SAP and Microsoft revealed an extended roadmap for Duet, which integrates Microsoft Office with SAP business processes and data. Duet 1.
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Hewlett-Packard executives believe that a tipping point has been reached, and we are entering a new era. "Technology is moving into a new context--IT as we know it is over," Deborah Nelson, HP’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Alliances Technology Solutions Group.
The New York Times, under intense heat at its shareholder meeting today, will argue that its About.com unit is worth twice the $410 million in cash it paid for it in February 2005.
Over 35 years since co-founding SAP, Hasso Plattner has been seeking to transform business software. Speaking at SAP annual Sapphire conference in Atlanta, Plattner gave a seminar on next-generation software, in which he detailed many of the main principles behind the company's next-generation product A1S business suite, without mentioning the code-named product, which is due to ship next year (I wrote about A1S here, from a conversation with Hans-Peter Klaey, president of Global SME for SAP).
Few CIOs get to build a technology infrastructure from scratch. In that regard, Virgin America CIO Bill Maguire is a lucky man.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Virgin America's CIO gets IT greenfield. Gallery: Windows Home Server - April 2007 CTP Release.
Ryan Naraine has a Q&A with the Macbook hacker Dino Dai Zovi that reveals a lot of interesting details, notably his motivation and who he shared the details with.The hack, which was a QuickTime bug, remains unpatched.
SAP's been working three years on developing a new business application suite and business model. Code-named A1S, the suite is aimed at the lower end of the mid-sized company segment, which is comprised of about 1 million companies.
Jeff Lucchesi, CIO of Building Materials Holding Corp., is looking to build his technology infrastructure on a services model.
Hiring technology employees isn't as easy as it used to be. In fact, it's getting downright confusing.