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SAP to cut 3,000 jobs

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.

January 28, 2009 by

SAP job cuts - a time for opportunity?

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.

January 28, 2009 by

Intuit cut 575 jobs - is this "user generated unemployment?"

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.

July 23, 2008 by

The #1 reason IT often fails to deliver value

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.

June 22, 2008 by

Apple moving up in green rankings

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.

March 30, 2008 by

SAP blesses the iPhone

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.

December 4, 2007 by

Steve Jobs' Reality Distortion Field and the social web

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.

January 11, 2007 by

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