Stories by Peter Sayer

SAP reports revenue up 12 percent, earnings up 15 percent

SAP reported a 15 percent year-on-year rise in earnings for the second quarter, on revenue up 12 percent. It forecast that underlying revenue growth in its core business of software and software-related services will accelerate following completion of its acquisition of Sybase.

IBM consolidates top management jobs

IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano has concentrated power in the hands of fewer managers, including putting one person in charge of both software and hardware products, in an executive reshuffle announced in an internal memo on Monday.

Google CEO claims it will not compete with mobile operators

Google has made investments in wireless networks, is testing gigabit-to-the-home technology, and is selling 60,000 Android smartphones a day -- yet has no plans to compete with network operators, CEO Eric Schmidt told attendees at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday.

Motorola reports a small Q4 profit, held back by phone sales

Motorola's fourth-quarter sales fell 20 percent year-on-year, but the company still made out a small profit, unhampered by the exceptional charges that plunged it into loss a year ago, it reported Thursday. It expects to make a loss in the first quarter, however.

SAP predicts brighter future as Q2 profits rise

SAP reported a 4 per cent year-on-year increase in net income for the second quarter, even as revenue dropped 10 per cent. The company is now more optimistic about its prospects for the full year, but despite the improved profitability, will continue to keep a tight rein on costs, it said Wednesday.

SAP benchmarking programme begins tracking first KPIs

SAP users have begun measuring the performance of key aspects of their ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems as part of a benchmarking process agreed to with user groups. In April, SAP agreed to delay an increase in the cost of its Enterprise Support service, and to make future increases conditional on meeting certain targets for performance and customer satisfaction.