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.
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.
Thou shalt not try to stop departments from experimenting with web services and developing skinny applications for their own uses.The IT department has often been among them the most conservative and change-phobic in the entire company.
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.
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.
I'm sick and tired of the criticism of the content on MySpace.com and since posting about it on my SVW blog, I wanted to bring it to you too, to see what you think.
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.
The subject of bloggers versus journalists continues to come up again and again and I cannot see why. And I think the problem lays in the use of the "B" word.
[Warning: social satire ahead--for entertainment purposes only! The only genuine quotes in this are from Tom Foremski.
I can't wait to get a beta invitation to Google's calendar. That's one of the missing applications in my quest for an online home in the cloud.
Part 3 of interview with Jeff Nolan, one of SAP's top strategists.Part 2 is here and it discusses SAP's competitive landscape.