Executives from SAP added more color on the decision to decelerate the rollout of Business ByDesign, it increasingly looks like the management is moving more firmly into sales mode with a view to enhancing profitability.Several times during the day, board members Leo Apotheker and Henning Kagermann, the joint CEOs referred to sticking with development of the core suite and not racing off into innovations like Web 2.
Dennis Howlett analyzing the issues faced by senior business practitioners who work with enterprise software.
Dennis Howlett is a 40 year veteran in enterprise IT, working with companies large and small across many industries. He endeavors to inform buyers in a no-nonsense manner and spares no vendor that comes under his microscope.
Larry Dignan is enthusiastic about Workday's 200,000 person deal it won to supply Flextronics with HR functionality, adding in the Chiquita 26,000 person deal as validation for what he suggests is a 'tipping point' for Workday. I'm a little more cautious.
We now know that HP is acquiring EDS in what appears to be an agreed bid that values EDS at $13.9 billion.
We've heard these rumors before but this time it seems HP is in serious hunting mode with EDS as the target. Larry Dignan offers his take on the rationale behind the story.
This morning I participated in a round table conversation with Charles Phillips, president of Oracle, discussing his take on Enterprise 2.0 technologies and how they apply to Oracle's view of the enterprise applications space.
I've hung back on posting my thoughts on Business ByDesign for several reasons. When I wrote my pre-Sapphire08 conference story, it was clear this would dominate the Irregulars' questions.
The cool kids in Silicon Valley think they have all the fun? Check this out: Diggnation for Enterprise featuring SAP's Bill McDermott, Henning Kagermann and Leo Apotheker at SAPPHIRE08 in Orlando.
On Sunday I sat through a day of SAP sponsored discussions around business process management as part of the company's ramp up to Sapphire08. In and among the presentations, Ginger Gatling, SAP NetWeaver BPM product manager introduced the packed room to Galaxy - aka SAP's NetWeaver Business Process Management environment.
As Henning Kagermann, SAP's co-CEO prepares for what will probably be his swansong keynote speech at SAPPHIRE 2008 and Leo Apotheker, CEO-in-waiting prepares for the transfer in power, still a year away, a group of the Enterprise Irregulars were able to contrast the different styles of these two industry leaders.Henning Kagermann is the consummate business manager.
As I'm sitting in an Orlando hotel idly flicking through RSS, I come across this guest post by Stacey Monk on Go Big Always. To cut a long story short:After all, I’m the perhaps crazy person who, after a trip to Africa last year, left a really successful career in consulting to found a new nonprofit called Epic Change.