Month: May 2014

Oracle To Adopt In-memory Computing

Oracle could be gearing up to make an anticipated in-memory computing option for its flagship 12c database generally available after hyping it for the better part of a year, judging from an upcoming appearance by CEO Larry Ellison. On June 10, Ellison will host a webcast titled “The Future of the Database Begins Soon,” which […]

Accellos Opens New Performance Group for Home Furnishing Retailers

Accellos, a provider of supply chain execution and retail management software solutions, has announced that the new Accellos Performance Group (formerly PROFITgroups) is now open to all home goods and furnishings retailers. The proven, 20 year old group is aimed at helping members achieve rapid business improvement through peer-to-peer interaction and financial benchmarking. The Accellos […]

SAP Ships Mobile RAD (rapid application development) Tools

SAP has announced the general availability of SAP Mobile Platform 3.0, a common software development kit (SDK) for developers to build apps for use by consumers, business partners as well as employees. SAP said National Grid, operator of an electricity and gas transmission network in the U.K., is an early adopter of the software. The […]

BlackBerry Unveils App Development Tools for IoT

BlackBerry says it can take back-end software development off the to-do lists of enterprises that want to take advantage of the Internet of Things. On Wednesday, the company showed off concept software for a cloud-based service on which enterprises will be able to create IoT applications. That service, due by the end of next February, […]

Surface Has Become Microsoft’s Money Pit

Surface has now lost $1.2B – CEO Nadella will unveil new tablets by the time you read this, but will that help stop the bleeding? – The loss of more than $1.2 billion (so far) on its Surface tablet makes Surface an expensive business experiment and that makes tomorrow’s revelations of new hardware concepts an […]

SAP Says it Brings 21st-Century Customer Service to Healthcare

SAP has announced the launch of the SAP Patient Relationship Management solution, designed to help healthcare providers compete for increasingly assertive, knowledgeable and price-sensitive patients. With technology-driven advances in customer service transforming most industries, patients are demanding the same control over their healthcare experience. Healthcare IT leaders are addressing multiple challenges in treatment and payment, […]

Bitcoin Foundation Hit by Resignations

As if the Bitcoin market doesn’t have enough controversy, the most prominent trade group pushing adoption of the electronic currency begins its annual conference at the same time as we prepare this report. The conference is anything but calm and collected. It is being roiled by controversy. At least 10 members of the nonprofit Bitcoin […]

SAP to Reorganize/Rightsize

SAP says it will cut an unspecified number of Jobs in a Workforce Restructuring effort. SAP will trim an unspecified number of workers as part of an effort to restructure its overall “skill set.” Company spokesman Andy Kendzie would not provide the number of cuts, which come shortly before SAP’s major annual Sapphire Now conference, […]