As software company SAP switches to the cloud, fewer staff will be needed on site.
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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.
Two prime examples of organizations that have gleaned huge benefits from high degrees of virtualization and aggressive cloud computing adoption.
Bosses could find permanent IT roles hard to fill without improved packages, says Hays...
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SAP, one of the world's largest software-application companies, overnight released healthy results for its fourthquarter, but said it planned to cut 3,000 staff in the face of tough economic times.
Despite a good year and healthy fourth quarter, the German software company plans to cut staff in the tough economic climate
News that SAP is cutting 3,000 jobs in an effort to save €300-350 million is a good thing. No - it's not fun if your name gets pulled out of the hat but the company would have been crazy to do nothing or keep quiet.
SAP said Wednesday that it will cut 3,000 jobs as 2009 will "remain challenging" and offer "limited visibility."The layoffs are designed to save 300 million to 350 million euro starting in 2010, the company said in a statement.
Less economic activity means green benefits:- Lower carbon footprint from less commuting to fewer jobs.- Fewer trucks delivering fewer goods.
The other day I reported that Brad Smith, the CEO of Intuit, had asked his managers to see which jobs could be cut because there were volunteers among Intuit's 50m users that were doing a better job -- and for free. These seem to be the emerging business benefits from social media - user generated unemployment.
When you see unhappy users, IT costs that are radically out of line with benefits, and a dramatic disconnect between what's happening in the organization and thirty years of computing progress, don't blame the IT people. Blame top management : in most cases, they're the guys creating the problem by refusing to do their jobs.
The bill essentially makes it illegal to deny people jobs or other benefits based on the results of a genetic test. Without this protection predictive health, in which care is customized based on genetic information, can't get going.
A Notes administrator considers Oracle, SAP jobs
When Steve Jobs announced the MacBook Air at Macworld Expo in January 2008, he promoted its environmental benefits including being completely mercury and arsenic free, exceeding European Standards.In May 2007 Apple also promised to completely eliminate the use of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Brominated Fire Retardants (BFRs) in the printed wiring on motherboards, and arsenic in the glass of all flat-panel displays by the end of 2008.
Asian IT professionals hired on contracts and willing to forgo job benefits full-time staff typically get, can enjoy higher pay and richer work experience, say recruiters.
SAP has jumped on the iPhone bandwagon, announcing that a version of its salesforce automation software coming out this month will be compatible with the Jobs iPod/phone.iPhone support comes ahead of more popular business smart phones--BlackBerry, Treo and Microsoft devices.
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
The coverage of Steve Jobs' Macworld keynote was a great demonstration of the social web in action, and the benefits it can bring to news coverage. However, there is a down-side to such rapid-fire reporting -- it doesn't provide sufficient time for Steve Jobs' famous Reality Distortion Field (RDF) to wear off.
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