Monthly Archives: May 2012

SAP gets huge cloud and extended business process boost with Ariba acquisition

SAP on Tuesday announced its intention to buy Ariba for $4.3 billion, a 19 percent premium on Ariba’s market capitalization. The move comes soon after SAP’s SuccessFactors February buy and shows that SAP is quickly and aggressively acquiring its way … Continue reading

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SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe. Enterprise software giant SAP(s sap) is buying Ariba in a $4.3 billion move that will give it control of what is probably the world’s largest online-marketplace for goods and services. Businesses…

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Searching for data scientists as a service

This guest post comes courtesy of Tony Baer’s OnStrategies blog. Tony is senior analyst at Ovum. By Tony Baer It’s no secret that rocket .. err … data scientists are in short supply. The explosion of data and the corresponding … Continue reading

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MuleSoft suite of tools eases way for SaaS integration in the cloud

MuleSoft this week launched Mule iON SaaS Edition, providing a broad set of new tools and services for swift software-as-a -Service (SaaS) integration in the cloud, and lowering the barrier to SaaS adoption for SaaS providers and developers. The Mule … Continue reading

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Virtualization kingpin VMware(s vmw) keeps working its plan to become a bona fide application development powerhouse. The company’s acquisition of Springsource and its Java framework three years ago was just the beginning. VMware’s Springsource-based vFabric Suite 5.1, announced Tuesday,…

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Investing well in IT with emphasis on KPIs separates business leaders from laggards, survey results show

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP. The latest BriefingsDirect enterprise IT trends discussion surfaces some fascinating new findings from a recent survey on chief information officer (CIO)-level priorities. … Continue reading

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HP Discover 2012 conference promises insights, information and user networking as businesses face a crossroads in IT delivery

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP. The latest BriefingsDirect podcast previews the upcoming HP Discover 2012 conference and explores why this June event in Las Vegas is both … Continue reading

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Join HP support expert Tommaso Esmanech for a May 15 live chat on IT support automation

Register now as seats are limited for this free HP Expert Chat. The speed of business has never been faster, and leaders will continue to need to be ever-more responsive, ever-more able to react to customers before and better than … Continue reading

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Ariba Network plus Dynamic Discounting give startup Mediafly cash flow benefits, help in managing capital

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: Ariba. The latest BriefingsDirect podcast, from the 2012 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas, explores the latest in cloud-based collaborative commerce with Mediafly, … Continue reading

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For Acorda Therapeutics, disaster recovery protects vital enterprise assets and smooths way to data center flexibility and migration

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: VMware. The next BriefingsDirect case study discussion targets how biotechnology services provider Acorda Therapeutics has implemented a strategic disaster recovery (DR) capability to … Continue reading

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Proper security and protection measures enable rapid cloud adoption, say HP experts on discussion panel

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP. It now falls to CIOs to not only rapidly adapt to cloud computing, but to find the ways to protect their employees … Continue reading

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Ariba Network helps Cox Enterprises manage procurement across six different ERP systems

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: Ariba. The latest BriefingsDirect podcast, from the 2012 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas, explores the latest in cloud-based collaborative commerce with Cox … Continue reading

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