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  • SAP co-CEO defends price of Sybase deal

    Contrary to the opinions of some analysts, US$5.8 billion is not too much for SAP to pay for mobile and database technology vendor Sybase, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott said during a press conference at the Sapphire conference in Orlando on Monday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus18 May 10 04:40
  • SAP faces tough challenges in executing on Sybase plan

    SAP's planned acquisition of Sybase reads like a World War I battle plan: replete with confident, assured references to "synergy" and objectives and market opportunities. But now, as then, the plan may bear little resemblance to what's happening on the ground.

    Written by John Cox14 May 10 02:56
  • What Sybase customers should expect from SAP

    Sybase users and partners are wondering how the company's technologies will fare under the pending ownership of SAP, but some of the answers are easier to come by than others.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus14 May 10 05:15
  • SAP to buy Sybase for $US5.8 billion

    SAP is buying mobile and database vendor Sybase for roughly US$5.8 billion, the company announced Wednesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 May 10 07:54
  • SAP reportedly buying Sybase for $6 billion

    SAP is nearing a deal to buy mobile and database vendor Sybase for roughly US$6 billion, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing two individuals with knowledge of the company's plans.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 May 10 05:56
  • SAP, Waste Management settle lawsuit

    The rancorous lawsuit between SAP and Waste Management has been settled, with the software vendor making an undisclosed, one-time cash payment to the trash hauler, according to court documents and a regulatory filing.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 May 10 03:21
  • Public prosecutor shops for software upgrade

    The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) will upgrade its financial management and HR applications before the end of 2010 and has gone to market for the supply of software and support services.

    Written by Rodney Gedda29 April 10 13:09
  • Ex-SAP CEO talks about 'the next big thing' in IT

    Ex-SAP CEO Léo Apotheker isn't interested in talking too much about his former employer, from which he departed abruptly in February after the vendor's board decided not to renew his contract.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus28 April 10 07:23
  • SAP launches local Sustainability Executive Advisory Council

    Despite the increasing focus on carbon emission reductions within IT and business, the widespread appointment of chief sustainability officers (CSOs) across Australia is unlikely, according to enterprise software giant, SAP.

    Written by Tim Lohman24 March 10 13:29
  • Forrester: Uncertain future for SAP's NetWeaver

    SAP customers shouldn't rely on the vendor's NetWeaver technology stack for all of their middleware needs in the future, according to Forrester Research.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 March 10 07:01
  • Not whom they expected: SAP's McDermott opens Cebit

    It was Léo Apotheker whose name appeared on the invitation to the opening ceremony of the Cebit trade show -- but his successor, co-CEO Bill McDermott, appeared on stage.

    Written by Peter Sayer02 March 10 06:20