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SAP's recipe for staying on top

SAP CEO Henning Kagermann laid out his company’s long term strategy this morning at an event for developers this morning. With an addressable market of $70 billion in 2010, SAP hopes to have 50 percent of its revenues from new products, 100,000 customers (up from 32,000 today) and 40 to 45 percent (33 percent at the end of 2005) of revenue coming from the mid-market--as well as software revenue grow of 15 to 17 percent and pro forma operating margin of 30 percent.

April 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Welcome to Digital ID World

Digital identity isn't simply about single sign on, reputation systems and the centralization of identity data by Big Brother. Rather, digital identity covers a world that many don't usually see as identity.

April 6, 2006 by


Bacon (MediaServices) flavored Spam

This morning when I checked my mail, I had dozens of email messages from my cron daemon telling me Bad ObjectDriver config: onnection error: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111) The problem is that mysql daemon that powers my blog had died late last night and the periodic tasks I run need the database.

April 5, 2006 by Phil Windley


Microsoft Office 14 to play roles

Speaking at Software 2006, Simon Witts, corporate vice president of the enterprise and partner group at Microsoft, went through Microsoft's enterprise software and platform strategy and mentioned Office 14. Maybe it's been bandied about, but I hadn't heard about '14.

April 5, 2006 by Dan Farber


Newest corner office tech exec blog: VMware prez Diane Green

Although there are a lot of vice presidents, CTOs, and director-level (like BEA's Eric Stahl) tech execs from big IT companies blogging these days, there still aren't too many chief executives or presidents willing to mix it up the way Sun president Jonathan Schwartz first started doing.  Of course there's always JBoss CEO Marc Fleury who never minces words and Cape Clear CEO Annrai O'Toole.

April 5, 2006 by David Berlind


Cape Clear CEO zings BEA on M&A strategy; BEA responds

Before I disappeared for back surgery, I made note of a blog written by Cape Clear CEO Annrai O'Toole that raked BEA over the coals for acquiring BPM solution provider Fuego.  Wrote O'Toole: When BEA bought Plumtree several months ago, a lot of people in the industry said ‘Huh?...

April 5, 2006 by David Berlind

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Photos: Software 2006

I took some photos during Software 2006 of some of the speakers, the nice parking lot at the Santa Clara Convention Center, and of Velocity Circus (below), who performed at the event dinner last night.

April 5, 2006 by Dan Farber

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