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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)

Accenture, BEA, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and SAP Form Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) to Speed

(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 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)

SAP Reaches Out To Developers (Live on SYS-CON.TV)

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)

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