A whole-of-government approach to managing contracts in the Queensland government has failed to reap the expected benefits because the government didn't ensure the new system was compatible with the SAP finance system.
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Two prime examples of organizations that have gleaned huge benefits from high degrees of virtualization and aggressive cloud computing adoption.
Having had a few days to reflect upon Enterprise 2.0, gather alternative perspectives and, purely by coincidence, attend and participate at SAP Inside Track London, some important pennies have started to drop into place.
Want to know the brand value that SAP delivers to SME customers? Can SAP be implemented in less than 12-18 months?
I've just returned from spending a day immersed in SAP at a London hotel with European and South African SME customers, channel partners and the Business ByDesign team. It's been fascinating.
The combination of SAP and Business Objects spells benefits and pitfalls, and could help bring business intelligence to the masses, industry analysts say.
Company says its commitment to Web 2.0 has delivered improved software, shorter product cycles and increased customer communication
Case study: London hospital trust benefits from new IT framework
Oxford University Press' rollout of SAP across the globe has been highly beneficial to the company.Careful planning and the use of a template-driven model have delivered solid business benefits for the publisher without an excessive amount of heartache.
No benefits and it won't tackle terrorism, say London directors
Eastern European, Middle-Eastern and Asian nations were in London this week to pitch for outsourcing business. Although it can't match the tax-free incentives of some states, Romania reckons it has other benefits to offer
High-tech companies have not only made it into the top ranks of the UK's best companies to work for, one has taken the top spot
Regulatory action may be taken against British Telecommunications in an attempt to increase competition in the United Kingdom's broadband market, according to an influential group of lawmakers. The select committee has urged the Office of Telecommunications--the U.K. telecom regulator known as Oftel--and its forthcoming replacement, the Office of Communications (OFCOM), to consider separating BT's network business from the rest of the company. The network is BT's physical infrastructure--including local exchanges and cables--as opposed to its service-based operations, such as BTopenworld. One of the benefits of this separation, the committee believes, is that it might bring down broadband prices. The committee's advice was delivered in a report published Wednesday; it echoes a widespread belief among BT's competitors, which say broadband prices would likely fall if a third party owned BT's fixed-line network. BT isn't permitted to sell any products at a loss--an attempt to prevent the company undercutting rivals to boost market share. ZDNet U.K.'s Graeme Wearden reported from London. To read the full story visit ZDNet U.K.
LONDON--Dell Computer customers in the United Kingdom will soon have notebooks equipped with wide-area wireless access. From mid-March, U.K. consumers will be able to order laptops with GPRS (Global Packet Radio Service) connections that provide always-on, wide-area wireless access to the company network or the Internet. The key benefits will be the ability to send and receive e-mail, browse the Web, and access corporate databases from almost anywhere in the United Kingdom. Later, as roaming agreements fall into place, the service also will be available in other European countries. --Charles McLellan, ZDUK
Nasdaq followed the downward trend in London today and fell over three per cent on its opening. The Dow Jones Index also dropped as IBM and SAP both lost over four per cent.