Larry Dignan

Editor-in-Chief, ZDNet

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Larry Dignan has nothing to disclose. He does not hold investments in the technology companies he covers.

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SAP, Novell team up on SUSE support

SAP, Novell team up on SUSE support

SAP and Novell said the two companies will offer joint support for SAP applications that run on SUSE Linux. The announcement, which comes out of SAP's Sapphire conference in Vienna, means that SUSE customers can get SAP support through Novell.

May 15, 2007 by in SAP

SAP doubles down on the mid-market

SAP doubles down on the mid-market

SAP is going to spend roughly $400 million to $500 million over the next eight quarters over what amounts to be a big bet on mid-market customers. SAP's fourth quarter results offered few surprises since the company had already flagged weaker-than-expected growth, but the outlook was telling.

January 24, 2007 by in SAP

SAP's enterprise software sales disappoint

SAP's enterprise software sales disappoint

SAP's fourth quarter and annual sales growth is falling short of expectations, lopping 10 percent off the company's shares. The company said its product revenue growth would be about 13%, at the low end of SAP's previous outlook.

January 11, 2007 by in SAP

Home Depot plots IT, supply chain improvements

Home Depot plots IT, supply chain improvements

Home Depot plans to invest an additional $900 million on logistics and $500 million on technology between 2007 and 2010 to improve its supply chain. The returns could be impressive, according to executives speaking at Home Depot's analyst meeting.

February 28, 2007 by in SAP

SAP comments on Oracle suit (sort of)

SAP comments on Oracle suit (sort of)

Not a whole lot of chatter in SAP's response to Oracle's lawsuit. In a statement just released, SAP said:SAP will not comment other than to make it clear to our customers, prospects, investors, employees and partners that SAP will aggressively defend against the claims made by Oracle in the lawsuit.

March 23, 2007 by in SAP

SAP under the microscope post Agassi

SAP under the microscope post Agassi

The departure of SAP's Shai Agassi may not change much for the enterprise software company's daily operations, but the company is likely to be examined more closely now that its software architect is gone. On Wednesday, SAP announced that Agassi is leaving the company.

March 29, 2007 by in SAP