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.
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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.
At SAP's Sapphire, SAP laid MySAP to rest and resurrected it as SAP ERP 6.0.
SAP doesn't yet offer Web 2.0-style social networking capabilities in its solutions that tap into the wisdom of employees, partners and customers, but it has an internal service, called Harmony.
Technology managers are mired in mediocrity, wait for technology vendors to innovate and fear being a first mover. The result: The U.
This week I am in Atlanta for SAP's Sapphire conference, joined by a large international press contingent, the blogger corps and 15,000 partners and customers ready to hear the latest SAP revelations.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is going to bring its first legal action in the Apple options backdating probe, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The bottom line: The SEC is targeting Nancy Heinen, Apple's former general counsel.
The enterprise open source software parade continues with Talend, which is bringing its data integration software. Talend Open Studio v2.
Kari Barlow hasn't had any complaints about using Google Apps for Education, but is waiting for an email migration tool to finish her move out of the student email business. Barlow, assistant vice president at the Arizona State University's technology office, was mentioned as one of Google's reference customers in an October Google Apps for Education case study.