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Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) and Fujitsu (TSE:6702) today announced new quad-core SPARC64(TM) VII processors and an enhanced memory controller for the SPARC Enterprise(R) server line. The faster SPARC64 VII processors deliver up to 25 percent better performance than the previous generation and with new memory access enhancements, the updated SPARC Enterprise systems have delivered outstanding performance on key enterprise benchmarks. These results further prove the updated SPARC Enterprise servers with the Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS) are ideal platforms for consolidation and mission-critical enterprise applications including large-scale databases, BIDW, ERP and human capital management (HCM). The new processors are the second in-box upgrade delivered for this product family and are available as an option for seamless upgrades in existing SPARC Enterpri... (more)

Newsbyte: SAPPHIRE® NOW Named Most Innovative Meeting of 2012 With Reach of More Than 500,000 Attendees

WALLDORF, Germany, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SAPPHIRE® NOW, the premiere customer event from SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), has been named "The Most Innovative Meeting of 2012" by BizBash Magazine. The magazine highlighted SAP's "always on" approach as the next step in hybrid event design. SAPPHIRE NOW beat out the well-regarded TED event to take the title. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO) SAP's "always on" approach will reach over 500,000 physical and online participants globally from November 2011 through the upcoming SAPPHIRE NOW from Madrid in November 2012. This time span includes SAPPHIRE NOW from Madrid in 2011, China SAPPHIRE in November 2011 and July 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW from Orlando in 2012. Global participants continue to access content and contribute to conversations via www.sapphirenow.com, YouTube and social media platforms su... (more)

itelligence AG Exhibits at SAPPHIRE® NOW and SAP TechEd

MADRID, Spain and BIELEFELD, Germany, November 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- High Tech at High Speed Cross-reference: Picture is available at http://www.presseportal.de/pm/24336 At SAPPHIRE® NOW conference and SAP TechEd being held in Madrid, November 13-16, 2012, itelligence AG will present itself as one of the leading international SAP consulting firm for small- and medium-sized business. What special highlights can be expected from the itelligence presentations at the most important SAP customer event in Europe: the SAP HANA® platform as well as the itelligence rapid-deployment solution for SAP EWM. Uwe Bohnhorst, COO, itelligence AG: "In the areas of SAP HANA and SAP® Rapid Deployment solutions, itelligence is once again among the 'early adopters' of these SAP platforms and solutions, and is thus creating a basis-together with its customers-for finding new, innovative so... (more)

Newsbyte: SAP and Ashoka Changemakers Announce Winners of Global Entrepreneurship Competition

WALLDORF, Germany, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP NEWSBYTE -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the four winners of the global entrepreneurship competition "The Power of Small: Entrepreneurs Strengthening Local Economies." They were selected for their excellence in helping emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses in underserved communities grow and thrive. Each organization will receive US$10,000, a technology donation and promotion and networking opportunities with SAP executives and customers at SAPPHIRE® NOW + SAP® TechEd, being held as a co-located event in Madrid from November 13-16 2012. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO) The winners are: Adel – Agência Desenvolvimento Econômico Local, Brazil: Adel, a local development agency, is building a Youth Entrepreneurship Training Center that provides practical training such as effi... (more)

SAP Aligns New Solutions With "Industry 4.0" Innovation to Steer Customers Through Improved Production Process

HANNOVER, Germany, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Underscoring a commitment to innovating the manufacturing process as part of "Industry 4.0," SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced new releases of manufacturing solutions and updates for existing solutions covering engineering, manufacturing and sustainable operations. The announcement was made at Hannover Messe 2013, being held April 8-12 in Hannover, Germany. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO) The manufacturing industry today is facing a technological milestone. Machines, production facilities and warehousing systems are able to autonomously exchange information, trigger actions and control each other, promising huge improvements in the industrial processes involved in manufacturing, engineering and service. This fourth industrial revolution, called Industry 4.0, offers the promise of bringi... (more)

Bramasol Announces Customer Analytics and Retention Solution and Oracle Database Migration Program -- Both Offered in Support of SAP HANA®

ORLANDO, Fla., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bramasol, Inc., an SAP gold channel partner and provider of solutions and services focused on mid-to-large-sized companies, announced today during the SAPPHIRE® NOW conference continued development and focus around its practice in support of the SAP HANA® platform. Formally announced in early 2013, Bramasol's practice for SAP HANA includes:  services and offerings to support: migration of the SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse on Oracle databases to SAP HANA; running COPA (profitability analysis), materials requirement planning (MRP) and the SAP® 360 Customer solution in real-time using accelerators for SAP HANA; implementation and support of SAP Business Suite software powered by SAP HANA; and development of applications built on SAP HANA that leverage the revolutionary platform. Bramasol continues its momentum in suppor... (more)

OpenText Expands Reach of Its Cloud-based Solutions Now Included in SAP® Cloud for Travel Solution

OpenText Capture and Optical Character Recognition Services Now Featured in SAP Cloud for Travel to Help Simplify and Increase Speed of Travel Expense Processing WATERLOO, ON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that its powerful capture and optical character recognition (OCR) services are now included in the SAP® Cloud for Travel solution (formerly known as SAP Travel OnDemand), a cloud-based application for travel management. Further strengthening the partnership between OpenText and SAP, the offering is expected to make it easier for business travelers to file expense reports using information scanned from receipts using scanners or mobile devices. Delivering a mobile user experience designed for today's business traveler, SAP Cloud for Travel is a subscrip... (more)

SAP® Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA® Now Generally Available, Including Core SAP® Applications and Industry Solutions

WALLDORF, Germany, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP NEWSBYTE -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the availability of the majority of core SAP® Business Suite applications and industry solutions powered by SAP HANA®. First introduced in January 2013, SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA enables customers to run their businesses in real time by bringing together business transactions and operational analytics on a single, open in-memory computing platform. This week, the company is showcasing SAP Business Suite applications and industry solutions powered by SAP HANA onsite at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held being held May 14-16 in Orlando, Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO) "John Deere focuses each day on innovation, serving customers with breakthrough technology that enhances their productivity," said Derek Dyer, director, Global SA... (more)

Newsbyte: SAP Spurs Innovation by Powering More Than 500 Startups Globally With SAP HANA®

WALLDORF, Germany, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the SAP® Startup Focus program has achieved significant adoption among the startup community, with more than 500 startups from 54 countries now in the program. Startups range from innovative solutions such as real-time root cause analysis for manufacturing, retail-specific analytical algorithms or unstructured big data analysis, among many others. The initiative began in March 2012 and has achieved broad adoption within just 16 months. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO) The SAP Startup Focus program enables big data, predictive and real-time analytics startups to run better by developing innovative applications on the SAP HANA® platform, a cutting edge in-memory database platform. The overall goal of the program is to spur innovation and provide s... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

Chuck Phillips Was Supposed to Become CEO of CA

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing News - Oracle co-president Charles Phillips was supposed to become CEO of CA - for all its muddied skirts still one of the world's largest software companies - and then those "soul mates forever" billboards popped up in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco, exposing his near decade-long bi-coastal double life with wife and son in the East and a live-in girlfriend in the West. Six days after Phillips was forced to admit that a picture of him and his ex-girlfriend canoodling was hanging over Times Square, CA named board member and executive chairman Bill McCracken CEO. He's the guy who's been running the company since John Swainson's reportedly forced retirement was announced in September. An ex-IBMer and an ex-Swainson pal, it was no secret he really wanted the job. Related Story: SAP Wants CA To Give It More Toys That w... (more)