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Yahoo exec: Peanut Butter manifesto reaction annoying

Wenda Harris Millard, chief sales officer at Yahoo, found the reaction to Brad Garlinghouse's "Peanut Butter manifesto" annoying. Speaking at a UBS media and telecommunications conference in New York Millard said: "The reality is you could take Yahoo's name off that memo and put on the name of any company you've worked for on it.

December 5, 2006 by

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SMB tough nut for large software players

One of the big takeaways from the SAP analyst meeting was the company's effort to woo small- to mid-size enterprise customers. The effort is there, but technology executives at these smaller enterprises are a tough nut to crack for large software vendors.

December 5, 2006 by


SAP: People don't buy a system, they buy into an ecosystem

I'm heading back from SAP's analyst summit in Las Vegas. Several Enterprise Irregulars have weighed in (Jeff Nolan, Dennis Howlett, Jason Wood)on revelations, mostly reaffirmations of previous statements about the company's roadmap and aspirations, from the event.

December 4, 2006 by Dan Farber

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SAP going after mid-market with new ERP suite

During his keynote at SAP's fourth annual analyst summit, Products & Technology Group President Shai Agassi shed some light on the company's strategy for addressing the mid-market, firms with $100 to $200 million in revenue and 100 to 2499 employees. In mid-2007, the company is expected to release a new version of its All-in-One suite, based on SAP's mySAP ERP 2005 and NetWeaver platform.

December 4, 2006 by Dan Farber


Intersilo vs. intrasilo identities

Identity systems that support user-centric identities and let users use a single identifier on multiple sites are on the horizon, but will they just support better access to the same old silos that vendors have kept us in for years?

December 4, 2006 by Phil Windley