Hasso Plattner, SAP co-founder and chairman of the supervisory board, has a strong affinity for design. He donated $35 million to fund a new design school at Stanford University, and has been teaching at the school in Palo Alto, CA.
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Cisco CEO John Chambers sees Web 2.0 as his company's rocket fuel for the next decade.
SAP doesn't go after the big fish like its rival Oracle, but it occasionally picks up a relatively smaller strategic acquisition. OutlookSoft will give SAP another entry point, beyond its core ERP software, into the CFO office with corporate performance management solution, covering planning, budgeting, forecasting and consolidation.
SAP co-founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hasso Plattner gave a reprise of his "New Idea" Sapphire presentation at Software 2007. The presentation covers many concepts (see below), which I wrote about in this post from SAP's Sapphire conference in Atlanta last month, that underlie SAP's new code base, code-named A1S, aimed at small- and medium-sized business and due sometime in 2008.
So what will retailer TJX really have to fork over failing to secure a wireless network and letting 45.7 million credit and debit card numbers leak out?
While JavaOne is going on in San Francisco, Software 2007 just got underway at the Santa Clara Convention Center. M.
Today, we're launching a new daily podcast, an audio version of our News to Know link post in BTL. The goal of the podcast is to get you three top stories in three minutes.
Sun has joined the club of companies building platforms for Rich Internet Application (RIA) platforms with JavaFX. The company hopes to give Java, which is in the process of being open sourced by Sun, a boost with the FX twist, joining Adobe's Flash and Apollo and Microsoft's Silverlight as a scripting environments for creating RIA Web experiences across various devices.
Hewlett-Packard upped its second quarter outlook Tuesday after an internal email about its financial results was leaked to a "single outside party." HP said in a statement: "The company determined that the most prudent course of action under these unusual circumstances was to publicly release updated revenue and earnings guidance for that quarter prior to the market's open Tuesday.
George Ou outlines the perils of failing to secure your wireless network via the TJX data breach, but don't expect a massive financial hit from this security lapse. Ou cites a bevy of estimates regarding TJX's financial hit due to the loss of at least 45.