Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-08-18

  • Regulate this
    The most likely answer is that this board does not really have that much say over Larry Ellison’s compensation.
  • Cloud Computing Takes Away Business From IT Outsourcers
    Something that often gets lost in the discussion about cloud computing is what it means for traditional IT outsourcing. Many of the benefits are the same: Reduced costs, less internal development of software, reduced management of applications and hardware. So as cloud computing matures, it seems the IT outsourcing industry will have to evolve to adapt.
  • The Truth About the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2009
    Will the proposed legislation address the problems some American IT workers have with the H-1B visa program? Will it damage business relations between the U.S. and India? What are the odds of the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2009 passing? CIO.com has the answers.
  • Using social software to reinvent the customer relationship
    Social CRM: It’s all about people For its part, Social CRM paints a vision of creating a deeper and more engaging community-based relationship with your customers, instead of the traditional approach of managing them, in a very Cluetrain Manifesto way. Part online community, part crowdsourcing, part customer service, Social CRM can create an emergent, collaborative online partnership with customers that can result in an array of improvements to business performance.
  • Best Practices for Enterprise SaaS Growth
    # Enterprise business will be won by the SaaS vendors who are first to demonstrate to the enterprise CIOs an understanding of their concerns and a willingness to address them. # If SaaS vendors don’t make this a priority, legacy on-premise enterprise vendors migrating their offerings to SaaS and private cloud offerings will – and they already have the advantage of inroads into the enterprise with their on-premise applications. # If SaaS vendors don’t fill the systems manageability vacuum created by the SaaS model, CIOs will do it themselves. SaaS vendors can avert a future of cobbled-together legacy tools and processes in the enterprise by having the vision to address the problem now.
  • Developers Want Unrestricted Downloads
    Developers need your whole product because they will follow a variety of paths to knowledge, not just the paths that make sense to you. And developers don’t want to listen to a sales rep’s pitch on the wonders of your software.
  • Oracle Sample Code Home
    Welcome to Oracle Sample Code, where employees and Oracle Technology Network members collaboratively build and share sample applications, code snippets, skins and templates, and more. Do: Treat other users with respect and dignity; create, share, have fun! Don’t: Use the services offered here for a commercial purpose; upload malware or code that you do not own; do anything else that would otherwise violate the Terms of Use. The content hosted here is the intellectual property of its creators, but Oracle receives a nonexclusive license to share it with the community. See the Getting Started FAQ for more information.
  • Making the Move From Traditional to SaaS – Credit Where Credit Is Due
    [How wrong can one article be?-DBM] I’ve long had real doubt about the ability of traditional vendors to move to SaaS. The reason for this has very little to do with technological barriers but rather it is the corrosive effects on revenue that a move to recurring models brings – the fact is shareholders are used to traditional vendors throwing off lots of free cash from their regular upgrade cycles forcing customers to keep spending – SaaS impacts upon that.
  • SAP Business One as Corporate ERP for Midsize Business Elegance and Flexibility
    we recommend you to consider it in the case if you have high-end SAP ERP domestically and need Accounting for your overseas branch. It is localized in the sense of translation to local language and tuning to local fiscal requirement. If you work for Internal Audit department in US, and you would like to make internal audit in overseas branch, all you need to do is switch SAP B1 interface from Brazilian Portuguese to English and all the data is in your disposition
  • Voting is open for Virtual Community Day
    Submissions are in so now it’s time to vote for your favorite sessions! Submit your vote for the sessions you would most like to see during the month of September when we hold the 2009 Virtual Community Day. Well actually that’s what I was planning to do HOWEVER we received a grand total of 21 sessions and so since they all sound very very good I’m just going to try and do the “hard” part now and see if I can’t schedule each and every one of those sessions for the “Virtual Community Day” in the month of September!
  • SAP Launches New Social Media Tools for SAP Community Network
    SAP announced the launch of new community network offerings such as additional Business Process Expert (BPX) communities dedicated to understanding International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), implementing SAP® Business Suite 7 software and supporting the recently announced PlaNet Finance partnership (see “SAP and PlaNet Finance Join Forces to Create Sustainable Business Models Through Access to Microfinance and Technology”). SAP will now serve as an OpenID provider, which will enable easier access to the large network of partners and other resources offered by the SAP community network. Additional collaboration platform enhancements improve overall performance and collaboration through the addition of ratings and improved search capabilities providing members increased value from the community network.
  • HP Rethinks Energy
    Inside, Hewlett-Packard is building one of the most powerful–and sustainable–data centers in the world. We’ve deployed industry-standard hardware to democratize the massive computing power once trapped in mainframes. Automation and virtualization enable that power to be flexed, scaled and shared. Intelligent software translates the raw data captured into meaningful information.
  • Is HP Really A Strategic Enterprise Provider? Disappointing Q3 Betrays Gaps
    The fact is, HP is not what it says it is: a strategic enterprise IT supplier. Try this: click the link above. to the (US) HP home page. You’ll find yourself looking at promotions for ink cartridges, PCs, and notebooks. You’re on the “Shop For Home Products and Services” page by default. Now – look at IBM’s home page. Or Oracle’s. Or Cisco’s. Which of these firms begins by talking to the enterprise? Now, to be fair, that’s a simple test, and moving the cursor down the HP homepage you’ll quickly find yourself looking at a very attractive screen or two about hot enterprise topics like virtualization and on-demand computing. But why lead with PCs and printers?

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