The News Review:
- Google Takes First Software-Plus-Services Step
- SAP plans job cuts despite solid earnings
- Software as Services
- Madoff Red Flags Could Have Been Raised by Santander’s Software
- Sun’s earnings beat analysts’ expectations
- Archer Technologies Acquires Brabeion Software
- Cisco unveils EnergyWise software to monitor energy use
Google Takes First Software-Plus-Services Step
Microsoft has for the past couple of years stressed the importance of building an offline experience into cloud applications and claims that software-plus-services is something the entire industry will eventually embrace. Cynics believe Microsoft’s embrace of software plus services is just an attempt to remain relevant in the age of cloud computing and to maintain revenue from on premise software. Last April at Microsoft’s annual MVP Summit CE Steve Ballmer said that despite the near-ubiquity of wireless connectivity offline is just as critical to the user experience. “I’m still a big believer that offline is very important” Ballmer told the MVPs.
SAP plans job cuts despite solid earnings
CNET News CA
SAP said Wednesday that for the fourth quarter it had net income of 850 million euros ($1. 1 billion) on revenue of 3. Those figures represent a gain of 13 percent in net income and 8 percent in revenue year over year.
Software as Services
In illustration he pointed out that in its new release the CRM nDemand application with business intelligence sandbox testing disaster recovery and unlimited custom objects costs $160 per user per month; whereas he has calculated an equivalent set of functions from Salesforce. com ? including a third-party BI tool ? would cost more than $400 per user per month. Phil Wainewright is a commentator and strategist on emerging software industry trends.
Madoff Red Flags Could Have Been Raised by Santander’s Software
29 (Bloomberg) — Banco Santander SA?s hedge fund unitused risk software that according to its developer may have?waved red flags? about. ?You definitely would have seen it? Riskdata SA ChiefExecutive fficer.
Sun’s earnings beat analysts’ expectations
San Jose Mercury News USA
The struggling server and software maker which laid off 1300 workers last week announced a net loss of $209 million on sales of $3. 2 billion in the second quarter which ended Dec. Revenue was down 11 percent from the same period a year ago when the company reported a profit of $260 million. The latest results were better than some analysts had expected.
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Archer Technologies Acquires Brabeion Software
Financial details were not disclosed. The acquisition solidifies Archer\’s acknowledged IT-GRC industry leadership and will strengthen the company\’s ability to deliver outstanding enterprise GRC solutions. As an enterprise software innovator Archer has helped more than one hundred highly-regulated Fortune 1000 companies reduce enterprise risks manage and demonstrate compliance automate business processes and gain visibility into corporate risk and security controls.
Cisco unveils EnergyWise software to monitor energy use
The software can reduce energy costs by up to 30% by monitoring power consumption. “Most people have no idea where their power is being consumed nor do they have a way to automatically reduce demand” said Kevin Smith chief executive officer of Global Access Point a data center and disaster-recovery services company.