has the tool set (thanks primarily to its flagship HANA in-memory database) while EMPEA will provide the brainpower.
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In light of the tornadoes in Oklahoma this past week, it is more evident than ever that ever second counts, and mobile offers more opportunities to reach more people in times of trouble.
Bottom line: Amazon is looking for the next "Fifty Shades of Grey" by panning directly to would-be fan fiction authors.
The U.S. IT company sees value in the mobile document signing company.
Boston-based Wyless strikes a deal with Asia's leading ICT services provider in its home market.
In Solera, Blue Coat finds a big boost for its bid to secure the enterprise.
Apple is under scrutiny in the U.S., and Google is facing the same treatment in the United Kingdom over tax avoidance.
Sales targets for digital cameras, smartphones and tablets have been cut by 13-17 percent for the year ending March 2015.
The U.S. business software company reports its financial results for the fiscal third quarter.
UPDATED: NetApp's CEO discusses with ZDNet more about 2014 goals and cost-cutting measures -- including approximately 900 layoffs worldwide.