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WALLDORF, Germany, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP NEWSBYTE — In its fourth consecutive survey focused on mobile commerce and mobile operator services at GSMA Mobile World Congress, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today uncovered results showing the value and challenges of Big Data for operators. The survey reflects the sentiments of mobile operators, fixed telecommunication providers, over-the-top (OTT) players and other global mobile industry executives and aims to address top issues surrounding Big Data, mobile commerce and LTE. Unlocking the Value of Big Data According to communication services providers (CSPs) and global mobile industry insiders, real-time offers (36 percent) and better customer segmentation (27 percent) are expected to drive the most value from Big Data in 2014.  The key challenges that are preventing operators and enterprises from fully unlocking the b... (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)

TIBCO Goes to IBM Before the End of March 2010 -Prediction

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - I hate to make new year's resolutions like a new diet program or another trainer at my local gym. I also usually never bother with annual predictions either, for that matter. One exception to that personal rule is the long over due sale of TIBCO Software. Since Oracle's bloody murder acquisition of BEA Systems, for the past two years there has been non-stop rumors that TIBCO would be next, of course which did not happen so far. Oracle was named exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010, which will take place April 19-21, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Cloud Expo, with over 5,000 delegates and more than 200 sponsors, will be the most significant technology event of the year. Now that TIBCO's fourth quarter results are around the corner (on Tuesday after the closing bell), the rumors star... (more)

Crystal Reports for SAP Business One

SAP Business One & Crystal Reports Business Intelligence is now available to small and midsized companies Crystal Reports 2008 for SAP Business One is now fully available to the tens of thousands of companies running SAP Business One worldwide. With built in business intelligence for SAP Business One, small and midsized companies can now get a true 360 degree view of their business with easy to use tools and pre-built reports. Orchestra has been bringing our readers the frontline news on Crystal Reports for SAP Business One, so we thought it fitting to put together this resource. Please feel free to contact Orchestra if you would like additional information. Contact Us directly by clicking here: Contact Orchestra about Crystal Reports Crystal Reports for SAP Business One: Overview Crystal Reports is a "business intelligence" tool. This is a hot new buzzword, but it's... (more)

SAP Wants CA To Give It More Toys

Security Session at Cloud Expo Rumor has it that SAP wants CA to give it more toys. Now CA's got a market cap of $11 billion and SAP's got $1.8 billion in the bank. So it appears that if such a thing were to happen it would be what they call an MOE, a merger of equals. There's this odd chemistry between SAP and CA. Twice now CA has gotten close to raiding SAP for a CEO and twice the guy it was thinking of poaching became CEO of SAP instead. Related Story: Chuck Phillips Was CA-Bound And Then Those Billboards Happened The first was SAP sales chief Leo Apotheke, who was reportedly a lead candidate at CA before his prospective move was outed by the press. When Apotheke balked, CA went with IBMer John Swainson, who lasted until late last year when - reportedly because CA's stock price dropped during his administration  - another CEO search was mounted even though CA chai... (more)

Cloud Computing for Small Business

Had Orchestra Team started business even five years ago, there is no way that it could operate with dozens of clients managing hundreds of IT systems without significant investment in its own IT infrastructure. The vast majority of everything we do involves working with computers and the people that use our computer systems. Would you believe that Orchestra does not even own a single server? Would you believe that we have less than $1000 in licensed software for our company? Did you know that Orchestra's employees can operate effectively from nearly any computer in the world with an internet connection? These questions are rhetorical, but the short answer is that Orchestra has been able to leverage cloud computing to manage nearly every aspect of it's services and technology offering. Here are some of the ways we did it: Google Apps - Connecting the Disconnected When... (more)

OData Support in SQLAnywhere 16.0

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, and Javascript Object Notation (JSON). 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. Background SQL Anywhere actually introduced support for SOAP and REST-based web services ba... (more)

Klee Associates, Inc. Launches New Blog on ERPtips.com

Klee Associates, a SAP training and education provider, has announced the launch of a new blog dedicated to SAP training and education. The new blog, titled SAP Training: Taming the Beast, will serve as an ideal setting for SAP users to obtain free information and education on SAP's ERP software packages. The blog will offer frequent discussions on all aspects of SAP training and education, SAP best practices, SAP certification, SAP configuration, SAP how to instructions, SAP integration, and SAP implementations. Jocelyn Hayes, Klee Associates' resident SAP expert, will provide educational discussion and information on SAP software and provide visitors with excerpts from ERPtips' SAP training manuals. Accompanying her as a fellow blog author is Andy Klee, founder of Klee Associates, who will offer interviews with SAP training experts, his views on ERP training, and... (more)

A Comparison of the Programming APIs Available in SAP Mobile Platform 2.3

When Sybase first released the Unwired Platform in 2008, it was intended to be a complete end-to-end development environment for mobile applications.  SUP developers would create the middle tier components (a.k.a. Mobile Business Objects), and the client application executables from a single, integrated Eclipse-based toolset.  There was a "PowerBuilder-like" 4GL screen painter, called the Device Application Designer (or DAD), that compiled down to native Blackberry 5/6 or Windows Mobile 6.5 applications.  (Yes, it's hard to imagine, but there was a time when iOS devices were not allowed to play in the Enterprise Mobile Application playground...) Several market forces emerged around that time and started to cast doubts on the wisdom of the "complete end-to-end" strategy.  Those were (in no particular order or importance): The release of the iPad, and overall growth o... (more)

SAP Business One is Compatible with Windows 7

Windows 7 is compatible with SAP Business One 2007 and SAP Business One 8.8 Now that windows 7 has been released and all signs are pointing towards a migration away from windows XP and Vista, a number of questions arise for business users. Do all my other applications I depend on work on Windows 7? Will the performance of my applications be affected? For everyone running SAP Business One, we can answer both of these critical questions. Does SAP Business One run in Windows 7?  YES Does SAP Business One performance improve with Windows 7?  YES There are also many new features of Windows 7 that will make using business applications, such as SAP Business One and Crystal Reports, more user friendly. One of the cool little aspects of Windows 7 that will make using SAP Business One even easier to use: For those of you who frequently have multiple windows of SBO open, Window... (more)