Oracle has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to restore US$1.3 billion judgment in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against SAP, but will have the options of taking a lesser amount of money or pursuing a new trial.
As enterprises deploy more and more applications in the cloud, the complexity of deployment, integration and management increases. Many CIOs are finding that integrating cloud services with existing architecture is more difficult than anticipated. CNME throws the spotlight on cloud integration strategies that reduce complexity and IT oversight.
Samsung has launched its new Galaxy Alpha with a metal frame, in a bid to boost sales after the plastic design of its smartphones has been blamed for the company’s recent struggles. The …
Moving virtual servers around a hybrid cloud environment isn’t hard, but managing the data is. That’s why NetApp wants to be “the enterprise data-management standard across the enterprise,” says CEO Tom Georgens.
Data centre technology is rapidly changing. With the advent of virtualisation and increasing speed and agility may come a sense of impending doom for IT staff. However, more efficient centres do not necessarily mean the end of a robust technical department.
Big Data analysis can give businesses a great deal of insight into their processes, weaknesses and strengths. However, over-investment and lack of planning in these projects can result in a waste of resources for already stretched budgets.
One of the largest software companies in the world, SAP is positioned firmly as an underpinning force of business IT infrastructure. However, it is evident by its recent developments that the company is ready to move beyond the confines of the office.
Apple has racked up another hugely profitable quarter on sales of iPhones and Macintosh computers, though its revenue growth was slower than expected.
Blackberry has announced that it will bring its BBM messaging app to Windows Phone.
When Dubai Refreshments’ ERP systems needed refreshing, the company was faced with a choice. Either they could upgrade their current systems, or they could go on a search for a suite of modules the fit their every need. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Anas Taraben, CIO, investigated what it would take to quench the business’ thirst for innovation.
Three-day IT security conference GISEC 2014 gave the masses a chance to meet first class security vendors as well as listen to presentations from internationally renowned security professionals. CNME reports from day one of the show.
Oracle will buy hospitality and retail technology vendor Micros Systems for US$5.3 billion, in a deal that will be its largest since the purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2010.
So the word’s out. By the end of May it emerged that Google will invest between $20-30 billion in acquisitions of non-US-based companies, following its 2013 disclosure to the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission of the plans.
Abdulsalam Al Bastaki knows exactly what he wants from his employees. An eight year stint in the USA has enabled the Senior Executive Director of Information Management at Dubai Properties Group to teach them how to operate independently, and has helped him to implement new IT infrastructure at a range of top companies.
Waste has been managed in the same way with the same technologies for decades. Amin Al Zarouni, Head of ICT, Bee’ah, and his team have taken the traditional idea of waste management and turned it on its head.
Wi-Fi promises many benefits for cellular operators looking to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth needs and ease congestion on their networks.
Microsoft and SAP’s long-standing partnership is being strengthened with the pending certification of SAP’s ERP (enterprise resource planning) and software for deployment on the Azure cloud infrastructure service.
Outsourcing and consulting firm Accenture is expanding its Oracle capabilities with the acquisition of Oracle integrator Enkitec.
BlackBerry is allowing rivals AirWatch, Citrix, SAP and IBM to directly manage its smartphones with the Blackberry 10 operating system as part of its strategy to open up management of its devices to third parties.
The enterprise is changing as the Internet has revolutionised traditional infrastructures. The rise of trends such as cloud, big data and mobility has caused for a rethink on how a business approaches its ICT operations.
As a result, organisations are at an important tipping point and have decisions to make. Should they be in the cloud? Should they be outsourcing non-core business functions? Should they allow employees to bring their own devices to work? And where does security come into play?
An IBM project to widen the use of its Power server chips inched forward Wednesday with Big Blue trying to challenge Intel for a bigger role in the hyperscale data centres run by the likes of Google and Facebook.
Hitachi Data Systems has announced ‘Continuous Cloud Infrastructure’, consisting of its Storage Virtualisation Operating System (SVOS), Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000), a new version of the Hitachi Command Suite management platform and enhancements to its Unified Compute Platform converged computing offerings.
Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.
After months of struggling to deal with undocumented immigrants, corruption and inefficiency, the Kenyan government is investing $93 million in a database that will contain all citizen information, shared across ministries.
Saudi Arabian Airlines have provisioned a $1 billion deal to implement the IT infrastructure for King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia. James Dartnell reports from the development to find out how the airline’s privatised IT arm aims to inspire the next generation of Saudis.
Fifty years ago on April 7, IBM announced the computer that the task force had designed, the System/360.
The MOOC will explain the ins and outs of running SAP’s Business Suite on HANA, as well as the impacts that will have on different lines of business and industries, SAP said Thursday. …
Fifty years ago, IBM announced the mainframe computer that its task force had designed – the System/360.
Like her counterparts who have arrived at other older companies, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer prides herself on having pushed her team and the products they build into the world of mobile. For Yahoo the march to mobile always appeared to come begrudgingly over years of fits and starts.
SAP is utilising its HANA platform to provide tools that produce, analyse and visualise sport data. CNME sat down with Jenni
Lewis, Solutions Architect, Global Marketing, SAP, to see how technology is transforming the way sport is being played.
James Dartnell takes a look at what Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp means for the two companies.
Around 75,000 people descended on the Catalonian city for the 2014 Mobile World Congress, which showcased faster and more flexible mobile networks and shiny new smartphones, among other connected things.
SAP is introducing a set of new subscription pricing options for its Hana in-memory cloud computing platform, in a move that falls in step with the pay-as-you-go model common in the cloud computing industry.
The head of BlackBerry’s enterprise services business is plotting an aggressive launch of a new version of the company’s core enterprise server later this year as BlackBerry seeks to regain some of the ground it’s lost over the last few years.
As part of a co-innovation project, SAP AG and BMW Group Research and Technology have developed technology infrastructure for in-vehicle mobility services. The research prototype is based on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform …
SAP has announced that it has signed an agreement with STC, the largest telecommunication services provider in the Middle East and North Africa, to implement SAP solutions for network life-cycle management (NLM) to …
At the 2014 Mobile World Congress, Nokia has released five new affordable handsets, including Nokia X, a family of smartphones that run Android apps, Microsoft services and signature Nokia experiences. Stephen Elop, executive …
WhatsApp’s voice calling service, planned for later this year to augment its hot text-message offering, could yield an influx of customers and strengthen the service’s already firm standing in mobile messaging. WhatsApp will …
Fujitsu has announced that Modern Bakery in Dubai has selected the SAP HANA platform running on Fujitsu Power Appliance for a strategic project to update the bakery’s IT infrastructure.
Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp could be one milestone in a strong year for tech mergers and acquisitions.
Facebook, in a major push to expand its business on smaller screens, has agreed to buy the mobile messaging app WhatsApp for US$16 billion, the companies said Wednesday.
Cisco Systems reported another tough quarter on Wednesday, saying profits fell by more than half and revenue declined by nearly 8 percent.
When it implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX 12, Fair Point Furniture in Sharjah completely changed the way it was able to do business, providing itself with a strong platform on which to grow.
The healthcare market in Asia-Pacific is booming and an interesting example of the innovation of the region is reflected in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital’s embrace of SAP HANA as a data warehousing solution.
Unless you’re a committed Microsoft observer, the name Satya Nadella probably doesn’t ring a bell. So who is the man who now becomes Microsoft’s guiding light for the foreseeable future?
They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.
The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S5 on Monday at a Mobile World Congress presentation in Barcelona, touting a slimmed-down approach to the latest flagship’s feature set and simplified design.