SAP is recommending SUSE as its preferred Linux platform, the stuff of which
stacks are made, and Novell is going start being the first line of defense
for people running SAP applications on SUSE.
SAP's great rival, Oracle, of course is now peddling its own anti-Red Hat
Novell is supposed to handle both the apps and the operating system under a
maintenance-and-support arrangement with SAP styled SUSE Linux Enterprise
Server Priority Support.
The program is supposed to focus on optimizing the price/performance of
mission-critical workloads and includes volume discounts for application
configurations. And there's a special on for the next 90 days.
It is also supposed to be integrated through the SAP Solution Management
application management solution into the SAP global support backbone for
managing the entire lifecycle of SAP applications.
Novell and SAP are s... (more)
Worksoft announced the availability of Worksoft Certify version 8.2,
providing enhanced support for SAP business process functionality.
Worksoft’s flagship product, Worksoft Certify, offers a patented
“scriptless” approach to functional and business process
validation testing, which allows business analysts and functional users to
define, execute, and maintain tests through a menu-driven interface with
business language narratives.
“Significantly reducing the complexity of developing and maintaining
automated tests can speed quality assurance progress and ... (more)
Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) introduced the new version of its
QACenter Enterprise Edition functional testing solution, Compuware
TestPartner 5.4. This new release offers a tight functional testing
integration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System and support for the
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. By enabling development and testing teams to
access the same testing assets to resolve errors more quickly, Compuware
TestPartner improves communication and collaboration, allowing IT
organizations to deliver high-quality applications more cost effectively.
"Microsoft is ... (more)
SAP announced growing adoption of its business software among small
businesses and midsize companies across all regions, and in particular from
growing economies as Brazil, China, India and Russia. The company's
portfolio of business software for small businesses and midsize companies --
comprised of SAP Business One, SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Business
All-in-One -- continues to attract an increasing number of customers from the
small and midsize market. Currently at about 75 percent of the company's
overall customer base, the number of small and midsize enterprise (SME)
In one of those strange ironies beloved of the business and technology world,
the primary reason given for why Microsoft and SAP didn't end up as one
company, despite Microsoft having taken a close look at such a prospect
earlier this year...is that it would have proved too difficult to integrate
the two businesses.
So much for The Age of Business Integration and all the software sold
worldwide to support it.
Secret talks between the two companies apparently began late last year but
ceased a few months ago "due to the complexity of the potential transaction
and subsequent integ... (more)