Ericsson, SAP introduce mobile security app partnership

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 21st, 2014

Ericsson has announced an agreement with SAP to deliver network-enabled cloud solutions, which will provide users with access to their business apps and content on mobile devices.

Ericsson and SAP offer enterprise mobility management solution

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - September 18th, 2014

Ericsson has announced an agreement with SAP to securely deliver network-enabled cloud solutions, which will provide users with secure access to their business apps and content on mobile devices. For the growing Enterprise […]

SAP to drive ‘Run Simply’ cloud strategy at GITEX

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 11th, 2014

SAP has announced that it will “use the cloud to drive the region’s IT simplification and business transformation” at GITEX Technology Week 2014.

Oracle denied $1.3 billion SAP appeals court request

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - August 31st, 2014

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.

Apple reports huge profit but sales disappoint

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - July 23rd, 2014

Apple has racked up another hugely profitable quarter on sales of iPhones and Macintosh computers, though its revenue growth was slower than expected.

SAP apps heading to Microsoft Azure cloud

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - May 20th, 2014

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.

Google revenue jumps 19 percent but still disappoints

Zach Miners by Zach Miners - April 17th, 2014

Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.

SAP adds subscription pricing for Hana cloud services

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - March 6th, 2014

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.

SAP develops in-vehicle mobility services

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - February 26th, 2014

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 […]

STC inks pact with SAP

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - February 25th, 2014

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 […]

With voice calls, WhatsApp can tap new growth

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - February 25th, 2014

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 […]

Wall Street Beat: Tech M&A set for strong year after Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition

Marc Ferranti by Marc Ferranti - February 23rd, 2014

Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp could be one milestone in a strong year for tech mergers and acquisitions.

Facebook agrees deal to buy WhatsApp for $16 billion

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - February 20th, 2014

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.

Hitachi and SAP expand relationship with new offerings

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 2nd, 2014

Hitachi Data Systems and SAP have announced an expansion of their worldwide alliance by signing a global original equipment manufacturer agreement that introduces plans to include SAP HANA delivered by HDS.

SAP expects revenue of $30 billion by 2017, driven by cloud

By John Ribeiro and Chris Kanaracus by By John Ribeiro and Chris Kanaracus - January 22nd, 2014

SAP plans to increase its total revenue to at least €22 billion (US$30 billion), with revenue from its cloud business expected to grow up to €3.5 billion by 2017.

SAP: Predictive analytics software no longer in the hands of data scientists

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 16th, 2014

Nearly 90 percent of organisations agree that employing predictive analytic software has given them a competitive advantage, according to a new survey commissioned by SAP.

SAP partners with Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger for swifter sales

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 15th, 2014

SAP today announced plans to collaborate with key customers to better meet the challenges faced by apparel, footwear and accessory companies.

California sues SAP over ‘significant errors’ in payroll software project

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - November 24th, 2013

SAP has been slapped with a lawsuit by California’s state controller over a payroll software implementation that cost taxpayers vast sums, but has never worked correctly.

SAP survey: over half of mobile operators use IPX

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 10th, 2013

SAP has released results of a survey which reports that the use of IPX is on the rise among mobile operators.

SAP to focus on m-Government, cloud, in-memory computing and SMEs at GITEX

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - October 8th, 2013

SAP has announced it is will strongly focus on m-Government, cloud, in-memory computing and SMEs at this year’s GITEX Technology Week. In what is its most extensive investment in GITEX Technology Week yet, […]

SAP users hit out at Business Suite and BusinessObjects support

Derek du Preez by Derek du Preez - October 2nd, 2013

Users of SAP’s Business Suite and BusinessObjects are complaining that the enterprise software giant is struggling to integrate support for the two products, according to the latest survey from the UK & Ireland SAP User Group.

SAP: Customers that got a good deal first-time round, unlikely to see reduced maintenance

Derek du Preez by Derek du Preez - August 25th, 2013

SAP has said that customers should take it as a general rule that if they got a good deal first-time round on maintenance discounts, it is unlikely that they will benefit from new changes

Etisalat to offer LTE roaming via IPX deal with SAP

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - August 18th, 2013

Etisalat UAE will soon be able to deliver new standards of LTE roaming across the globe to its customers, thanks to a newly signed IP exchange (IPX) agreement with SAP.

SAP creates LAVA ‘design language’ to heat up analytics

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - August 18th, 2013

SAP’s Business Objects BI (business intelligence) product line may soon begin receiving a visual overhaul based on a new “design language” or methodology called LAVA (Lightweight Applied Visual Analytics).

SAP executives discuss co-CEO Snabe’s departure, return to single CEO structure

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - July 23rd, 2013

SAP’s pending return to a single CEO structure is the right move at the right time, according to co-founder and Chairman Hasso Plattner.

SAP’s Snabe to step down in 2014, McDermott to become sole CEO

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - July 22nd, 2013

SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe will leave his post in May 2014 to become a member of the enterprise software vendor’s supervisory board, leaving Bill McDermott as sole CEO.

SAP posts growth but lowers outlook in main software business

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - July 21st, 2013

SAP reported revenue growth in the second quarter driven by growth in cloud subscriptions and revenue from support and its HANA in-memory database.

Oracle’s Ellison spills beans on upcoming SAP HANA competitor and Database 12c plans

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - June 23rd, 2013

Oracle hasn’t even officially released its 12c database yet, but CEO Larry Ellison has already revealed plans for the version that will follow, 12.1c, which apparently will be Oracle’s most direct response yet to SAP’s HANA in-memory platform.

Many companies are negligent about SAP security, researchers say

Lucian Constantin by Lucian Constantin - June 20th, 2013

SAP has significantly improved the security of its products over the past few years but many of its customers are negligent with their deployments, which exposes them to potential attacks that could cripple their businesses, according to security researchers.

SAP goes soppy at Sapphire

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - June 19th, 2013

With approximately 80,000 people tuning in digitally around the world, SAP’s board of executives preached to a near 100,000 strong crowd in Florida — and the message could not have been clearer; it believes HANA is the future of business.

SAP training scheme boosted by Omani government partnership

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - June 18th, 2013

SAP has partnered with Oman’s Information Technology Authority (ITA) in order to boost its Mawared graduate training programme in the sultanate.

IT department could disappear by the end of the decade, says Forrester

Matthew Finnegan by Matthew Finnegan - June 17th, 2013

The IT department of 2020 could disappear as a separate entity and become embedded in departments throughout the entire organisation, according to analyst Forrester.

SAP to acquire e-commerce player hybris to target ‘consumer economy’

Derek du Preez by Derek du Preez - June 9th, 2013

Enterprise software giant SAP has announced plans to acquire e-commerce player hybris in an attempt to further expand its reach into the ‘consumer economy’. It is expected that the deal will close in […]

SAP shakes up development organisation

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - May 27th, 2013

SAP has abruptly reorganised its development strategy, with SuccessFactors CEO and cloud strategy chief Lars Dalgaard leaving the company and executive board member Vishal Sikka now tapped to lead a single software development […]

SAP CEO shuns Forrester’s criticisms that HANA cloud is a ‘half-baked business model’

Derek du Preez by Derek du Preez - May 19th, 2013

SAP’s co-CEO, Jim Hagemann Snabe, has responded to analyst Forrester’s criticisms following the launch of HANA enterprise cloud, claiming that it is a logical business model because customers want to control their core […]

SAP attracts new customers with Suite on HANA – but not Oracle’s

Derek du Preez by Derek du Preez - May 18th, 2013

SAP’s announcement earlier this year that it is making its widely used Business Suite applications available on its in-memory database technology, HANA, has led to new customers signing up to the solution – […]

Syria disappears from the Internet again

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - May 17th, 2013

Internet traffic to and from Syria, a country engulfed by civil war, again came to a halt on Wednesday, according to Internet monitoring company Renesys.  “Syrian Internet down again since 07:01 UTC (10:00 […]

SAP launches Fiori, announces partnership with Google for Chrome published applications

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - May 16th, 2013

SAP today announced the release of SAP Fiori, a set of 25 easy-to-use applications for the most frequently used transactions, available across a broad range of devices, to be published on Google Chrome. […]

SAP’s co-founder addresses the myths of HANA

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - May 16th, 2013

Dr. Hasso Plattner, Chairman of Supervisory Board, SAP, blasted Internet myths surrounding the capabilities and availability of its HANA technology during the final day of Sapphire Now. Plattner, co-founder of the company, addressed […]

SAP offers general availability of HANA Business Suite as a database

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - May 15th, 2013

SAP today announced the general availability of Business Suite as a database on HANA, as well as revealing that all software solutions are now readily available in the cloud – concluding a three-year […]

SAP launches Afaria mobile management in the cloud

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - May 15th, 2013

From today, SAP is offering its Afaria mobile management solution in the cloud, hosted on Amazon AWS, for only €1 per device, per month, making it the lowest cost of ownership solution in […]

‘Smart, speed, secure’ – SAP delivers opening Sapphire message

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - May 14th, 2013

Co-CEO Bill McDermott raised the roof of the Orange County Convention Center in Florida today during the opening keynote of SAP’s annual customer conference Sapphire Now. Focusing on smart technologies, technology delivery times, […]

Embrace mobility or be left behind, says SAP

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - May 14th, 2013

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s business leaders need to embrace enterprise mobility, or they risk suffering rapid “competitive stagnation”, according to SAP. Speaking ahead of Mobile Show Middle East this […]

SAP expands reach of app store, looks to improve reviews

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - May 13th, 2013

You know you’re not in iTunes anymore when the app you’re eyeing has a $1,050 price tag, but SAP is nonetheless expanding its online shopping experience in a bid to entice its customers […]

Syria ‘disappears’ from the Internet, security firm says

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - May 8th, 2013

Internet traffic to and from Syria, which is in the midst of a civil war, appears to have dried up.  At around 18:45 GMT Tuesday, “OpenDNS resolvers saw a significant drop in traffic […]

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