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SAP Mostly Mum On Sybase Plans

SAP Executives have said little about their plans for Sybase products once <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9176657/_SAP_to_buy_Sybase_for_5.8B_in_all_cash_deal">the enterprise software vendor's $5.8 billion deal</a> to buy the Dublin,...

SAP discusses in-memory appliance plans

More details emerged Wednesday about SAP's plans to build new in-memory database appliances for high-speed analytics, which could set the vendor up against platforms like Oracle's Exadata.

SAP co-CEOs talk technology, building customer trust

SAP's co-CEOs pushed two central messages during a keynote address Tuesday at the Sapphire conference running simultaneously in Frankfurt and Orlando: They are working hard to earn customers' trust and to build out a technology strategy encompassing ...

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.

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.

Epicor aims at manufacturers with new SaaS app

Epicor is joining the on-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) fray with a new application aimed at small manufacturing companies as well as competing vendors such as NetSuite and SAP's Business ByDesign.

IBM points predictive analytics at social Web

The next time you choose an emoticon to spice up a comment about a company, product or service online, know this: There's a chance that a software program is capturing the sentiment expressed by your smiley or frowny for analysis.

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.

IBM buys data-integration vendor Cast Iron

IBM bolstered its data-integration portfolio Monday, announcing the acquisition of Cast Iron Systems, which focuses on connecting on-premise systems with cloud-based software.

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