SAP has abruptly reorganized its development strategy, with SuccessFactors CEO and cloud strategy chief Lars Dalgaard leaving the company and executive board member Vishal Sikka now tapped to lead a single software development unit. Sikka has been a champion of SAP's HANA in-memory database platform, which has been positioned as the future convergence point for all of SAP's...
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Salesforce has announced a clutch of initiatives to speed up the development of specialised mobile apps using its cloud service Salesforce Platform.They include an open source framework and tools, Salesforce Mobile SDK 2.0, to help enterprise developers connect data to any mobile app on any iOS or Android device. It also supports apps based on HTML5, and provides libraries...
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Starting today, you don't need to use an standalone application to access Pandora through your Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. The company has built a new HTML5 home for its services that's specially tailored for your TV. Simply point your console's browser to tv.pandora.com, login, and you'll be good to go.
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SAP's software is known for its role running many of the world's largest companies, but not necessarily for its user-friendliness. As part of an ongoing effort to change this perception, SAP unveiled Fiori, a set of 25 lightweight "consumer-friendly" applications that can run on desktops, tablets and mobile devices, on Wednesday at the Sapphire conference in Orlando. Fiori...
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Ah, tax season. Just the thought of it gives some of us headaches. The good news is there are lots of free and inexpensive apps and tools that can greatly simplify this awful process, from getting organized to filing your return. Here's what we recommend.
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Oracle has announced the availability of Java Platform Enterprise Edition 7, a release that brings new capabilities for HTML5-based application development to the framework. HTML5 applications are easier to build with Java EE 7 through features such as "low-latency, bi-directional communication with WebSockets," data exchange via JSON and the ability to support more...
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BlackBerry boasts that its operating system has the ability to run Android apps, although the current version of BlackBerry 10 only works with apps from Android 2.3 Gingerbread and earlier. BlackBerry users are about to get a whole lot more apps to choose from, however, because the company on Thursday announced that BlackBerry 10.2 will finally add support for Android 4.2.2...
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SAP will announce its first-quarter 2013 earnings on Friday, a report that will get heavy scrutiny from company watchers. Here's a look at some of the more important topics that should come up during SAP executives' conference calls with press and analysts on Friday.HANA pricing changes: SAP recently added some flexibility to the way it prices HANA, the in-memory database...
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Google and Microsoft slapfest continues; IBM pushes Watson for third-party apps; SAP bets big on HANA for ERP.
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