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SAP sees the future of enterprise IT. And its name is HANA.

When SAP announced last month that their next generation of business applications will run exclusively on their HANA database, they were careful not to understate. “It’s maybe the biggest innovation in enterprise IT in history, not only for SAP, but … Continue reading

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What Does the Soaring Cloud Business Mean for HP and IBM?

First, the good news. The cloud market will enjoy double-digit growth over the next three or four years. In dollar terms, most of those hundreds of billions will be spent on SaaS. But in terms of growth, enterprise spending on … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2015 – the Year of the Chief Information Officer

By this time next year, we’ll be throwing pens at the guy in the meeting who mentions Big Data. Most of us will be using specific terms for the type of business intelligence on the agenda, whether it’s customer insights, … Continue reading

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The CRTC should stay out of the way of the internet

In this David vs Goliath battle, my money was on the big guy. In September, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ordered Netflix to hand over information about their on-demand movie and television business. (They also asked Google for data … Continue reading

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In the Software as a Service Market, Everyone Wins

When start-up Salesforce.com went public ten years ago, with the idea that businesses should buy their CRM software by monthly subscriptions instead of store-bought packages or licenses, they went from young bucks to big bucks-and jolted the software industry awake … Continue reading

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Microsoft Will Beat Out Amazon and Google In Enterprise Technology

If you remember being frustrated by the technology at work, when LANs crashed and Word unexpectedly quit, when Lotus was to blame for bereft in-house systems, when a Blackberry suddenly looked like a walkie-talkie next to the iPhone, then you’ll … Continue reading

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HP, eBay and Symantec decide smaller is better in Silicon Valley

Imagine you’re the head of a tech company. What’s your job? To innovate, creating unimagined ways for technology to make the world work a little better? Sure. That’s what my peers and I are trying to do every day. Now … Continue reading

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