Is WhatsApp missing a trick?

Savio Tovar Dias, Avaya by Savio Tovar Dias, Avaya - November 17th, 2016

Avaya Director for Sales Engineering for the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Savio Tovar Dias gives his take on WhatsApp’s most recent announcement and how it can be instrumental in improving customer experiences.

WhatsApp finally launches video calling

Ian Paul by Ian Paul - November 15th, 2016

In a move that many of its users have been eagerly waiting for, WhatsApp is adding video calling to its apps.

SAP announces Earth Observation Analysis

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 9th, 2016

SAP, in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA), has announced the Earth Observation Analysis service, a cloud service powered by the SAP HANA platform.

SAP announces Microsoft Surface Hub partnership

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 8th, 2016

SAP has announced new features and functions across its BusinessObjects Analytics portfolio of cloud and on-premise solutions.

SAP launches new version of HANA platform

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 8th, 2016

SAP has announced the launch of the second edition of HANA platform at the 20th annual edition of its TechEd conference in Barcelona.

SAP CEO: Dubai vision drives Smart City leadership

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - November 8th, 2016

Dubai is a global leader in using digital initiatives to deliver Smart City projects, according to SAP CEO Bill McDermott while speaking at the recently held ‘Dubai International Project Management Forum,’ organised by Dubai RTA, DEWA, Emaar, and PMI.

SAP: We will save Dubai $5 billion

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - October 17th, 2016

SAP’s UAE managing director Tayfun Topkoc has pledged to save the UAE government more than $5 billion over the next five years.

SAP to showcase government innovations at GITEX

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - September 19th, 2016

According to a report by consultancy firm Deloitte, the UAE government can save nearly $5 billion if the country undergoes full digital transformation.

Alibaba Cloud, SAP China announce new cloud-based solutions

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - August 24th, 2016

Alibaba Cloud and SAP China have recently announced plans to make three SAP cloud-based solutions available to China customers by the end of this year.

SUSE brings Live Patching to SAP applications

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - July 10th, 2016

SUSE has recently introduced SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching to enable customers run workloads on the SAP HANA platform. The SAP NetWeaver technology platform and other SAP applications reduce the business disruption caused by planned downtime.

SAP CEO: ME data centre on horizon

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 24th, 2016

SAP chief executive officer Bill McDermott has said that plans are underway to launch a data centre in the Middle East by “early 2017”.

LuLu Group migrates SAP apps to SUSE Linux

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - May 19th, 2016

In an effort to sustain the rapid growth and ensure optimal performance of their business systems, LuLu Group recently migrated its SAP for Retail landscape from Solaris to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications.

DEWA signs MoU with SAP

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - April 13th, 2016

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAP.

WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption

Jeremy Kirk by Jeremy Kirk - April 7th, 2016

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has strengthened the encryption of its widely used instant messaging app, a development that in theory makes it harder for law enforcement to gain access to communications.

Huawei inks IoT and Big Data alliance with SAP and Seidor MENA

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - April 4th, 2016

Huawei has announced a regional joint innovation partnership with global enterprise software provider SAP and Seidor MENA, a systems integrator that provides ICT consulting services.

WhatsApp to cease supporting Nokia and Blackberry devices

Ian Paul by Ian Paul - February 29th, 2016

Instant messaging service, WhatsApp has announced that it will soon ending its support to particular devices by the end of 2016.

SAP Resource Centre

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - February 14th, 2016

SAP SME Resource Centre, MENA This will be a text to summarize the content of this resource centre, which will be provided later. What’s in here? Events SAP Business One Innovation Summit 2016 […]

du, SAP launch cloud services in the UAE

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - February 11th, 2016

During the World Government Summit held recently, du and SAP signed a strategic partnership agreement that will enable UAE government enterprises gain access to smart applications in 2016.

SAP, Accenture join forces to develop SAP S/4HANA

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - January 17th, 2016

SAP and Accenture are joining forces in the core and industry development and go-to-market of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), the next-generation business suite from SAP.

SAP CDO: Digital leaders are new to region

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - October 21st, 2015

One of a growing breed, SAP Digital’s Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Becher told 60 Minutes how the rise of the CDO is set to begin in the Middle East, and that there is still room for improvement in the field of Big Data and analytics.

EMC Federation expands partnership with SAP

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - September 2nd, 2015

The EMC Federation, including newly acquired Virtustream, has announced new innovations, partner programmes and customers across its Hybrid Cloud portfolio.

SAP announces growth during H1 2015

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - July 30th, 2015

SAP has recently announced its financial results for the second quarter and first half ended June 30, 2015.

SAP and City Football Group pen cloud deal

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 7th, 2015

SAP and Abu Dhabi-owned City Football Group (CFG) have announced a technology partnership that aims to transform the clubs footballing operations and fan experience.

SAP steps up its IoT push with new HANA features

Katherine Noyes by Katherine Noyes - June 17th, 2015

Aiming to better equip enterprises for big data and the Internet of Things, SAP recently rolled out a host of new features in its HANA platform and predictive-analytics portfolio.

Dimension Data, NTT partner to move SAP apps to cloud

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - May 17th, 2015

cloud_lenovaDimension Data and NTT Data, has recently launched a new set of services to help move clients SAP workloads to the Cloud.

Interview: Irfan Khan, CTO, SAP GCO

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - May 14th, 2015

Irfan Khan, CTO, SAP GCO, recently met with government CIOs in Dubai to discuss the role of Big Data analytics in transforming the public sector. He spoke to CNME on the sidelines of the event about digilatisation and the company’s HANA platform.

IBM launches power systems for SAP HANA

Katherine Noyes by Katherine Noyes - May 5th, 2015

SAP and IBM share a long history dating back to the very roots of SAP, and on Monday that allegiance got a little closer with two new IBM Power Systems server configurations tailored specifically for SAP’s Hana in-memory data platform.

SAP’s McDermott: Digital economy an opportunity

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 16th, 2015

SAP CEO Bill McDermott kicked off Hannover’s CeBIT 2015 technology trade show by underlining the importance of a versatile digital economy in a one-on-one Q&A session.

SAP releases cloud finance app

Katherine Noyes by Katherine Noyes - February 19th, 2015

Hard on the heels of the recent announcement of its next-generation S/4Hana enterprise software platform, SAP on Wednesday unveiled a new software-as-a-service application aimed at finance professionals but delivering a consumer-like experience.

WhatsApp arrives on the desktop

Zach Miners by Zach Miners - January 22nd, 2015

WhatsApp is now available for the Web, in a form that pairs the mobile version of the app to a user’s desktop computer.

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.

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