Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-08-06

  • Red Hat Announces Finalists in Third Annual Innovation Awards
    From the category winners, an overall Red Hat Innovator of the Year and a JBoss Innovator of the Year will each be selected by the community through online voting and announced at a special awards ceremony on September 4.
  • Fellow rebel, Ray Wang
    Whatever he does next, I have no doubt Ray will continue to impact the software industry.
  • Oracle, Satyam, IBM among Top 100 Tax Defaulters
    Oracle owes Rs.558 crore in tax dues, while Nokia owes Rs.448 crore, Mahindra Satyam has to pay Rs.290 crore to the exchequer. IBM’s tax due is to the tune of Rs.208 crore. BSNL owes Rs.2,417 crore to the government; Tata Communications has a tax demand of about Rs.505.5 crore.
  • Outliers: Some SAP customers not focusing on quick projects, quick SAP ROI
    all of the panelists indicated that their IT budgets would remain flat over the year and for some, through 2010.
  • Ray Wang departing Forrester
    Ray Wang leaving Forrester is humungous
  • Five Lessons from the Dark Side of Cloud Computing
    While many companies are considering moving applications to the cloud, the security of the third-party services still leaves much to be desired, security experts warned attendees at last week’s Black Hat Security Conference.
  • It’s Been A Great 5 Years!
    Focus on strategy consulting and thought leadership in emerging technologies. I’ve joined the tail end of almost every boom. It started with health care administration, management consulting, SAP implementations, CRM, product management, and e Commerce start ups. I don’t plan to miss this next wave of emerging technologies that bridge the stodgy and staid world of enterprise apps with the social world of consumer tech and Web 2.0. This time I hope to be a few years ahead instead of behind.
  • Joyjeet Banerjee | Oracle Innovation Showcase
    Why is Oracle E-Business Suite innovative? A:Oracle E-Business Suite enables businesses to think globally to make better decisions, work globally to be more competitive, and manage globally to lower costs and increase performance. The biggest expense in IT is integration. Oracle E-Business Suite is engineered to function as an integrated system. You can seamlessly pass information from one application to another without incurring incremental integration costs. Oracle’s open architecture allows standards-based integration with your other business applications. Oracle E-Business Suite helps in reducing the total cost of ownership.
  • Oracle OpenWorld 2009
    Welcome to Oracle OpenWorld 2009 Where can you find the most relevant content for your business and technology needs, network with peers from around the world, get hands-on experience with a full breadth of Oracle technology, and preview what’s coming next from Oracle and its partners? Here.
  • NetSuite’s Sweet Spot
    Well, they were pretty quick to talk about the cloud. They’ve been actually very slow to deliver technology to the cloud. And so, the great thing about what we did in Germany, was we actually entered their home turf with an available product before they did–basically a full accounting suite delivered via the cloud, now available and certified for German customers. So, I’m sure it was a bit upsetting to them to see that happen.
  • BusinessObjects service pack woes anger users
    A new service pack for SAP’s flagship BusinessObjects BI (business intelligence) platform is reportedly taking an exceedingly long time to install, presenting significant logistical problems, according to angry users posting gripes on an independent message board.
  • Microsoft Azure Pulling Out of Northwest Due to Taxes
    Microsoft Azure, its public cloud-based developer platform, will no longer distribute applications to developers from its northwestern hub, as a “change in local tax laws” compels Microsoft to migrate those applications to other geographies prior to the service’s commercial launch in November. Microsoft hopes that it can seize market-share in the cloud-based services space by persuading developers to adopt the platform quickly.

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