Notable headlines: George Ou: How Apple orchestrated web attack on researchers.More Apple coverage: Larry Dignan: Apple TV an $11.
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Nick Carr stirred up the Enterprise Irregulars with his post on SAP and SaaS over the weekend. It spurred a lot of discussion about just how serious SAP is about the on demand, software-as-a-service model and how the new SAP A1S solution, which is due around year end, fits into the existing set of products aimed and the SMB market.
David Berlind says Intel's benchmarks don't add up. George Ou disagrees.
On Friday I will blogging from the Under the Radar conference, Why Office 2.0 Matters, at the Microsoft campus in Mountain View.
Accenture is about to disappoint those who believe the last thing the corporate world needs is more consultants. Accenture, the giant consultant firm, says it wants to double its ranks of 13,000 "management consultant professionals.
With the Apple expecting to ship Apple TV in mid-March--also known as any day now--analysts are sizing up what it'll mean for the company. The consensus view: Apple TV is interesting, but it's no iPhone. ThinkEquity analyst Jonathan Hoopes begs to differ.
Notable headlines:Ryan Stewart: Apollo public alpha available. Microsoft, Adobe, and rich versus reach.
San Francisco-based startup Practice Fusion is hoping to do for medical practice management and electronic health records (EHR) what salesforce.com did for CRM.
Wharton professor Shawndra Hill has co-authored a study showing that targeting the network of friends surrounding a customer can be an extremely effective marketing tactic. Professor Hill used traffic analysis of call data from a large telco to determine customers' social networks, then watched conversion rates as a new DSL service was pitched.
Worth watching: Speaking at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that Google is still in an early phase, in which it can milk its "one good idea" effectively. The question is does Google have an encore, another huge and profitable component of its business.