Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-07-30

  • Oracle Recognizes Customers with First Annual Identity Management Innovation Awards
    Cisco, a global leader in networking, communication and collaboration technologies, was chosen for their massive deployment of Oracle Access Manager (OAM) for its 2 million+ users. As part of their Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM) program, OAM replaced a legacy SSO system to help improve the online commerce experience for Cisco’s customers, partners and employees and enforce regulatory, legal and corporate policies compliance. Visa, the world’s largest retail electronic payments network, was honored for their implementation of Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD), which allowed the company to centralize provisioning of corporate application access control information and externalize authorization controls out of applications, improving security, compliance and user administration and significantly reducing maintenance and IT operational costs.
  • 2009 CIO 100: How Focusing on Customers, Collaboration and Cost Control Delivers Business Value
    Our 2009 CIO 100 honorees understand how to balance quick gains with long-term strategic advantage. Whether their winning projects address customer needs, internal collaboration or cost-containment—three dominant themes among this year’s applicants—each was conceived to create new value, not simply allow the company to hold its ground.
  • 2009 CIO 100 Winners
    Learn about the 2009 CIO 100 Award winners and their winning projects, and find the companies that interest you the most, with this interactive chart. Click on the tabs to sort the data according to location, industry or revenue as well as project type (the main technology used for the project), the primary business function it benefits and its impact. Click on the company name to get more details, including a description of the winning project and more about the technologies used. Under the Project Type tab, follow the links to find more CIO.com articles about each technology listed.
  • 2009 Winner Profile: IBM
    IBM Virtual Event Space provides 3-D virtual venues, allowing more IBM employees to attend company events. The virtual meeting space offers four formal presentation locations that can host up to 200 people simultaneously, provides multiple break-out spaces and allows for recording and playback of all sessions. IBM estimates approximately $1 million in savings from virtual events last year, including travel, meeting and venue costs.
  • Steve Wertheimer | Oracle Innovation Showcase
    Who do you think is the most innovative person at Oracle? A:Bill Bridge. He played a huge role in inventing the underlying architecture for Oracle Database. Although most of his work was done in the early and mid 1990s, and has been improved upon by many talented people since then, the basic foundations of his architecture still drive Oracle databases today.
  • Software pricing and the Devil’s Triangle
    From an IT failures perspective, the model is valuable for two reasons: 1. It explicitly acknowledges customer perception of project success as a critical driver for rational vendor pricing. 2. The model forges collaboration, rather than division and conflict, between vendors and customers.
  • What is the Biggest Mistake SAP Job Seekers Make? (#2)
    [GREAT read for SAPpers-DBM] mistakes SAP job seekers make and how to avoid them. The first mistake? “Chasing dollars, not skills.” The latest mistake? Trying to make more than one SAP job change at a time.
  • What is the biggest threat to SAP?
    [Correct answer:Mkt saturation+3rd party maintenance cos-DBM] Oracle 32.8% Slump in U.S. Economy 29.7% Fortune 500 Market Saturation 15.3% Best-of-Breed SOA Technology 9.7% Microsoft (SMB) 5.9% Loss of Key Executives (Agassi) 5% New: Software as a Service 1.7%
  • SAP Demos Commitment To Business ByDesign
    It allows them to integrate SAP Business Object’s software, including Crystal reports and Xcelsius dashboards, with more than a hundred business processes supported by the on-demand ERP suite.
  • Jollibee Backs International Growth with NetSuite OneWorld
    When Jollibee sought to expand its Oracle for financial management and reporting system to international locations, it soon discovered the effort would be too costly. So, company officials turned to NetSuite for a solution. Jollibee needed a solution that offered robust infrastructure on a tight schedule.
  • NetSuite’s second quarter better than expected
    The company reported a second quarter net loss of $5 million, or 8 cents a share, on revenue of $40.3 million, up 10 percent from a year ago. In the year ago quarter, NetSuite had a net loss of $3.1 million, or 5 cents a share. Excluding items, NetSuite reported a second quarter non-GAAP profit of $687,000, or a penny a share. Wall Street was expecting NetSuite to break even.
  • NetSuite posts bigger second-quarter loss
    The San Mateo, Calif.-based business software company reported a second-quarter loss of $5 million, or 8 cents a share, compared with a loss of $3.1 million, or 5 cents a share, for the year-earlier period. Revenue was $40.3 million, up from $36.6 million for the same quarter last year. Adjusted income was 1 cent a share. Analysts had expected the business software company to post flat earnings, on revenue of $40.1 million.
  • FAQ: Data shows overseas shift for U.S. IT jobs
    the change won’t likely affect the overall trend and the shift in jobs outside the U.S.
  • Ariba Q3 profit beats Street by a cent
    Q3 adj EPS $0.17 vs est $0.16 * Q3 revenue falls slightly to $83.9 mln * Q3 subscription software revenue up 25 pct

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