SAP cuts low-price support, but promises 24/7 maintenance

SAP AG(NYSE: SAP) has eliminated one of its lower-priced support offerings, but at the same time expanded ERP maintenance levels to include 24/7 support and support for third-party systems that connect to SAP

Published on: May 30th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Outlining Microsoft’s business apps agenda

ORLANDO -- “The biggest decision we've made is to push into business applications,” Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer thundered from the keynote stage at the Dynamics-based Convergence conference in Orlando Wednesday, where

Published on: March 13th, 2008 Briony Smith

SAP Canada launches new push in the SME space

When you think of SAP (NYSE: SAP) you probably think of big business ERP software, but Mark Aboud says the vendor's success in the large enterprise space has overshadowed its leadership in the

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

SAP ships ‘enhancements’ for ERP

SAP (NYSE: SAP) is expected on Monday to ship a third "enhancement package" to its ERP (enterprise resource planning) application, with new features focusing both on core functionality, such as financials and procurement,

Published on: February 25th, 2008 Chris Kanaracus

BPM vendor wants to drive half its revenue through partners

Orlando – IDS Scheer would like to drive half its revenue in the Americas through the channel, and the Business Process Modeling (BPM) vendor has three objectives in building-out its partner program to

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Jeff Jedras

Top 5 Vendors to Watch: Pillar Data

Pillar Data Systems has been plugging along with its unique storage solutions that seamlessly unite SAN and NAS. The company is noted for being one of Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison's pet projects. Ellison

Published on: January 21st, 2008 Paolo Del Nibletto

Analyzing Oracle’s US$8.5B BEA acquisition

Redwood City, Calif.-based Oracle Corp. announced Wednesday it has agreed to buy BEA Systems Inc. for about US$8.5 billion, or $19.375 per share. The agreement follows a previous bid last October by Oracle

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Kathleen Lau

BEA finally says yes to Oracle, while Sun opens its wallet for MySQL

The IT industry awoke to two major acquisitions Wednesday, one that had been in the works for some time and another that was more of a surprise. The acquisitions see middleware vendor BEA

Published on: January 16th, 2008 CDN Staff

SAP puts Web 2.0 face on CRM update

SAP AG Wednesday announced the latest version of its customer relationship management (CRM) product with Web 2.0 capabilities and featuring what the company called a "radically different" user interface. A component of the

Published on: December 6th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Oracle hypes Hyperion acquisition

Oracle said it will create a more comprehensive business intelligence software suite with its US$3.3 billion acquisition of Hyperion.The two firms said the deal, expected to close sometime next month, will allow Oracle

Published on: April 15th, 2007 Shane Schick and Howard Solomon

Oracle snaps up Hyperion

Oracle will create an additional direct sales force and gain thousands of partners through its US$3.3 billion acquisition of Hyperion, it announced this morning.The two firms said the deal, which is expected to

Published on: March 1st, 2007 Howard Solomon and Shane Schick

Unbreakable and invisible?

Three months ago Oracle CEO Larry Ellison surprised the open source world by announcing its Unbreakable Linux program, claiming it could offer and support a distribution of the operating system cheaper Red Hat.Since

Published on: February 19th, 2007 Howard Solomon

Oracle shocks Linux groups

Under what it calls its Unbreakable Linux program, the company is creating a version of the OS based on the Red Hat distribution and will support it for substantially less than Red Hat

Published on: November 21st, 2006 Howard Solomon and Shane Schick

Focusing on Fusion

At last week's annual Oracle OpenWorld, the software company again opened the door on its Fusion project, the promised merger of its own E-Business Suite with enterprise applications it gained in buying PeopleSoft

Published on: November 1st, 2006 Howard Solomon