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Just look at our cloud sales, beams profit-sapped SAP

SAP has reported revenues of €5.8bn in the quarter ending June 30, up 10 per cent on the previous year’s figure. However, operating profits were 27 per cent down on Q2 2016, from €1.27bn to to €926m. The lion’s share of SAP’s revenue continues to come from software licences and support, which saw a slight uplift on 2016’s …
Rebecca Hill, 20 Jul 2017

Buzzword buzzkill: Cloud, AI, IoT and edge work in a real product

Artificial intelligence, the internet of things and edge computing are 2017's inescapable buzzwords, and cloud probably has that role for the entire decade. So imagine The Register's surprise when we learned all three are working together in a product you can put to work today. That product is SAP's Leonardo IoT Edge that, as …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Jul 2017

SAP rips and replaces South African bosses amid corruption probe

SAP has installed an acting managing director and acting chief financial officer at its scandal-hit South Africa subsidiary. This comes after the German software giant suspended four senior managers at the SA operation, and launched a probe into claims bribes were used to secure a top government contract. Late on Friday, SAP …
Iain Thomson, 17 Jul 2017
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Brit SAP user group seeking more line-of-business members

The new chairman of the UK and Ireland's SAP User Group (UKISUG) is looking to boost its number of line-of-business users, in response to "changes" in the IT department's role in organisations. Paul Cooper, who has taken on the role after being vice-chairman since 2013, told The Register that the group, which has around 5,000 …
Rebecca Hill, 11 Jul 2017
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IBM's ShinyHappy™ SAP Ariba deal papers over SaaS fail

IBM and SAP Ariba last week shared a stage and delivered the ShinyHappy™ news that the two are throwing their respective Watson and Leonardo artificial intelligences at “cognitive procurement solutions that redefine the source-to-settle process.” But the announcement glossed over the fact that IBM already has a cloudy …
Simon Sharwood, 23 May 2017
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Coming Xeon 'scalable' family will run SAP HANA '1.6 times faster'

Intel says its coming Xeon SPs (scalable processors) will run in-memory SAP HANA workloads 1.59 times faster than a Xeon E7 v4 system*, and has demonstrated Optane DIMMs. The Xeon SP family of processors will be available in the middle of this year. El Reg thinks these are Skylake mills. There are four Xeon SP brand variants …
Chris Mellor, 17 May 2017
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SAP puts its heads in multiple clouds

SAP's decided the time is right for its cloud to play nicely with other clouds. The Earl of ERP has previously signalled that its platform-as-a-service will soon soon be available in clouds other than its own and at its Sapphire Now conference it has delivered. The SAP Cloud Platform can now run across three different clouds …
Simon Sharwood, 17 May 2017
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SAP Anywhere goes nowhere, reaches commercial cul-de-sac

SAP Anywhere, the "complete front-office software package", is going nowhere quickly in Europe as the service has been closed to new customers. The cloudy thing purported to manage SME customers’ e-commerce websites, their CRM, sales, order management, inventory and customer services from a single point. But the German …
Paul Kunert, 24 Apr 2017
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SAP pushes 25 patches and two patch patches

Once you stop reeling from Microsoft's monster two-month patch dump, VMware's new patches and news that Dungeons & Dragons is going digital, brace yourself again because SAP has popped out has 25 patches and two patches for patches for you to consider. The most severe, which SAP customers* can read about at Security Note …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Mar 2017
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SAP is now hosting VMs in its cloud. Just don't call it HANA

SAP probably isn't high on the list of companies you'd contemplate as a host of a virtual machine in the cloud, but the company's just doubled down on a service that offers just that. The company's not trying to be a general-purpose cloud platform. Instead, the offering is part of the recently-re-named SAP Cloud Platform. …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Mar 2017

Come 'ere, you big SAP: Google buddies up to boost its business cloud

Google Next '17 Google Cloud is in a full-on push to build an ecosystem for itself with a fresh line of partnerships. The Mountain View ad giant's hosted compute business is teaming up with the likes of SAP, Pivotal, and Rackspace to help them offer additional services to lure businesses into the Google Cloud service. For SAP, the …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Mar 2017
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Salford and Liverpool City Councils plan IT trading venture

Two northern councils have teamed up to sell technology and services commercially. Salford – home of MediaCityUK and the BBC's Northern HQ – and Liverpool City Councils plan to establish a trading entity within the next 12-18 months to both compete against and collaborate with firms in the private sector. It's hoped a third, …
Gavin Clarke, 7 Mar 2017
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SAP eyes up BT's biz ahead of £550m EE integration

Software biz SAP is eyeing up BT's business following its acquisition of the firm's existing customer EE for £12.5bn last year, with the former state monopoly having already set aside £550m for integration costs. Speaking to The Register at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Stephen Gatien, global head of telecommunications …
Kat Hall, 2 Mar 2017
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Different judge, different verdict? Diageo's £54m SAP legal slap could have gone another way

If you use software licensed by SAP, you had better read your licence. If you have not yet acquired SAP software, you should make sure you use an experienced IT licensing lawyer before contracting. If you agree to SAP’s standard licence terms and use the software in a way not expressly permitted by the licence, it could cost …
Barry Sookman, 23 Feb 2017
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Lenovo to build and run SAP's cloud in China

What China wants, China gets – in this case an exception to SAP's usual practice of running its own cloud. Behind the great firewall that job's just gone to Lenovo, which “will deliver a new enterprise cloud solution created exclusively for customers holding licenses for the SAP HANA platform in China.” Lenovo will also run …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Feb 2017
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Ditching your call centre for an app? Be careful not to get SAP-slapped

SAP has scored what threatens to be a pyrrhic victory in court against one of its own customers. A British court sided with the software giant in a case that threatens to drastically increase the amount of money customers must pay it. A judge ruled that SAP's named-user licensing fees must cover any and all software that …
Gavin Clarke, 20 Feb 2017
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Deloitte goes all gooey for SAP HANA on AWS

Deloitte, Amazon Web Services and SAP have cooked up a cloudy consulting confection. The consultancy has created a new practice dedicated to AWS that we're told will have 2,500 suits poised to spring off the mythical “bench” upon which under-employed consultants dwell. Many will be either AWS certified Solution Architects or …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Feb 2017
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Sales 'smasher' Simon Niesler lands role as SAP UK cloud supremo

SAP has moved the UK corporate brass in a move that could propel cloud sales, The Reg has learned. The giant, which in January adjusted its existing 2020 full-year cloud sales target, has appointed an internal rising star to lead all UK cloud sales. Simon Niesler has become vice president of UK cloud, a role spanning HANA …
Gavin Clarke, 13 Feb 2017

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