Not a whole lot of chatter in SAP's response to Oracle's lawsuit. In a statement just released, SAP said:SAP will not comment other than to make it clear to our customers, prospects, investors, employees and partners that SAP will aggressively defend against the claims made by Oracle in the lawsuit.
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At the Under the Radar event, Tungle introduced a beta version what it describes as a peer-to-peer meeting coordinator. Users with different calendaring solutions can coordinate meetings independent of application or platform, according to the company.
Oracle files a lawsuit against SAP alleges massive corporate fraud and folks just don't seem to believe it. In fact, most observers are wondering what Oracle is really up to.
I'm at the Under the Radar "Why Office 2.0 Matters" conference, which features presentations by more than 30 startup companies hoping to make a dent in the software universe occupied primarily by Microsoft.
Nicholas Carr asks if CIOs are dead weight. David Berlind notes that CIOs may be dead weight unless they are the only thing in the IT department.
Forrester Research maps out the landscape in the enterprise CRM world in a report, "Enterprise CRM Suites, Q1 2007" ($995). Following is the executive summary:Forrester evaluated leading enterprise CRM suites vendors across 493 criteria and found that Oracle's Siebel CRM and SAP's mySAP CRM are the clear Leaders.
Notable headlines:Motion-sensing comes to mobile phones. Gallery (right).
The war between Oracle and SAP is about to move beyond enterprise applications to the courtroom. Oracle said Wednesday that it has sued SAP "about corporate theft on a grand scale" seeking undisclosed damages.
Nearly every company not named Google--News Corp., NBC, Yahoo, MSN and MySpace--has aligned on a new video venture that will be an alleged YouTube killer.
Apple and the National Security Administration (NSA) have published a security guide for Mac OS 10.4 with key highlights on network administration, securing Safari and the importance of physical security.