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)
SAP, the third-largest software company in the world after Microsoft and
Oracle, says it’s moving all data into main memory and all systems to the
The company’s newly announced HANA Cloud Platform is going to be the
foundation of its whole cloud portfolio, creating a single point for its
cloud-based technology, including application development and integration
services, database and analytics services.
“With SAP HANA Cloud Platform as the underpinning,” it said, “customers
will be able to rely on maximum scale for all cloud-based SAP solutions,
including line-of-business cloud applications, cloud-enabled business network
and social collaboration solutions, and a managed cloud environment for SAP
The strategy puts HANA, its in-memory database, at the center of SAP’s
“Let’s be clear on HANA,” co-CEO Bill McDermott said in a keynote this
week ... (more)
With the increased automation of business processes, enterprises are
integrating closely with their customers and partners to transform into
connected businesses. At the same time, social and mobile interactions are
growing at an unprecedented rate, resulting in data storage growth and
accompanying demands for analytics. In this new environment, businesses are
faced with a significant growth in compute, storage and network
infrastructure. Rather than just add more resources to their existing data
centers, organizations are either optimizing their in-house resources or
looking for external IT resources to fulfill their needs.
While optimizing IT resources, finding common workloads can provide a lot of
benefits as standardization allows large gains due to better IT management.
In a typical large organization, supporting Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP) software con... (more)
With the pace of technological development and the complex needs of ERP, it
can be difficult to choose the right SAP HANA hosting or upgrade strategy.
There are unexpected benefits of moving to the cloud, but also risks in
outsourcing mission-critical applications. Here are some of the common
arguments for and against SAP HANA in the cloud.
Perceived Benefits of On-Premise SAP HANA Hosting
ERP Security and Control: Companies are understandably concerned about who
they trust with their core data and applications. Although a well-run SAP
HANA cloud hosting provider can usually provide better security than onsite
hosting, many businesses still prefer keeping systems in-house, where their
own team can keep an eye on everything.
Better Control over SAP HANA Hardware: Onsite hosting lets organizations
choose high-quality SAP HANA appliances, supporting ERP stability and
SAP Business One 8.8 for Small and Midsize Enterprises
SAP Business One is an integrated business software that tailors its
application around the needs of small and midsize business owners. In one
single application, this tool manages all primary facets of your business,
including Financials, Sales, Purchasing, Inventory, Banking, Manufacturing,
Forecasts, Budgets, Reporting and more. In the video below, we'll see SAP
Business One 8.8 Integration with Microsoft Sharepoint.
SAP Business One Benefits: Microsoft Sharepoint Integration
In this video, Richard Duffy, SAP Business One Product Evangelist, takes a
deeper hands-on look into SAP Business One 8.8. He'll show you how to build a
simple integration between SAP Business One 8.8 and Microsoft Sharepoint
You can view the video on YouTube here:
Orchestra LLC ... (more)
SAP reportedly agreed Monday to pay Oracle $120 million just to cover its
"past and future reasonable attorneys' fees and costs."
Those are the fees that Oracle has wracked up pursuing its case for theft
against SAP and TomorrowNow, SAP's IP-downloading cut-rate third-party
maintenance subsidiary, the now shuttered unit that got SAP in the hot water
it's now stewing in in a California federal court.
The joint stipulation is sealed now, carrying the notice "FILED IN ERROR.
DOCUMENT LOCKED" in big bold letters on the court docket but IDG got a look
at it first.
It says that in the proposed order TomorrowNow "stipulates to entry of
judgment on Oracle's claims for violations of the Federal Computer Fraud and
Abuse Act and California's Computer Data Access and Fraud Act, breach of
contract, intentional interference, negligent interference, unfair
competition, trespass t... (more)
SAP's Q4 earnings were off 36% after it set aside $1.3 billion to pay the
record damages Oracle won in court last year.
Revenues were up 27%, beating its own forecasts, and it plans to increase its
dividend 20%. It expects its operating profit to be up ~16% this year to at
least $6.1 billion on heightened spending in the US and emerging markets
tickled by analytics and Sybase's mobile contribution to SAP applications.
Software revenues should be up 10%-14%, roughly what it did last year.
The company's re-launched web-based Business ByDesign software reportedly had
over 250 customers at the end of Q4. The company is hoping to boost the
number to 1,000 this year. It's expecting to add a ByDesign for Subsidiaries
SAP, which was found guilty of ripping off Oracle's software and
documentation on a massive scale thanks to its TomorrowNow subsidiary, is
still ... (more)
Verizon and SAP America are supposed to deliver SAP's Customer Relationship
Management rapid-deployment solution to enterprise workers through Verizon's
Computing as a Service cloud.
The SAP widgetry offers a ready-to-use combination of software, pre-defined
services and pre-configured content at a pre-defined price that can be
deployed sometimes in as little as eight weeks.
Users will be able to access the stuff from their desktops or mobile devices
via SAP's bought-in Sybase Unwired Platform.
Customers can pay per user, per month for the application, the cloud hosting
services, infrastructure and management services.
Verizon launched an application management service a year ago January that
offers enterprises end-to-end management of SAP applications and delivery
platforms with custom service-level guarantees that extend beyond server and
application availability... (more)
In 2011, the top mobile apps deployed within enterprises were for email,
field service, CRM sales and workflow. Will these apps be the most beneficial
for your business? Only you and your team know that answer because every
mobile journey is unique.
In less than two minutes, most CIOs can describe three or more (different)
mobile scenarios that could help their business be more productive, reduce
costs, improve customer relationships or be more efficient.
A bakery with national distribution wants to increase the number of
deliveries each truck makes by receiving orders earlier in the day and
pre-loading delivery trucks. A cleaning company wants to bill clients earlier
in the cycle by collecting employees' daily onsite reports rather than
monthly aggregated reports. A video production company needs to speed its
responses to customers by streamlining the approval pro... (more)
OData is quickly becoming the Lingua Franca for data exchange over the
web. The OData standard defines a protocol and a language structure for
issuing queries and updates to remote data sources, including (but not
limited to) relational databases, file systems, content management systems,
and traditional web sites. It builds upon existing Web technologies, like
HTTP and RESTful web services, the Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub), XML,
SAP and Sybase iAnywhere released SQL Anywhere version 16 in March 2013, and
it had many cool new features. This blog post will cover one specific
enhancement, the new support for OData access to SA databases.
Note: SA 16.0 is the follow-on release to version 12.0.1. There was no
version 13, 14, or 15.
SQL Anywhere actually introduced support for SOAP and REST-based web services
"The SaaS pioneers have given us a taste of the potential of On-Demand," says
Sal Visca, CTO of Technology Development for SAP, "however, we've only
scratched the surface in terms of what's to come."
Visca will be presenting at SYS-CON's upcoming 4th International Cloud
Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com) this coming November
2-4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
In his session, entitled "Next-Generation On-Demand," Visca will step back
from the headlines and outline what it will really take to offer solutions
that tackle the issues facing the large enterprise.He will walk through his
perspective on where the world of Enterprise Software is headed next -
putting On-Demand into the context of the enterprise world.
About the Speaker:
As Chief Technology Officer for SAP's Technology Development business, Sal