Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-07-09

  • Vivek Kumar | Oracle Innovation Showcase
    [Wonder how the Beehive guys feel about this?-DBM]
    Q:What’s the most innovative product that you know of?
    A:Google Wave, an innovative tool for communication and collaboration on the Web.
  • SAP to bounce?
    [Maybe it isn’t about costs-DBM] No doubt questions will be raised about progress on Business ByDesign and again I would argue that SAP should push forward with bringing it to market, even if that means short term losses. the math I’ve done suggests the impact need not be that great but then I’m probably way out because for the life of me I don’t understand SAP’s approach to the economics of this LOB.
  • The CIO’s role in success and failure: An IT failures town hall
    Date and Time: Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 11:00AM -12:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Time Registration: Click here to register for this online session
  • Eye On Kaleidoscope ( Oracle OpenWorld Blog )
    Here, he discusses the importance of conferences like Oracle OpenWorld, Collaborate, and Kaleidoscope, and how the interests of database architects and developers are addressed by user group events.
  • SAP: Is the worst over?
    The other part of MacMillan’s argument is that SAP is relatively cheap based on its historical valuation compared to Oracle (detailed quote). SAP historically has carried a premium to Oracle. The big question is whether that premium should last into the future. After all, Oracle has consistently delivered solid quarters.
  • EMC Heats Up Competition with Data Center Big Four
    EMC took square aim at the “big four” data center management software players—HP, IBM, CA and BMC— this week when it launched Ionix. The new Ionix business unit and brand name are designed to make more noise about what analysts call an under-appreciated set of broad capabilities in data-center management tools. The Ionix suite of network, systems and process management tools are so tightly integrated and so useful, says one longtime EMC storage customer, that his IT group bought the full set for its data-center management even though the company was shifting to rival NetApp’s storage products.
  • Microsoft
    At a $1,000 per square foot to build data centers having a data center “on demand” has huge economic considerations. Gen 4’s goal is to move data centers from a custom design and build model to a standardized manufacturing approach.
  • Forrester’s “An Enterprise Software Licensee’s Bill Of Rights”
    I would encourage you to read this report–you can be sure your customers will before their next maintenance renewal! Let me know if you have any comments or questions; I can pass along questions to Ray if you have them. And as always, thanks for reading!
  • Microsoft promotes Sinofsky to head Windows division
    Just months before the official release of Windows 7, Microsoft is promoting Steven Sinofsky to the new position of president of the Windows division. … “It’s basically a promotion for Sinofsky after doing great work getting Windows development back on track with Windows 7,” said Matt Rosoff, an analyst at Directions on Microsoft.
  • Why Chrome OS Now? Because Microsoft Office In The Cloud Comes Monday
    the full details will pour out Monday at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans. You can expect the new version of Office, that syncs with the cloud, and the ability to use it in the cloud without any software as well.
  • Gartner Ranks NetSuite as North America’s Fastest Growing Financial Management System Vendor Among Top 10
    NetSuite’s 41 Percent Growth Contrasts Sharply with Performance of On-Premise Vendors NetSuite Only Cloud Vendor Cited
  • Satyam’s remaking to take 1-2 years
    Vice-chairman Nayyar is curious about Raju’s motives, says he’s otherwise a ‘good human’
  • Rajus to undergo lie detector test
    A CBI court on Thursday allowed the investigation agency to conduct a lie detector and brain-mapping tests on B Ramalinga Raju, his brother Rama Raju and former Satyam CFO Vadlamani Srinivas. CBI has sought permission for a lie detector test to make the Rajus reveal more about the fraud at Satyam.

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