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Related Links: "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)

Sybase to Integrate with SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence

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)

The SAP Rises, Fueling Web Services Boom

(November 12, 2001) - IBM, Microsoft, and BEA face a new contender in the fast-emerging Web services market: German software powerhouse SAP. The giant European software maker has this week taken its first step into Web services by announcing it will be introducing a new version of its Web Dynpro application server. The new version will enable companies to build Web services using their own proprietary technology or using Java - but not using Microsoft's proprietary development language. SAP announced in New York this week, as already reported by JavaDevelopersJournal.com, that it... (more)

SAP Says It's a Java, ABAP, and .NET World

(March 14, 2002) - German software giant SAP took advantage of the world media interest in the CeBIT technology fair in Hannover, Germany, this week to make an announcement that shows how carefully even giants these days are choosing to tread, so as to avoid taking definitive sides in the brooding J2EE vs .NET platform war as Web services become steadily more and more pervasive. SAP committed at Hannover to writing "connectors" to .NET, a move which sends a clear signal that the company does not wish to be thought of as "Java-only" despite the fact that its own application serve... (more)

SAP's NetWeaver '05 To Support Enterprise Java

SAP claims that it has found a solution to allay businesses' fears surrounding utilization of Java applications within enterprise systems. SAP will offer what it has called "a virtual machine container" next year as part of its NetWeaver platform. Christopher Hearn, product-marketing manager at SAP, conceded that while SAP has wanted to utilize the dynamism inherent in Java, difficulties were encountered. Java simply could not offer the kind of reliability and scalability that many SAP customers, running ERP systems written in C, are used to. "One of the challenges in Java," he... (more)