Following SAP CEO Henning Kagermann’s presentation at SAP's fourth annual analyst summit, Shai Agassi, president of the Product & Technology Group, laid out the company's technical vision. He believes that SAP is in position to lead the chasm-crossing from the client-server model to enterprise SOA, and become the dominant software platform.
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Russell Shaw notes that Vonage chairman Jeffrey Citron appears to be open to a buyout to enhance shareholder value. Memo to Mr.
"It’s not necessary to buy companies to get growth,” said SAP CEO Henning Kagermann, speaking at the company’s fourth annual analyst summit. He was referring to rival Oracle’s approach to growth, spending more than $20 billion on acquisitions, and pointed to SAP’s 11 consecutive quarters of growth and market share gains as evidence that his company’s organic growth path has been validated.
While Microsoft tries to convince enterprises to upgrade to Vista with presentations about total cost of ownership, the real trigger for an upgrade cycle may come from employees a few rungs below the CIO. That's a major takeaway of a research note from Cowen & Co.
Phil Wainewright on the Software as services blog takes an in-depth look at defining SaaS, an acronym whose definition has become so broad it's almost meaningless. Wainewright's latest post is likely to find the meaning amid the SaaS confusion.
Harvard Business School Associate Professor Andrew McAfee was encouraged by the news in Clive Thompson's New York Times story "Open Source Spying." Spying 2.
A look at Monday's key developments:Work...Microsoft code name of the day: Ohana.
Ask.com isn’t suffering from an inferiority complex, despite being fourth in the search engine rankings.
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Your company's most valuable player in the future may be a video game designer, according to Indiana professor Edward Castronova, a leading researcher on virtual worlds.If Castronova is correct game designers may be critical to making corporations more efficient partly by making them more fun for workers.