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SAP's Shai Agassi on Oracle's 'folly' and the shift to services

Shai Agassi, president of the Product and Technology Group and a member of the Executive Board at SAP AG, fielded questions from New York Times tech reporter John Markoff and the audience during an early morning Churchill Club event on Wednesday. We have a podcast of the interview, as well as a separate follow-up podcast I did with Agassi, digging deeper into some of SAP's technology, hosted services and his disparagement of Oracle's strategy.

November 10, 2005 by Dan Farber


SAP's Shai Agassi: Unplugged

Following an interview with New York Times tech reporter John Markoff at a Churchill Club event, I sat down with Shai Agassi, SAP president of the Product and Technology Group and a member of the Executive Board for a podcast.

November 10, 2005 by Dan Farber


And they said 'WebOffice' couldn't be done..

Everytime I write about the forthcoming fat client's fall from grace thanks to a new breed of software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers, the technologists-in-denial club shows up in the comments section of our blogs with its tar and feathers to give me a lashing.  As the comments section on a recent posting of mine shows (see Next for Sun, Google, Java: Walking papers for the fat client cartel?

November 9, 2005 by David Berlind


MS competitors gather to fast track ODF's evolution

Within days of OASIS' OpenDocument Format (ODF) suffering a political setback in Massachusetts (a drama which has yet to fully play itself out), many of Microsoft's competitors gathered in IBM-stronghold Armonk, NY on Friday, November 4 to plot the next steps for the fledgling XML-based document standard.  Because some of what was discussed was apparently confidential, the press was not invited to observe the ODF Summit.

November 9, 2005 by David Berlind


Is RIM losing its edge?

There was a time, around three years ago, if you wanted to takeway my Research in Motion (RIM) BlackBerry from me, you would have had to pry it from my dead hands, or, as reality would have it, shut down my service.   I know many other people who felt and still feel the same way.

November 8, 2005 by David Berlind


Are you ready for avian flu?

Recently there's been a lot of talk about the possibility of a pandemic flu and its affects.  Most of the discussion has centered on what the Feds can do.

November 8, 2005 by Phil Windley