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  1. June 12, 2014

    Infosys looks to Sikka’s fresh blood to revive battered fortunes

    India’s Infosys on Thursday named Vishal Sikka, a former senior executive at German technology group SAP, as the struggling...

  2. May 25, 2014

    Multinationals flourish in Brazil despite slowdown

    Multinationals are winning the search for growth in Brazil and are still setting high targets for Latin America’s biggest...

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  1. May 18, 2014

    McDermott ushers in new era at SAP

    Bill McDermott, a telegenic US salesman, is not due to take over as sole chief executive of SAP until later this week, but...

  2. May 5, 2014

    SAP innovation head Sikka exits abruptly

    SAP announced the unexpected departure of board member Vishal Sikka, who was a key figure in the company’s technical revamp...

  3. April 17, 2014

    SAP earnings hurt by strong euro

    The impact of the strong euro again weighed on Germany’s SAP in the first quarter and its traditional software sales...

  4. March 28, 2014

    Rothschild’s lesson in how not to tweet a business dispute

    It is not uncommon for business relationships to dissolve in acrimony. Most do so discreetly. Very few end up in a public...

  5. March 2, 2014

    Hasso Plattner, SAP’s software pioneer still sailing on

    Hasso Plattner does not like looking back. But he has just turned 70 and the wavy-haired computer scientist and co-founder...

  6. January 21, 2014

    SAP chief bullish about cloud transition

    The American who from May will lead German business software maker SAP as sole chief executive launched a charm offensive on...

  7. January 10, 2014

    SAP: softly, softly

    Why would anyone buy SAP at the current €61? The German software company’s earnings, out on Friday, were a bit of a let...

  8. January 10, 2014

    SAP on track for €1bn annual cloud sales

    SAP remains on track to book more than €1bn in annual sales from the cloud as it navigates the tricky transition from...

  9. October 28, 2013

    SAP’s Plattner aims to remove the bugs from the human machine

    More than 40 years after he transformed the business software market by co-founding SAP, Hasso Plattner has set his sights...

  10. October 21, 2013

    SAP maintains guidance but warns on strong euro

    SAP, the biggest business software vendor by sales, cheered investors by maintaining its full-year guidance, returning to...

  11. October 5, 2013

    Cisco, Google, SAP discussing BlackBerry bids

    BlackBerry Ltd, on the block as its smartphone business struggles, is in talks with Cisco Systems, Google Inc and SAP about...

  12. October 2, 2013

    Techs eye Japan’s ‘keiretsu’ as VC model

    When big corporations jump on the venture capital bandwagon, it is often an indication that a start-up investment cycle has...

  13. September 26, 2013

    WANdisco raises £19m in big data push

    WANdisco, one of the UK’s fastest-growing software companies, has raised £19m in a share sale and is partnering with...

  14. August 1, 2013

    Unrated bond issues double in Europe

    The number of European companies without investment ratings tapping capital markets for funding has doubled as investors...

  15. July 28, 2013

    Publicis and Omnicom reshape ad world

    Publicis and Omnicom unveiled plans for a $35bn merger on Sunday that would reshape the global marketing industry and affect...

  16. July 22, 2013

    SAP’s drift to US spelt the end for Snabe

    When Hasso Plattner, co-founder and chairman of SAP, appointed a pair of chief executives to replace Léo Apotheker in 2010,...

  17. July 21, 2013

    SAP to drop dual chief executive set-up

    SAP will abandon its joint chief executive structure from next year when co-chief Jim Hagemann Snabe moves up to the...

  18. July 19, 2013

    Tech sector: don’t jump to conclusions

    If big tech is a bellwether than we are in store for a rocky remainder of 2013. That’s what the latest quarterly earnings...

  19. July 18, 2013

    SAP lowers forecasts on Asia weakness

    SAP lowered its sales forecasts for 2013, as the slowdown in Asia’s largest economies made an increasing impact on the...

  20. July 14, 2013

    The Week Ahead: July 15 – July 19

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  21. July 2, 2013

    SAP / Oracle: cloud chasing

    Two things you can count on from an Oracle earnings release these days: weak software revenue growth and a potshot at a...

  22. June 26, 2013

    Colruyt leads European retailers higher

    Colruyt , the Belgian supermarket retailer, was not short of support after better than expected results prompted favourable...

  23. June 5, 2013

    SAP snaps up Hybris in customer-relations coup

    Germany’s SAP added to a blistering week for business technology acquisitions by agreeing to acquire Hybris, a Swiss...

  24. May 24, 2013

    Vishal Sikka to take lead in SAP’s research and development drive

    Vishal Sikka, the man who headed SAP’s push into big data with its Hana technology, has been put in charge of all...

  25. May 22, 2013

    No one left behind

    A company choosing to hire from a group often thought of as unemployable would be good news at any time. It is particularly...

  26. May 22, 2013

    Mobile drives company website refresh

    Corporate websites are coming back into fashion. Did they ever go away? Yes, in the sense that many managers tuned[them?]...

  27. May 21, 2013

    SAP seeks programmers with autism

    SAP, the German business software company, wants to tap into a new talent pool by hiring hundreds of people with autism to...

  28. May 10, 2013

    Week in review, May 11

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tom...

  29. May 8, 2013

    Inside Business: cloud hangs over old guard of business software

    How profoundly will the new computing platform loosely known as “the cloud” disrupt the business software empires of...

  30. May 7, 2013

    SAP takes step into cloud computing sector

    SAP took a big step into the cloud computing market on Tuesday with the announcement that it would run corporate...

  31. May 7, 2013

    Guest Column: ecosystems can benefit businesses

    Successful business growth today requires constant innovation. Even small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are the...

  32. May 6, 2013

    Lufthansa switches course on new chairman

    Lufthansa said on Monday it would press ahead with moves to install Wolfgang Mayrhuber, the airline’s former chief...

  33. April 19, 2013

    SAP falls short amid ‘execution issues’

    SAP blamed a “perfect storm” in the Asia-Pacific region for a shortfall in quarterly business software sales and operating...

  34. April 10, 2013

    Manhattan development attracts key occupants

    French cosmetics maker L’Oréal and German software company SAP are the latest companies to announce they will move their US...

  35. January 30, 2013

    BlackBerry reboots with new smartphones

    With the launch of two smartphones running its new operating system, BlackBerry has in effect hit the reboot button on a...

  36. January 23, 2013

    Computing innovation powers SAP’s makeover

    The transformation of Germany’s SAP over the past two years has been nothing short of dramatic. Until recently, the world’s...

  37. January 23, 2013

    Cloud and big data push boost SAP

    SAP on Wednesday said its momentum had “never been stronger” as it forecast continued double-digit growth this year, helped...

  38. January 23, 2013

    Apple price slump to hit tech sector

    Wednesday 22.00 GMT. Markets were mixed, but many major equity barometers tacked near-fresh cyclical highs as investors...

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