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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