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    1. October 23, 2014

      Cloud computing still castles in the air for some tech investors

      In the enterprise technology world, generational transitions in computing that seem obvious often take a decade or more to...

    2. October 20, 2014

      SAP: dull enough?

      Let us now praise boring companies, and the business models that beget them. We praise their size, their barriers to entry,...

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    1. October 20, 2014

      SAP warns of missing profits forecast as it pushes towards cloud

      SAP has lowered its full-year profit forecast as it moves more quickly to tap the cloud’s potential for software...

    2. October 13, 2014

      Outsiders will struggle to control hidden CEO risks

      When Bill McDermott addressed SAP America’s annual sales meeting for the first time as their boss in 2003, the audience...

    3. September 19, 2014

      SAP: passing go

      PayPal founder Peter Thiel thinks there are bad and good monopolies. Crooked cartels and quasi-governmental rentiers are...

    4. September 18, 2014

      SAP buys software group Concur for $8.3bn

      SAP, the German software company, has agreed to acquire Concur, a developer of programs that help businesses manage travel...

    5. July 17, 2014

      Patent lawsuit charge hits SAP results

      A one-off charge related to a patent lawsuit hit SAP’s second-quarter profits but the German business software company...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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?]...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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