The SAP HANA cloud platform is growing fast. SAP (NYSE:SAP) has launched a developer platform, a cloud-based service to quickly instantiate a service, and a training-focused community site. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the German competition for Oracle, und so weiter.
I spent the last couple of days at a high energy gathering of the Small Business Web, an organization dedicated to helping small businesses grow through an expanding network of integrated Web applications. The idea is that small pieces of software, loosely joined together, will unleash the same sort of innovation for small businesses that the so called "Open Web" has brought to consumers. Contrast this vision with today's reality of providing large enterprises with on-premise software: my years in that industry convinced me that the dominance of these "Enterprise Suites" has cost us at least 10 years of innovation in the enterprise software industry. Why? Here are just three key differences between Enterprise Suites and the Small Business Web.
This IT manager pilot fish is heading for retirement, but there's one big project that's still on his to-do list.
Microsoft showed today just how serious it is about dominating cloud services, paying companies $150 per seat to switch to its cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, and launching a cutting, tongue-in-cheek video ad targeting VMWare's virtualization tools. INSIDER (free registration requested)
Once organizations have determined what they have, the next step should be to engage the business units to understand their requirements and what mobility means to them to do their job effectively.
Ex-subsidiary TomorrowNow's theft from Oracle; Larry Ellison wanted blood and he got it: trial jury awards double SAP's last quarter profits.
A jury has fined SAP $1.3 billion in a copyright infringement case brought by Oracle. The court ruled that TomorrowNow, an SAP subsidiary, stole Oracle software and customers. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers run the numbers. Not to mention Real-time body distortion, made with Cinder and Kinect...
Could an iPad really take business intelligence somewhere it has never been before? Well, there are three major reasons that this could actually happen. I need to find a balance between the market hype and my own native cynicism.
SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, and the other legacy CRM gorillas shared their vision for Sales 2.0 with the world yesterday, at the Sales & Marketing 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. My beef? We're talking about all the right ideas, built on exactly the wrong technology. SAP is a great example. During the Q&A, one SAP customer in the audience summed up the experience of many: "It's been a disaster," she said of their SAP implementation.
So HP has finally named its replacement for the "disgraced" Mark Hurd. The new President and CEO is Leo Apotheker. Who? Here are few prescriptions for his tenure at Bill & Dave's. Also, reactions from around the Web, in The Long View...
Investors pray for a quick payday. Wall Street's view? No way.