Tom Foremski

In May 2004, Tom Foremski became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the Financial Times, to become a full-time journalist blogger. He writes the blog Silicon Valley Watcher — reporting on the collision of media and technology. Tom arrived in San Francisco in 1984, and has covered US technology markets for leading computer journals and newspapers around the world. Silicon Valley has become a Media Valley.

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SAP acquires white-hot Virsa - The Ray Lane effect

SAP acquires white-hot Virsa - The Ray Lane effect

Today: SAP, the leader in enterprise applications said it is acquiring Virsa Systems, one of the fastest growing private US software companies. Virsa specializes in software to enable companies to be in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxely and other government regulations.

April 3, 2006 by in SAP

I got kicked off my server...

I got kicked off my server...

I have a totally useless but very reliable web hosting service for my regular blog Silicon Valley Watcher. Unfortunately they don't yet acknowledge the Always-On world that we live in, or will eventually live in.

March 30, 2006 by in Servers

Ingres has giant ambitions in enterprise IT

Ingres has giant ambitions in enterprise IT

Ingres has become one of the hottest and most interesting companies in Silicon Valley. After its spin-off from Computer Associates in November to Garnett & Helfrich Capital, it has been assembling one of the top executive teams in the industry.

March 22, 2006 by in Oracle

New rules: the mashup of business strategy and corporate comms

New rules: the mashup of business strategy and corporate comms

There is mashup of business strategy and corporate communications occurring that some companies are using to their advantage, while others are stumbling upon this potent combination by accident or intuition.Let me give you some examples of what I mean:-Dan Scheinman is head of Cisco's mergers and acquisitions, and also he is head of corporate communications.

March 20, 2006 by in CXO

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