Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-09-28

  • Satyam spreads Diwali cheers among employees, restores variable pay, ESOPs
    “With the business improving and new deals coming in, we have slowly started taking in employees from the virtual pool,” Kunwar said. Kunwar also said Satyam is open to the idea of engaging the benched employees in other Mahindra group companies and outside as well. “They are all extremely bright people and have suffered a lot. But we had to bench them to rationalize infrastructure and other costs,” he said.
  • ICAI finds ex Satyam CFO, Price Waterhouse auditors guilty
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has found two top officials of Satyam Computer and four auditors of Price Waterhouse prima facie guilty in the Rs 7,800-crore fraud case, a top ICAI official said today. Besides, the apex body of Chartered Accountants has also found audit firms – Price Waterhouse, Kolkata and Price Waterhouse, New Delhi – prima facie guilty of misconduct.
  • Wipro Wins $100m Deal From US Water Utility
    Under the deal, Wipro will provide its competency based FlexDelivery model in conjunction with Run SAP Methodology to provide business, technical and service delivery management support. The company will deliver its services from globally located FlexDelivery centers using standardized platform of tools and processes with teams aligned by competency.
  • SAP – Alloy – Demos
    Experience the features, functionality, and benefits of Alloy software in a brief, user-friendly product tour. Alloy: Optimizing Decisions, Improving Productivity Discover how Alloy enables your business to manage reports, handle leave requests, and process travel requests, all without leaving the familiar Lotus Notes environment. The software also allows your IT team to bring additional workflow decisions and contextual information from SAP software to Lotus Notes through simple customization.
  • Workday Plans for Accelerated Growth; Expands Management Team
    Workday, Inc., the leader in enterprise-class SaaS-based Human Resources
    (HR) and Financial solutions today expanded its management team as the company accelerates its growth plans for 2010 and beyond. Workday today appointed Mike Stankey as president and chief operating officer (COO). Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri are now co-chief executive officers, with Dave also continuing as chairman.
  • Workday Passes 100 Customer Milestone; Continues Enterprise SaaS Applications Leadership
    The cost to implement Workday now averages 50 percent the cost of a 3-year Workday subscription to our services, in stark contrast with traditional on-premise systems where implementation typically costs two to four times the software license fee or more. * Workday is consistently bringing customers into production on-schedule and on-budget, unlike on-premise deployments that typically result in time and cost overruns. * Workday’s track record enables us to provide fixed-bid implementation options, further extending the time and cost predictability of our enterprise solutions.
  • Milestones | Workday blog
    Dave is Workday’s chief customer advocate and the champion of our culture and values.And I will continue to focus my time on Workday’s product and technology strategy, as well as our long-term plans for global expansion.
  • An Open Letter To Oracle CEO Larry Ellison
    Oracle customers hear a lot from you about your competitors, but rarely do they hear how you feel about them and what your vision and strategy for them is. You’re missing a huge opportunity.
  • Wolseley put SAP and business change on hold
    Wolseley began its Business Change Programme and SAP integration in 2007 with the Austrian division completing the project by August 2008. This year was meant to be the year Wolseley UK put in its SAP foundations with the project across 28 markets being completed by 2011. In today’s results Wolseley said it was pulling out of some of those markets. The Wolseley CIO said standardising onto an SAP platform was “critical” in an interview with CIO UK sister title Computerworld UK. Wolseley has grown through acquisitions so is supporting a wide number of legacy systems. SAP was envisioned as way of increasing productivity, improving business change and delivering customer intelligence.
  • Ballmer Criticizes I.B.M.’s High-Profit Diet
    “I.B.M.’s footprint is more narrow today than it was when I started. I am not sure that has been to the long-term benefit of their shareholders.”
  • Los Angeles City Hall becomes tech giants’ battlefield
    The two tech giants are clashing over a $7.25-million contract to replace L.A.’s outdated e-mail system. The stakes are high enough that both companies have fielded teams of lobbyists and executives to press their case in City Hall.
  • Gates CEO Raikes’ salary: $315,000 for 4 months
    Raikes was the highest paid executive of a grant-making institution last year, according to the newspaper’s survey. The Chronicle reports that at that rate, Raikes’ annual salary would have been $990,000 last year.
  • SAP upgrades: Dos and don’ts from an ERP guru
    Here are just a few of the dos and don’ts that Reed offers in the report, as well as a few lessons learned from SAP user companies that have made the transition.

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