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SAP crossing the chasm by the end of 2007

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.

December 4, 2006 by Dan Farber


SAP bets on enterprise SOA, but are customers ready?

"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.

December 4, 2006 by Dan Farber


SaaS 101: Digging through definitions

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.

December 4, 2006 by

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Enterprise 2.0 meets spying 2.0

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.

December 3, 2006 by Dan Farber


ZDNet's new look

As you will have noticed by now, we have given ZDNet a facelift. Our goals were to simplify the site design and navigation, and focus on the convergence of blogs and our news and reviews content.

December 3, 2006 by Dan Farber


Can game design make your company more efficient?

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.

December 3, 2006 by