"Is Carly Toast Yet?" - Maureen O'Gara on HP's Fiorina, Three Years On
HP Falls, Dell Shines
HP's profit shortfall warning last week made mention of the problems the
company had experienced combining two SAP systems, one belonging to HP and
the other to Compaq, the company it acquired two years ago.
Now Sun's president and COO Jonathan Schwartz has taken up the theme,
exploiting the fact that the industry may be puzzled what HP's problem is
since HP and Compaq both ran back-office software made by the same company.
"HP's problem? It ain't the SAP install," blogs Schwartz. "And it's not
related to the cancellation of PA-RISC, or weakness in their Itanium
transition. Or even Dell's printer onslaught."
Here is Schwartz's diagnosis:
"To me, HP's problems spawn from the death of... their operating system,
HP/UX. Like IBM, they've elected to ask their customer... (more)
(February 12, 2002) – A broad group of technology leaders have formed the
Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) Organization (www.ws-i.org). This
cross-industry initiative is designed to accelerate the development and
deployment of interoperable Web services across a variety of platforms,
applications, and programming languages. WS-I, whose founders include
Accenture, BEA, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and SAP, is open to
all organizations committed to promoting interoperability among Web services
based on industry-accepted definitions and open standards support. Will Su... (more)
Sybase has announced certification of its leading analytics server, Sybase
IQ, for integration with SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence, allowing
customers to access to Sybase IQ intelligence data stores through the SAP
Business Information. It provides access to Warehouse interface and direct
access to external data for users of SAP Business Information Warehouse. It
offers better performance saving time, storage capacity and costs.
DUBLIN, Calif a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile
software, has announced that its highly scalable analytics server, Sybase IQ,... (more)
Oracle's Larry Ellison Declares "War" On SAP
Fresh from the eBay keynote at Web Services Edge 2005 in which eBay's Matt
Ackley revealed that "SAP is using eBay to sell its excess inventory,"
SYS-CON Media group publisher Jeremy Geelan had the pleasure of speaking with
SAP Evangelist Ivo Totev on SYS-CON.TV (http://www.sys-con.tv) about SAP's
outreach to developers.
Totev is based with SAP AG in Europe, so his interview with us was partly
courtesy of Lufthansa - he literally had just gotten in to the Hynes
Convention Center from Boston's Logan International Airport.
But Totev - who... (more)