Following the merger of SAP AG and Sybase ASA earlier this year, both companies shared their first joint milestones in the form of combined product announcements that will focus on the mobile device, in-memory analytics and enterprise information management.
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SAP AG's relationship with open source today is much less conservative than it used to be and reflects an internal change in attitude towards software development where the goals are efficiency and interoperability, said an SAP executive.
Enterprise resource planning vendor SAP AG and IT management vendor CA Inc. have teamed up to pitch integrated offerings that aim to unify the governance, risk and compliance strategies typically segregated between the IT and business sides of an organization. One analyst calls this partnership "disruptive."
While cloud computing is merely a label given to the latest evolution of what organizations have been doing for a long time, one consistent component in the cloud has been Linux, said Jim Elliott, IBM Canada Ltd.'s Linux champion.
A new set of predictions by Gartner Inc. reports that by 2012, 20 per cent of businesses will not own any IT assets, neither end user nor data centre.
CA Inc. has joined the Cloud Security Alliance to help organizations address security concerns, both actual and perceived, when adopting cloud computing.
AMD Inc. announced Monday an ultra-low power version of its six-core Istanbul Opteron processors, targeted at cloud computing customers.
The Citrix-hosted xen.org community announced on Monday the Xen Cloud Platform, upon which developers can collaborate to build a "complete packaging of Xen," ultimately allowing enterprises the ability to run more applications and have control in the cloud they would normally have in their own data centres.
Targeted at mid to large enterprise users for whom portability is key, Lenovo's latest 14.1-inch LED screen laptop, the ThinkPad T400s, is designed to be thin and light at 0.83 inches in thickness and under four pounds in weight.
Salesforce.com Inc.'s announcement that it will integrate Twitter into its Service Cloud offering may be a great way to ascertain brand reputation, but experts warn of "Big Brother" fears among Twitter users.
Islandia, N.Y-based CA Inc.'s plan to acquire Orchestria Corp. will allow customers to combine data loss prevention (DLP) technology with its own identity and access management offerings in a way that's not currently done, a company executive said.
The emergence of 'content depots', large repositories of digital content amassed and organized for distribution, is changing how enterprises are consuming disk storage space given the high volume these depots require.
Two open source companies have partnered to provide an integrated enterprise resource planning and business intelligence offering that should minimize the complexity that an open source deployment typically renders.
Waterloo, Ont.-based Open Text Corp.'s planned acquisition of Captaris Inc. is a move to bolster presence in the document and records capture space in light of rival players and a market that is heating up, said one analyst.
SAP and Business Objects this week announced their first integrated solution for SAP's Business One customers since SAP bought the business intelligence specialist last October.