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SAP still not a force in cloud after sales cash drizzle

German software maker SAP AG is facing an uphill battle to become a force in the cloud market after revealing subscription-based sales amounted to just €29m (£23.7m) in Q1. This represents year-on-year growth of 625 per cent on the opening three months of 2011 but that's clearly from a minuscule base. Total revenues were up …
Paul Kunert, 25 Apr 2012
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HP and SAP: What we need is a MASHED UP cloud

The next step in cloud computing is to mash up all the different clouds hanging about with traditional IT systems to give one big mixed-up cloud, SAP and HP both insist. Sven Denecken, SAP AG's VP of strategy and co-innovation cloud solutions and Christian Verstraete, chief technologist of cloud strategy at HP, were sharing …
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T-Systems scoops up SAP European hosting biz

T-Systems announced today that it plans to buy SAP AG’s external hosting business for an undisclosed sum. The company, which is the business customer wing of Deutsche Telekom AG, said it would host software apps for around 90 of SAP’s punters at its computer centre under the deal. The agreement, subject to the normal regulatory …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Sep 2009
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SAP Q2 sales up 12% despite gloomy Euro market

German business software maker SAP AG reported US second quarter sales growth that offset a licence revenues slump in the European market. Total sales grew 12 per cent to nearly €2.9bn from €2.6bn in the same period a year earlier. Overall software and software-related services revenues for the period climbed 16 per cent to €2. …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Jul 2010
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Oracle ratchets SAP 'grand-theft' allegations

Oracle has turned up the heat in its already torrid legal attack on SAP, accusing high-ranking executives throughout the German company of knowingly approving a program that illegally downloaded five terabytes worth of Oracle software and support materials. The allegations, which expand on accusations Oracle first aired 16 …
Dan Goodin, 29 Jul 2008
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SAP snaps up OutlookSoft

SAP AG is to acquire the American business intelligence software maker OutlookSoft Corporation for an undisclosed sum. Connecticut-based OutlookSoft provides financial software that includes integrated planning, budgeting, forecasting and consolidation applications to a global client-base of 700 customers. SAP will integrate …
Kelly Fiveash, 09 May 2007

SAP results outperform rivals

In the light of recent warnings by PeopleSoft and Siebel Systems, there were a few sighs of relief when SAP AG released its preliminary Q1 results, because although they represented a mixed bag, they were considered to be strong when compared to those of SAP's peers. However, its ability to outperform the market looks less …
Datamonitor, 23 Apr 2003
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SAP positions to avoid IBM and Microsoft Web Services

SAP AG has announced products and strategy which it hopes will establish the company as a cross-platform web services player, while avoiding direct competition with IBM or Microsoft Corp, writes Gavin Clarke. Waldorf, Germany-based SAP yesterday announced a data management product under its newly named Enterprise Services …
ComputerWire, 17 Jan 2003
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SAP pulls guidance, bullish on margins

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence SAP AG axed its revenue guidance yesterday as it unveiled third quarter results that gave a boost to the lagging tech market. The enterprise software giant turned in sales of 1.7bn euros ($1.65bn), up 3% on the year. Operating income rose 111% to 336m euros ($325.9m), while net income …
ComputerWire, 18 Oct 2002
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Oracle to munch ERP competitor?

Larry Ellison may be about to gobble up one of his competitors, Lawson, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software vendor headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota. If Oracle does make a move, which Bloomberg suggests they will, Ellison would make a fellow billionaire even wealthier. Mega-dealmaker Carl Icahn holds 13.58 …
Rik Myslewski, 29 Mar 2011

SAP posts solid prelims

ComputerWire logo SAP AG yesterday announced preliminary fourth-quarter and year-end figures for fiscal 2002, anticipating full-year sales to be up slightly on fiscal 2001, writes Jason Stamper. It said it expects software license revenue for the fourth quarter to be around €950m ($997.5m), beating analyst expectations but …
ComputerWire, 10 Jan 2003
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SAP upbeat at user conference

The message from SAP AG to users at this year's Sapphire conference was concise and straightforward: "Keep it simple and keep it SAP." To that end, the Walldorf, Germany-based company made a plethora of announcements around integration, and expanded its portfolio of applications down to the SME market. Victoria Furness writes …
ComputerWire, 07 Jun 2002
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IBM's cloudy object vision stoked by EU

Fancy that: European tax-payers are coughing up for a €15.7m IBM research project about storing objects in the cloud with metadata. The EU-funded VISION Cloud (Virtualized Storage Services for the Future Internet) project will run for three years and is led by IBM Research in Israel, with 14 partners in a consortium. The aim is …
Chris Mellor, 12 Nov 2010
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SCA and SDO go to OASIS

Two specifications that may have some impact on rationalising the practical realities of service development and building within SOA have now reached the point where they are to go forward to OASIS, the Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, as the first step towards becoming accepted standards. …
Martin Banks, 23 Mar 2007
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Oracle calls for Web Services choreography peace

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Oracle Corp has called on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to mediate a growing web services standoff around XML specifications. Oracle said rival choreography specifications backed by IBM, Microsoft Corp and Sun Microsystems Inc should be passed to W3C to prevent fragmentation of …
ComputerWire, 23 Sep 2002
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Novell flies high with Lufthansa

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Novell Inc is to receive product development input from Lufthansa Systems Infratec GmbH (Infratec) as part of a major security infrastructure deal with German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG. The deal will also see Provo, Utah-based Novell trumpeting its new-found credentials as a network …
ComputerWire, 17 Jan 2002

Oracle readies e-biz suite lite for Europe

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Oracle Corp is set to take the wraps off its new E-Business Suite of applications specially designed for the European midmarket sector. All eyes are on the Redwood Shores, California software vendor to unveil the software later this week. Although the technical specifics of the new suite …
ComputerWire, 03 Dec 2002
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Sun edges towards IBM and Microsoft on Web Services

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Sun Microsystems Inc has thrown its weight behind a web services security specification co-developed by rivals IBM and Microsoft Corp. Palo Alto, California-based Sun will support submission of WS-Security to the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS …
ComputerWire, 28 Jun 2002
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IBM WebSphere gets integration facelift

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence IBM Corp has announced several new integration features for its WebSphere Portal, the technological core of IBM's new 'Dynamic Workplaces' initiative. These enhancements include: new portal templates for several vertical sectors; integration of IBM's Content Manager product into …
ComputerWire, 09 Sep 2002

PeopleSoft aims to make noise in Europe

The opening day theme at PeopleSoft Connect EMEA 2002 in Paris yesterday was designed to address one of the problems that has been nagging at the enterprise applications company for years: the lack of awareness within the European market. "PeopleSoft in EMEA is no longer at a competitive disadvantage from a product point of …
ComputerWire, 23 Oct 2002

Baan: SSA may take on the challenge

Baan is among a batch of companies that Invensys has put up for sale. Invensys now wants to focus on production management after a dismal financial performance in weakening trading conditions. While Baan is likely to sell for a fairly low price in the current market, Invensys will finally be able to concentrate its attentions …
Datamonitor, 17 Apr 2003
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Software sales to outpace PC growth

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence While PC shipments are expected to begin a faltering recovery next year, packaged software sales will initiate a period of slow to moderate growth, according to IDC. The analyst said yesterday that sales of packaged software would enter a five-year period of growth in 2003, generating …
ComputerWire, 03 Oct 2002

IBM backs royalty free approach on Web Services choreography

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence IBM signaled a partial stand-down in an emerging cold war over royalties for web services yesterday, saying it would not seek payment for its contributions to BPEL4WS, writes Gavin Clarke. IBM's director of e-business standards Bob Sutor told a web services conference in San Francisco, …
ComputerWire, 12 Dec 2002
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Fujitsu Siemens shoots for ‘Mobility’ leadership

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Fujitsu Siemens Computers BV said last week that wireless technology will drive the next great wave in corporate IT spending, and announced plans to establish itself as a top-three player in a "mobility" systems market it expects to be worth 14bn euros ($12bn) by 2003. The Amsterdam, …
ComputerWire, 04 Feb 2002

Separate dance cards for Web Services Choreography?

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence The World Wide Web (W3C) consortium has begun work drafting a specification for a Web Services Choreography language, minus input from Microsoft Corp and IBM, writes Gavin Clarke. The Internet standards body has formally created a Web Services Choreography Working Group, whose existence …
ComputerWire, 16 Jan 2003

PeopleSoft rolls out more v.8.8 apps

ComputerWire logo Version 8.8 module roll-out continues at enterprise business application vendor PeopleSoft Inc with the release of a number of updated human capital management products. First is PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) 8.8. Using this application, organizations will be able to put their learning …
ComputerWire, 07 Jan 2003
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Sun choreographs Web Service interface dance

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Sun Microsystems Inc has rallied a handful of ISVs to the newest web services specification, potentially aggravating partisan splits within the industry. Palo Alto, California-based Sun is backing the Web Service Choreography Interface (WSCI), to describe and manage flow of elements …
ComputerWire, 27 Jun 2002

Veritas picks up blade, app management mavens

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Storage management software specialist Veritas Software Corp has dipped into its sizeable cash reserves to buy two companies which despite appearances it insists are not systems management companies. The Mountain View, California-based company is acquiring application performance and …
ComputerWire, 20 Dec 2002
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UDDI v.3 coming soon (to a Web service near you)

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence An IBM and Microsoft Corp-backed project for web services directories takes two potentially massive steps forward next week, Gavin Clarke writes. Computerwire has learned the third version of Universal Description, Discovery Integration (UDDI) will be announced Tuesday, offering richer …
ComputerWire, 26 Jul 2002
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Oracle seeks to align Eclipse with Sun's Java

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence An IBM-backed Java tools initiative could be yanked back into Sun Microsystems Inc's sphere of influence, to heal a potential community rift, through efforts lead by Oracle Corp, writes Gavin Clarke. Redwood Shores, California-based Oracle, who it was announced this week joined the …
ComputerWire, 18 Dec 2002
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Microsoft consolidates Server map

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Microsoft Corp is today expected to announce strategy and product details for its messaging and e-business servers focussed on increased security and reliability, simplified collaboration and web services development. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft executives will officially open …
ComputerWire, 08 Oct 2002
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WS-I members take stand against ‘big-name bias’

Small and medium sized ISVs are vying to lead an IBM and Microsoft Corp-backed web services organization, amid sentiment the group’s direction is being misdirected by big-name vendors, Gavin Clarke writes webMethods Inc and Cape Clear Software Inc told ComputerWire yesterday they will stand for election to the board of the Web …
ComputerWire, 29 Jan 2003
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Microsoft confirms Navision acquisition

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Microsoft Corp has confirmed its intention to acquire Danish mid-market business applications vendor Navision a/s. Navision will join the Microsoft Business Solutions division, which is already home to Microsoft's previous acquisition in the business applications area, Great Plains. The …
ComputerWire, 14 May 2002
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MS takes a tilt at mid-market CRM

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence The Microsoft Corp juggernaut is preparing to rumble into the CRM market. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant has unveiled plans for a CRM solution aimed at the small to medium-size business sector. Microsoft CRM, slated to ship in the US in the fourth quarter 2002 with phased …
ComputerWire, 27 Feb 2002